Who Should I Draft?

Andrew Benintendi or Starling Marte (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
42 of 56 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 25
Best Rank# 12# 11
Worst Rank# 54# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 37
Best Rank# 29# 34
Worst Rank# 34# 40
   
Projections 
   
Runs9981
Home Runs1918
RBI8368
Stolen Bases1933
Batting Average.286.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 20# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 23
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 20# 24
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 22# 42
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 24
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 54
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 20# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 25
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 17# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 22
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 23# 25
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 12# 29
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 20# 28
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 22# 27
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 23
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 24# 31
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 18# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 28
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 21# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 29
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 24# 71
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 20# 27
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 22# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 27
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 24
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 26
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 17# 18
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 29
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 14# 24
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 19# 25
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 21# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 24
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 20# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 21# 32
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 23# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 21# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 21
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 21
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 23# 20
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 24# 20
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 25# 13
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 21
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 25# 23
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 26# 18
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 27# 26
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 28# 17
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 33# 22
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 54# 35
   
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats579559
   
Runs10381
   
Hits168155
   
Singles10598
   
Doubles4132
   
Triples65
   
Home Runs1620
   
RBI8772
   
Stolen Bases2133
   
Caught Stealing314
   
Walks7135
   
Strikeouts106109
   
Batting Average.290.277
   
On Base Pct.366.327
   
Slugging Pct.465.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.787
   
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats578558
   
Runs9981
   
Hits165157
   
Singles103107
   
Doubles3830
   
Triples55
   
Home Runs1918
   
RBI8368
   
Stolen Bases1933
   
Caught Stealing511
   
Walks6934
   
Strikeouts104110
   
Batting Average.286.282
   
On Base Pct.362.323
   
Slugging Pct.466.445
   
On-base Plus Slugging.827.769
   
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
News 
 Andrew Benintendi (quad) has returned to Boston's lineup on Monday in Minnesota.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
Starling Marte went 2-for-6 with a homer and a strikeout in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Jun 13th
 Andrew Benintendi has been scratched from the Red Sox' lineup on Sunday against the Orioles with a sore left quad.
Dan Harris
Sun, Jun 16th
Starling Marte went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI in the Pirates' 13-7 loss to the Braves on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
 Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-5 and scored a run as the Red Sox beat the Orioles by a 7-2 score on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with a single in the Pirates' 5-3 loss to the Brewers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
 Andrew Benintendi went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored before being ejected from Tuesday's 9-5 loss to the Rangers.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
Starling Marte went 4-for-7 with a three-run home run in the Pirates' 12-10 loss to the Brewers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Andrew Benintendi went 1-for-5 and hit a two-run homer in the first inning in the loss to the Rangers on Monday in extra innings.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
Starling Marte went 3-for-5 with a stolen base, an RBI, and three runs scored in the Pirates' 9-4 win over the Brewers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 1st
Notes 
 Benintendi is a spectacular real life player, but in fantasy, he was extremely similar to Jean Segura who happens to be going five rounds later. The arrow is pointing up for Benintendi, but not enough to warrant a top 30 draft pick
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Marte bounced back from his 2017 suspension season with another big year. He stolen 33 bases, knocked 20 homers and batted a quality .277. While he may not swipe 45 bags anymore, that power/speed combo makes him well worth a fourth round pick in standard leagues
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 At 24 years old, Benintendi has yet to experience a major breakthrough in terms of home runs or stolen bases, but he's nonetheless settled in as a valuably reliable contributor across every offensive category. At this stage of his career, it's fair to expect more of the same -- close to 20-20 with an average in the .280-.290 range and strong run production numbers in Boston's loaded lineup. That was enough to make Benintendi a top-20 hitter in standard 5x5 formats last season, and should be again this year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
With 30+ steals in five of the last six seasons and a batting average that is generally more useful than his on-base percentage, Marte is the definition of a roto league specialist. He also hit a career-high 20 home runs last season, and while that may be close to his ceiling for power, last season's .277 average is on the low end of what you can expect from him. While his HRs and average have fluctuated a bit from year to year, Marte has consistently been a top-50 player in standard 5x5 formats, and he should be so again in 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Great in every category but not spectacular in one, a player of Benintendi's ilk typically doesn't merit top-25 consideration. But 20/20 candidates are hard to come by, especially if they provide a high batting-average floor and can score 100 times atop a loaded Red Sox lineup. The 24-year-old also might not have peaked yet, as he has improved his strikeout and walk rates each season. While he offers a relatively safe profile, this possible upside forces drafters to pay a steep price to snag him around the Round 2/3 turn.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
The only players to bat at least .275 with 20 homers and 30 steals last season: Mookie Betts and Starling Marte. Lower the steals query to 20, and they're joined by Mike Trout, Francisco Lindor, Christian Yelich, Trevor Story, and Javier Baez. Only one of those guys frequently lasts beyond the third round. Marte will struggle to repeat that career-high in homers given his ground-ball tendencies, but he has swiped at least 30 bags in each of his last five full seasons. (He stole 21 in 77 games in 2017.) Don't worry too much about his poor walk rate in five-by-five leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros