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Who Should I Draft?

Shohei Ohtani or Dinelson Lamet (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Dinelson Lamet
SP - SD
Dinelson Lamet
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
28 of 43 experts
35%
Recommended by
15 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 47
Best Rank# 14# 28
Worst Rank# 85# 373
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 129# 120
Best Rank# 71# 116
Worst Rank# 153# 152
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4966
Wins33
Saves00
ERA3.664.10
WHIP1.241.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 43
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 42# 64
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 57
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 73# 88
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 46
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 45
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 47
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 34# 40
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 48
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 49# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 18# 373
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 41# 50
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 45# 52
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 33# 42
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 52
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 45# 48
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 55
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 63
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 49
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 35# 59
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 41# 61
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 87
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 28# 48
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 31# 49
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 28
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 35
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 49# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 35
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 49
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 49
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 55# 40
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 55
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 58# 46
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 59# 58
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 60# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 63# 56
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 70# 47
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 85# 43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Dinelson Lamet
SP - SD
Dinelson Lamet
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played014
   
Games Started014
   
Innings Pitched0.073.1
   
Wins03
   
Losses05
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed062
   
Earned Runs033
   
Home Runs Allowed012
   
Strikeouts0105
   
Walks030
   
ERA4.07
   
WHIP1.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Dinelson Lamet
SP - SD
Dinelson Lamet
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started711
   
Innings Pitched40.354.9
   
Wins33
   
Losses23
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3447
   
Earned Runs1625
   
Home Runs Allowed68
   
Strikeouts4966
   
Walks1623
   
ERA3.664.10
   
WHIP1.241.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Dinelson Lamet
SP - SD
Dinelson Lamet
News 
 Shohei Ohtani will be ready to pitch once he gets to summer camp, and is expected to be a two-way player right away.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jun 30th
Dinelson Lamet tossed three scoreless innings Thursday against the Mariners, striking out five and allowing one hit.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Mar 6th
 Shohei Ohtani (elbow) has been throwing live batting practice sessions.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 31st
Dinelson Lamet tossed two scoreless innings against the Reds on Saturday, allowing once hit and one walk while striking out three.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 2nd
 Shohei Ohtani is throwing off the mound, "ramping up intensity and volume," per Angels' GM Billy Eppler.
Brad Camara
Thu, May 14th
 
 Shohei Ohtani has been throwing roughly two bullpens per week, in addition to long toss of 200+ feet. Angels GM Billy Eppler says he has been throwing around 80-85 percent, and if this were a normal season, he would be facing live batters shortly.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Apr 26th
 
 Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway said Tuesday that Shohei Ohtani (elbow) is throwing long toss out to 180 feet.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 7th
 
Notes 
 If the Angels were smart, Ohtani would just DH each and every day while doing mound work on the side. It sounds like they want him to start this year, too, which makes him hard to roster in non-daily leagues.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Lamet has one amazing pitch right now, and there's a chance they he can take the next step forward to become a top 25 pitcher. But if you're going to draft Robbie Ray, Jr., why not just draft Robbie Ray?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Ohtani didn't pitch at all in 2019 and likely won't do so until mid-May in 2020. But his bat looked just fine last year, proving that his 2018 skills he showed as a hitter were not a fluke. He'll likely settle back into a part-time DH role with the Angels, and if you can choose to deploy him as both a pitcher and a hitter in any given week, Ohtani should provide immense value as a fantasy player. Even if not, he should contribute on either end of the spectrum, so draft him with a high degree of confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Lamet is a popular breakout candidate this year, after he returned from Tommy John surgery to throw 73 innings of solid baseball last year. Lamet is still much more potential than numbers - he hasn't dominated a level above A-ball and has questionable control. But his raw stuff, particularly his slider and curveball, are impressive, and he can miss bats with the best of them. They'll be no discount for Lamet this year, but if you're looking for upside, he's worth the gamble.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  I am a little confused about all the Dinelson Lamet love. I know he has nasty stuff, but he is now 27 years old, he had Tommy John Surgery in 2018 and he has never pitched more than 150 innings in any year of his major league career. He has also shown inconsistencies. Drafting him over a guy like Matt Boyd, for example, is crazy to me.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy