Who Should I Draft?

Jack Flaherty or Zack Greinke (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 18
Best Rank# 11# 11
Worst Rank# 54# 41
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 60# 56
Best Rank# 55# 52
Worst Rank# 68# 65
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts189185
Wins1213
Saves00
ERA3.493.68
WHIP1.191.18
   
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  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2833
   
Games Started2833
   
Innings Pitched151.1208.1
   
Wins815
   
Losses911
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed108181
   
Earned Runs5674
   
Home Runs Allowed2028
   
Strikeouts182199
   
Walks5943
   
ERA3.343.21
   
WHIP1.111.08
   
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3031
   
Games Started3031
   
Innings Pitched168.6194.9
   
Wins1213
   
Losses911
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed140182
   
Earned Runs6580
   
Home Runs Allowed2125
   
Strikeouts189185
   
Walks6148
   
ERA3.493.68
   
WHIP1.191.18
   
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
News 
 Jack Flaherty did not factor into the decision in Thursday's win over the Cubs, allowing one run on three hits over eight innings. He struck out eight and walked one.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
Zack Greinke (17-5) allowed four runs on seven hits and zero walks while striking out four through five innings in Friday's 6-4 win over the Angels. He earned his 17th win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
 Jack Flaherty (10-8) took the loss Saturday against the Brewers, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out 10.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
Zack Greinke (16-5) allowed one run on six hits while striking out seven through six innings in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Royals. He picked up his 16th win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
 Jack Flaherty (10-7) picked up the win Sunday against the Pirates, tossing eight scoreless innings while allowing five hits and one walk. He struck out 10.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
Zack Greinke (15-5) allowed two hits and no walks while striking out five through six scoreless innings in Monday's 15-0 win over the Athletics. He picked up his 15th win of the season.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 10th
 Jack Flaherty (9-7) dominated the Giants en route to his ninth win Tuesday. He tossed eight scoreless innings, while allowing one hit and one walk. He struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 4th
Zack Greinke (14-5) allowed four runs on eight hits and zero walks while striking out four through six innings in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Brewers. He was saddled with his fifth loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
 Jack Flaherty (8-7) took the loss Wednesday against the Brewers, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk across six innings. He struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 28th
Zack Greinke allowed five runs on six hits and one walk while striking out eight in Thursday's 9-8 loss to the Rays. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 29th
Notes 
 Flaherty was absurdly good last season as a rookie and seemed to improve as the year went on, striking out 95 in 76 second half innings. With that said, his walk rate climbed to a dangerous 3.52 per nine innings by seasons end. He has the upside to strike out 240 batters, but there is some risk here as well
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Greinke's age is now 35 and he did have a rough season three years ago, but besides then, he has been phenomenal since 2009. Expect plenty more of the same in 2019 with excellent ratios, about 15 wins and around 200 strikeouts. This makes him a top 20 starting pitcher for 2019 fantasy leagues
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Flaherty's first full Major League season was an excellent one, as his 3.34 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 10.85 K/9 rate demonstrate. But his 3.52 walks per nine were high, and he averaged fewer than six innings per start, limiting his win potential. He also benefited from a .257 BABIP allowed that was low, even for a pitcher with great stuff like Flaherty. If more of those batted balls fall in for base hits, Flaherty may pay a greater price for the free passes this year. His long-term outlook is bright, but there could be some bumps along the way.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Greinke is not an elite strikeout pitcher, but he is a workhorse with pinpoint control who has produced an ERA of 3.21 or better and WHIP of 1.15 or better in five of the last six seasons. There is real value in that consistency. He's an ideal second starter in standard mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Flaherty's 3.34 ERA and 182 strikeouts in 151 rookie innings will justifiably make him a popular pick. Buoyed by a lethal slider and a curveball that didn't yield a single extra-base hit, there's easy 200-strikeout upside if he pitches a full season. Yet a 3.52 BB/9 and 57.2% first-pitch rate make the 23-year-old riskier than the typical SP2. He's best paired with a steady, reliable ace.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Greinke has posted superbly similar ERAs (3.20, 3.21) and WHIP (1.07, 1.08) in the last two years, but the heavily used 35-year-old comes with some warning signs. His average fastball velocity slipped to 89.6 mph, leading to a .361 wOBA against the pitch. He also benefited from his lowest BABIP (.272) and highest strand rate (80.2) since 2015's 1.66 ERA. A cerebral pitcher with elite control, Greinke should avoid bottoming out entirely. Yet the risk is there. He's someone to draft as a steady SP2 rather than a staff anchor.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros