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Who Should I Draft?

Zack Wheeler or Shohei Ohtani (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
30 of 51 experts
41%
Recommended by
21 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 50
Best Rank# 24# 18
Worst Rank# 90# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 110# 129
Best Rank# 91# 72
Worst Rank# 150# 153
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6246
Wins43
Saves00
ERA4.173.84
WHIP1.281.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 32
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 41# 42
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 50
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 54
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 53# 56
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 37
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 42
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 43
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 31# 40
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 34# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 46
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 40# 49
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 66# 78
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 37# 41
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 36# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 51# 54
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 35
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 65
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 39# 66
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 31# 53
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 63
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 31# 60
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 30# 55
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 28# 31
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 25# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 31# 57
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 31# 43
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 33# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 26
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 32
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 39# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 32
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 40# 39
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 41# 34
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 43# 38
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 47# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 56# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 57# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 60# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 64
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 75# 71
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 81# 30
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 90# 18
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played310
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched195.00.0
   
Wins110
   
Losses80
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1960
   
Earned Runs850
   
Home Runs Allowed220
   
Strikeouts1950
   
Walks500
   
ERA3.92
   
WHIP1.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1110
   
Games Started117
   
Innings Pitched64.239.2
   
Wins43
   
Losses32
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6333
   
Earned Runs3017
   
Home Runs Allowed96
   
Strikeouts6246
   
Walks1916
   
ERA4.173.84
   
WHIP1.281.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
News 
 Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out four over seven innings in a win over the Miami Marlins in his debut with the team on Saturday.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jul 26th
Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and an additional run in Thursday's 6-1 win over the Mariners.
Dave Kluge
Fri, Aug 7th
 Zack Wheeler is scheduled to make his Phillies debut and first start of 2020 on Saturday agains the Miami Marlins.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Jul 22nd
Shohei Ohtani is back in the Angels lineup for Thursday and GM Joe Maddon said "We’ll get him out there as much as possible. I anticipate every day unless he needs a break or we’re facing a real tough lefty."
Dave Kluge
Thu, Aug 6th
 Phillies manager Joe Girardi says there is a chance Zack Wheeler (paternity) might not be available for the start of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
Angels manager Joe Maddon says he expects Shohei Ohtani (forearm) to return to the lineup on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 6th
 Zack Wheeler could miss one or two starts at the beginning of the season with his wife expecting a baby sometime in July.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jun 26th
Shohei Ohtani “will definitely not pitch again in 2020,” said Angels’ manager Joe Maddon.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 4th
 Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out six over four innings in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Twins.
Mike Maher
Tue, Mar 10th
Shohei Ohtani has been diagnosed with a Grade 1-2 strain of the flexor pronator mass.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
Notes 
 Wheeler's had a fine career so far, and he parlayed a solid year with the Mets into a long-term deal with the Phillies. He's not that attractive of a fantasy asset, but he'll offer the volume you want this year.
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
 Wheeler's numbers declined from his breakout 2018 season but, overall, there were plenty of gains. He upped his strikeout rate and velocity, cut his walk rate, and set a career high in innings. Now with the Phillies, he'll see a downgrade in park, but because he's been able to avoid home runs over the last two seasons, the move should not have too much of an impact. Wheeler probably won't develop into a fantasy ace, but he's, at worst, a strong third fantasy starter.
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
 Probably doesn't have the upside many still believe he possesses, but he's a perfect SP3 for fantasy purposes
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros