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Who Should I Draft?

Jack Flaherty or Chris Sale (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
48 of 50 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7
Best Rank# 3
Worst Rank# 18
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 24
Best Rank# 19
Worst Rank# 24
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7927
Wins52
Saves00
ERA3.564.65
WHIP1.141.39
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 6# 27
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 5
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 7# 69
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 11
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 3
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 12
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 7
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 3
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 10
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 7# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 7
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 7
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 3# 69
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 7
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 7
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 7# 9
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 8
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 6# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 11
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 8
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 5
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 11
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 8
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 8# 36
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 9# 10
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 5# 58
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 7
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 9
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 8
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 12# 5
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3325
   
Games Started3325
   
Innings Pitched196.1147.0
   
Wins116
   
Losses811
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed135123
   
Earned Runs6072
   
Home Runs Allowed2524
   
Strikeouts231218
   
Walks5537
   
ERA2.754.40
   
WHIP0.971.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played125
   
Games Started125
   
Innings Pitched69.120.3
   
Wins52
   
Losses31
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5624
   
Earned Runs2711
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts7927
   
Walks224
   
ERA3.564.65
   
WHIP1.141.39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
News 
 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
Chris Sale, who had Tommy John surgery to repair his elbow last March, will not be ready for the start of the 2021 season according to Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Nov 11th
 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
Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke says Chris Sale (elbow) has started his throwing program and that his arm feels great.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 24th
 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
Chris Sale (elbow) began a throwing program last week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 12th
 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
Chris Sale (elbow) is expected to resume throwing in two or three weeks, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Aug 13th
 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
The Red Sox have placed LHP Chris Sale on the 60-day injured list.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jun 28th
Notes 
 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
Struck out a whopping 218 hitters in just 147 1/3 innings last year. Also had a 4.40 ERA but a 2.93 xFIP
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 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
 
 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
 
 Posted a 0.93 ERA, a 0.70 WHIP, and 11 K/9 over final 16 starts
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros