Nathan Eovaldi SP NYY 4 days ago

Eovaldi was hit hard by the Red Sox on Sunday, allowing six runs on 10 hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out three and did not factor into the decision.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Eovaldi tossed seven shutout innings in his previous start, but he was hit early and often Sunday en route to allowing his most earned runs of the young season. His ERA now sits at 5.46 and he has allowed at least three runs in four of five starts this season, making him less than attractive from a fantasy perspective against the same Boston lineup Saturday in New York.

Nathan Eovaldi SP NYY 1 week ago

Eovaldi (1-2) earned his first win behind seven shutout innings Monday against the Rangers. He allowed just two hits and two walks and struck out six batters.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Eovaldi finally kept the ball in the yard after allowing four home runs in his first three starts. The rest of Eovaldi's game has been just fine -- an 11.2 K/9, 1.5 BB/9, and a 43.1 percent ground ball rate usually mean good things for a starting pitcher. Things finally came together for Eovaldi on Monday. But it is worth noting that Eovaldi has underperformed his peripheral numbers for most of his career -- he owns a 4.16 ERA against a 3.64 FIP for his career, and last year he finished with a 4.20 ERA despite a 3.42 FIP. He'll have to have more than one start like Monday's before prospective owners are convinced he has resolved his issues.

Nathan Eovaldi SP NYY 2 weeks ago

Eovaldi (0-2) struck out seven, but allowed three earned runs in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to Oakland.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 26-year-old went 14-3 during his first season in pinstripes a year ago, but hasn't been able to get going yet in 2016. Despite being winless, he's helped fantasy owners with an excellent 22:3 K:BB. However, owners will certainly want his 6.11 ERA to start coming down quickly. Eovaldi has pitched with good stuff for the most part this season, he just hasn't received much run support from a struggling New York lineup.

Nathan Eovaldi SP NYY 3 weeks ago

Eovaldi (0-1) racked up eight strikeouts Thursday, but gave up four runs on seven hits and a pair of walks over 6.2 innings in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While it's nice to see Eovaldi missing bats in his first two starts -- a common criticism of his package as a pitcher -- the righty's also given up four homers and nine earned runs in 11.2 innings this year. That said, he's faced a pair of power-laden teams in the Jays and Astros; a friendlier matchup against Oakland his next time out should help Eovaldi get started on leveling out that ugly 6.94 ERA.

Nathan Eovaldi SP NYY 1 month ago

Eovaldi gave up five runs on six hits while striking out seven batters through five innings against the Astros on Thursday. He didn't receive a decision in the eventual win.

Competitive Edge Analysis

That 7:0 K:BB looks nice, but even without walking a batter, Eovaldi managed to throw 94 pitches in five innings. Much of the damage came on a pair of homers, a relative rarity for the righty -- he allowed just 10 in 154.1 innings last year despite how friendly Yankee Stadium is for lefty power hitters. Eovaldi throws hard, but has never been able to put together that fantasy-friendly combo of strikeouts and run prevention. At 26, he still has room to take a step forward, but his development does seem to have stalled. Eovaldi's got a tough matchup against the high-powered Jays next Wednesday.

Nathan Eovaldi SP NYY 1 month ago

Eovaldi will pitch the final game of the Yankees' opening series against the Astros, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The flame-throwing righty is locked in as the Yankees' number three starter to begin the year as he'll take the mound for the opening series finale against Houston. Eovaldi was slowed by a groin injury to start spring training, but he has since bounced back by working a 3.86 ERA across 9.1 innings of work. In two starts against Houston last year, Eovaldi struck out 13 batters across 14.0 combined innings and allowed just three earned runs in that span.

Nathan Eovaldi SP NYY 2 months ago

Eovaldi (groin) touched 99 mph in his spring debut Thursday, the New York Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Elbow inflammation ended Eovaldi's 2015 season in early September, and a groin issue delayed him at the start of camp, but his performance Thursday should go a long way in easing any lingering concern. Eovaldi breezed through the tough Blue Jays' lineup, tossing a pair of perfect innings. He was happy with the sharpness of his slider, but wasn't particularly pleased with how he threw his splitter in the outing.

Nathan Eovaldi SP NYY 2 months ago

Eovaldi (groin) is scheduled to make his spring debut Thursday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A bout of groin tightness delayed Eovaldi slightly, but any lingering concern will likely be put to rest with a successful Grapefruit League debut. The hard-throwing right-hander struggled in the ratio categories last season, but his FIP has hovered around 3.50 the past three years, and further development of his changeup should help him improve against lefties in 2016.

Nathan Eovaldi SP NYY 2 months ago

Eovaldi's scheduled bullpen session will be pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday due to tightness in his groin, Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The one day delay indicates Eovaldi's setback is not considered serious, but the Yankees don't figure to take any chances with a pitcher who is on track to open the season in their starting rotation.

Nathan Eovaldi SP NYY 4 months ago

Eovaldi agreed to a one-year, $5.6 million deal with the Yankees on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The hard-throwing righty is coming off the best season of his career, going 14-3 in 27 starts. His ERA was somewhat underwhelming at 4.20, but his FIP of 3.42 suggests that he ran into some tough luck over the course of the season. He'll rejoin the Yankees on a one-year deal and figures to be a back of the rotation starter yet again.