Who Should I Draft?

Andrelton Simmons or Ketel Marte (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
Ketel Marte
2B,SS - ARI
Ketel Marte
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
43 of 59 experts
27%
Recommended by
16 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 114# 143
Best Rank# 76# 92
Worst Rank# 176# 211
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 221# 250
Best Rank# 162# 209
Worst Rank# 252# 396
   
Projections 
   
Runs6972
Home Runs1112
RBI6858
Stolen Bases128
Batting Average.283.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 120# 136
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 114# 140
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 129# 135
   
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DailyOverlay
# 79# 144
   
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The Athletic
# 109# 127
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 130
   
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USA Today
# 106# 115
   
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RotoChamp
# 86# 181
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 154# 164
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 110
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 107# 150
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 100# 163
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 121# 155
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 113# 139
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 170
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
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The Athletic
# 116# 133
   
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
# 124# 125
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 77# 144
   
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Sporfolio
# 112# 201
   
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# 124# 131
   
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RotoBaller
# 106# 134
   
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RotoBaller
# 103# 159
   
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FantasyPros
# 111# 161
   
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FanGraphs
# 126# 144
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 76# 115
   
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RotoBaller
# 153# 211
   
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Razzball
# 111# 174
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 114# 138
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 115# 163
   
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SportsLine
# 111# 137
   
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Fantrax
# 120# 140
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 119# 157
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 122
   
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FanGraphs
# 97# 136
   
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Pitcher List
# 111# 123
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 112# 111
   
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FantasyPros
# 115# 113
   
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Freeze Stats
# 116# 103
   
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Fake Teams
# 123# 118
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 123# 92
   
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FantasyPros
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 124# 109
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 130# 107
   
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# 135# 132
   
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# 142# 124
   
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The Athletic
# 148# 109
   
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# 150# 148
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 160# 138
   
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The Athletic
# 171# 119
   
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# 173# 131
   
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Razzball
# 176# 140
   
  Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
Ketel Marte
2B,SS - ARI
Ketel Marte
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats554520
   
Runs6868
   
Hits162135
   
Singles12083
   
Doubles2626
   
Triples512
   
Home Runs1114
   
RBI7559
   
Stolen Bases106
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3554
   
Strikeouts4479
   
Batting Average.292.260
   
On Base Pct.337.332
   
Slugging Pct.417.437
   
On-base Plus Slugging.754.768
   
  Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
Ketel Marte
2B,SS - ARI
Ketel Marte
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats565522
   
Runs6972
   
Hits160142
   
Singles11694
   
Doubles2828
   
Triples38
   
Home Runs1112
   
RBI6858
   
Stolen Bases128
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks3950
   
Strikeouts5580
   
Batting Average.283.273
   
On Base Pct.329.336
   
Slugging Pct.406.428
   
On-base Plus Slugging.735.763
   
  Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
Ketel Marte
2B,SS - ARI
Ketel Marte
News 
 Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Astros.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
Ketel Marte has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his back and will be shut down for the rest of the season.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 21st
 Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-3 in Thursday's 9-1 loss to the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 20th
Ketel Marte went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk in the D'Backs' 4-3 loss to the Reds on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
 Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-4 in Friday's 11-4 loss to the Rays.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Ketel Marte hit his 32nd homer of the year in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Reds.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
 Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday’s 7-5 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
Ketel Marte went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI as the D'Backs beat the Reds 7-5 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 7th
 Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-5 with two walks in Friday's 7-6 loss to the Red Sox.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 31st
Ketel Marte went 3-for-4 with a grand slam in the D'Backs' 4-1 win over the Padres on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 5th
Notes 
 It is too bad we can't track web gems for fantasy baseball because Simmons just isn't as valuable in fantasy. Despite the lack of power, he doesn't offer some value in the fact that he should hit in the .280s with double-digit steals and near 70 runs scored.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
We have seen enough from Marte to know he will never produce useful batting averages or the speed he teased as a prospect. There is something to be said for an everyday player in terms of counting stats, but outside of that, he is replacement-level.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Simmons is the very definition of a boring draft pick, but he's finished as top-12 shortstop in roto/categories leagues in two of the last three seasons. He will provide a solid batting average and should chip in some steals as well.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
He didn't quite validate last spring's sleeper appeal, but Marte continued to flash the skills that should prompt drafters to give him another shot. Despite batting .260, he produced a noteworthy 85.9% contact rate while dropping his strikeout rate to 13.4%. He appeared to put it all together when hitting .296/.377/.464 after the All-Star break, and the speed remains existent if ever given the green light. He's a strong middle-infield target who will gain eligibility at center field.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Simmons gets slept on because he doesn't stuff a single category, but don't overlook his contact skills. His microscopic 7.3% strikeout rate bested all qualified hitters last season, resulting in a .292 batting average. Yet a rise in value hit rate (10.3%) led xStats to ascribe an even higher .313 xBA. Having stolen 19 bases in 2017, last year's 10 represents a floor rather than the ceiling. He's a boring player to roster during the season, but he'll end up delivering a positive ROI with a high average flanked by around 10 homers and 10-15 steals.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros