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Who Should I Draft?

Clayton Kershaw or Marcell Ozuna (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
31 of 55 experts
44%
Recommended by
24 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 35
Best Rank# 19# 18
Worst Rank# 76# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 42
Best Rank# 26# 29
Worst Rank# 33# 43
   
Projections 
   
Runs89
Home Runs2334
RBI110
Stolen Bases5
Batting Avg.285
Strikeouts176137
Wins14
Saves0
ERA3.24
WHIP1.06
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 36
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 36# 43
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 36
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 26# 56
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 25# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 38# 39
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 27# 41
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 34# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 33# 41
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 31# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 27
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 32# 36
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 27# 38
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 33
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 35# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 29# 42
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 38
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 38# 47
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 24# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 29
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 31# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 31# 36
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 23# 35
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 29# 62
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 19
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 29# 20
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 30# 27
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 31# 24
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 27
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 33# 32
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 35# 33
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 35# 28
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 36# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 33
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 39# 33
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 42# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 32
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 45# 43
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 37
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 52# 19
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 52# 27
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 53# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 67# 35
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 76# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs38
   
Home Runs818
   
RBI56
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.333
   
Strikeouts6260
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.16
   
WHIP0.84
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs89
   
Home Runs2334
   
RBI110
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.285
   
Strikeouts176137
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.24
   
WHIP1.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
News 
 LHP Clayton Kershaw earned the win on Friday when he allowed five runs on six hits with a walk and 11 strikeouts as the Dodgers beat the Marlins 9-6.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, May 15th
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in Friday's game against the Brewers.
Steve Painter
Sat, May 15th
 LHP Clayton Kershaw earned the win on Saturday when he allowed two hits with one walk and five strikeouts over five innings in a 14-11 win over the Angels.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, May 9th
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.
Steve Painter
Tue, May 11th
 Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will start Saturday‚Äôs game against the Angels.
Brad Camara
Fri, May 7th
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with two singles in Friday's game against the Phillies.
Steve Painter
Fri, May 7th
 LHP Clayton Kershaw took the loss on Tuesday when he allowed four runs on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts over one inning in the Dodgers' 7-1 loss to the Cubs in Game 1 of a doubleheader.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, May 4th
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and run scored in Friday's game against the Nationals.
Steve Painter
Thu, May 6th
 LHP Clayton Kershaw earned his fourth win of the season on Sunday when he allowed just four hits and one walk with eight strikeouts over seven innings in the Dodgers' 8-0 win over the Reds.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 29th
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and a single in Wednesday's game against the Nationals.
Steve Painter
Wed, May 5th
Notes 
 Kershaw turned back the clock a bit in 2020, as the shortened season allowed him to let things go a bit more and add some of the velocity he had lost over the previous two seasons. The result was his best WHIP and ERA since 2016 and best strikeout rate since 2017. Kershaw isn't going to reach 200 innings pitched at this stage of his career, not with his injury history and the Dodgers' depth in their rotation and World Series aspirations. But even entering his age-33 season, he offers next to no downside. Consider this: Kershaw had probably the worst season of his career in 2019 and pitched to a 3.03 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP with more than a strikeout per inning. Draft him as a strong SP2 but bank on 160 innings. Anything more is gravy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Ozuna nearly won the National League triple crown last season. After back-to-back years of under performing his peripherals, Ozuna finally erupted with a monster fantasy campaign. He's now back with the Braves and projects as one of the safest power bats in the early rounds of 2021 drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
 Fresh off his first ever World Series championship, Kershaw continues to graciously ride the aging curve. In fact, he has actually combated a decline in fastball velocity by adding 1 mph in 2020 (90.8 to 90.3 to 91.6 over the past three years). Fantasy managers should also find comfort in the fact that Kershaw has literally never been bad. His highest ERA since 2009 is 3.03 and his highest WHIP since 2011 is 1.04. If seeking safety in the early rounds, Kershaw is your guy.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Ozuna had a career year with the Braves last year, slashing .338/.431/.636, a career best in each category. His 18 home runs and 56 RBI led the National League, while his barrel rate, average exit velocity, and hard hit rate were all among the best in baseball. Given that he had shoulder surgery before the 2018 season, it's fair to assume that he needed two full years to recover. And although perhaps we can't expect him to again lead the league in power categories, you should expect roughly a 35-homer, 100-RBI season with a plus batting average. That makes him capable of being your first outfielder in mixed leagues and an asset to any fantasy team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros