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Who Should I Draft?

Corey Seager or Jack Flaherty (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
34 of 56 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 30
Best Rank# 13# 22
Worst Rank# 53# 69
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 26# 32
Best Rank# 22# 27
Worst Rank# 38# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs95
Home Runs2923
RBI99
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.290
Strikeouts111205
Wins12
Saves0
ERA3.48
WHIP1.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 42
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 41# 55
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 26
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 24# 51
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17# 46
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 24# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 69
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 34# 35
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 13# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 36# 58
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 29# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 29
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 24# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 52
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 35
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 29# 35
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 27# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 30
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 25# 34
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 22# 33
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 32
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 23# 28
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 36
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 29# 31
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 17# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 28# 30
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 22# 30
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 26# 41
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 25# 29
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 33# 39
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 17# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 22
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 27# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 27
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 29# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 23
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 27
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 33# 26
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 34# 23
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 23
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 34# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 34# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 35# 33
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 36# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 36# 27
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 37# 32
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 37# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 40# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 46# 41
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 53# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs38
   
Home Runs156
   
RBI41
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.307
   
Strikeouts3749
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA4.91
   
WHIP1.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs95
   
Home Runs2923
   
RBI99
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.290
   
Strikeouts111205
   
Wins12
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.48
   
WHIP1.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
News 
 Shortstop Corey Seager went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs and a double as the Dodgers pounded the Padres 8-3 on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 1st
Jack Flaherty pitched a perfect 1-2-3 inning with a pair of strikeouts in an inning of relief on Sunday.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Oct 3rd
 Shortstop Corey Seager went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two runs scored, three RBI, and a strikeout in the Dodgers' 11-9 win over the Padres on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 30th
Jack Flaherty (shoulder) allowed a hit and a walk while striking out one in a scoreless inning of relief in a loss to the Brewers on Wednesday.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Sep 29th
 Shortstop Corey Seager went 4-for-5 with two RBI as the Dodgers beat the Rockies 7-5 in extra-innings on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 23rd
Cardinals RHP Jack Flaherty will be available out of the bullpen beginning on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 28th
 Shortstop Corey Seager went 2-for-3 with two singles and a walk as the Dodgers lost to the Reds 3-1 on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Sep 18th
Jack Flaherty (shoulder strain) returned to the Cardinals rotation in the role of an "opener" for the second game of their doubleheader against the Cubs on Friday. However, he recorded only one out and gave up two runs before being removed from the game.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Sep 25th
 Corey Seager went 1-for-4 on the day, hitting a solo shot to open the scoring for the Dodgers in the fourth inning.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Sep 13th
St. Louis Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty is scheduled to pitch Game 2 on Friday afternoon.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Sep 24th
Notes 
 2020 was essentially a perfect season for Seager. More than a year removed from Tommy John surgery, he morphed into the player that most people expected him to be at this stage of his career. Seager increased his barrel rate from 7.3% to 15.8%, his average exit velocity from 88.8 MPH to 93.2 MPH, and his hard hit percentage from 38.2% to a remarkable 55.9%. Seager's 2020 season does not look fluky, but rather the product of a highly-touted prospect being fully recovered from injury and entering his prime. Seager may not reach the nearly 50-homers he was on pace to hit last year, but a 30-homer season with above a .300 average is well within reach. In other words, his performance over the shortened season is not one to write off.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Flaherty ended up with a 4.91 ERA, but that hardly represents his actual performance, given that he allowed nine runs in a three-inning start in September. If you take out that outing, Flaherty had just a 3.13 ERA, and he didn't allow more than three earned runs in any of his eight other starts. Given that Flaherty's season was shorter than most due to the Cardinals' COVID-19 issues, it's fair to essentially throw out at that one abysmal outing, considering his other numbers were relatively consistent from 2019. Indeed, his swinging strike rate improved, as did his K/9 rate and ground ball percentage. With his devastating slider, Flaherty should still be considered one of the top pitchers in the real and fantasy game, and is capable of fronting a fantasy staff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Seager appears to be all the way back from an injury-riddled 2018 campaign that saw him undergo elbow and hip surgeries. He was fantastic last summer, posting an exciting stat line with even more impressive numbers under the hood. Seager hit .307 but had an xBA of .330. He slugged .585 but had an xSLG of .653. Currently tearing the cover off the ball this spring, he's a first-round caliber bat who often slips to the third and fourth rounds of most drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
The word that keeps coming up for Flaherty's fantasy analysis is rhythm. In the second half of 2019, which is when Flaherty put together one of the most impressive second halves in baseball history, he had rhythm. Meanwhile, the Cardinals' 2020 season lacked anything resembling a routine. Flaherty and his teammates dealt with a COVID-19 outbreak as well as a plethora of doubleheaders late in the year to make up for lost time. And yet, if it wasn't for one disastrous start, Flaherty still would've been a borderline ace last summer. When you take out his worst start of the year, Flaherty's ERA drops from 4.91 to 3.13. I'm betting that 2021 goes more smoothly for St. Louis.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
 Has as good a chance as anyone to be in first round 2022 draft conversations next season, as long as he can stay healthy. A true superstar breakout is on the horizon.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy