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Who Should I Draft?

Shohei Ohtani or Ken Giles (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Ken Giles
RP - FA
Ken Giles
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
27 of 50 experts
46%
Recommended by
23 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 37
Best Rank# 18# 27
Worst Rank# 78# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 129# 115
Best Rank# 72# 106
Worst Rank# 153# 141
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4631
Wins31
Saves011
ERA3.843.17
WHIP1.261.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-FA
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 55
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 34
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 42# 60
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 44
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 38# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 45
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 34
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 40# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 35# 55
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 40
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 41# 43
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 45# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 52
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 30# 36
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 49
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 54
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 28# 44
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 60# 88
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 18# 33
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 55# 58
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 28# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 31# 50
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 47# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 38# 35
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 39# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 27
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 41
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 43# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 44
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 49# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 30
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 56# 31
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 57# 41
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 35
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 66# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 71# 28
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 78# 35
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 35
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Ken Giles
RP - FA
Ken Giles
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played053
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched0.053.2
   
Wins02
   
Losses03
   
Saves023
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed036
   
Earned Runs011
   
Home Runs Allowed05
   
Strikeouts083
   
Walks017
   
ERA1.87
   
WHIP1.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Ken Giles
RP - FA
Ken Giles
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1023
   
Games Started70
   
Innings Pitched39.222.7
   
Wins31
   
Losses21
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3319
   
Earned Runs178
   
Home Runs Allowed63
   
Strikeouts4631
   
Walks167
   
ERA3.843.17
   
WHIP1.261.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Ken Giles
RP - FA
Ken Giles
News 
 Shohei Ohtani (elbow) has been throwing for approximately a month and has reached 120 feet. He is expected to be fully healthy for Spring Training.
Brad Camara
Sat, Nov 7th
Blue Jays reliever Ken Giles underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 1st
 Shohei Ohtani says he still wants to be a two-way player moving forward.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 29th
Ken Giles (forearm) announced Monday in a post on his personal Instagram account that he will undergo Tommy John surgery.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 21st
 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
Ken Giles was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a right forearm injury.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 16th
 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
Ken Giles allowed a solo homer and two hits while striking out two in one inning of work in his return from the injured list Friday against the Mets.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 12th
 Shohei Ohtani is absent from the Angels' lineup for the fifth straight day on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 17th
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo says Ken Giles (forearm) won't close games immediately upon his return.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 9th
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
Giles is the perfect candidate for your first closer if you don't want to invest heavily into the top guys. He has no competition in the pen in Toronto.
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
Giles may have had the quietest 1.87 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in the history of baseball. Add to that a a 14.09/9 strikeout rate and Giles was one of the best relievers in baseball in 2019. He'll be a free agent after this year so it seems unlikely he holds down the closer's role in Toronto all year. But he'll certainly help your overall numbers in the first half of the season at least.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros