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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
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 32# 36
   
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 pitched a perfect 1-2-3 inning with a pair of strikeouts in an inning of relief on Sunday.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Oct 3rd
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker finished 2-for-4 with a single and two-run homer against the Athletics on Sunday. He also struck out once in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 7-6.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Oct 3rd
 Jack Flaherty (shoulder) allowed a hit and a walk while striking out one in a scoreless inning of relief in a loss to the Brewers on Wednesday.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Sep 29th
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Athletics on Saturday. He also struck out once in the process. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 10-4.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Oct 3rd
 Cardinals RHP Jack Flaherty will be available out of the bullpen beginning on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 28th
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-3 with a single against the Rays on Wednesday evening. Houston ultimately fell to Tampa Bay by a score of 7-0.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 30th
 Jack Flaherty (shoulder strain) returned to the Cardinals rotation in the role of an "opener" for the second game of their doubleheader against the Cubs on Friday. However, he recorded only one out and gave up two runs before being removed from the game.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Sep 25th
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-4 with a solo homer against the Athletics on Saturday evening. He also struck out twice in the effort. Houston ultimately fell to Oakland by a score of 2-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 25th
 St. Louis Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty is scheduled to pitch Game 2 on Friday afternoon.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Sep 24th
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 0-for-1 against the Angels on Thursday. However, he did draw three walks, steal second base, and score along the way. Houston ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 3-2.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Sep 24th
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