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Who Should I Draft?

Lance Lynn or Shohei Ohtani (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
34 of 50 experts
32%
Recommended by
16 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 50
Best Rank# 20# 18
Worst Rank# 74# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 114# 129
Best Rank# 107# 72
Worst Rank# 133# 153
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7446
Wins53
Saves00
ERA4.023.84
WHIP1.301.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 29# 42
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 71
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 27# 38
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 32
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 64
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 32
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 42
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 20
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 36# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 55
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 35# 46
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 32# 78
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 38# 41
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 44# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 30
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 31
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 66
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 38
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 53
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 63
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 26# 28
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 48# 60
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 24# 55
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 29# 31
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 44# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 57
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 34# 43
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 33
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 32
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 40# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 41# 25
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 35
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 45# 28
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 45# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 39
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 31
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 36
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 23
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 61# 18
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 74# 49
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 56
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played330
   
Games Started330
   
Innings Pitched208.10.0
   
Wins160
   
Losses110
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1950
   
Earned Runs850
   
Home Runs Allowed210
   
Strikeouts2460
   
Walks590
   
ERA3.67
   
WHIP1.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1210
   
Games Started127
   
Innings Pitched69.039.2
   
Wins53
   
Losses42
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6533
   
Earned Runs3117
   
Home Runs Allowed96
   
Strikeouts7446
   
Walks2416
   
ERA4.023.84
   
WHIP1.301.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
News 
 Lance Lynn got rocked in Thursday's 12-4 loss to the Astros. He gave up 12 hits, ten runs, nine earned runs, two walks, and five strikeouts in 5.2 innings.
Corbin Young
Thu, Sep 24th
Shohei Ohtani says he still wants to be a two-way player moving forward.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 29th
 Lance Lynn tossed a quality start against the Angels in Saturday's 4-3 loss. He threw seven innings while allowing seven hits, three earned runs, zero walks, and five strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Sun, Sep 20th
Shohei Ohtani ended his disappointing season in a fitting way on Sunday, going 1-for-4 with a single and getting caught stealing for the first and only time this season.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Sep 28th
 In Sunday's 6-3 win against the Athletics, Lance Lynn tossed a quality start. He allowed three hits, one earned run and two walks with ten strikeouts in seven innings.
Corbin Young
Sun, Sep 13th
After being held out of the lineup for the past week, Shohei Ohtani started at DH for the Angels, batting sixth, on Saturday night and hit his sixth home run of the season. Ohtani finished the night 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs, and one RBI in a win over the Rangers.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Sep 20th
 Lance Lynn threw a quality start in Tuesday's 7-1 win against the Angels. In seven innings, Lynn allowed four hits, one earned run, and two walks with six strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Tue, Sep 8th
Shohei Ohtani is absent from the Angels' lineup for the fifth straight day on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 17th
 Lance Lynn struggled and allowed eight hits, six earned runs, two walks, and seven strikeouts across six innings in the 8-4 loss to the Astros. This was his only start where he allowed more than three earned runs.
Corbin Young
Fri, Sep 4th
Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani stole a base for the second consecutive game on Tuesday, now giving him seven steals on the season. However, Ohtani went just 1-for-4 at the plate with a single and a walk and now sports an anemic .194 AVG and .659 OPS on the year.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Sep 9th
Notes 
 If you're playing the volume game and quantity over quality, Lynn is your guys. What he did in 2019 seems legit, based on the numbers, but it's hard to shake what he's done over his career in comparison.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
If the Angels were smart, Ohtani would just DH each and every day while doing mound work on the side. It sounds like they want him to start this year, too, which makes him hard to roster in non-daily leagues.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Lynn was truly phenomenal last season, turning his velocity gains into both an increase in strikeout rate and a massive drop in walk rate. Everything Lynn did in 2019 was backed up by his underlying metrics, so there's plenty of reason for optimism in 2020. But it's fair to consider how out of character Lynn's year was, an add just a wee bit of caution to your projections.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Ohtani didn't pitch at all in 2019 and likely won't do so until mid-May in 2020. But his bat looked just fine last year, proving that his 2018 skills he showed as a hitter were not a fluke. He'll likely settle back into a part-time DH role with the Angels, and if you can choose to deploy him as both a pitcher and a hitter in any given week, Ohtani should provide immense value as a fantasy player. Even if not, he should contribute on either end of the spectrum, so draft him with a high degree of confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 If he can replicate his 2019 season he will be a tremendous value at ADP. A 200+ K pitcher with a strong ERA and Whip in the 9th-10th round is very alluring. Had an FIP even better than his ERA in 2019, so there is reason for optimism.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy