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Who Should I Draft?

Shohei Ohtani or Tyler Mahle (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
29 of 51 experts
43%
Recommended by
22 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 56
Best Rank# 14# 36
Worst Rank# 120# 109
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 154# 173
Best Rank# 88# 162
Worst Rank# 184# 215
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts96155
Wins68
Saves00
ERA4.234.44
WHIP1.361.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 55
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 56# 71
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 40# 52
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 71# 82
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 62# 72
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 64
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 72
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 58
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 64# 76
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 50# 66
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 31# 36
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 63
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 49
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 49# 62
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 55# 77
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 65
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 49# 97
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 14# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 72
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 47# 65
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 58# 65
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 103
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 48# 68
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 38# 57
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 62# 81
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 54# 59
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 33# 80
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 63# 68
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 55# 68
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 53# 51
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 54# 52
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 54# 51
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 56# 52
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 57# 55
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 60# 57
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 64# 55
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 66# 56
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 66# 60
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 55
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 71# 53
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 72# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 72# 64
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 76# 61
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 80# 72
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 61
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 93# 52
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 103# 63
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 113# 53
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 120# 56
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 109
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played210
   
Games Started29
   
Innings Pitched2.248.3
   
Wins02
   
Losses12
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed335
   
Earned Runs721
   
Home Runs Allowed06
   
Strikeouts360
   
Walks821
   
ERA37.803.97
   
WHIP6.601.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3628
   
Games Started1827
   
Innings Pitched86.9143.4
   
Wins68
   
Losses59
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed76136
   
Earned Runs4171
   
Home Runs Allowed1424
   
Strikeouts96155
   
Walks4248
   
ERA4.234.44
   
WHIP1.361.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
News 
 The Angels announced Shohei Ohtani will pitch on Sunday against the A's.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 17th
Tyler Mahle (12-5) earned the win Thursday against the Pirates, tossing six shutout innings while allowing five hits and one walk. He struck out four.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 16th
 Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Thursday’s 9-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Liam Gibney
Fri, Sep 17th
Tyler Mahle did not factor into the decision Friday against the Cardinals, allowing two runs on four hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 11th
 Shohei Ohtani connected for his league leading 44th home run on Friday. He went 1-for-1 with a home run and two walks in Friday's loss. On the flip side, he pitched 3.1 innings, allowed nine hits, six earned runs, and struck out one.
Liam Gibney
Sat, Sep 11th
Tyler Mahle (11-5) earned the win Saturday against the Tigers, allowing four runs on six hits across five innings. He walked five and struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 5th
 Angels' two way star Shohei Ohtani will sit for Tuesday's game against the Padres.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Sep 7th
Tyler Mahle (10-5) took the tough-luck loss Sunday against the Marlins, allowing two runs on four hits across seven innings. He walked two and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 29th
 Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs in Saturday's win.
Liam Gibney
Sun, Sep 5th
Tyler Mahle did not factor into the decision in Tuesday's loss to Milwaukee, allowing one run on five hits and one walk in 5.2 innings. He struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 25th
Notes 
 Depending on your league settings, Ohtani has the potential to be a dominant force in 2021. There has never been any doubt about his talent, and he looks fantastic in the spring, hitting home runs at will and pumping in high-90s fastballs when on the mound. He's been batting on days he pitches, and Joe Maddon has suggested that he's going to throw out the old rules that led to Ohtani's decreased playing time. If you can move him between hitter and pitcher on a daily basis, then move him up your board significantly. Even if not, he should provide plenty of value when healthy as either a hitter or a pitcher, so make sure he's on your radar as you move into the double-digit rounds.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Mahle's solid 2020 season (3.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP) will probably slip under the radar, but there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about him with a guaranteed spot in the Reds rotation. His strikeout rate jumped to 30% on the back of a 4.4% increase in his swinging strike rate, and he had just a .188 expected batting average against, top 10% in the league. The biggest change for Mahle was that he brought back a slider that he had shelved entirely in 2019, and batters hit just .180 against the pitch with a .249 wOBA. He could do well to cut down on his walks a bit, but still, as a fifth starter for your fantasy team, there's plenty of potential for profit.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Tyler Mahle broke out in 2020, posting a 3.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 60 strikeouts across 47 2/3 innings. He added a slider to his pitch repertoire and upped his strike percentage to 29.6. The 26-year-old signed a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Reds avoiding arbitration. Mahle will be a fixture in the Reds rotation and prove his breakout in 2020 was no fluke. He could be a mid-round bargain and a pitcher fantasy managers should be targeting in their upcoming drafts.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros