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Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Carrasco or Shohei Ohtani (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
25 of 43 experts
42%
Recommended by
18 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 39
Best Rank# 21# 7
Worst Rank# 108# 99
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 123# 129
Best Rank# 105# 70
Worst Rank# 135# 153
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6747
Wins43
Saves00
ERA3.773.79
WHIP1.191.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 73
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 99
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 40
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 55
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 62# 70
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 45# 46
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 48# 49
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 31# 41
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 38
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 36# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 35
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 39# 57
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 63
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 60
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 21# 55
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 49
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 54# 58
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 14
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 7
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 33
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 38# 33
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 32
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 49# 16
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 54# 45
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 23
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 59# 28
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 108# 54
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played230
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched80.20.0
   
Wins60
   
Losses70
   
Saves10
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed920
   
Earned Runs470
   
Home Runs Allowed180
   
Strikeouts960
   
Walks160
   
ERA5.29
   
WHIP1.35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1010
   
Games Started107
   
Innings Pitched59.739.2
   
Wins43
   
Losses32
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5733
   
Earned Runs2517
   
Home Runs Allowed96
   
Strikeouts6747
   
Walks1416
   
ERA3.773.79
   
WHIP1.191.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
News 
 Carlos Carrasco (elbow) says he is "ready to go" and has built up to pitching six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
Shohei Ohtani (back) played catch at Angels summer camp on Sunday
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 12th
 Indians manager Terry Francona says Carlos Carrasco (elbow) is throwing bullpens in Cleveland.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
Shoehi Ohtani is dealing with mild back stiffness but remains on track for his next intrasquad start.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 11th
 Carlos Carrasco received an injection in his elbow and will be shut down for a few days.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 11th
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
 Cleveland pitcher Carlos Carrasco has "been backed up a few days due to mild elbow inflammation," according to a report from beat reporter Mandy Bell. However, manager Terry Francona seemed unconcerned and described the situation as maintenance.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Mar 7th
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
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs in two innings in an 11-7 loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Mar 3rd
Shohei Ohtani (elbow) has been throwing live batting practice sessions.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 31st
Notes 
 The Indians had Carrasco on their lineup for Spring Training, so all signs point to him playing this year. If he pitches and can be healthy, he's an absolute steal here at this nice spot. The relief eligibility elevates him in points leagues.
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
 Carrasco was already dealing with plenty of question marks after losing much of last season to leukemia, and now has been diagnosed with a mild hip flexor. He's day-to-day but it's obviously not the start to the spring that Carrasco owners were hoping for. Continue to monitor his progress but he avoids setbacks, he represents a fairly steep bargain in fantasy drafts, given his past performance and the fact that last year can largely be written off to his illness.
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
 Too many injured seasons for Carrasco throughout his career and he is having some soreness this Spring already. He has been "relatively" healthy over the last 3 or 4 years (2019 he had his physical issues), and I love the strikeout potential, but I can't help but be cautious here.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData