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Who Should I Draft?

Starling Marte or Jack Flaherty (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
34 of 55 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 27
Best Rank# 15# 13
Worst Rank# 63# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 24
Best Rank# 27# 19
Worst Rank# 38# 24
   
Projections 
   
Runs33
Home Runs89
RBI28
Stolen Bases10
Batting Avg.285
Strikeouts4079
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.56
WHIP1.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 31
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 46
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 34# 39
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 26
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 39# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 29
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 23# 67
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 27# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 26
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 24# 27
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 34
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 27# 28
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 22# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 29
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 36
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 29# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 23# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 30# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 28
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 23# 25
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 21# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 23# 33
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 15# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 24# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 24# 23
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 18
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 27# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 26
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 30# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 21
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 33# 25
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 34# 25
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 24
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 38# 26
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 38# 28
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 48# 19
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 55# 30
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 63# 17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs97
   
Home Runs2325
   
RBI82
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Batting Avg.295
   
Strikeouts94231
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.75
   
WHIP0.97
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs89
   
RBI28
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Batting Avg.285
   
Strikeouts4079
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.56
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
News 
 The Miami Marlins exercised Starling Marte's 2021 club option.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 28th
Jack Flaherty took the loss in Game 3 of the Wild Card Round on Friday when he gave up one run on six hits with eight strikeouts and two walks across six innings in the Cardinals 4-0 loss to the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
 Starling Marte's $12.5 million option for 2021 has been picked up by the Marlins, per beat writer Barry Jackson.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 19th
Jack Flaherty allowed three earned runs on four hits and four walks while striking out five over five innings in the Cardinals 3-0 loss to the Brewers in Game One on Friday. Flaherty allowed a solo home run to Christian Yelich in the third inning and at least one Brewer reached base in every inning except the first. The Cardinals fell to 28-27 with the loss.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Sep 26th
 OF Starling Marte (hand) will not be on the Marlins’ roster for the NLDS against the Braves.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
Jack Flaherty tossed six innings, allowing one run on two hits and two walks while striking out 11 to record his second win of the season as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 2-1 on Sunday. Flaherty allowed a leadoff double to Bryan Reynolds in the fourth inning and the Pirates brought him around to score on a sacrifice fly later in the frame. Flaherty threw 102 pitches, 61 of them for strikes, and the Cardinals improved to 26-24 with the victory. They are now one game ahead of both the Reds and Brewers for Second Place in the NL Central in what figures to be one of the final week's most exciting playoff races.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 21st
 Marlins manager Don Mattingly says the team has not yet made a decision on whether or not Starling Marte (hand) will be on the NLDS roster.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 5th
Jack Flaherty allowed nine earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six over three innings pitched in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers. Flaherty threw 81 pitches, 48 of them for strikes, and gave up back-to-back home runs in the first inning to Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun. The Brewers added two runs in the third on a Daniel Vogelbach double and seven runs in the fourth, five of which were charged to Flaherty. He allowed four singles and a walk before being relieved without recording an out in that inning. The Cardinals fell to 21-22 with the loss and have a half game lead over the Cincinnati Reds, and one game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers for Second Place in the NL Central.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 16th
 Marlins' manager Don Mattingly said the Marlins have "no determination" on the status of OF Starling Marte (hand) for this week's NLDS matchup with the Braves.
Brad Camara
Sun, Oct 4th
Jack Flaherty threw five innings allowing two runs on four hits and two walks with six strike outs as the Cardinals beat the Tigers 12-2 in Game One on Thursday. Flaherty allowed a Jeimer Candelario home run in the fourth inning, which accounted for all of the Tigers scoring. The Cardinals moved to 19-17 after the victory.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Sep 11th
Notes 
 Rinse. Wash. Repeat. Every draft season, we as a collective fantasy community get excited about drafting Starling Marte on our teams. When the season is over, we end up feeling pretty meh about it. Rinse. Wash. Repeat. He's in a new ballpark with a better team, sure, but let's not forget that he's 31 years old, and with speed as his main value driver, we can expect that to start to decline rapidly, potentially this season. What's more, Marte has only had two seasons with more than 600 plate appearances in his career despite being a regular presence toward the top of the Pittsburgh lineup.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
2019 shocked me and ranking him THIS high confirms that belief, but I can't move him ahead of the leagues Aces after one great season. Close, but not yet.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Marte set career-highs in home runs, runs scored, RBI, and slugging percentage in 2019, and now gets an upgrade in supporting cast and home park with the move to the Diamondbacks. The Pirates ranked 20th in 2019 in runs scored, while the Diamondbacks ranked 11th, and PNC Park was one of the worst parks for righty batters last season. Marte may not be able to grow his 2019 numbers at this point given his age, but his change in teams certainly doesn't hurt.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
When Jacob deGrom posted his historic 2018 numbers en route to his Cy Young, we knew that there would be regression coming in 2019. Carrying over a 1.70 ERA, 1.94 average against, and a 0.91 WHIP wasn't sustainable, and we knew that. For his encore in 2019, he posted a 2.43 ERA, .205 average against, and a 0.97 WHIP. So when people mention that Flaherty's second half is the driving force around his price tag, they aren't wrong. His second half was historic - especially compared to his first half of 2019, where he struggled mightly. But even with regression to his second-half numbers - 0.91 ERA, .142 average against, and 0.71 WHIP - Flaherty has the pedigree, sample size, and stuff to be the ace for your team. Don't overthink it."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 I am a huge 5-tool chasing type of guy and with a move to Arizona, I want shares of Marte to see if he can be a 30/30/.285 "Dude" in 2020. 20/20 feels like a lock, 25/25 is a reasonable hope while 30/30 is a reach worth dreaming on.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 Set a career high in homers last season in what was likely the best overall season of his career. The HRs may get knocked down under 20 again if the ball changes, but should be a solid contributor everywhere. Not a big fan of reaching for him at all, because his ceiling is not like others in the early rounds. Safe pick.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Posted a 0.93 ERA, a 0.70 WHIP, and 11 K/9 over final 16 starts
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 More valuable in roto leagues due to stolen bases
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros