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Who Should I Draft?

Lucas Giolito or Shohei Ohtani (2023)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
24 of 24 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 56
Best Rank# 1# 43
Worst Rank# 5# 89
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 13# 144
Best Rank# 8# 116
Worst Rank# 17# 178
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 58
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 58
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 5# 71
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 56
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 50
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 1# 57
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 1# 51
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 55
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 1# 65
   
Pierre Camus
Fantasy Endgame
# 1# 59
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 43
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 89
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 57
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 1# 57
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 1# 58
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 1# 49
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 4# 44
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 1# 70
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 1# 56
   
Jesse Garcia
FantasyPros
# 1# 61
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 64
   
Kelly Kirby
FantasyPros
# 1# 53
   
Blake Meyer
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 1# 59
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2022 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2829
   
Games Started2829
   
Innings Pitched166.0154.2
   
Wins1510
   
Losses99
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed124169
   
Earned Runs4386
   
Home Runs Allowed1424
   
Strikeouts219173
   
Walks4459
   
ERA2.335.00
   
WHIP1.011.47
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
News 
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Notes 
 This is your annual reminder to ensure you know how Shohei Ohtani's pitcher/hitter eligibility is treated in your league(s), as it can make a world of difference in fantasy value. What it will not make a difference in, however, is his incredible talent on the field. His fifth season in MLB saw a slight decline in hitting stats (34 HR, 95 RBI, .273/.356/.519) (and yes, that was a decline). However, he threw 166 innings, struck out 219 batters, and maintained a 2.33 ERA and 1.01 WHIP to finish fourth in Cy Young voting. The Angels have stated they plan to pitch Ohtani every sixth day as regularly as possible, meaning he could conceivably get 28-30 starts in addition to 600 plate appearances. On top of all of that, he is in his walk year and will be auditioning for what will surely be a huge contract. Yes, he clogs your Utility spot, and it can be frustrating to manage him in weekly leagues where he can only start as one or the other. But if you play on a platform where he is counted as both at all times, he is the fantasy 1.1, no matter who they give the real-life MVP to.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros