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Who Should I Draft?

Jacob deGrom or Shohei Ohtani (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
41 of 43 experts
5%
Recommended by
2 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 50
Best Rank# 1# 5
Worst Rank# 26# 155
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 67
Best Rank# 1# 42
Worst Rank# 76# 83
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts143162
Wins89
Saves00
ERA4.052.44
WHIP1.250.91
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 95
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 85
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 6# 7
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 2# 51
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 45
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 1# 21
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 3# 69
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 1
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 6
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 5
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 57
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 3# 59
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 3# 41
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 53
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 55
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 79
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 38
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 1# 66
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 43
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 8# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 52
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 54
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 19# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 3# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 15
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 18
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 21# 38
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 1# 68
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 54
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 1# 59
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 26# 155
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 2# 59
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 7# 57
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 3# 46
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 1# 62
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 64
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 68
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 9# 5
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 46
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2315
   
Games Started2315
   
Innings Pitched130.192.2
   
Wins97
   
Losses22
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed9839
   
Earned Runs4611
   
Home Runs Allowed156
   
Strikeouts156146
   
Walks4411
   
ERA3.181.08
   
WHIP1.090.54
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3619
   
Games Started2418
   
Innings Pitched125.4117.6
   
Wins89
   
Losses64
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed11180
   
Earned Runs5632
   
Home Runs Allowed1811
   
Strikeouts143162
   
Walks4627
   
ERA4.052.44
   
WHIP1.250.91
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
News 
 Shohei Ohtani allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Rangers.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, May 19th
Jacob deGrom underwent follow-up imaging Monday that revealed continued healing in the scapula.
Ari Koslow
Tue, May 17th
 Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Rangers.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, May 17th
The New York Mets- St Louis Cardinals game has been postponed on Monday due to inclement weather.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, May 16th
 Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Sunday's 4-1 win over the A's.
Diego Sandoval
Mon, May 16th
Jacob deGrom was transferred to the 60-day injured list by the Mets on Tuesday as he continues to deal with a shoulder injury.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, May 10th
 Shohei Ohtani batted 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in the win over the As.
Nate Lowenthal
Sun, May 15th
New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom has been cleared to begin loading and strengthening his shoulder after the MRI and CT scan revealed "considerable healing of the stress fracture".
Josh Thiessen
Tue, Apr 26th
 Shohei Ohtani batted 2-for-4 with a single, a double, and a walk for one RBI in the loss to Oakland.
Nate Lowenthal
Sat, May 14th
New York Mets ace Jacob DeGrom is slated for his next MRI on Monday, contrary to earlier reports.
Kendall Capps
Mon, Apr 25th
Notes 
 He's Japan's greatest gift to MLB since Ichiro, and he offers the greatest combination of hitting and pitching since Babe Ruth. Ohtani's 9.1 WAR in 2021 was more than a full win higher than anyone else's. It's unfortunate that the rules in most fantasy leagues make it impossible for investors to fully tap all of Ohtani's skills. As a hitter, he provides prodigious power, scores runs in bunches and makes meaningful SB contributions. He batted .257 last year, but would it shock anyone if he gave us a .300 season? As a pitcher, Ohtani got his walks under control, struck out 10.8 batters per nine innings, and posted a 9-2 record. It's a dazzling skill set, and if Ohtani stays healthy, he's likely to return something close to first-round value as a hitter. He's a valuable pitcher, too, but to most fantasy owners that's just gravy.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
The Mets' ace is a legit superstar ... when he plays. But now deGrom, who was already coming off injuries to his shoulder and UCL, is being shut down until at least the end of April with a scapular injury. If he returns to something close to full health at some point, he'll deliver a sub 2.50 ERA with piles of strikeouts and a miniscule WHIP. But it's probably wishful thinking to project deGrom for more than 100 innings in 2022.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros