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Who Should I Draft?

Josh James or Scott Oberg (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh James
SP,RP - HOU
Josh James
Scott Oberg
RP - COL
Scott Oberg
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
31 of 46 experts
33%
Recommended by
15 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 106# 118
Best Rank# 66# 65
Worst Rank# 160# 230
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 232# 295
Best Rank# 199# 266
Worst Rank# 319# 321
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5224
Wins31
Saves03
ERA3.993.85
WHIP1.301.31
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 118
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 109
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 119# 160
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 116# 121
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 106
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 105
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 87# 135
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 102# 115
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 96# 230
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 91
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 84# 125
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 70
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 99# 110
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 107# 110
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 81# 115
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 111# 151
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 81# 152
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 103
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 66# 140
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 82# 174
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 99# 108
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 73
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 85# 126
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 82# 109
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 66# 172
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 116
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 79# 137
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 98# 103
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 80# 189
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 94# 103
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 86# 111
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 96# 86
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 112# 110
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 113# 83
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 126# 114
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 127# 110
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 132# 101
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 143# 107
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 160# 104
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 65
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 74
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 86
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 101
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 107
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 113
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 129
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh James
SP,RP - HOU
Josh James
Scott Oberg
RP - COL
Scott Oberg
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played4949
   
Games Started10
   
Innings Pitched61.156.2
   
Wins56
   
Losses11
   
Saves15
   
Blown Saves23
   
Holds68
   
Hits Allowed4640
   
Earned Runs3217
   
Home Runs Allowed105
   
Strikeouts10058
   
Walks3523
   
ERA4.702.73
   
WHIP1.321.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh James
SP,RP - HOU
Josh James
Scott Oberg
RP - COL
Scott Oberg
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1223
   
Games Started70
   
Innings Pitched41.724.0
   
Wins31
   
Losses21
   
Saves03
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds13
   
Hits Allowed3522
   
Earned Runs1810
   
Home Runs Allowed73
   
Strikeouts5224
   
Walks199
   
ERA3.993.85
   
WHIP1.301.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh James
SP,RP - HOU
Josh James
Scott Oberg
RP - COL
Scott Oberg
News 
 Josh James is moving to the bullpen.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 5th
Rockies reliever Scott Oberg will be out "a while" and could miss the entire season after blood clots returned to his arm, according to The Athletic's Nick Groke. He was placed on the 45-day IL on Sunday.
Mike Maher
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Josh James once again struggled with his control on Sunday against the Angels, allowing four runs over three innings while walking six batters.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
Scott Oberg (back) threw a bullpen session earlier this week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 29th
 Josh James struggled with his control on Monday against Seattle, giving up three runs over three innings while walking five.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
Scott Oberg (back) is not expected to come off the injured list when first eligible on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
 Josh James was scratched from Tuesday's start due to concerns over the weather.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 21st
Rockies reliever Scott Oberg (back) will begin the season on the injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 23rd
 Josh James will start the fourth game of the Astros' season-opening series against the Seattle Mariners.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Jul 19th
Scott Oberg (back) isn't scheduled to pitch in Tuesday's exhibition game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 21st
Notes 
 James was supposed to get the chance in 2019 before he got hurt in Spring Training. Then with Just Verlander hurt, he was locked into a starting role. Let's hope he still gets a shot at the rotation.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
I mean, the Rockies aren't going to allow Wade Davis to close games, are they?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
  Oberg turned in another stellar year despite pitching in Colorado, and took over for Wade Davis as the closer by the end of the year. Davis will enter the 2020 season as the closer, but given his performance last year, his leash is going to be fairly short. Oberg makes one of the better handcuffs to own, though it's more about his opportunity and less about his ratios.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros