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Who Should I Draft?

Shohei Ohtani or Hyun Jin Ryu (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
30 of 52 experts
42%
Recommended by
22 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 41
Best Rank# 18# 29
Worst Rank# 78# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 129# 124
Best Rank# 72# 107
Worst Rank# 153# 136
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4657
Wins34
Saves00
ERA3.843.98
WHIP1.261.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 37
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 48
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 42# 67
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 46
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 43
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 40# 59
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 35# 49
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 49# 64
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 45
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 41# 46
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 52
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 33# 55
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 62
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 56
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 49
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 56
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 30# 45
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 39# 43
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 28# 37
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 18# 30
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 28# 40
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 31# 67
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 47# 53
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 43# 45
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 40
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 33
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 38# 32
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 38# 32
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 45# 43
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 34
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 46
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 52
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 55# 42
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 56# 46
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 57# 54
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 60# 44
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 45
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 43
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 66# 42
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 71# 39
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 78# 48
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 49
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played029
   
Games Started029
   
Innings Pitched0.0183.3
   
Wins014
   
Losses05
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed0161
   
Earned Runs049
   
Home Runs Allowed017
   
Strikeouts0163
   
Walks024
   
ERA2.41
   
WHIP1.01
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1010
   
Games Started711
   
Innings Pitched39.263.3
   
Wins34
   
Losses23
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3363
   
Earned Runs1728
   
Home Runs Allowed610
   
Strikeouts4657
   
Walks1614
   
ERA3.843.98
   
WHIP1.261.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
News 
 Shohei Ohtani “will definitely not pitch again in 2020,” said Angels’ manager Joe Maddon.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 4th
Hyun Jin Ryu (0-1) allowed five earned runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out five across 4 1/3 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Nationals.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 31st
 Shohei Ohtani has been diagnosed with a Grade 1-2 strain of the flexor pronator mass.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
Hyun Jin Ryu allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four over 4 2/3 innings in Friday's win against the Rays. He didn't factor into the decision.
John Aubin
Sat, Jul 25th
 Shoehi Ohtani is being sent for an MRI on his pitching arm.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 2nd
Hyun-Jin Ryu will be the Blue Jays Opening Day starter on July 24th against the Rays.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 19th
 Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and a strikeout in Thursday's 8-5 loss to the Mariners.
Dave Kluge
Fri, Jul 31st
Hyun-Jin Ryu is expected to throw six innings Saturday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Jul 18th
 Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-5 with a home run, three RBI's, and a strikeout in Wednesday's 10-7 loss to the Mariners.
Dave Kluge
Thu, Jul 30th
Hyun-Jin Ryu tossed 4 1/3 shutout innings and struck out four Monday as the Blue Jays beat the Rays 8-3.
John Aubin
Tue, Mar 10th
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
Look, the division is scary for a pitcher like Ryu who doesn't miss many bats, but he's going to be the workhorse that the Jays and your fantasy team need this year.
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
When healthy, Ryu has quietly been one of the best pitchers in baseball since his 2013 debut. But his preposterous year last season was surprising even for him. Ryu had the lowest BABIP-allowed on groundballs (just .162) of any pitcher in baseball in 2019, which led to just a 1.01 WHIP. Now in Toronto, that number is sure to rise precipitously and obviously have a negative impact on Ryu's 2020 numbers. That impact has been baked into Ryu's ADP at this point, so you won't have to buy him at his 2019 numbers. Just be prepared for regression.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros