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Who Should I Draft?

Roberto Osuna or Zack Wheeler (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
34 of 44 experts
23%
Recommended by
10 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 37
Best Rank# 12# 17
Worst Rank# 45# 122
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 82# 108
Best Rank# 72# 88
Worst Rank# 97# 120
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2763
Wins14
Saves130
ERA3.204.16
WHIP1.021.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 90
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 22# 41
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 31
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 76
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 63
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 25# 54
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 32
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 61
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 29# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 27# 35
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 63
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 27# 37
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 24# 36
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 36
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 38
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 43
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 59
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 41
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 30
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 37# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 62
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 29
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 24# 40
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 30# 122
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 25# 33
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 26# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 29# 28
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 28
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 33# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 34
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 36# 22
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 37# 33
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 38# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 28
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 45# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6631
   
Games Started031
   
Innings Pitched65.2195.0
   
Wins411
   
Losses38
   
Saves380
   
Blown Saves60
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed45196
   
Earned Runs1985
   
Home Runs Allowed822
   
Strikeouts73195
   
Walks1250
   
ERA2.633.92
   
WHIP0.881.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2311
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched23.164.9
   
Wins14
   
Losses13
   
Saves130
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1964
   
Earned Runs830
   
Home Runs Allowed310
   
Strikeouts2763
   
Walks519
   
ERA3.204.16
   
WHIP1.021.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
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
Phillies manager Joe Girardi says there is a chance Zack Wheeler (paternity) might not be available for the start of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 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
Zack Wheeler could miss one or two starts at the beginning of the season with his wife expecting a baby sometime in July.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jun 26th
  Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out six over four innings in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Twins.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
  Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed two earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two over 2 1/3 innings in Thursday's Spring Training outing against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
  Phillies pitcher Zack Wheeler allowed two earned runs on one hit and one walk while striking out two over two innings in his Spring debut with his new team on Saturday. Both runs came on a two-run homer off the bat of Toronto‚Äôs Danny Jansen.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 1st
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
Wheeler's had a fine career so far, and he parlayed a solid year with the Mets into a long-term deal with the Phillies. He's not that attractive of a fantasy asset, but he'll offer the volume you want this year.
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
Wheeler's numbers declined from his breakout 2018 season but, overall, there were plenty of gains. He upped his strikeout rate and velocity, cut his walk rate, and set a career high in innings. Now with the Phillies, he'll see a downgrade in park, but because he's been able to avoid home runs over the last two seasons, the move should not have too much of an impact. Wheeler probably won't develop into a fantasy ace, but he's, at worst, a strong third fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Still just 25 years old, a top-four option for saves in fantasy
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Probably doesn't have the upside many still believe he possesses, but he's a perfect SP3 for fantasy purposes
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros