Who Should I Draft?

Noah Syndergaard or Jack Flaherty (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
52 of 56 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 17
Best Rank# 2# 11
Worst Rank# 27# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 35# 60
Best Rank# 33# 55
Worst Rank# 38# 68
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts182189
Wins1212
Saves00
ERA3.223.49
WHIP1.161.19
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 8# 11
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 16
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 13
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 13
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 11# 23
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 12# 18
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 14
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 9# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 11# 17
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 10# 17
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 7# 38
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 14# 39
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 10# 23
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 9# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 24
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 2# 19
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 11# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 12# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 20
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 20# 33
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 6# 28
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 11# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 18
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 12# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 12
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 18# 19
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 19
   
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Sporfolio
# 7# 54
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 12# 19
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 5# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 18
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 13# 35
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 18
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 13# 17
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 11# 15
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 18
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 11# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 15
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 32
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 11# 18
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 9# 12
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 14# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 14
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 7# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 21
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 12# 24
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 13
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 15# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 15
   
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2528
   
Games Started2528
   
Innings Pitched154.1151.1
   
Wins138
   
Losses49
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed148108
   
Earned Runs5256
   
Home Runs Allowed920
   
Strikeouts155182
   
Walks3959
   
ERA3.033.34
   
WHIP1.211.11
   
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2830
   
Games Started2830
   
Innings Pitched174.1168.6
   
Wins1212
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed158140
   
Earned Runs6265
   
Home Runs Allowed1521
   
Strikeouts182189
   
Walks4561
   
ERA3.223.49
   
WHIP1.161.19
   
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
News 
 Noah Syndergaard (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 16th
Jack Flaherty allowed four runs on six hits over 5 1/3rd innings Thursday. He walked two and struck out eight. The Cardinals-Mets game was suspended in the bottom of the ninth with a 4-4 score.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Jun 14th
 Mets starter Noah Syndergaard left Saturday's start against the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning with what appears to be a hamstring injury.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Jack Flaherty allowed four runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings in the Cardinals' 9-4 loss to the Cubs on Saturday. He walked three and struck out none in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
 Noah Syndergaard (illness) is expected to make his regularly scheduled start this Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 13th
Jack Flaherty allowed two runs on four hits over five innings in the Cardinals' 7-4 win over the Cubs on Saturday. He walked none and struck out eight in the no decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Mets starter Noah Syndergaard tossed seven scoreless innings in a win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out seven.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
Jack Flaherty fired six scoreless innings and struck out seven in the Cardinals' 4-3 extra innings loss to the Braves on Sunday. He allowed three hits, no walks, and took a no decision.
Elliott Baas
Mon, May 27th
 Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed three earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 5th
Jack Flaherty received a no-decision in Sunday's quality start versus the Rangers, allowing two runs on four hits over six innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 20th
Notes 
 Thor has elite stuff without a doubt, but the numbers haven't quite made it to the top tier of pitchers. Rather, he has just one season with 170 strikeouts and has yet to win 15 games. You may argue that a Cy Young is right around the corner, but we've been saying that for three years now and it is starting to look like we have another Strasburg on our hands
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 There is little doubt that Thor is a fantastic pitcher when healthy -- he has a 2.93 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 9.95 K/9 rate through 518 1/3 career innings. The issue, of course, is that Syndergaard has yet to reach 200 innings in a season, and has managed less than 155 innings in three of his four seasons in the Majors. As such, his value is very much format-dependent. He is significantly more valuable in a roto league with a low innings cap than he is in a points or categories league, and he's better suited to shallower leagues, where the replacement pitchers available on the waiver wire are better.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 The SP1 ceiling remains for Syndergaard, who registered a 3.03 ERA over 154.1 innings last year. Baseball's hardest-throwing starter submitted the lowest hard-hit rate (21.9%) and barrels per plate appearance (1.4%). His K/9 dropped nearly a run despite maintaining an elite 13.6% swinging-strike rate, so he could return to upper-echelon strikeout dominance. Although elite on a per-inning basis, he has never exceeded 183.1 frames in a single season. He's not durable enough to trust as a top-10 ace, but Thor could easily invade that territory by staying healthy.
Andrew Gould - 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