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Who Should I Draft?

Max Scherzer or Jack Flaherty (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
36 of 39 experts
8%
Recommended by
3 of 39 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 6
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 7# 15
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 14# 24
Best Rank# 13# 20
Worst Rank# 16# 24
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts240209
Wins1412
Saves00
ERA3.073.35
WHIP1.011.10
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 7
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 5
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 2# 6
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 5
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 7
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 1# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 6
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 9
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 1# 7
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 6
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 5# 7
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 3# 7
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 3# 7
   
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Sporfolio
# 3# 8
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 4# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 8
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 5# 6
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 4# 15
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 11
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 3# 6
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 4# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 11
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 3# 8
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 11
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 7
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 5# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 4# 7
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 3# 7
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 9
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 3# 8
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 4# 9
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 3# 4
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 3
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 4# 3
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 7# 5
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2733
   
Games Started2733
   
Innings Pitched172.1196.1
   
Wins1111
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed144135
   
Earned Runs5660
   
Home Runs Allowed1825
   
Strikeouts243231
   
Walks3355
   
ERA2.922.75
   
WHIP1.030.97
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2830
   
Games Started2830
   
Innings Pitched182.5178.3
   
Wins1412
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed142141
   
Earned Runs6266
   
Home Runs Allowed2323
   
Strikeouts240209
   
Walks4356
   
ERA3.073.35
   
WHIP1.011.10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
News 
 Max Scherzer told reporters that he is dealing with some discomfort in his right side.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
Cardinals manager Mike Shildt announced Jack Flaherty as the team's Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 22nd
 Nationals starter Max Scherzer allowed two earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five over 3 1/3 innings in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.
Mike Maher
Tue, Mar 3rd
 
 Max Scherzer pitched two scoreless innings while allowing a hit and a walk and striking out two, in his unofficial spring training debut against the Astros.
Christian Vicino
Tue, Feb 25th
 
 Max Scherzer is expected to start the Nationals' Grapefruit League opener on Saturday versus the Astros.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 20th
 
Notes 
 Scherzer struggled a bit through the first month of the season, but went on a patented run in May and June that made him look like the Scherzer of old. Unfortunately, a back injury largely derailed his second half, as he was limited to just over 20 innings over July and August. Scherzer is entering his age-36 season and is a max effort pitcher, so the fact that we finally saw a bit of a breakdown (Scherzer has reached at least 200 innings in his six previous seasons) is concerning. But his numbers are still elite and he should be taken as one of the first pitchers off the board despite the back scare.
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
 Skipping at ADP due to age and first time injury concerns in 2019.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 
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