Friday, February 20, 2015

Player Profile : Nathan Eovaldi

I will be profiling some of the Yankees during the offseason. I will start with new accquistion , starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi.

Nathan Eovaldi

The Yankees acquired Nathan Eovaldi along with Garret Jones in an offseason trade. Last year Eovaldi showed flashes of dominance with the Miami Marlins but he also had some weak performances. Eovaldi has one of the best fast balls in baseball. His velocity ranks third in the league at 95.7 mph. Eovaldi won just six games and lost 14 however his era was 4.37. His Whip was at 1.33 and his FIP for those saber fans was 3.37. Eovaldi struck out 142 batters in 199.2 innings. Eovaldi had his era down to 3.96 on August 13th however three poor starts late had his era jump. Eovaldi had his best start on August 8th when he pitched eight scoreless innings. Eovaldi should be in the Yankees rotation until Ivan Nova returns and if he fairs well he will stick around and send Chris Capuano to the bullpen.

By Peter Vitella

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