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Who Should I Draft?

Jack Flaherty or Tyler Glasnow (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
47 of 51 experts
8%
Recommended by
4 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 15
Best Rank# 7# 9
Worst Rank# 18# 39
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 49
Best Rank# 27# 40
Worst Rank# 34# 54
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts205196
Wins1211
Saves00
ERA3.483.53
WHIP1.111.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 39
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 8# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 11
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 15
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 26
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 8# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 16
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 17
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 12# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 10# 29
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 10# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 14
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 8# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 15
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 17
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 17
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 17
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 8# 15
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 13# 18
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 10# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 10# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8# 19
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 10# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 14
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 11# 15
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 11# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 14
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 15
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 12
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 11# 17
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 16
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 13# 21
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 8# 18
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 11# 19
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 16
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 8# 16
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 11# 15
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 11# 28
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 10# 16
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 11# 20
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 8# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 11# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 9
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 15# 13
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played911
   
Games Started911
   
Innings Pitched40.157.0
   
Wins45
   
Losses31
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3343
   
Earned Runs2226
   
Home Runs Allowed611
   
Strikeouts4991
   
Walks1622
   
ERA4.914.08
   
WHIP1.211.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3128
   
Games Started3128
   
Innings Pitched173.0150.1
   
Wins1211
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed138118
   
Earned Runs6759
   
Home Runs Allowed2320
   
Strikeouts205196
   
Walks5455
   
ERA3.483.53
   
WHIP1.111.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
News 
 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
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 4th
 St. Louis Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty is scheduled to pitch Game 2 on Friday afternoon.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Sep 24th
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery next week, according to ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Jul 31st
 Cardinals' ace Jack Flaherty (shoulder) is set to begin throwing sometime over the next couple of days, according to Cardinals' manager Mike Schildt.
Jack Mannis
Sun, Sep 5th
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow (elbow) played light catch on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 15th
 The Cardinals placed RHP Jack Flaherty on the 10-day IL with a right shoulder strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 25th
The Rays transferred RHP Tyler Glasnow (elbow) to the 60-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 17th
 Cardinals' ace Jack Flaherty was removed from Tuesday evening's game with right shoulder tightness.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Aug 24th
Rays RHP Tyler Glasnow (elbow) underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed a partial UCL tear as well as a flexor strain. He was placed on the 10-day injured list with no timetable for a return.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jun 15th
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
Glasnow is really a fascinating case study. He followed up an incredible 60-inning stretch in 2019 (1.78 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 33% strikeout rate) with a bit of a step back last year (4.08 ERA and 1.13 WHIP). But his xFIP in 2020 (2.75) was actually lower than in 2019 (2.94), and his strikeout rate jumped to a whopping 38.2%. The real issue for Glasnow is that he's a two-pitch pitcher, and although both his fastball and curveball are outstanding, they need to be superb at all times for him to have a dominant season. And last year, they were both just a bit worse than the season prior, particularly his fastball. With enormous strikeout upside and a spot in the rotation of one of the best and most pitching-savvy teams in the Rays, Glasnow makes a fine SP2 for a fantasy team. But his injury history, and his lack of a third pitch, make him a bit riskier than others going in his range.
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
Glasnow is a classic risk-reward fantasy selection where he's being drafted. A prominent strikeout artist, he has completed six full innings in just 9-of-23 regular season starts since joining the Rays. A two-pitch pitcher, Glasnow is literally un-hittable when he's "on." However, when you have just two pitches, batters can more easily guess what's coming. This is what led to the 27-year-old giving up 11 homers in 2020. The strikeouts are nice but it feels like there's too much potential downside when considering his current ADP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros