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Who Should I Draft?

Brad Hand or Shohei Ohtani (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
27 of 43 experts
37%
Recommended by
16 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 39
Best Rank# 21# 14
Worst Rank# 52# 100
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 110# 126
Best Rank# 92# 73
Worst Rank# 124# 153
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3148
Wins13
Saves110
ERA3.593.63
WHIP1.211.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 42
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 74
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 26# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 100
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 40
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 60
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 70
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 31# 46
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 29# 49
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 35# 41
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 34# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 59
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 29# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 38
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 39# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 35
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 57
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 48# 50
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 64
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 45# 60
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 52# 55
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 45# 49
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 58
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 34# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 33
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 23
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 32
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 32
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 42# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 16
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 44# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 44# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 45# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 26
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 52# 14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played600
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched57.00.0
   
Wins60
   
Losses40
   
Saves340
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed530
   
Earned Runs210
   
Home Runs Allowed60
   
Strikeouts840
   
Walks180
   
ERA3.30
   
WHIP1.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played247
   
Games Started07
   
Innings Pitched22.939.1
   
Wins13
   
Losses12
   
Saves110
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed2032
   
Earned Runs916
   
Home Runs Allowed36
   
Strikeouts3148
   
Walks816
   
ERA3.593.63
   
WHIP1.211.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
News 
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand threw a scoreless inning in an 11-7 Cactus League win over the Giants on Monday. Hand struck out one and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Mar 10th
Shohei Ohtani will be ready to pitch once he gets to summer camp, and is expected to be a two-way player right away.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jun 30th
  Shohei Ohtani (elbow) has been throwing live batting practice sessions.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 31st
  Shohei Ohtani is throwing off the mound, "ramping up intensity and volume," per Angels' GM Billy Eppler.
Brad Camara
Thu, May 14th
  Shohei Ohtani has been throwing roughly two bullpens per week, in addition to long toss of 200+ feet. Angels GM Billy Eppler says he has been throwing around 80-85 percent, and if this were a normal season, he would be facing live batters shortly.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Apr 26th
  Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway said Tuesday that Shohei Ohtani (elbow) is throwing long toss out to 180 feet.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 7th
Notes 
 The only thing that would hurt Hand's value this year is if the Indians trade him away.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
If the Angels were smart, Ohtani would just DH each and every day while doing mound work on the side. It sounds like they want him to start this year, too, which makes him hard to roster in non-daily leagues.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Hand didn't have a bad year by any means, but there were two major areas of decline. The first was a cratering of his ground ball rate, and the second was that batters simply hit his fastball much, much better than in previous years. Hand is a reliever, which means volatility, and his strikeout rate remains well above-average. But with just a club option left on his deal, he could be a candidate to be dealt if the Indians struggle out of the gate.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Ohtani didn't pitch at all in 2019 and likely won't do so until mid-May in 2020. But his bat looked just fine last year, proving that his 2018 skills he showed as a hitter were not a fluke. He'll likely settle back into a part-time DH role with the Angels, and if you can choose to deploy him as both a pitcher and a hitter in any given week, Ohtani should provide immense value as a fantasy player. Even if not, he should contribute on either end of the spectrum, so draft him with a high degree of confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros