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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Woodruff or Shohei Ohtani (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
29 of 43 experts
33%
Recommended by
14 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 38
Best Rank# 21# 7
Worst Rank# 111# 90
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 86# 129
Best Rank# 76# 70
Worst Rank# 91# 153
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6447
Wins43
Saves00
ERA3.973.79
WHIP1.261.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 32
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 52
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 31
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49# 73
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 32
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 28
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 60
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 70
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 46
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 49
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 29# 41
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 22# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 59
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 32# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 63
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 57
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 63
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 60
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 55
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 38# 49
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 58
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 7
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 16
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 23
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 14
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 34# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 35
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 31
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 49# 45
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 56# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 111# 54
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played220
   
Games Started220
   
Innings Pitched122.20.0
   
Wins110
   
Losses30
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1090
   
Earned Runs490
   
Home Runs Allowed120
   
Strikeouts1430
   
Walks300
   
ERA3.62
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1110
   
Games Started117
   
Innings Pitched60.639.2
   
Wins43
   
Losses32
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5733
   
Earned Runs2717
   
Home Runs Allowed86
   
Strikeouts6447
   
Walks2016
   
ERA3.973.79
   
WHIP1.261.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
News 
  Shohei Ohtani struggled with his control in Tuesday's intrasquad game, throwing just 15-of-50 pitches for strikes.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
  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
Notes 
 Last year, fantasy managers were trying to decide between Freddy Peralta, Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff. We know who the clear winner was. If Woodruff didn't miss time with an oblique injury, there's no telling how good he'd be. The Brewers bullpen will be relied upon heavily with their other starters, so expect Woodruff to be the go-to length pitcher for them this year.
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
 Woodruff earned his breakout 2019, relying on his elite fastball to limit hard contact and avoid big innings. His solid control allows him to keep the line moving, and the Brewers' strong lineup adds to his win potential. Although he missed a large chunk of the season due to injury, he should be ready to lead the Brewers rotation this year, and can and should be drafted as a strong second-tier starter.
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