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Who Should I Draft?

Shohei Ohtani or Corey Kluber (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
32 of 51 experts
37%
Recommended by
19 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 59
Best Rank# 14# 39
Worst Rank# 120# 154
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 154# 144
Best Rank# 88# 138
Worst Rank# 184# 168
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts96143
Wins610
Saves00
ERA4.234.01
WHIP1.361.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 76
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 60# 63
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 71# 79
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 101
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 40# 48
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 56# 71
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 53# 61
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 65
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 54# 70
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 66# 70
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 73
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 54# 59
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 55
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 50# 73
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 31# 65
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 55
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 80
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 49# 63
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 55# 101
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 87
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 75
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 49# 55
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 14# 57
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 65
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 47# 57
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 58# 62
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 41
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 48# 59
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 38# 64
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 54# 57
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 33# 154
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 72# 87
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 55# 52
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 56# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 57# 56
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 62# 53
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 62# 52
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 63# 53
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 64# 56
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 64# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 66# 60
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 71# 61
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 72# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 76# 58
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 80# 69
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 42
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 93# 68
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 103# 77
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 113# 103
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 120# 76
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 79
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played21
   
Games Started21
   
Innings Pitched2.21.1
   
Wins00
   
Losses10
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed30
   
Earned Runs70
   
Home Runs Allowed00
   
Strikeouts31
   
Walks81
   
ERA37.800.00
   
WHIP6.601.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3626
   
Games Started1826
   
Innings Pitched86.9139.0
   
Wins610
   
Losses57
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed76130
   
Earned Runs4162
   
Home Runs Allowed1422
   
Strikeouts96143
   
Walks4237
   
ERA4.234.01
   
WHIP1.361.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
News 
 Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-4 with a home run, an RBI, and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.
Liam Gibney
Wed, Sep 22nd
Corey Kluber pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and striking out four in a no-decision against the Rangers on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 23rd
 Shohei Ohtani went eight innings, allowed five hits, two earned runs, three walks, and struck out ten in Sunday’s no-decision.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Sep 20th
Corey Kluber allowed four hits and two walks while striking out four in six shutout innings to earn the win over Cleveland on Friday. He also hit one batter.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 18th
 The Angels announced Shohei Ohtani will pitch on Sunday against the A's.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 17th
Corey Kluber allowed four runs on five hits while striking out six and walking two in a no-decision against the Mets on Saturday night.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
 Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Thursday’s 9-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Liam Gibney
Fri, Sep 17th
Corey Kluber allowed two runs on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings on Sunday in a no-decision against the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
 Shohei Ohtani connected for his league leading 44th home run on Friday. He went 1-for-1 with a home run and two walks in Friday's loss. On the flip side, he pitched 3.1 innings, allowed nine hits, six earned runs, and struck out one.
Liam Gibney
Sat, Sep 11th
Corey Kluber gave up five runs on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts over four innings on Monday in a no-decision against the Angels.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 31st
Notes 
 Depending on your league settings, Ohtani has the potential to be a dominant force in 2021. There has never been any doubt about his talent, and he looks fantastic in the spring, hitting home runs at will and pumping in high-90s fastballs when on the mound. He's been batting on days he pitches, and Joe Maddon has suggested that he's going to throw out the old rules that led to Ohtani's decreased playing time. If you can move him between hitter and pitcher on a daily basis, then move him up your board significantly. Even if not, he should provide plenty of value when healthy as either a hitter or a pitcher, so make sure he's on your radar as you move into the double-digit rounds.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Kluber has pitched 36 2/3 innings combined over the last two years, and will now join the Yankees on a one-year deal. There's nothing to be gained from looking at his numbers since 2018, as the sample size is too small, and prior to that, he was a perennial Cy Young contender. There was a bit of a velocity drop at the end of his last healthy season, but he was also finishing up his fifth straight 200-inning season. In other words, his lack of innings over the last two years (due to injury) may wind up being a blessing in disguise for Kluber. His ADP has some helium based on how quickly the Yankees signed him, but so long as you bake in some pretty substantial injury risk, he's certainly worth drafting as an SP5 with upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros