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Who Should I Draft?

Shohei Ohtani or Frankie Montas (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
26 of 43 experts
40%
Recommended by
17 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 42
Best Rank# 7# 26
Worst Rank# 90# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 129# 106
Best Rank# 70# 79
Worst Rank# 153# 126
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4757
Wins34
Saves00
ERA3.793.86
WHIP1.261.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 38
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 46
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 42# 69
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 73# 107
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 55
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 55
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 59
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 36
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 34# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 56
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 49# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 18# 65
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 41# 44
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 33# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 45
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 57
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 35# 39
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 52
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 48
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 46
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 28# 53
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 31# 47
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 49# 51
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 44
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 40# 26
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 40
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 45# 36
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 45# 35
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 32
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 55# 45
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 58# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 59# 29
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 60# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 63# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 49
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 70# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played016
   
Games Started016
   
Innings Pitched0.096.0
   
Wins09
   
Losses02
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed084
   
Earned Runs028
   
Home Runs Allowed08
   
Strikeouts0103
   
Walks023
   
ERA2.63
   
WHIP1.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1010
   
Games Started710
   
Innings Pitched39.258.6
   
Wins34
   
Losses23
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3356
   
Earned Runs1725
   
Home Runs Allowed68
   
Strikeouts4757
   
Walks1618
   
ERA3.793.86
   
WHIP1.261.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
News 
 Shohei Ohtani struggled with his control in Tuesday's intrasquad game, throwing just 15-of-50 pitches for strikes.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
Frankie Montas pitched 2 2/3 innings Sunday allowing four hits, two runs, zero earned runs, and added two strike outs against the Brewers.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 9th
 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
Frankie Montas pitched two innings in Monday’s start against the Cubs, walking one and striking out two.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 2nd
 Shohei Ohtani (elbow) has been throwing live batting practice sessions.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 31st
 
 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
 
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
There are two sides to the Montas argument: 1. that he enjoyed a solid stretch to start the year that was an outlier and 2. his breakout was a legitimate breakout that he'll carry over to the future. It's up to you to decide which you believe.
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
Montas was one of the best starters in baseball until his season ended prematurely thanks to a PED suspension. Before then, he had used added velocity and improved control to lower is ERA to 2.63 and tally nine wins in just 16 starts. There's always a question of how a player coming off a PED suspension will perform the following year but, for the most part, they are often able to maintain much of their performance. Draft Montas expecting solid overall numbers, though expect an ERA in the 3.00s, rather than the 2.00s.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros