Who Should I Draft?

Jack Flaherty or Jose Berrios (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
44 of 59 experts
25%
Recommended by
15 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 25
Best Rank# 11# 6
Worst Rank# 54# 47
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 60# 73
Best Rank# 55# 66
Worst Rank# 68# 79
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts189192
Wins1213
Saves00
ERA3.493.90
WHIP1.191.23
   
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  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2832
   
Games Started2832
   
Innings Pitched151.1192.0
   
Wins812
   
Losses911
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed108159
   
Earned Runs5682
   
Home Runs Allowed2025
   
Strikeouts182202
   
Walks5961
   
ERA3.343.84
   
WHIP1.111.14
   
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3032
   
Games Started3032
   
Innings Pitched168.6189.5
   
Wins1213
   
Losses910
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed140171
   
Earned Runs6582
   
Home Runs Allowed2124
   
Strikeouts189192
   
Walks6162
   
ERA3.493.90
   
WHIP1.191.23
   
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
News 
 Jack Flaherty (11-8) picked up the win in game 162 for the Cardinals on Sunday, tossing seven scoreless innings while allowing two hits and one walk. He struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 29th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in his final start of the regular season. Berrios allowed two runs in six innings in a 6-2 win over the Royals on Friday. He struck out nine and walked two.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 28th
 Cardinals manager Mike Shildt confirmed Jack Flaherty will start on Sunday versus the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 29th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios struggled in a 12-5 loss to the Royals on Saturday. Berrios allowed five runs over six innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Jack Flaherty did not factor into the decision in Tuesday's extra-inning loss to Arizona, allowing one hit and two walks over seven scoreless innings. He struck out 11.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 25th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 5-3 win over the White Sox on Monday. Berrios allowed just two runs over 7 1/3 innings while striking out eight.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 17th
 Jack Flaherty did not factor into the decision in Thursday's win over the Cubs, allowing one run on three hits over eight innings. He struck out eight and walked one.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 5-0 win over the Nationals on Tuesday. Berrios threw seven scoreless innings while striking out four and walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
 Jack Flaherty (10-8) took the loss Saturday against the Brewers, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out 10.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios struggled in a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday. Berrios allowed six runs over five innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
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
Berrios' 2018 season was pretty similar to 2017. He made some strides in strikeout rate and WHIP, but it didn't help his ERA much thanks to a spike in home runs allowed. Berrios is a good but not great strikeout pitcher and his walk rate is just ok, so he'll need to make further improvements to live up to the hype he had as a prospect. That could certainly happen in his age-24 season, but it isn't guaranteed.
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
There is a chance Berrios has another level of potential yet to be seen, but more likely, he has settled in as a third tier pitcher that will produce above average ratios with about 200 strikeouts. That is perfectly sufficient for an 8th round pick. He may not have finished the season strong on paper, but his underlying metrics showed no reason for lingering concern.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
His ERA only improved slightly from 3.89 to 3.84, but Berrios made major strides last season. His swinging-strike rate lunged from 9.4 to 11.2%, leading to 202 punchouts in a career-high 192.1 frames. Although his walk rate (2.85 BB/9) also improved just slightly, he upped his first-pitch strike % significantly from 59.1 to 64.5. Berrios could take a major leap in his age-25 season, but the ERA estimators (3.90 FP, 4.29 SIERA) and career 5.31 road ERA urge some caution.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros