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Who Should I Draft?

Jack Flaherty or Patrick Corbin (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
42 of 43 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 14
Best Rank# 3# 7
Worst Rank# 12# 44
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 24# 36
Best Rank# 20# 29
Worst Rank# 25# 53
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7978
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.543.78
WHIP1.131.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 20
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 8
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 6# 44
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 7# 18
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 11# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 8
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 25
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 9# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 7# 14
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 12
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 7# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 7# 16
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 7# 13
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 3# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 21
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 7# 13
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 7# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 8# 10
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 6# 13
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 13
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 12
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 6# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 9# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 13
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11# 12
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 10
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 26
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 8# 14
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 8# 14
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 9# 15
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 10
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 4# 13
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 7# 11
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 12# 10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3333
   
Games Started3333
   
Innings Pitched196.1202.1
   
Wins1114
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed135169
   
Earned Runs6073
   
Home Runs Allowed2524
   
Strikeouts231238
   
Walks5570
   
ERA2.753.25
   
WHIP0.971.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1212
   
Games Started1212
   
Innings Pitched68.870.8
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5665
   
Earned Runs2730
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts7978
   
Walks2223
   
ERA3.543.78
   
WHIP1.131.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
News 
 Cardinals manager Mike Shildt announced Jack Flaherty as the team's Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 22nd
Patrick Corbin threw 43 pitches in an intrasquad game on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 12th
  Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out five or three innings in Thursday's Spring Training outing against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
Notes 
 When Jacob deGrom posted his historic 2018 numbers en route to his Cy Young, we knew that there would be regression coming in 2019. Carrying over a 1.70 ERA, 1.94 average against, and a 0.91 WHIP wasn't sustainable, and we knew that. For his encore in 2019, he posted a 2.43 ERA, .205 average against, and a 0.97 WHIP. So when people mention that Flaherty's second half is the driving force around his price tag, they aren't wrong. His second half was historic - especially compared to his first half of 2019, where he struggled mightly. But even with regression to his second-half numbers - 0.91 ERA, .142 average against, and 0.71 WHIP - Flaherty has the pedigree, sample size, and stuff to be the ace for your team. Don't overthink it."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Why is Patrick Corbin being underrated? Sure, his 2018 season raised eyebrows in a contract year, but he backed it up in 2019, which typically silences the critics. Instead, you're getting a safe - albeit with limited No. 1 upside potential - ace in the fifth round. Take it the value and run. Corbin allows you to either load up with hitters early on and have him as your fallback option, or he allows you to have two aces to give you a leg-up on your competition.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
Corbin largely followed up on his breakout 2018 season with the Nationals last year, again reaching the 200-inning plateau and pitching to a low-3.00 ERA. He continued to lean heavily on his outstanding slider, against which batters hit just .158. His walk rate and strikeout rate rose and fell just a tad from his peak, a trend that fantasy owners can expect to continue. But Corbin's baseline is excellent and even with further slow decline in skills, he should be an outstanding starter for a fantasy rotation.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  About as consistent as you can get. Tremendous option if you decide to go hitter-hitter or even hitter-hitter-hitter to start.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy