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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Shohei Ohtani (2023)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
16 of 24 experts
33%
Recommended by
8 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 11
Best Rank# 2# 1
Worst Rank# 12# 43
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 13
Best Rank# 8# 8
Worst Rank# 12# 17
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 22
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 41
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 8# 43
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 8# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 14
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 7# 11
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 8# 10
   
Pierre Camus
Fantasy Endgame
# 3# 5
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 13
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 9# 10
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 8# 12
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 8# 19
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 2# 4
   
Jesse Garcia
FantasyPros
# 8# 10
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 2
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 8# 6
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 6
   
Blake Meyer
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 8# 1
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 6
   
Kelly Kirby
FantasyPros
# 11# 8
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 12# 8
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 12# 6
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
2022 Stats 
   
   
Runs93
   
Home Runs3714
   
RBI97
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.303
   
Strikeouts106219
   
Wins15
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.33
   
WHIP1.01
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
News 
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Notes 
 Some players have power, whereas Yordan Alvarez has POWER. The 25-year-old ranks in the 100th percentile in average EV, HardHit%, xwOBA, xBA, xSLG, and Barrel% while coming in the 99th percentile in MaxEV. He has power to all fields, bats in the middle of a World Champion lineup, and will protect your ratios in traditional 5x5 leagues and those with advanced categories. Really, unless you are playing in a stolen base premium league, Alvarez offers little downside heading into 2023. (Those downsides are only injury concerns (he played in 135 games last year), and his outfield eligibility will probably expire after this season.) The four-category stud is worth a first-round pick.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros
This is your annual reminder to ensure you know how Shohei Ohtani's pitcher/hitter eligibility is treated in your league(s), as it can make a world of difference in fantasy value. What it will not make a difference in, however, is his incredible talent on the field. His fifth season in MLB saw a slight decline in hitting stats (34 HR, 95 RBI, .273/.356/.519) (and yes, that was a decline). However, he threw 166 innings, struck out 219 batters, and maintained a 2.33 ERA and 1.01 WHIP to finish fourth in Cy Young voting. The Angels have stated they plan to pitch Ohtani every sixth day as regularly as possible, meaning he could conceivably get 28-30 starts in addition to 600 plate appearances. On top of all of that, he is in his walk year and will be auditioning for what will surely be a huge contract. Yes, he clogs your Utility spot, and it can be frustrating to manage him in weekly leagues where he can only start as one or the other. But if you play on a platform where he is counted as both at all times, he is the fantasy 1.1, no matter who they give the real-life MVP to.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros