Who Should I Draft?

Patrick Corbin or Jack Flaherty (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 17
Best Rank# 9# 11
Worst Rank# 42# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 47# 60
Best Rank# 43# 55
Worst Rank# 74# 68
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts201189
Wins1312
Saves00
ERA3.503.49
WHIP1.221.19
   
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  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3328
   
Games Started3328
   
Innings Pitched200.2151.1
   
Wins118
   
Losses79
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed162108
   
Earned Runs7056
   
Home Runs Allowed1520
   
Strikeouts246182
   
Walks4859
   
ERA3.153.34
   
WHIP1.051.11
   
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3230
   
Games Started3230
   
Innings Pitched188.0168.6
   
Wins1312
   
Losses99
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed174140
   
Earned Runs7365
   
Home Runs Allowed2121
   
Strikeouts201189
   
Walks5561
   
ERA3.503.49
   
WHIP1.221.19
   
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
News 
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed one run on four hits and three walks while striking out eight over sinning innings in Wednesday's win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The in brings him to 6-5 on the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 19th
Jack Flaherty allowed three runs on four hits over seven innings in the Cardinals' 6-0 loss to the Marlins on Tuesday. He walked one and struck out eight while falling to 4-4.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
 Tuesday’s game between the Nationals and Phillies has been postponed due to rain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
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
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed seven earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings in a loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. The loss drops him to 5-5 on the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
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
 Corbin was tagged with the loss against the Padres on Thursday night, giving up five runs (three earned) on five hits across five innings, striking out six and walking five as the Nationals fell 5-4.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
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
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed six earned runs on 11 hits and no walks while striking out two over just 2 2/3 innings in Friday’s loss to the Cincinnati Reds. The loss drops him to 5-3 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
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
Notes 
 Corbin was an absolute monster last season, striking out 246 batters with a 1.05 WHIP and 3.15 ERA. Granted, those ratios are likely to jump, perhaps even half a run in ERA, but he should also add considerably to his 11 wins from 2018 now that he is in Washington
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
 Corbin had a breakout season in 2018, and his peripherals suggest his 3.15 ERA should have been even better. He was not a mixed league asset in either of the previous two seasons, so there is a bit of risk in relying on him as your top starter, but he should be able to replicate his success as long as he can continue to miss bats with his slider like he did last season.
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
 Corbin's breakout came as a result of leaning more on a devastating slider that yielded a .195 wOBA and 29.3% swinging-strike rate. It steered him to MLB's third-lowest FIP (2.47), seventh-highest strikeout % (30.8), and second-lowest contact rate (66.8%) among all qualified starters. The peripherals back the 29-year-old southpaw's breakout, but skeptics will point to an alarming 41.7% hard-hit rate and lack of a second plus pitch. Luckily the market is bearish enough on an encore to price Corbin as a high-end No. 2 starter rather than staff anchor.
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