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Who Should I Draft?

Jack Flaherty or Kyle Tucker (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
28 of 55 experts
49%
Recommended by
27 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 33
Best Rank# 22# 15
Worst Rank# 69# 175
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 35
Best Rank# 27# 30
Worst Rank# 34# 48
   
Projections 
   
Runs88
Home Runs2326
RBI91
Stolen Bases20
Batting Avg.265
Strikeouts205133
Wins12
Saves0
ERA3.48
WHIP1.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 41
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 35
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 46# 175
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 32# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 43
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 33# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 34
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 45
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 41
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 23# 28
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 35# 59
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 28# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 32
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 37
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 28# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 37
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 26# 36
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 23# 38
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 30# 33
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 30# 41
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 29# 32
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 22# 29
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 22# 15
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 22
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 29# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 22
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 31# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 30
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 34# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 32
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 38# 35
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 39# 25
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 41# 18
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 41# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 41# 39
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 41
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 47# 28
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 50# 40
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 51# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 52# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 34
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 58# 41
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs69
   
RBI42
   
Stolen Bases8
   
Batting Avg.268
   
Strikeouts4946
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA4.91
   
WHIP1.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs88
   
Home Runs2326
   
RBI91
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Batting Avg.265
   
Strikeouts205133
   
Wins12
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.48
   
WHIP1.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
News 
 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
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-3 with a single on Wednesday. He added a walk, stolen base, and two runs in the effort, contributing to Houstons' 7-5 win over the Mariners.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Apr 29th
 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
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 2-for-5 with a home run in Saturday's epic win over the Angels. He notched two RBI, both of which came on the home run, and also singled. Meanwhile, he's struck out once.
Andersen Pickard
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
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-5 in Thursday's win with a single. He stole second base and eventually scored. However, he also notched a strikeout in the effort and stranded a team-most six runners.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Apr 23rd
 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
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker fell further below the Mendoza line in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies. He went 0-for-4, striking out once in the effort. He also stranded three runners.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Apr 21st
 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
Kyle Tucker is absent from Friday's lineup against Yusei Kikuchi and the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 16th
Notes 
 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
Tucker finally got regular playing time last year and it was mostly what fantasy owners had hoped for. Tucker didn't quite put up his gaudy numbers that he averaged in the minors, but he was on roughly a 25-20 pace while helping out in the other statistical categories. Tucker's batted ball profile didn't completely wow anyone last year, but given his performance, his prospect pedigree and minor-league track record, and his guaranteed spot in a strong lineup, fantasy managers should feel little concern about having Tucker be their first outfielder in fantasy.
Dan Harris - 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
Many expected Tucker to take off like a rocket once Yordan Alvarez wasn't ready to start the season on time, but it didn't happen right away. Perhaps he was still adjusting to big league pitching. Either way, over his final 140 plate appearances Tucker hit .317/.386/.619 to go along with seven homers and five stolen bases. Set to enter his age-24 campaign, Tucker has the power/speed combination fantasy players dream of.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros