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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rendon or Jack Flaherty (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
34 of 55 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 27
Best Rank# 7# 13
Worst Rank# 116# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 24
Best Rank# 19# 19
Worst Rank# 24# 24
   
Projections 
   
Runs35
Home Runs119
RBI38
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.297
Strikeouts3379
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.56
WHIP1.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 20# 28
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 31
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 46
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 13# 25
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 25
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 9# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 88
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 26
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 16# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 21# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 25
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 7# 17
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 27
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 34
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 28
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 18# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 43
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 36
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 26# 39
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 20# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 20# 34
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 33
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 19# 30
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 21
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 19# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 17# 33
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 20# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 21# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 18
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 13
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 26
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 29# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 31# 29
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 31# 28
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 32# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 39# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 39# 26
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 40# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 24
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 43# 25
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 36
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 49# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 24
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 18
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 58# 26
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 58# 19
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 59# 46
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 116# 67
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs117
   
Home Runs3425
   
RBI126
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.319
   
Strikeouts86231
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.75
   
WHIP0.97
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs35
   
Home Runs119
   
RBI38
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.297
   
Strikeouts3379
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.56
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
News 
 Anthony Rendon did not play Saturday or during Sunday's season finale against the Dodgers.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Sep 28th
Jack Flaherty took the loss in Game 3 of the Wild Card Round on Friday when he gave up one run on six hits with eight strikeouts and two walks across six innings in the Cardinals 4-0 loss to the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
 Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with two RBI, a double, and two walks in a 6-2 win over the Rangers on Friday night.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Sep 19th
Jack Flaherty allowed three earned runs on four hits and four walks while striking out five over five innings in the Cardinals 3-0 loss to the Brewers in Game One on Friday. Flaherty allowed a solo home run to Christian Yelich in the third inning and at least one Brewer reached base in every inning except the first. The Cardinals fell to 28-27 with the loss.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Sep 26th
 Anthony Rendon snapped out of his recent mini-slump in style on Thursday when he drilled a two-run, first inning home run to center field off of Arizona starter Alex Young. Rendon later added a double and finished the night 2-for-4 with one run and 2 RBI.
Lucas Spence
Fri, Sep 18th
Jack Flaherty tossed six innings, allowing one run on two hits and two walks while striking out 11 to record his second win of the season as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 2-1 on Sunday. Flaherty allowed a leadoff double to Bryan Reynolds in the fourth inning and the Pirates brought him around to score on a sacrifice fly later in the frame. Flaherty threw 102 pitches, 61 of them for strikes, and the Cardinals improved to 26-24 with the victory. They are now one game ahead of both the Reds and Brewers for Second Place in the NL Central in what figures to be one of the final week's most exciting playoff races.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 21st
 Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-5 on Wednesday night while chipping in an RBI groundout in a 9-6 loss to Arizona.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Sep 17th
Jack Flaherty allowed nine earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six over three innings pitched in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers. Flaherty threw 81 pitches, 48 of them for strikes, and gave up back-to-back home runs in the first inning to Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun. The Brewers added two runs in the third on a Daniel Vogelbach double and seven runs in the fourth, five of which were charged to Flaherty. He allowed four singles and a walk before being relieved without recording an out in that inning. The Cardinals fell to 21-22 with the loss and have a half game lead over the Cincinnati Reds, and one game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers for Second Place in the NL Central.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 16th
 Angels star third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-2 with a single, two walks, and an RBI in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Rangers.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Sep 10th
Jack Flaherty threw five innings allowing two runs on four hits and two walks with six strike outs as the Cardinals beat the Tigers 12-2 in Game One on Thursday. Flaherty allowed a Jeimer Candelario home run in the fourth inning, which accounted for all of the Tigers scoring. The Cardinals moved to 19-17 after the victory.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Sep 11th
Notes 
 For years, Rendon was the poster boy for the most underrated player in fantasy. Coming off his career year, he's underrated no more. Now the price that you have to pay for him leaves very little room for a net gain, and in order for him to return a positive ROI, you need him to replicate his 2019 numbers, which were, by the way, career highs across the board, aside from stolen bases. He's also taking an L with the switch in ballparks in every major ballpark factor. The position is deep, and while Rendon is safe here, you're banking on a lot in order to get a solid return from your second-round pick.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
2019 shocked me and ranking him THIS high confirms that belief, but I can't move him ahead of the leagues Aces after one great season. Close, but not yet.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Rendon finally put it all together last year, setting career-highs in batting average (.319), home runs (34), runs scored (117), and RBI (126). He'll now move to Anaheim where he'll see a downgrade in park, but an upgrade in lineup by the sheer presence of Mike Trout. In the end, Rendon's move is a neutral one, and to the extent you trust him to stay healthy again, he's a rock-solid second round pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
When Jacob deGrom posted his historic 2018 numbers en route to his Cy Young, we knew that there would be regression coming in 2019. Carrying over a 1.70 ERA, 1.94 average against, and a 0.91 WHIP wasn't sustainable, and we knew that. For his encore in 2019, he posted a 2.43 ERA, .205 average against, and a 0.97 WHIP. So when people mention that Flaherty's second half is the driving force around his price tag, they aren't wrong. His second half was historic - especially compared to his first half of 2019, where he struggled mightly. But even with regression to his second-half numbers - 0.91 ERA, .142 average against, and 0.71 WHIP - Flaherty has the pedigree, sample size, and stuff to be the ace for your team. Don't overthink it."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Great baseball player, contributes BA, which is rare these days, but no steals and one big career home run season? I am not buying in on 2020.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
If ever there were a tale of two halves, it was Flaherty's 2019 season. A 4.64 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP in the first half, followed by a preposterous 0.91 ERA and 0.71 WHIP in the second half. His strikeout rate jumped, his walk rate dropped, and he saw a gain of almost a mile per hour on his fastball. The real Flaherty likely lies somewhere in between his first and second halves, but that should be a top-10 pitcher in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Come for the safe floor and hope he hits his ceiling batting behind Mike Trout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Posted a 0.93 ERA, a 0.70 WHIP, and 11 K/9 over final 16 starts
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros