Skip to main content

Who Should I Draft?

Shohei Ohtani or Madison Bumgarner (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
24 of 43 experts
44%
Recommended by
19 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 43
Best Rank# 14# 21
Worst Rank# 100# 77
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 126# 119
Best Rank# 73# 101
Worst Rank# 153# 132
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4863
Wins34
Saves00
ERA3.634.53
WHIP1.231.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 40
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 52
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 50
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 53
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 44
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 34# 57
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 18# 64
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 41# 45
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 45# 49
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 33# 53
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 49
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 54
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 51
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 44
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 65
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 41# 57
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 53
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 55# 59
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 28# 44
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 31# 45
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 43
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 42# 32
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 45# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 37
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 49# 21
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 49# 44
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 51
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 58# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 59# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 60# 38
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 63# 37
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 38
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 70# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 74# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 100# 77
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played034
   
Games Started034
   
Innings Pitched0.0208.1
   
Wins09
   
Losses09
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed0191
   
Earned Runs090
   
Home Runs Allowed030
   
Strikeouts0203
   
Walks043
   
ERA3.90
   
WHIP1.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played711
   
Games Started711
   
Innings Pitched39.168.4
   
Wins34
   
Losses24
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3268
   
Earned Runs1634
   
Home Runs Allowed612
   
Strikeouts4863
   
Walks1618
   
ERA3.634.53
   
WHIP1.231.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
News 
 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
Madison Bumgarner allowed three hits and a walk over 3.2 innings Monday against the Royals. He struck out four.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Mar 10th
 Shohei Ohtani (elbow) has been throwing live batting practice sessions.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 31st
Madison Bumgarner allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits and one walk in 2.2 innings against the Indians on Wednesday. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Mar 5th
 Shohei Ohtani is throwing off the mound, "ramping up intensity and volume," per Angels' GM Billy Eppler.
Brad Camara
Thu, May 14th
Madison Bumgarner allowed one run on one hit while striking out four over two innings Thursday against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Feb 28th
 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
 
 Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway said Tuesday that Shohei Ohtani (elbow) is throwing long toss out to 180 feet.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 7th
 
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
Bumgarner is attractive this year if you're looking for solid volume from your pitchers opposed to high upside. He won't need to be built up, so you can count on consistent production from him all 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
Bumgarner's ERA approached 4.00 last year, but he stayed healthy all year and saw a velocity bump after two injury-plagued years. The move to Arizona is a downgrade considering the park change, but it's not quite as drastic as it would have been without the humidor. Still, Bumgarner's numbers were significantly worse away from Oracle Park last year (2.93 ERA at home, 5.29 away), so it's fair to exercise caution with Bumgarner. But, so long as you recognize him for what he is at this point in his career, he'll likely give you what you expect.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros