Nathan Eovaldi Boston Red Sox

Age: 29 (February 13, 1990) | 6' 2" | 225lbs. | Throws: Right P-22 PR-1
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
MIA NL 2014 6 14 0 0 33 33 199.1 223 14 43 142 4.38 1.33 1.33 1.9 6.4 .332 45/22/33 -7 2
NYY AL 2015 14 3 0 0 27 27 154.0 175 10 49 121 4.21 1.45 1.39 2.9 7.1 .345 52/22/26 3 6
NYY AL 2016 9 8 0 0 24 21 124.2 123 23 40 97 4.76 1.31 1.42 2.9 7.0 .282 50/18/32 3 5
TAM A+ 2018 0 0 0 0 3 3 6.0 6 2 0 7 4.50 1.00 1.50 0.0 0.0 .287 n/a
TAM AAA 2018 0 1 0 0 1 1 4.0 10 1 0 6 18.00 2.50 2.88 0.0 0.0 .630 n/a
TAM AL 2018 3 4 0 0 10 10 57.0 48 11 8 53 4.26 0.98 1.20 1.3 8.4 .256 47/16/37 6 6
BOS AL 2018 3 3 0 0 12 11 54.0 57 3 12 48 3.33 1.28 1.25 2.0 8.0 .341 45/23/33 4 5
BOS AL 2019 1 0 0 4 16 5 36.1 41 8 18 35 6.69 1.62 1.71 4.5 8.7 .328 47/17/35 -6 -3
Career 8yrs 45 53 0 4 172 153 885.0 928 88 277 675 4.27 1.36 1.35 2.8 6.9 .316 n/a
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VULTURE SAVE WATCH
Today:
1. Nathan Eovaldi — Brandon Workman has worked in three of four and four of six.
2. Nick Wittgren — Brad Hand has gone in two straight, and threw 31 pitches during a four-out save Thursday. Wittgren also pitched Wednesday and Thursday, but had a lighter workload (just 23 pitches).

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 9

Boston Red Sox – Heath Hembree, in just his second appearance off the IL, was tasked with the 9th inning on Sunday, and he converted for his second save of the season. Hembree also pitched the 9th in his first outing, albeit with a 4-run lead, but this usage indicates he is likely to get more save chances going forward, especially if the Sox backtrack on their plans to move Nate Eovaldi to the pen. 

Updated hierarchy: *Barnes | Hembree | Workman.
* = closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 8

Back under the surgeon's knife for what seems like a repeat of the procedure he had last year on his right elbow. Expected to miss 4-6 weeks. 

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 23

One elite player has a much greater impact on his team in the NBA. You can pitch around Trout 4 times for example...…….you can't keep the ball out of LeBron's or Steph's hands for 48 minutes.

van wilhoite LVW
Apr 12

Well, it is incredibly competitive, especially given the length of the playoffs.

Last year the Houston Astros won 103 games during the regular season - so it wasn't really that they had a letdown.  They just ran into a buzzsaw as Boston was magic in the post-season.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Apr 12

I'm eating the sunk cost with my winning bid for him this year (referring back to AP's 12/19/18 post)!  What is it about baseball in the last 15 years that teams don't repeat (unlike basketball, e.g.)?  Is the reward too great for players who win a championship?

Thomas Rosenthal TommyR
Apr 12

Signed a four-year deal with the Red Sox for $67.5 million.

As Eugene said two weeks ago, "This is the difference between the haves and have-nots in baseball.  If Eovaldi pitches like he did last season, the Red Sox make out and have a very good pitcher as their #3 or #4 for several years.  If he doesn't the Red Sox eat the sunk cost (see Rusney Castillo- still to receive $11.77M in 2019 and $14.27M in 2020) and it affects the franchise not at all.  For teams other than the Yankees (Ellsbury $21.14M in 2019 and 20), Dodgers (are they still paying Carl Crawford?), Cubs (Jayson Heyward $23M for 1.73 WAR/season), and maybe a couple of others, eating $12+M of bad money is crippling, eating another $17M would be time to throw in the towel and rebuild (see Chris Davis)."

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 19 '18
Fangraphs: WAR 2.2 FIP 3.60 SIERA 3.71 FB 40% FBv 97.2 HR/FB 12% Hard 33%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18