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Who Should I Draft?

Ozzie Albies or Jack Flaherty (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
29 of 55 experts
47%
Recommended by
26 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 30
Best Rank# 22# 22
Worst Rank# 68# 69
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 36# 32
Best Rank# 30# 27
Worst Rank# 39# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs93
Home Runs2423
RBI81
Stolen Bases14
Batting Avg.281
Strikeouts110205
Wins12
Saves0
ERA3.48
WHIP1.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 39# 55
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 26# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 26
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 46# 51
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 69
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 24# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 35
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 30# 33
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 26# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 40# 58
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 38
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 29# 34
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 42# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 52
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 35
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 31# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 30
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 34
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 32
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 47
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 38# 41
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 30# 39
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 25# 23
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 23
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 29# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 27
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 27
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 31# 29
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 31# 30
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 32# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 27
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 33# 28
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 34# 32
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 32
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 29
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 36# 23
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 29
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 38# 22
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 38# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 38# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 39# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 32
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 43# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 24
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 45# 26
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 50# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 68# 46
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs21
   
Home Runs66
   
RBI19
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.271
   
Strikeouts3049
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA4.91
   
WHIP1.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs93
   
Home Runs2423
   
RBI81
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Batting Avg.281
   
Strikeouts110205
   
Wins12
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.48
   
WHIP1.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
News 
 Ozzie Albies went 1-for-4 in Wednesday's game against the Nationals.
Steve Painter
Wed, May 5th
Jack Flaherty remained unbeaten on Saturday, picking up his fifth win by pitching six innings and giving up six hits, three earned runs, and two walks while striking out a season-high nine batters in a 12-5 win over the Pirates.
Lucas Spence
Sat, May 1st
 Ozzie Albies went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's game against the Blue Jays.
Steve Painter
Fri, Apr 30th
Jack Flaherty was in mid-season form on Sunday, pitching seven strong innings and limiting the Reds to just three hits and one run in a 5-2 victory. Flaherty recorded six strikeouts and improved his record to 4-0 on the season.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Apr 25th
 Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with a double and run scored in Thursday's game against the Cubs.
Steve Painter
Thu, Apr 29th
Jack Flaherty pitched six innings in a victory over the Nationals on Monday, giving up six hits, five runs (two earned), two walks and notching five strikeouts to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Apr 19th
 Ozzie Albies went 3-for-5 with a solo homer, double, and two runs scored in Wednesday's game against the Cubs.
Steve Painter
Wed, Apr 28th
Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty got the better of Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday night, pitching five innings (96 pitches) of one-run ball while yielding only three hits and striking out six.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Apr 14th
 Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI, and a run scored in Tuesday's game against the Cubs.
Steve Painter
Tue, Apr 27th
After struggling in his season debut, Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty pitched six scoreless innings against the Marlins on Wednesday, yielding only one hit while issuing four walks to go along with six strikeouts while picking up his first win of the season.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Apr 7th
Notes 
 A wrist injury limited Albies to just 29 games last season, and affected his performance early in the year before he went on the IL. In other words, there's little reason to draw conclusions from anything he did last year, including his drop in walk rate and increase in strikeout rate. Albies had established a rough 24-15 baseline from 2018-2019, and at 24 years old, there's no reason to expect that floor to decrease. With his power and speed combination, and his locked in strong RBI and runs scored numbers batting near the top of the Braves' lineup, Albies should be either the first second baseman drafted or the second behind DJ LeMahieu, depending on how you want to build your team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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