Who Should I Draft?

Jack Flaherty or Blake Treinen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
38 of 56 experts
32%
Recommended by
18 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 19
Best Rank# 11# 13
Worst Rank# 54# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 60# 62
Best Rank# 55# 57
Worst Rank# 68# 71
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts18983
Wins124
Saves032
ERA3.492.66
WHIP1.191.12
   
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The Athletic
# 11# 24
   
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# 16# 17
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 20
   
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# 13# 17
   
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# 23# 25
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 18# 24
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 22
   
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# 15# 20
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 14# 23
   
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# 17# 20
   
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The Athletic
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CBS Sports
# 15# 28
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 24
   
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The Athletic
# 19# 23
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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Fake Teams
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The Fake Baseball
# 19# 20
   
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Athlon Sports
# 19# 22
   
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Pitcher List
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RotoBaller
# 18# 19
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 17# 28
   
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# 18# 27
   
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# 14# 17
   
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# 18# 31
   
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FanGraphs
# 21# 29
   
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# 24# 25
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 23
   
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Razzball
# 15# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 17# 13
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 17
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 16
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
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CBS Sports
# 23# 18
   
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Fake Teams
# 25# 13
   
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FanGraphs
# 26# 20
   
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RotoBaller
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# 28# 22
   
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Freeze Stats
# 32# 18
   
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Razzball
# 33# 13
   
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Brewer Rat
# 33# 25
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 35# 19
   
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Beast Dome
# 38# 36
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 39# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 54# 15
   
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2868
   
Games Started280
   
Innings Pitched151.180.2
   
Wins89
   
Losses92
   
Saves038
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed10846
   
Earned Runs567
   
Home Runs Allowed202
   
Strikeouts182100
   
Walks5921
   
ERA3.340.78
   
WHIP1.110.83
   
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3069
   
Games Started300
   
Innings Pitched168.673.7
   
Wins124
   
Losses93
   
Saves032
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed14059
   
Earned Runs6522
   
Home Runs Allowed215
   
Strikeouts18983
   
Walks6124
   
ERA3.492.66
   
WHIP1.191.12
   
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
News 
 Jack Flaherty allowed four runs on six hits over 5 1/3rd innings Thursday. He walked two and struck out eight. The Cardinals-Mets game was suspended in the bottom of the ninth with a 4-4 score.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Jun 14th
Blake Treinen allowed one run on one hit, one walk, and one strikeout through one inning against Tampa Bay on Tuesday to earn a save.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 Jack Flaherty allowed four runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings in the Cardinals' 9-4 loss to the Cubs on Saturday. He walked three and struck out none in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
Blake Treinen allowed one earned run on three hits, one walk, and one strikeout through one inning on Sunday against Texas.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 10th
 Jack Flaherty allowed two runs on four hits over five innings in the Cardinals' 7-4 win over the Cubs on Saturday. He walked none and struck out eight in the no decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
Blake Treinen threw a perfect inning on Tuesday against the Angels to earn a save. He struck out two in the outing.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
 Jack Flaherty fired six scoreless innings and struck out seven in the Cardinals' 4-3 extra innings loss to the Braves on Sunday. He allowed three hits, no walks, and took a no decision.
Elliott Baas
Mon, May 27th
Blake Treinen allowed no runs on one hit and three walks through two innings on Sunday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Jack Flaherty received a no-decision in Sunday's quality start versus the Rangers, allowing two runs on four hits over six innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 20th
Blake Treinen allowed one hit and struck out two in one inning to earn a save against the Angels on Monday.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, May 28th
Notes 
 Flaherty was absurdly good last season as a rookie and seemed to improve as the year went on, striking out 95 in 76 second half innings. With that said, his walk rate climbed to a dangerous 3.52 per nine innings by seasons end. He has the upside to strike out 240 batters, but there is some risk here as well
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Treinen was simply phenomenal for Oakland last season, and he enters 2019 neck-and-neck with Edwin Diaz for the title of fantasy's number one closer.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Flaherty's first full Major League season was an excellent one, as his 3.34 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 10.85 K/9 rate demonstrate. But his 3.52 walks per nine were high, and he averaged fewer than six innings per start, limiting his win potential. He also benefited from a .257 BABIP allowed that was low, even for a pitcher with great stuff like Flaherty. If more of those batted balls fall in for base hits, Flaherty may pay a greater price for the free passes this year. His long-term outlook is bright, but there could be some bumps along the way.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Drafters should know better than to expect another 0.78 ERA from Treinen, but his ascension into an elite stopper was legit. He posted 100 punchouts with the third-highest swinging-strike rate (18.2%) behind Edwin Diaz and Josh Hader, and no reliever got opponents to chase outside the zone more often. Yet paying for any reliever's career year is dicey, especially a 30-year-old who had never struck out a batter per inning before 2018.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Flaherty's 3.34 ERA and 182 strikeouts in 151 rookie innings will justifiably make him a popular pick. Buoyed by a lethal slider and a curveball that didn't yield a single extra-base hit, there's easy 200-strikeout upside if he pitches a full season. Yet a 3.52 BB/9 and 57.2% first-pitch rate make the 23-year-old riskier than the typical SP2. He's best paired with a steady, reliable ace.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Treinen was magical last season, floating a 0.78 ERA and 0.834 WHIP to go with 100 Ks and 38 saves. That made him the number two fantasy closer behind only Edwin Diaz, and that is precisely how he should be drafted this year. With that said, no closer taken in the first five rounds ever returns enough value so be patient.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros