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Who Should I Draft?

Shohei Ohtani or Eduardo Rodriguez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
30 of 50 experts
40%
Recommended by
20 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 46
Best Rank# 18# 23
Worst Rank# 78# 106
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 129# 128
Best Rank# 72# 105
Worst Rank# 153# 160
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4661
Wins34
Saves00
ERA3.844.19
WHIP1.261.34
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 83
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 59
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 42# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 58
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 37
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 56
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 61
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 40# 58
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 35# 65
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 56
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 78# 79
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 46
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 41# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 41
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 106
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 76
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 30# 77
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 38# 48
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 59
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 39# 56
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 28# 51
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 18# 80
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 28# 43
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 31# 46
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 43# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 26
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 31
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 38# 28
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 39
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 45# 40
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 33
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 47# 29
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 49# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 43
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 55# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 57# 28
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 60# 41
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 41
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 52
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 66# 51
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 71# 36
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 60
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 61
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played034
   
Games Started034
   
Innings Pitched0.0203.2
   
Wins019
   
Losses06
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed0194
   
Earned Runs085
   
Home Runs Allowed024
   
Strikeouts0213
   
Walks075
   
ERA3.76
   
WHIP1.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1010
   
Games Started710
   
Innings Pitched39.258.2
   
Wins34
   
Losses23
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3356
   
Earned Runs1727
   
Home Runs Allowed68
   
Strikeouts4661
   
Walks1621
   
ERA3.844.19
   
WHIP1.261.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
News 
 Shohei Ohtani says he still wants to be a two-way player moving forward.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 29th
Eduardo Rodriguez (myocarditis) has been cleared to resume walking in a couple of weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 25th
 Shohei Ohtani ended his disappointing season in a fitting way on Sunday, going 1-for-4 with a single and getting caught stealing for the first and only time this season.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Sep 28th
The Red Sox are concerned about Eduardo Rodriguez's physical endurance. He hasn’t been able to work out consistently since June.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 17th
 After being held out of the lineup for the past week, Shohei Ohtani started at DH for the Angels, batting sixth, on Saturday night and hit his sixth home run of the season. Ohtani finished the night 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs, and one RBI in a win over the Rangers.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Sep 20th
Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke says that Eduardo Rodriguez (heart) is doing well.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 17th
 Shohei Ohtani is absent from the Angels' lineup for the fifth straight day on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 17th
Eduardo Rodriguez will not play for the rest of this season after suffering from myocarditis during his recovery from a COVID-19 infection.
Dave Kluge
Sat, Aug 1st
 Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani stole a base for the second consecutive game on Tuesday, now giving him seven steals on the season. However, Ohtani went just 1-for-4 at the plate with a single and a walk and now sports an anemic .194 AVG and .659 OPS on the year.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Sep 9th
Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) was examined by the Red Sox's medical staff Thursday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 31st
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
Rodriguez has tested positive for COVID-19, and Ron Roenicke has admitted that it's unlikely the Red Sox will have him ready for Opening Day. He's reportedly asymptomatic, however, which hopefully means he'll be able to have two positive tests and return to the team sometime after the first few days.
Dan Harris - 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
Rodríguez' biggest attribute last year was that he won a ton of games. You can't bet on that, so you can't bet on a repeat season for him, at least to the same level.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros