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Who Should I Draft?

Jack Flaherty or Clayton Kershaw (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
35 of 39 experts
10%
Recommended by
4 of 39 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 9
Best Rank# 3# 5
Worst Rank# 15# 20
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 24# 33
Best Rank# 20# 30
Worst Rank# 24# 49
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts209176
Wins1213
Saves00
ERA3.353.37
WHIP1.101.10
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 10
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 6# 20
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 10
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 7# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 16
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 12
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 9# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 7# 12
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 7# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 15
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 7# 15
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 7# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 7# 15
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 3# 8
   
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Sporfolio
# 8# 9
   
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Athlon Sports
# 7# 11
   
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Pitcher List
# 8# 12
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 6# 15
   
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RotoBaller
# 5# 10
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 6# 7
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 9# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 12
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 7# 13
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 12
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 5# 7
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 8# 11
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 9# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 12
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 4# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 5
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 8
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11# 10
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 15# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3329
   
Games Started3328
   
Innings Pitched196.1178.1
   
Wins1116
   
Losses85
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed135145
   
Earned Runs6061
   
Home Runs Allowed2528
   
Strikeouts231189
   
Walks5541
   
ERA2.753.08
   
WHIP0.971.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3027
   
Games Started3028
   
Innings Pitched178.3169.7
   
Wins1213
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed141149
   
Earned Runs6664
   
Home Runs Allowed2323
   
Strikeouts209176
   
Walks5638
   
ERA3.353.37
   
WHIP1.101.10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
News 
 Cardinals manager Mike Shildt announced Jack Flaherty as the team's Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 22nd
Clayton Kershaw pitched four scoreless innings against the Tijuana Toros (a Mexican minor-league team) Monday, allowing three hits while striking out four.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Mar 10th
  Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced Clayton Kershaw will be the team's Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
  Clayton Kershaw threw three scoreless innings against the Giants on Wednesday, allowing two hits and striking out four.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Mar 5th
  Clayton Kershaw pitched 1.2 scoreless innings Friday against the Brewers. He issued two walks and struck out four.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Feb 28th
  Driveline Baseball is well-known for progressing the evolution for pitchers in regards to increase in velocity while building strength, resulting in a healthier season. Visiting Driveline could only be a positive component this upcoming season for the soon-to-be 32-year-old.
Matthew Davis
Tue, Feb 25th
Notes 
 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
Peak Kershaw may be gone, but the version that remains is pretty darn good himself. Kershaw passed 175 innings pitched for the first time since 2015 despite starting the season on the IL, and although his ERA crept above 3.00 for the first time since 2008, his overall numbers remain elite. With strong win potential always present, Kershaw is a fine second starter on your staff. But his days of carrying a fantasy team are behind him.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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