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Who Should I Draft?

Shohei Ohtani or Zack Wheeler (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
32 of 43 experts
26%
Recommended by
11 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 7
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 26# 30
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 28
Best Rank# 1# 23
Worst Rank# 76# 42
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts143192
Wins813
Saves00
ERA4.053.42
WHIP1.251.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 6# 16
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 2# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 12
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 1# 5
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 3# 9
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 7
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 9
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 3# 12
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 3# 6
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 9
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 1# 8
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 6
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 8# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 5
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 3# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 9
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 4
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 15
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 1# 8
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 8
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 1# 13
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 2# 7
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 7# 16
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 3# 11
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 7
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 9# 7
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 8
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 8
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 8
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 19# 7
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 21# 8
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 8
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 26# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 17
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 17
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 9
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2332
   
Games Started2332
   
Innings Pitched130.1213.0
   
Wins914
   
Losses210
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed98169
   
Earned Runs4666
   
Home Runs Allowed1516
   
Strikeouts156247
   
Walks4446
   
ERA3.182.78
   
WHIP1.091.01
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3630
   
Games Started2430
   
Innings Pitched125.4189.8
   
Wins813
   
Losses68
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed111168
   
Earned Runs5672
   
Home Runs Allowed1820
   
Strikeouts143192
   
Walks4648
   
ERA4.053.42
   
WHIP1.251.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
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
Zack Wheeler allowed two runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings against the Braves on Monday. He struck out 10 and earned the win, moving to 3-3.
Dan Harris
Mon, May 23rd
 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
Zack Wheeler tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits on Wednesday against the Padres. He struck out nine and earned the win, moving to 2-3.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 18th
 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
Philadelphia Phillies SP Zack Wheeler pitched 5 1/3 innings on Thursday, striking out seven, walking one, and allowing six hits for three earned runs in the Phillies' 9-7 win over the Dodgers.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, May 13th
 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
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler has been cleared to return and will start Thursday night.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 12th
 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
Phillies manager Joe Girardi announced that SP Zack Wheeler and SP Zach Eflin have been placed on the Covid-related IL.
Kelly Kirby
Sun, May 8th
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
It's not often a player in a major media market puts up a career season, finishes second in the Cy Young voting and ... nobody seems to notice. Well, friends, Mr. Wheeler would like some more of your attention in 2022, albeit with some caution. His 2.78 ERA last season was a career low. It's likely some regression is coming and his ERA will be in the low 3s. He usually strikes out about a batter an inning, but Wheeler punched out 247 in 213 IP last year. Will he be able to equal that pace? The Phillies are counting on him to do just that at the top of their rotation, but you'd be wise to treat him more like a solid All-Star than a Cy Young favorite. If he's your SP2, life is good. If he's your ace, make sure to load up on solid starting pitching in the mid rounds to bolster your staff behind him.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros