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Who Should I Draft?

Sandy Alcantara or Shohei Ohtani (2023)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
20 of 26 experts
23%
Recommended by
6 of 26 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 4
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 11# 19
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 13# 23
Best Rank# 8# 16
Worst Rank# 17# 27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 5
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 9
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 1# 3
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 1# 5
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 6
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 1# 8
   
Pierre Camus
Fantasy Endgame
# 1# 5
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 11
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 18
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 1# 4
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 1# 5
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 1# 19
   
Ethan Biddle
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Jesse Garcia
FantasyPros
# 1# 5
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 3
   
Taylor Tarter
Fastball Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 8
   
Blake Meyer
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 1# 4
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 4# 1
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 5# 2
   
Kelly Kirby
FantasyPros
# 4# 3
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 3
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 3
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 3
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
2022 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2832
   
Games Started2832
   
Innings Pitched166.0228.2
   
Wins1514
   
Losses99
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed124174
   
Earned Runs4358
   
Home Runs Allowed1416
   
Strikeouts219207
   
Walks4450
   
ERA2.332.28
   
WHIP1.010.98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
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
In 2022, Sandy Alcantara had Jacob deGrom on speed dial to discuss coping strategies for receiving little to no run support during a dominant pitching season. He had nine NDs, giving up an average of 1.5 earned runs while pitching more than six innings in all but one. Beyond that, Alcantara threw 228 innings with a 2.28 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 207 strikeouts, winning the NL Cy Young with all 30 first-place votes. The 27-year-old demonstrated an easy delivery, and the Marlins demonstrated comfort in letting him go deep into ballgames. The concerns with Alcantara are related to over-drafting him coming off his career year and an xFIP that was an entire run above his ERA. He does not overpower hitters, but they struggle to make good contact against his three-pitch mix. He deserves a high draft pick - just recognize some slight regression may be on the horizon.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros