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Who Should I Draft?

Jack Flaherty or Pete Alonso (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
41 of 55 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 31
Best Rank# 13# 14
Worst Rank# 88# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 24# 27
Best Rank# 19# 24
Worst Rank# 24# 30
   
Projections 
   
Runs35
Home Runs916
RBI40
Stolen Bases0
Batting Avg.258
Strikeouts7962
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.56
WHIP1.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 28# 33
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 29
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 25# 35
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 46# 56
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 28# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 26# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 34
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 43
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 26# 43
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 25# 43
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 17# 28
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 27# 43
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 28# 33
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 26# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 36
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 39# 47
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 50
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 26# 29
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 18# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 36# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 29
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 26# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 29
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 29
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 41
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 43
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 30# 44
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 28# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 33# 36
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 19# 32
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 33
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 32# 33
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 19
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 14
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 17
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 30# 27
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 32
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 39# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 25
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 43# 23
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 46# 15
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 67# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 88# 28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs103
   
Home Runs2553
   
RBI120
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.260
   
Strikeouts231183
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.75
   
WHIP0.97
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs35
   
Home Runs916
   
RBI40
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.258
   
Strikeouts7962
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.56
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
News 
 Jack Flaherty took the loss in Game 3 of the Wild Card Round on Friday when he gave up one run on six hits with eight strikeouts and two walks across six innings in the Cardinals 4-0 loss to the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso went 3-for-5 with two home runs, a double, and three RBI in Sunday's loss to the Washington Nationals. The two homers give him 16 on the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 28th
 Jack Flaherty allowed three earned runs on four hits and four walks while striking out five over five innings in the Cardinals 3-0 loss to the Brewers in Game One on Friday. Flaherty allowed a solo home run to Christian Yelich in the third inning and at least one Brewer reached base in every inning except the first. The Cardinals fell to 28-27 with the loss.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Sep 26th
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, and one walk in Tuesday's win over the Rays. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 23rd
 Jack Flaherty tossed six innings, allowing one run on two hits and two walks while striking out 11 to record his second win of the season as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 2-1 on Sunday. Flaherty allowed a leadoff double to Bryan Reynolds in the fourth inning and the Pirates brought him around to score on a sacrifice fly later in the frame. Flaherty threw 102 pitches, 61 of them for strikes, and the Cardinals improved to 26-24 with the victory. They are now one game ahead of both the Reds and Brewers for Second Place in the NL Central in what figures to be one of the final week's most exciting playoff races.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 21st
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 18th
 Jack Flaherty allowed nine earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six over three innings pitched in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers. Flaherty threw 81 pitches, 48 of them for strikes, and gave up back-to-back home runs in the first inning to Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun. The Brewers added two runs in the third on a Daniel Vogelbach double and seven runs in the fourth, five of which were charged to Flaherty. He allowed four singles and a walk before being relieved without recording an out in that inning. The Cardinals fell to 21-22 with the loss and have a half game lead over the Cincinnati Reds, and one game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers for Second Place in the NL Central.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 16th
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Orioles. The homer was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 10th
 Jack Flaherty threw five innings allowing two runs on four hits and two walks with six strike outs as the Cardinals beat the Tigers 12-2 in Game One on Thursday. Flaherty allowed a Jeimer Candelario home run in the fourth inning, which accounted for all of the Tigers scoring. The Cardinals moved to 19-17 after the victory.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Sep 11th
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso went 3-for-5 with two home runs, a double, and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Phillies. The two homers give him 10 on the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 7th
Notes 
 2019 shocked me and ranking him THIS high confirms that belief, but I can't move him ahead of the leagues Aces after one great season. Close, but not yet.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Fifty-three home runs. Pete Alonso surpassed the lofty expectations that he had entering his rookie year, and while you can attribute some of that to the ball, Alonso's power is still among the most elite in the game. Is he going to give you a lot of home runs and RBIs but not much elsewhere? Yeah, probably, but here's the thing with the argument that he's going to give you stats that are easy to find elsewhere - you need even more to win those categories now. If everyone is hitting bombs, get the guy who can out-homer them - especially at a top-heavy position like first base.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
Everything went right in 2019. Will he be able to continue to grow as a hitter after the strikeout rate rose in the second half?
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 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
 
 Posted a 0.93 ERA, a 0.70 WHIP, and 11 K/9 over final 16 starts
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros