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Jack Flaherty

Jack Flaherty

SP - STL

Age: 25Bats: RThrows: R

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #11
Best / Worst #5 / #21
ADP #27

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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.

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Jack Flaherty named Opening Day starter for Cardinals

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has confirmed Jack Flaherty will be the team's Opening Day starter against Cincinnati.

Fantasy Impact

Not much of a surprise here, as Flaherty is the unquestioned ace of the Cardinals staff and was the Opening Day starter last season as well. Don't let last season's 4.91 ERA fool you, as Flaherty pitched to a much-more respectable 3.13 ERA when you remove one awful outing (9 ER against MIL). Flaherty is currently the SP #11 in FantasyPros Expert Consensus Rankings, but the 25-year-old's pedigree and track record suggest he could certainly outperform his current ADP.

Lucas SpenceFeb 25, 2021
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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#37#20#6722
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Dynasty #31#23#394
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Projections (2021 Season)
GGSWLSVBSHDIPHERHRBBKERAWHIP
3131129000175.81437024582063.561.14
Stats
Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamGGSWLSVIPHRERHRBBBB%KK%ERAWHIP
2018STL2828890151108595620599.5918229.593.341.11
2019STL33331180196.1135626025557.1223129.922.750.97
2020STL9943040.13322226169.414928.824.911.21
History
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreDECIPHRERHRBBKERAWHIP
Fri, Sep 25vs. MIL-L5.04331455.401.60
Sun, Sep 20@ PIT-W6.021102111.500.67
Tue, Sep 15@ MIL-L3.089922627.003.33
Thu, Sep 10vs. DET-W5.04221263.601.20
Game Schedule
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Game Schedule
GameOpp. Team
DateOppTimePitcherVBRMatchup
Thu, Apr 1st@ CIN4:10pm
Sat, Apr 3rd@ CIN4:10pm
Sun, Apr 4th@ CIN1:10pm
Mon, Apr 5th@ MIA6:40pm
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