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Who Should I Draft?

Jack Flaherty or Marcell Ozuna (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
37 of 56 experts
34%
Recommended by
19 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 35
Best Rank# 22# 18
Worst Rank# 69# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 42
Best Rank# 27# 29
Worst Rank# 34# 43
   
Projections 
   
Runs89
Home Runs2334
RBI110
Stolen Bases5
Batting Avg.285
Strikeouts205137
Wins12
Saves0
ERA3.48
WHIP1.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 36
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 32
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 36
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 46# 56
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 32# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 39
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 33# 41
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 38# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 41
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 41
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 22# 33
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 23# 38
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 37
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 28# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 33
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 32# 44
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 34# 36
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 39
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 28# 42
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 38
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 26# 47
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 23# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 30# 36
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 39# 62
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 22# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 26
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 29# 28
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 29# 27
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 30# 20
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 31# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 31
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 35# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 41# 19
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 41# 35
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 41# 27
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 47# 29
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 50# 36
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 51# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 52# 36
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 19
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 58# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs38
   
Home Runs618
   
RBI56
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.333
   
Strikeouts4960
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA4.91
   
WHIP1.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs89
   
Home Runs2334
   
RBI110
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.285
   
Strikeouts205137
   
Wins12
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.48
   
WHIP1.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
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
Jeff Passan of ESPN is reporting that Braves star OF Marcell Ozuna was arrested on Saturday and charged with aggravated assault strangulation. He was also charged with a misdemeanor battery.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 29th
 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
The Braves officially placed OF Marcell Ozuna (finger) on the 10-day injured list Friday. The move is retroactive to May 26th.
Brad Camara
Fri, May 28th
 Cardinals RHP Jack Flaherty will be available out of the bullpen beginning on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 28th
Mark Bowman of MLB.com is reporting that OF Marcell Ozuna (finger) will be sidelined for six weeks.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 26th
 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
Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna left Tuesday's game vs. the Boston Red Sox early after injuring his hand while sliding into third base.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, May 25th
 St. Louis Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty is scheduled to pitch Game 2 on Friday afternoon.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Sep 24th
Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two doubles, three runs scored, and two RBI in Friday's game against the Pirates.
Steve Painter
Sat, May 22nd
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
Ozuna nearly won the National League triple crown last season. After back-to-back years of under performing his peripherals, Ozuna finally erupted with a monster fantasy campaign. He's now back with the Braves and projects as one of the safest power bats in the early rounds of 2021 drafts.
Brendan Tuma - 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
Ozuna had a career year with the Braves last year, slashing .338/.431/.636, a career best in each category. His 18 home runs and 56 RBI led the National League, while his barrel rate, average exit velocity, and hard hit rate were all among the best in baseball. Given that he had shoulder surgery before the 2018 season, it's fair to assume that he needed two full years to recover. And although perhaps we can't expect him to again lead the league in power categories, you should expect roughly a 35-homer, 100-RBI season with a plus batting average. That makes him capable of being your first outfielder in mixed leagues and an asset to any fantasy team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros