28-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Tommy John surgery in August of 2016 knocked Eovaldi out for the entirety of 2017. He did make a couple rehab appearances late in the year in the International League championship series, putting him ...
Nathan Eovaldi Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Rays in February of 2017. Rays exercised $2 million team option for 2018 in November of 2017.
Eovaldi (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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|2012 (Multiple Teams)||22||MAJ||LAD/MIA||22||22||0||119.3||133||57||10||78||47||4||13||0||0||0||4.30||1.51|
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Nathan Eovaldi||3-Year Averages||25||24||0||139.5||149||69||16||109||44||11||5||0||0||0||4.45||1.38|
|Career (View All)||134||127||0||739.0||782||346||66||539||239||38||46||0||–||–||4.21||1.38|
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Nathan Eovaldi Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|2012 (Multiple Teams)||22||MAJ||LAD/MIA||22||22||119.3||5.88||3.54||1.66||0.75||1.38||72.4%||94.1 MPH||4.30||4.20||.322|
|Next 7 Days||0||0||.0||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||–||0%||–||0.00||0.00||.000|
|Rest Of Season||0||17||99.8||6.58||3.15||2.09||1.12||–||71%||–||4.50||4.41||.311|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Nathan Eovaldi||3-Year Averages||25||24||139.5||7.03||2.84||2.48||1.03||–||70.1%||–||4.45||4.07||.319|
Nathan Eovaldi Defensive Stats
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Tampa Bay Rays Roster
MajorsAlvarado, Jose (P)
AAAAdames, Willy (SS)
AABoldt, Ryan (OF)
A+Cronenworth, Jake (SS)
ABrujan, Vidal (2B)
RookieBetts, Chris (C)
Nathan Eovaldi: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
After a rough first half of the season, Eovaldi moved to the bullpen for a brief period in July. He found a good deal of success in the new role, tossing 7.2 scoreless innings, but that success was short lived. He was diagnosed a partially torn UCL and fully torn flexor tendon in his right arm in August, which required season-ending Tommy John surgery. As a result, Eovaldi will miss the entirety of the 2017 season. He was non-tendered by the Yankees in the offseason, and given his lackluster results as a starter so far in his career, it seems like he'll move to the bullpen full-time once he's healthy if the Rays decide to hang onto him for another season.
Eovaldi improved in 2015, but it didnít really show up in his results. Actually, it kind of did as he somehow posted a 14-3 record, but no one is looking at his ERA or WHIP and thinking that he took steps forward. The big change was the development of his splitter, which helped him neutralize lefties over the second half. Through his first 13 starts he had a 5.12 ERA, due in large part to the fact that lefties mangled him for a 1.008 OPS. In his final 14 starts, he had a 3.43 ERA and cut that lefty OPS down to .587 as the splitter turned into a weapon and was key to a 56 percent groundball rate. Unfortunately, his season ended in early September with elbow concerns, but with health this is still a budding profile primed for a surge: insane velocity, a quality breaking ball, and now a way to stifle lefties. He doesnít allow homers, heís gotten his walks in check the last two years, and he has strikeout upside. Buy.
An up-and-down ride in 2014 saw Eovaldi on the verge of a breakout campaign before an increased workload appeared to wear on him down the stretch. Eovaldi tossed a career-high 199.2 innings pitched, but his September struggles (0-4, 5.53 ERA, 1.63 WHIP) dragged his overall line to a mediocre 4.37 ERA and 1.33 WHIP to go along with a 4-16 record. The 25-year-old right-handed hurler improved his control in 2014, slicing his walk rate down to just 5.0% after posting a 8.9 BB% in the previous year. Still, Eovaldi was unable to translate his powerful, upper-90s fastball into a significant strikeout total. A career-best 142:43 K:BB ratio that translated a solid 3.37 FIP presents plenty of reason for optimism as Eovaldi looks to break through 200-inning threshold in 2015. He'll have less margin for error this time around after being traded to the Yankees in December.
After missing the first two-and-a-half months of the season with a shoulder injury, Eovaldi cobbled together a solid campaign for Miami, tossing 106.1 innings with a 3.39 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. Eovaldi works primarily off of his 96-mph fastball, mixing in a two-seamer, slider, curveball and the occasional changeup. His strikeout totals are regularly underwhelming despite the plus velocity, but he did an excellent job keeping the ball in the yard last season, allowing just seven home runs in 18 starts. Entering his age-24 season, there is plenty of reason to think that Eovaldi still has room to grow, but unless he can pick up that strikeout rate, he figures to be little more than a middle-of-the-road option.
After a short stint in the big leagues in 2011, Eovaldi got his first real chance to be a major league starter in 2012 with the Dodgers, replacing an injured Ted Lilly in the starting rotation in late May. He posted medicore results including a 4.15 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over his first 56.1 innings pitched before being shipped to Miami in the Hanley Ramirez trade. Eovaldi showed flashes over the second half with the Marlins, but struggled with his command to the tune of a 44:27 K:BB that accompanied a 4.43 ERA and 1.54 WHIP for his new club. Working with a nice 94 mph fastball, Eovaldi will need to improve on the 3.5 BB/9 that he posted last season if he is to find success in the middle of the Marlins' rotation in 2013.
It was a breakout season of sorts for Eovaldi in 2011, as after 103 Double-A innings (2.62 ERA, 8.65 K/9IP), injuries led to his big league debut in August. He fared well in five of his six starts, ultimately posting a 3.63 ERA to go with a below-average 23:20 K:BB in 34.2 innings. With the Dodgers having filled out their rotation in free agency this winter, Eovaldi will open the season in the minors, but he's on the short list once an injury strikes.
Contract purchased by the Dodgers in August 2011.