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Who Should I Draft?

Frankie Montas or Shohei Ohtani (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
37 of 51 experts
27%
Recommended by
14 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 54
Best Rank# 36# 14
Worst Rank# 88# 120
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 168# 154
Best Rank# 141# 88
Worst Rank# 187# 184
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14396
Wins96
Saves00
ERA4.074.23
WHIP1.281.36
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 68
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 120
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 88
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 60# 71
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 52# 76
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 38# 56
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 103
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 66# 80
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 53
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 53# 71
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 52# 82
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 42# 62
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 60# 63
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 64
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 51# 54
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59# 66
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 54# 60
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 47# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 72
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 64
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 49# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 41# 66
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 49
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 113
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 58
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 54# 57
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 55# 57
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 58
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 43# 48
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 87# 93
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 52# 54
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 41# 63
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 36# 55
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 46# 72
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 39# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49# 14
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 49# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 53
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 58# 47
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 58# 40
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 59# 55
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 62# 22
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 65# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 66# 49
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 73# 56
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 76# 33
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 77# 62
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 79# 15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played112
   
Games Started112
   
Innings Pitched53.22.2
   
Wins30
   
Losses51
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed573
   
Earned Runs337
   
Home Runs Allowed100
   
Strikeouts603
   
Walks238
   
ERA5.6037.80
   
WHIP1.516.60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2736
   
Games Started2618
   
Innings Pitched142.086.9
   
Wins96
   
Losses85
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed13776
   
Earned Runs6441
   
Home Runs Allowed2114
   
Strikeouts14396
   
Walks4442
   
ERA4.074.23
   
WHIP1.281.36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
News 
 Frankie Montas earned the win on Friday against Houston, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits over seven innings with eight strikeouts and three walks.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Sep 25th
Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs, three runs scored, and two walks in Saturday’s demolition of the Mariners.
Liam Gibney
Sun, Sep 26th
 Frankie Montas took the no-decision on Sunday against the Angels, allowing one hit over seven shutout innings with seven strikeouts and four walks.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Sep 20th
Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-4 with a home run, an RBI, and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.
Liam Gibney
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Frankie Montas took the no-decision on Tuesday against the Royals, allowing four runs on eight hits over 3.1 innings with four strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 15th
Shohei Ohtani went eight innings, allowed five hits, two earned runs, three walks, and struck out ten in Sunday’s no-decision.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Sep 20th
 Frankie Montas earned the win on Wednesday against the White Sox, allowing one run on six hits over seven innings with seven strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 9th
The Angels announced Shohei Ohtani will pitch on Sunday against the A's.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 17th
 Frankie Montas earned the win against Detroit on Thursday, allowing three runs on five hits over 6.2 innings with seven strikeouts and three walks.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Sep 3rd
Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Thursday’s 9-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Liam Gibney
Fri, Sep 17th
Notes 
 Montas had a terrible 2020 season, but it was more than likely due to a back injury he suffered early on which probably bothered him throughout the year. He started off with four excellent starts (four runs and 22 strikeouts in 23 innings) before he was scratched with back tightness and returned with lower velocity. Yes, he had the PED suspension in 2019, but Montas's splitter was, and should continue to be when a healthy, a dominant pitch, and a healthy season should mean a return to being a starter you can "set and forget." If he can ever get away from throwing his sinker so much, and incorporate more of his splitter and/or four-seam fastball, he could be a monster. Montas was diagnosed with COVID-19 right at the start of spring training, but he has returned healthy and looked good in the spring, so he's an ideal sleeper.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Depending on your league settings, Ohtani has the potential to be a dominant force in 2021. There has never been any doubt about his talent, and he looks fantastic in the spring, hitting home runs at will and pumping in high-90s fastballs when on the mound. He's been batting on days he pitches, and Joe Maddon has suggested that he's going to throw out the old rules that led to Ohtani's decreased playing time. If you can move him between hitter and pitcher on a daily basis, then move him up your board significantly. Even if not, he should provide plenty of value when healthy as either a hitter or a pitcher, so make sure he's on your radar as you move into the double-digit rounds.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros