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Who Should I Draft?

Roberto Osuna or Sonny Gray (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
25 of 43 experts
42%
Recommended by
18 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 28
Best Rank# 12# 16
Worst Rank# 45# 81
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 82# 96
Best Rank# 72# 88
Worst Rank# 97# 111
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2766
Wins14
Saves130
ERA3.203.94
WHIP1.031.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 33
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 22# 81
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 49
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 25# 27
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 29# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 39
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 27# 30
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 24# 27
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 24# 32
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 38# 43
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 26
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 25
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 30
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 25# 39
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 36# 43
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 26# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 27
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 29# 22
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 29
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 29
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 20
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 33# 22
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 29
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 28
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 37# 26
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 22
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 38# 33
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 16
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 45# 33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6631
   
Games Started031
   
Innings Pitched65.2175.1
   
Wins411
   
Losses38
   
Saves380
   
Blown Saves60
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed45122
   
Earned Runs1956
   
Home Runs Allowed817
   
Strikeouts73205
   
Walks1268
   
ERA2.632.87
   
WHIP0.881.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2311
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched23.162.1
   
Wins14
   
Losses13
   
Saves130
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1955
   
Earned Runs827
   
Home Runs Allowed38
   
Strikeouts2766
   
Walks524
   
ERA3.203.94
   
WHIP1.031.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
News 
 Roberto Osuna tossed a scoreless inning in Wednesday's 6-2 Grapefruit League loss to the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 11th
Reds manager David Bell announced Sonny Gray would be his Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
 Roberto Osuna struck out three while allowing three unearned runs in an inning of work on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 8th
Sonny Gray (elbow) is scheduled to make his first start of the Spring Wednesday against the Mariners.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Feb 24th
  Sonny Gray (elbow) has reported no issues during his early bullpen sessions this spring.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 16th
Notes 
 If you want to invest in a closer but don't want one of the top-priced guys, you could do far worse than Roberto Osuna, who is my No. 1 reliever. He's done that thing that managers love where he's "proven himself" able to handle the late-inning work, and he pitches for one of the best teams in the league, which means the saves should be there. This is a great spot to dip your toes into the saves category.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Sonny Gray was a favorite of many heading into 2019, as the thought was that he'd have positive regression from leaving New York. Boy, did he ever. The results look pretty legitimate, but don't forget that we've done this same song and dance with Gray twice, where he's disappointed managers in a big way after his big 2015 and 2017 seasons. If you can get Gray as your SP3, you're in good shape, but if you're counting on him to lead your staff, start planning for 2021.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Osuna may not be quite the pitcher he was in his absolute prime, but he's not far off. He has yet to have a season in the majors with a WHIP above 1.00, and his strikeout rate has rebounded to above-average, if not elite, levels. He has immense job security on an excellent team and should once again provide all the numbers you could want from a closer. Draft him with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Gray talked about how he didn't like how the Yankees had forced him to use his slider and that he expected better results in 2019. Boy, did he get them with the Reds. His slider and curveball went from very good to great in 2019, and along with it improved all of his numbers. Armed now with a top-notch strikeout rate and peripherals that finally match his raw stuff, Gray should be drafted with confidence in 2020 as a reliable fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  My 2019 Charlie Morton (Favorite pitcher at ADP) goes to Sonny Gray. Gray had a huge breakout season in 2019 for Cincinnati and we have seen him be successful in the past. Even if he does regress, I do not expect it to be major regression, making him a great pick at his current ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy