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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
62%
Recommended by
34 of 55 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 55 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
   
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 
 Dodgers SS Corey Seager is absent from Wednesday's lineup against the Reds.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 28th
Jack Flaherty remained unbeaten on Saturday, picking up his fifth win by pitching six innings and giving up six hits, three earned runs, and two walks while striking out a season-high nine batters in a 12-5 win over the Pirates.
Lucas Spence
Sat, May 1st
 Shortstop Corey Seager went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a stolen base, and a walk in the Dodgers 5-3 loss to the Reds on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 27th
Jack Flaherty was in mid-season form on Sunday, pitching seven strong innings and limiting the Reds to just three hits and one run in a 5-2 victory. Flaherty recorded six strikeouts and improved his record to 4-0 on the season.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Apr 25th
 Corey Seager went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Saturday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Apr 25th
Jack Flaherty pitched six innings in a victory over the Nationals on Monday, giving up six hits, five runs (two earned), two walks and notching five strikeouts to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Apr 19th
 Shortstop Corey Seager went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the Dodgers' 1-0 win over the Mariners on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 20th
Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty got the better of Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday night, pitching five innings (96 pitches) of one-run ball while yielding only three hits and striking out six.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Apr 14th
 Shortstop Corey Seager went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in the Dodgers 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 20th
After struggling in his season debut, Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty pitched six scoreless innings against the Marlins on Wednesday, yielding only one hit while issuing four walks to go along with six strikeouts while picking up his first win of the season.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Apr 7th
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