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Who Should I Draft?

Shohei Ohtani or Taylor Rogers (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
32 of 52 experts
38%
Recommended by
20 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 50
Best Rank# 17# 18
Worst Rank# 118# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 101# 129
Best Rank# 94# 72
Worst Rank# 125# 153
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2946
Wins13
Saves120
ERA3.163.84
WHIP1.121.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 17# 71
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 35# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 54
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 35# 56
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 64
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 45
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 42
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 33# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 55
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 36# 46
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 27# 49
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 23# 78
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 40# 41
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 38# 45
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 40
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 32# 48
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 27# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 30
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 66
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 38
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 36# 39
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 63
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 42# 60
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 53# 55
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 46# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 57
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 24# 43
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 31# 18
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 23
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 25
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 26
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 46# 28
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 42# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 37# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 32
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 32
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 32
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 32
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 43# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 57# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 37
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 47# 42
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 118# 53
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played600
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched69.00.0
   
Wins20
   
Losses40
   
Saves300
   
Blown Saves60
   
Holds100
   
Hits Allowed580
   
Earned Runs200
   
Home Runs Allowed80
   
Strikeouts900
   
Walks110
   
ERA2.61
   
WHIP1.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2410
   
Games Started07
   
Innings Pitched24.739.2
   
Wins13
   
Losses12
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed2133
   
Earned Runs917
   
Home Runs Allowed26
   
Strikeouts2946
   
Walks616
   
ERA3.163.84
   
WHIP1.121.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
News 
 Minnesota Twins closer Taylor Rogers pitched a scoreless ninth to nail down a 3-0 win over Cleveland on Saturday. Rogers struck out two in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 2nd
Shohei Ohtani has been diagnosed with a Grade 1-2 strain of the flexor pronator mass.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
 Minnesota Twins closer Taylor Rogers tossed a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 4-1 win over Cleveland on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 1st
Shoehi Ohtani is being sent for an MRI on his pitching arm.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Minnesota Twins closer Taylor Rogers pitched a scoreless ninth to save a 3-0 win over St. Louis on Wednesday. Rogers struck out two in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 29th
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
  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
  Shohei Ohtani will not be moved up in the pitching rotation, despite throwing just 30 pitches on Sunday.
Dave Kluge
Tue, Jul 28th
Notes 
 Rogers seems to have the trust of the Twins, and with them being the favorites in the AL Central, expect a ton of save opportunities.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Rogers didn't have the Twins' closer role at the outset of the season, but he proved himself as Minnesota's best reliever pretty quickly. He built on his strong gains in 2018, further upping his strikeout rate and lowering his walk rate. He likely won't see all of the save chances this year for the Twins, but he should lead the way in opportunities. That, along with his strong overall numbers, makes him a reliever to target in fantasy.
Dan Harris - 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