2022 Player Outlook
Injuries got in the way of his 2021 season and threw it off course. He made a trip to the injured list in June, and then again in August. Prior to the injury in June, Flaherty had a 3.18 ERA in April and 2.67 ERA in May, and he posted a 1.03 WHIP and 67 strikeouts through his first 11 starts of the season. Some untimely injuries threw Flaherty off course of what was shaping up to be quite the bounce-back season. Flaherty's batted ball metrics aren't what you ideally want from someone you are trusting as one of your top two arms in fantasy baseball, but he was looking like an ace and then some until the injuries in 2021. The right-hander had a strikeout rate north of 28 percent in each season from 2018-2020, but he has the stuff to break the 30 percent threshold. There's certainly some risk with Flaherty, given he's already coming into the year injured after missing part of 2021.