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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
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 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 AlertIL10IL10
   
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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 40# 44
   
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 
 Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (elbow) won't pitch in the 2021 playoffs, per manager Dave Roberts.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 6th
Jeff Passan of ESPN is reporting that Braves star OF Marcell Ozuna was arrested on Saturday and charged with aggravated assault strangulation. He was also charged with a misdemeanor battery.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 29th
 Clayton Kershaw left Friday's game with left forearm discomfort. Kershaw threw 42 pitches and gave up five hits, three earned runs, and zero walks with one strikeout in 1 2/3 innings pitched.
Corbin Young
Sat, Oct 2nd
The Braves officially placed OF Marcell Ozuna (finger) on the 10-day injured list Friday. The move is retroactive to May 26th.
Brad Camara
Fri, May 28th
 LHP Clayton Kershaw earned the win on Sunday when he allowed one run on three hits with eight strikeouts in the Dodgers' 8-5 win over the Reds.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 20th
Mark Bowman of MLB.com is reporting that OF Marcell Ozuna (finger) will be sidelined for six weeks.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 26th
 Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (forearm) threw a bullpen session on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 11th
Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna left Tuesday's game vs. the Boston Red Sox early after injuring his hand while sliding into third base.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, May 25th
 Clayton Kershaw allowed two runs on four hits over three innings with three strikeouts in his rehab stint on Tuesday for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 8th
Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two doubles, three runs scored, and two RBI in Friday's game against the Pirates.
Steve Painter
Sat, May 22nd
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