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Who Should I Draft?

Shohei Ohtani or Brandon Woodruff (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
27 of 43 experts
37%
Recommended by
16 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 5
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 26# 9
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 19
Best Rank# 1# 14
Worst Rank# 76# 20
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts143210
Wins813
Saves00
ERA4.053.35
WHIP1.251.08
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 2# 6
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 6
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 1# 6
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 3# 4
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 8
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 6
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 3# 7
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 3# 5
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 5
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 4
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 5
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 4
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 3# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 6
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 5
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 1# 5
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 6
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 1# 5
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 2# 9
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 3# 6
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 6
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 6# 4
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 5
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 7# 6
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 8# 5
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 9# 6
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 5
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 5
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 5
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 5
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 19# 6
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 21# 4
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 3
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 26# 5
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 4
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 3
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2330
   
Games Started2330
   
Innings Pitched130.1179.2
   
Wins99
   
Losses210
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed98130
   
Earned Runs4651
   
Home Runs Allowed1518
   
Strikeouts156211
   
Walks4443
   
ERA3.182.56
   
WHIP1.090.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3631
   
Games Started2431
   
Innings Pitched125.4183.0
   
Wins813
   
Losses68
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed111150
   
Earned Runs5668
   
Home Runs Allowed1822
   
Strikeouts143210
   
Walks4649
   
ERA4.053.35
   
WHIP1.251.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
News 
 Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a single in Sunday's 4-1 win over the A's.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, May 22nd
Brewers SP Brandon Woodruff turned in another quality start Saturday, allowing one run on five hits while also striking out six in six innings pitched in the Brewers' 5-1 win over the Nationals.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 22nd
 Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-4 with two singles and a run scored in Saturday's 5-3 win over the A's.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, May 22nd
Brandon Woodruff pitched five innings on Sunday, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks, while striking out six in a 7-3 Brewers victory against the Marlins.
Luke Monaldo
Mon, May 16th
 Shohei Ohtani allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Rangers.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, May 19th
Brewers SP Brandon Woodruff struggled on the mound Monday, allowing six runs on eight hits while also walking two and striking out six in 4 1/3 innings pitched in the Brewers' 10-5 loss to the Reds.
Chris Schommer
Tue, May 10th
 Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Rangers.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, May 17th
Brandon Woodruff pitched 5 2/3 innings allowing four hits, three runs, and two homers while striking out 12 in Milwaukee's 6-3 win over Cincinnati.
Kelly Kirby
Wed, May 4th
 Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Sunday's 4-1 win over the A's.
Diego Sandoval
Mon, May 16th
Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff lasted just four innings Tuesday night, allowing four runs on seven hits, while also striking out six and walking two in the Brewers' 12-8 win over the Pirates.
Chris Schommer
Wed, Apr 27th
Notes 
 He's Japan's greatest gift to MLB since Ichiro, and he offers the greatest combination of hitting and pitching since Babe Ruth. Ohtani's 9.1 WAR in 2021 was more than a full win higher than anyone else's. It's unfortunate that the rules in most fantasy leagues make it impossible for investors to fully tap all of Ohtani's skills. As a hitter, he provides prodigious power, scores runs in bunches and makes meaningful SB contributions. He batted .257 last year, but would it shock anyone if he gave us a .300 season? As a pitcher, Ohtani got his walks under control, struck out 10.8 batters per nine innings, and posted a 9-2 record. It's a dazzling skill set, and if Ohtani stays healthy, he's likely to return something close to first-round value as a hitter. He's a valuable pitcher, too, but to most fantasy owners that's just gravy.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
It's going to be awfully hard to score on the Brewers this summer. Woodruff is a Cy Young candidate. His rotation mate Corbin Burnes won the award last year and could again this year. Don't be scared off by Woodruff's miniscule win totals from last season. He only won nine games due to the worst run support in the National League. Had he received the top-15 run support that Burnes had, Woodruff could have easily eclipsed 15 victories. He's projected for a fourth straight season of outstanding K, ERA and WHIP stats. If you can somehow pair Burnes with Woodruff early, you may not need to grab another starting pitcher before the 10th round.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros