Jack Rafe Flaherty (born October 15, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Selected by the Cardinals in the first round of the 2014 MLB draft, he made his MLB debut in 2017.
Flaherty attended Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California, where he’s pitching coach was current White Sox pitching coach Ethan Katz.
He pitched and played shortstop and third base as a member of the varsity baseball team for all four of his years at Harvard-Westlake. He was a sophomore when two of his high school teammates and fellow pitchers, Max Fried and Lucas Giolito, were both drafted in the first round of the 2012 MLB draft.
On May 31, 2021, Flaherty was placed on the injured list for the first time in his MLB career after suffering an oblique strain while batting. He returned to the club on August 13 but was placed on the injured list once again on August 25 with a right shoulder strain.
Flaherty entered 2022 dealing with a right shoulder injury that sidelined him during spring training and the beginning of the season. On March 22, Flaherty signed a one-year, $5 million, contract with the Cardinals to avoid salary arbitration.
There are no details about his marital status. He may be married or unmarried. There are also no rumors about his wife and girlfriend.