2015 FOX Sports Fantasy Baseball Experts Draft Results
MAR 26, 4:42p ET | FOX Fantasy
Rotowire: Mar 9 / 12:28p ET
News: Eovaldi pitched three scoreless innings, striking out five, in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays.
Impact: Eovaldi, who was traded to the Yankees in December, is in line to slot in at the back end of the rotation at least until Ivan Nova returns from as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. The 25-year-old has looked impressive in two spring league appearances, with a 1.80 ERA without issuing a walk. If he gets off to a strong start this season, Eovaldi should be able to hold onto his rotation spot even after Nova comes back.
Rotowire: Jan 16 / 4:41p ET
News: Eovaldi agreed to a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the Yankees on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The hard-throwing right-hander gave up 223 hits last season, most in the NL, and finished with a rather unsightly 4.37 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 199.2 innings. However, his FIP was 100 points lower than his ERA and he improved his swinging-strike rate to 8.4%. Moreover, Eovaldi has a below-average 32.9% flyball rate for his career, so there's reason for optimism heading into his first season with the Yankees.