Who Should I Draft?

Amed Rosario or Marcus Semien (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Amed Rosario
SS - NYM
Amed Rosario
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
47 of 59 experts
20%
Recommended by
12 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 98# 117
Best Rank# 78# 64
Worst Rank# 180# 176
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 172# 220
Best Rank# 141# 201
Worst Rank# 191# 289
   
Projections 
   
Runs6977
Home Runs1117
RBI5669
Stolen Bases2313
Batting Average.262.254
   
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USA Today
# 78# 132
   
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# 145# 146
   
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Razzball
# 86# 87
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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# 150# 121
   
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# 180# 102
   
  Amed Rosario
SS - NYM
Amed Rosario
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats554632
   
Runs7689
   
Hits142161
   
Singles99109
   
Doubles2635
   
Triples82
   
Home Runs915
   
RBI5170
   
Stolen Bases2414
   
Caught Stealing116
   
Walks2961
   
Strikeouts119131
   
Batting Average.256.255
   
On Base Pct.295.318
   
Slugging Pct.381.388
   
On-base Plus Slugging.676.706
   
  Amed Rosario
SS - NYM
Amed Rosario
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats562569
   
Runs6977
   
Hits147145
   
Singles10395
   
Doubles2631
   
Triples82
   
Home Runs1117
   
RBI5669
   
Stolen Bases2313
   
Caught Stealing104
   
Walks3055
   
Strikeouts120122
   
Batting Average.262.254
   
On Base Pct.299.320
   
Slugging Pct.394.408
   
On-base Plus Slugging.693.728
   
  Amed Rosario
SS - NYM
Amed Rosario
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
News 
 Mets shortstop Amed Rosario went 1-for-3 with a run scored, a walk, and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks. The steal was his 17th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 12th
Marcus Semien went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and a walk in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 16th
 Mets shortstop Amed Rosario went 2-for-3 with an RBI in Monday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
Marcus Semien went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Astros.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 Mets shortstop Amed Rosario went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, an RBI, and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Nationals. The steal was his 16th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 5th
Marcus Semien went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday’s 21-7 win over Astros.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
 Mets shortstop Amed Rosario went 2-for-5 with an RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs.
Mike Maher
Thu, Aug 29th
Marcus Semien went 4-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored and a stolen base in Thursday's 10-6 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 5th
 Mets shortstop Amed Rosario 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Indians.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 21st
Marcus Semien went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 5th
Notes 
 Rosario is a former top prospect but that doesn't mean he has much more upside with the bat that we have already seen early in his career. A dozen homers and a .260 batting average is likely his cap, but with 25 stolen bases, that makes for a decent depth piece.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
You won't get much help from Semien in terms of batting average, but he is a good bet for 15 homers and 15 steals, plus last season he provided fantasy owners with 89 runs scored. Expect more of the same from this durable and reliable depth piece.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Rosario's speed may top out at around 25 stolen bases, his plate discipline is poor. He isn't a standout in any other offensive category at the moment, so he will need to develop some more power to even become a Tim Anderson-kind of performer. That said, he was a highly-regarded prospect and is just 23 years old, so we can't rule out a big step forward. He's not an awful pick if you're looking for an upside selection to stash on your bench early in the season.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Semien is the very definition of a boring draft pick, but he's finished as a top-12 shortstop in roto/categories leagues in two of the last three seasons. Semien will provide decent power and chip in some steals as well.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Rosario was only 22 years old when everyone started losing faith. After failing to immediately become the next Francisco Lindor, he came to life by batting .284 with five homers and 15 steals over the final two months. He spent most of that stretch atop the Mets' lineup, a distinction he likely won't reclaim now that walks machine Brandon Nimmo can set the table for Jed Lowrie, Robinson Cano, Wilson Ramos, and Michael Conforto. Getting shunned to the bottom of the batting order is the only reason not to go all in on Rosario, a former top prospect who could still deliver 10 homers and 25 steals with a higher ceiling.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Semien always seems to stick around long enough for drafters who want double-digit homers and steals from a cheap middle infielder. He has never reached a 100 wRC+ or batted above .261, so there's limited upside now that 2016's 27 homers stands out as a career outlier. There's also a chance he moves down the batting order, which guarantees he'll come nowhere close to 2018's 703 plate appearance and 89 runs. Here's the good news: You don't need to pay for last year's results. Even if he plates 20 fewer runs, Semien will get the job done with another .250, 15/15-type campaign.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros