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Head Coach Lovie Smith said after watching rookie receiver Mike Evans on the field at the Bucs’ rookie minicamp that he thinks he’s found a keeper in his first-round draft pick.
Evans (6'5") will now pair with Vincent Jackson (6'5") heading into the 2014 season giving the Buccaneers one of the biggest wide receiver duos in the league. The team is expected to turn to Josh McCown under center, who is familiar with receivers of this nature from his days with the Bears. While we will have to see what Evans can do before labeling him a must-start fantasy option, we have to like what we are hearing thus far. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Nathan Eovaldi allowed four runs on seven hits with no walks and six strikeouts against the Mets on Sunday.
Eovaldi failed to build off his last outing and let the Mets get to him early, yielding four runs through the first three innings. Luckily the bats bailed him out and he was able to walk away with the no-decision after getting yanked in the fifth inning, having thrown 87 pitches (59 strikes). While Eovaldi showed some nice promise when he was with the Marlins, the move to the American League, the AL East and hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium has siphoned out what promise he actually had left. Being a fly ball pitcher in this environment does no bode well for strong ratios. He’ll face the Red Sox in Fenway for his next outing, one you probably want to keep him on the bench for. Analysis: Howard Bender