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Who Should I Draft?

Shohei Ohtani or Max Scherzer (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Max Scherzer
SP - NYM
Max Scherzer
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
24 of 43 experts
44%
Recommended by
19 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 3
Best Rank# 1# 2
Worst Rank# 26# 7
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 17
Best Rank# 1# 12
Worst Rank# 76# 19
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts143230
Wins813
Saves00
ERA4.053.27
WHIP1.251.05
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL15
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 2# 3
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 1# 4
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 3# 6
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 5
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 7
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 3# 4
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 3# 4
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 7
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 3# 5
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 4
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 5
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 6
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 1# 4
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 7
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 1# 6
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 2# 3
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 3# 4
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 1# 5
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 5
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 3
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 3
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 4
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 6# 5
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 3
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 7# 3
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 8# 3
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 9# 3
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 3
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 3
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 3
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 3
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 19# 3
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 21# 5
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 2
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 26# 3
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 5
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 5
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 2
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Max Scherzer
SP - NYM
Max Scherzer
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2330
   
Games Started2330
   
Innings Pitched130.1179.2
   
Wins915
   
Losses24
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed98119
   
Earned Runs4649
   
Home Runs Allowed1523
   
Strikeouts156236
   
Walks4436
   
ERA3.182.46
   
WHIP1.090.86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Max Scherzer
SP - NYM
Max Scherzer
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3630
   
Games Started2430
   
Innings Pitched125.4180.7
   
Wins813
   
Losses68
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed111143
   
Earned Runs5666
   
Home Runs Allowed1825
   
Strikeouts143230
   
Walks4646
   
ERA4.053.27
   
WHIP1.251.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Max Scherzer
SP - NYM
Max Scherzer
News 
 Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a single in Sunday's 4-1 win over the A's.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, May 22nd
Mets SP Max Scherzer has been diagnosed with a "moderate to high-grade" oblique strain and will miss six-to-eight weeks, the team announced Thursday. Scherzer pulled himself from his start on Wednesday after experiencing "left side discomfort."
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, May 19th
 Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-4 with two singles and a run scored in Saturday's 5-3 win over the A's.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, May 22nd
Mets SP Max Scherzer has been diagnosed with an oblique injury and underwent an MRI on Thursday to evaluate the extent of the injury as reported by MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.
Luke Monaldo
Thu, May 19th
 Shohei Ohtani allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Rangers.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, May 19th
Max Scherzer was removed from Wednesday's start against the Cardinals with left side discomfort.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 18th
 Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Rangers.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, May 17th
Max Scherzer removed himself from his Wednesday start during the sixth inning. He motioned to the dugout stating he was done after delivering a slider to Albert Pujols.
Jesse Garcia
Wed, May 18th
 Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Sunday's 4-1 win over the A's.
Diego Sandoval
Mon, May 16th
Max Scherzer allowed one run on three hits and two walks over seven innings on Friday against the Mariners. He struck out seven and did not factor into the decision.
Dan Harris
Fri, May 13th
Notes 
 He's Japan's greatest gift to MLB since Ichiro, and he offers the greatest combination of hitting and pitching since Babe Ruth. Ohtani's 9.1 WAR in 2021 was more than a full win higher than anyone else's. It's unfortunate that the rules in most fantasy leagues make it impossible for investors to fully tap all of Ohtani's skills. As a hitter, he provides prodigious power, scores runs in bunches and makes meaningful SB contributions. He batted .257 last year, but would it shock anyone if he gave us a .300 season? As a pitcher, Ohtani got his walks under control, struck out 10.8 batters per nine innings, and posted a 9-2 record. It's a dazzling skill set, and if Ohtani stays healthy, he's likely to return something close to first-round value as a hitter. He's a valuable pitcher, too, but to most fantasy owners that's just gravy.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
Eventually, his arm is just going to fall off, right? He's going to throw his 9 millionth inning, strike a guy out, remove his limb like something out of "Total Recall," put it on the mound and walk away into the sunset. Seems plausible, because there's no way that arm isn't bionic. The 37-year-old signed a three-year deal to return to the NL East and lead the Mets' rotation. He should be a lock for 200 IP and 250+ Ks. And his new home, Citi Field, is one of the most pitching-friendly parks in baseball. Scherzer probably isn't going to keep an ERA below 2.50, but somewhere around 2.70-2.80 will still make managers smile.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros