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Who Should I Draft?

Taylor Rogers or Shohei Ohtani (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
22 of 43 experts
49%
Recommended by
21 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 38
Best Rank# 18# 14
Worst Rank# 65# 89
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 102# 129
Best Rank# 94# 71
Worst Rank# 125# 153
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2949
Wins13
Saves120
ERA3.063.66
WHIP1.101.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 73
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 89
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 60
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 70
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 36# 46
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 27# 49
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 40# 41
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 38# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 59
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 27# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 63
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 45# 57
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 37# 50
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 39# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 63
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 42# 60
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 53# 55
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 48# 49
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 58
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 34# 16
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 18
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 37# 31
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 35
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 28
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 26
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 38
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 43# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 43# 38
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 43# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 35
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 46# 28
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 47# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 32
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 22
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 50# 45
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 31
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 57# 14
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 65# 33
   
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 Played2412
   
Games Started07
   
Innings Pitched24.540.3
   
Wins13
   
Losses12
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed2134
   
Earned Runs816
   
Home Runs Allowed36
   
Strikeouts2949
   
Walks616
   
ERA3.063.66
   
WHIP1.101.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
News 
  Shohei Ohtani struggled with his control in Tuesday's intrasquad game, throwing just 15-of-50 pitches for strikes.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
  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
  Shohei Ohtani (elbow) has been throwing live batting practice sessions.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 31st
  Shohei Ohtani is throwing off the mound, "ramping up intensity and volume," per Angels' GM Billy Eppler.
Brad Camara
Thu, May 14th
  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
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