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Who Should I Draft?

Justin Verlander or Jack Flaherty (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
51 of 51 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 407
Best Rank# 7# 237
Worst Rank# 18# 551
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 441
Best Rank# 27# 263
Worst Rank# 34# 782
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts20539
Wins122
Saves00
ERA3.483.19
WHIP1.110.77
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 8
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 11
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 8
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 12
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 10
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 10
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 8
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 8# 358
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 13
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 10
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 10
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 11
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 551
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 11
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 12
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 13# 340
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 8
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 11
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 8
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 11
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 11
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 10# 237
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 11
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played91
   
Games Started91
   
Innings Pitched40.16.0
   
Wins41
   
Losses30
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed333
   
Earned Runs222
   
Home Runs Allowed62
   
Strikeouts497
   
Walks161
   
ERA4.913.00
   
WHIP1.210.67
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played310
   
Games Started311
   
Innings Pitched173.032.0
   
Wins122
   
Losses81
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed13824
   
Earned Runs6711
   
Home Runs Allowed238
   
Strikeouts20539
   
Walks541
   
ERA3.483.19
   
WHIP1.110.77
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
News 
 Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports Cardinals RHP Jack Flaherty (oblique) will likely be out into the All-Star break.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 8th
Astros RHP Justin Verlander (elbow) threw on Wednesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 17th
 The Cardinals placed ace Jack Flaherty on the 10-day injured list with a “significant” oblique strain.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jun 1st
 
 Pitching in a duel against Dodgers starter Trevor Bauer, Jack Flaherty gave up two hits and two runs in five innings while walking one and matching a season-high with nine strikeouts on Monday night. Flaherty was saddled with a no-decision after being lifted due to an injury to his side that he suffered while batting in the top of the sixth inning.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Jun 1st
 
 Jack Flaherty left Monday's game with left-side tightness. It appears to have happened on a swing while batting.
Corbin Young
Mon, May 31st
 
 After winning his previous eight consecutive decisions, Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty was saddled with his first loss of the year in an interleague matchup with Chicago on Tuesday. Flaherty lasted only 3 2/3 innings while giving up six hits, seven runs (only three earned), and two walks while striking out just three batters.
Lucas Spence
Tue, May 25th
 
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
 
 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