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Shohei Ohtani or Edwin Diaz (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
23 of 39 experts
41%
Recommended by
16 of 39 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 39
Best Rank# 20# 14
Worst Rank# 73# 90
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 116# 127
Best Rank# 104# 86
Worst Rank# 132# 152
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts95115
Wins37
Saves260
ERA3.243.64
WHIP1.081.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 24# 42
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 81
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 32
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 69
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 60
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 32# 70
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 43# 46
   
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Mark Ross
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# 39# 41
   
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# 40# 47
   
Max Freeze
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# 42# 63
   
Michael Petropoulos
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# 47# 57
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 40
   
Ryan Amore
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# 33# 51
   
Todd D Clark
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# 43# 63
   
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# 36# 90
   
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# 39# 55
   
Chris Mitchell
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# 42# 49
   
KJ
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# 42# 14
   
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# 73# 18
   
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# 28# 26
   
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# 40# 26
   
George Kurtz
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# 34# 28
   
Dan Harris
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# 42# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 30
   
Nate Miller
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# 39# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 31
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 45# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 47# 33
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 47# 34
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 34
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 41# 40
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played660
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched58.10.0
   
Wins20
   
Losses70
   
Saves260
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed580
   
Earned Runs360
   
Home Runs Allowed150
   
Strikeouts990
   
Walks220
   
ERA5.59
   
WHIP1.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6123
   
Games Started017
   
Innings Pitched61.396.3
   
Wins37
   
Losses35
   
Saves260
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds30
   
Hits Allowed4679
   
Earned Runs2239
   
Home Runs Allowed813
   
Strikeouts95115
   
Walks2138
   
ERA3.243.64
   
WHIP1.081.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
News 
 Mets reliever Edwin Diaz did not a allow a baserunner or strike out a batter over the course of a scoreless inning in Wednesday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Thu, Mar 12th
Shohei Ohtani went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
  Shohei Ohtani (elbow) threw a light bullpen session on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 23rd
  Shohei Ohtani will start the 2020 season as the Angels' full-time DH and will not pitch until mid-May.
Dave Kluge
Tue, Feb 11th
Notes 
 Diaz's season was an unmitigated disaster. While his strikeout rate remained strong, his ERA ballooned to 5.59, his home run rate rose to comical levels, and his control waned. By the end of the season, he had ceded save opportunities to Seth Lugo and was relegated to mopup duty. Diaz's slider went from being unhittable in 2018 (.129 BAA) to getting crushed in 2019 (.297 BAA). He'll enter 2020 as the closer for the Mets, and reliever volatility is well-known, so don't be surprised to see Diaz rebound big-time in 2020. But just don't go into your season banking on it.
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
 Diaz is clearly an exceptional talent as demonstrated by his insane 2018 campaign, but we are talking about a 10th round pick who didn't even manage to finish among the top 50 relievers last season. Sure, the 5.59 ERA and 1.38 WHIP are likely to come down but will it happen long enough to hold onto the closer job all year?
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 
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