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Who Should I Draft?

Jacob deGrom or Jack Flaherty (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
51 of 52 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 6
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 15# 18
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 24
Best Rank# 7# 19
Worst Rank# 12# 24
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8579
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.053.56
WHIP1.071.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 7
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 4
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 3# 6
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 5
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 7
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 11
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 2# 3
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 3
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 10
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 12
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 7
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 8
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 3
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 5# 18
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 4# 10
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 6
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 7
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 7
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 7
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 1# 3
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 2# 7
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 2# 7
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 2# 7
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 2# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 9
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 2# 6
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 8
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 4# 10
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 11
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 6
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 6
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 2# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 11
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 7
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 2# 8
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 7
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 5
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 9
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 2# 11
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 4
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 3# 8
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 2# 8
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 2# 9
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 8
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 3# 5
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 2# 7
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 2# 9
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 15# 12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3233
   
Games Started3233
   
Innings Pitched204.0196.1
   
Wins1111
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154135
   
Earned Runs5560
   
Home Runs Allowed1925
   
Strikeouts255231
   
Walks4455
   
ERA2.432.75
   
WHIP0.970.97
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1212
   
Games Started1212
   
Innings Pitched72.169.1
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5956
   
Earned Runs2427
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts8579
   
Walks1822
   
ERA3.053.56
   
WHIP1.071.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
News 
 Jacob deGrom allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over six innings on Monday against the Braves. He struck out 10 and earned his first win of the season.
Dan Harris
Tue, Aug 4th
Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports the Cardinals are not going to Detroit this week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
 Mets ace Jacob deGrom allowed two earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out four over six innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jul 30th
Jeff Passan of ESPN reports that the scheduled Cardinals-Brewers doubleheader has officially been postponed.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 1st
 Mets ace Jacob deGrom allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out eight batters over five innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Friday.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 24th
The Cardinals versus Brewers game on Saturday has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 1st
 Jacob deGrom (back) threw a side session on Tuesday without incident.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 21st
The Brewers versus Cardinals game on Friday has been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 31st
 Jacob Degrom (back) threw well in his simulated game Sunday.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 19th
Jack Flaherty (1-0) allowed two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out seven across seven innings in Friday's 5-4 win over the Pirates. He earned his first victory of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 25th
Notes 
 deGrom has been awesome, but 2020 is the year he regresses. If Scherzer wasn't showing signs of decline I would have him higher than the two-time Cy Young from NY, I value pitching more in the 60 game sprint than normal years, but I can't move deGrom up when I feel regression is on the way in 2020.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 In points leagues, you can make the case for deGrom first overall. In roto leagues, you can still make the case for him or Gerrit Cole earlier than here, but the name of the game this year is volume, and as great as deGrom is, you're looking at 13 starts or so max from him. Still, he's the best pitcher in the game, and if you want a leg-up on the rest of the league, this is a good spot to grab him.
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
 After winning his second consecutive Cy Young Award, deGrom has an obvious case to be the top pitcher taken in the game. Back-to-back season with a sub-2.50 ERA and sub-1.00 WHIP with at least 200 strikeouts makes deGrom perhaps the safest pitcher in the game, especially after three straight seasons of at least 200 innings pitched. The bugaboo for deGrom is his lack of wins - just 21 over the last two seasons despite historic numbers. But with the improved Mets bullpen, there's every reason to think deGrom can get back to the 15-win total he put up in 2017. It's him or Gerrit Cole for the top pitcher off the board and you can't go wrong.
Dan Harris - 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
 His age and lack of injury history might make him a safer bet than Verlander/Scherzer
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Posted a 0.93 ERA, a 0.70 WHIP, and 11 K/9 over final 16 starts
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros