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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rendon or Starling Marte (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Starling Marte
Starling Marte
Recommended by
30 of 52 experts
Recommended by
22 of 52 experts
ECR# 18# 19
Best Rank# 7# 13
Worst Rank# 80# 50
Composite# 20# 30
Best Rank# 19# 27
Worst Rank# 24# 38
Home Runs118
Stolen Bases210
Batting Average.297.285
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 17
Site Projections
# 17# 27
Grey Albright
# 13# 26
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 23
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 19
Fantasy Team Advice
# 20# 21
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 21
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 19
Wayne Bretsky
# 12# 21
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 18
Chris Meaney
# 16# 26
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 19
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 7# 50
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 17# 19
Mario Mergola
# 21# 23
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 21
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 14# 18
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 19
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 23
Donkey Teeth
# 16# 28
Pierre Camus
# 13# 15
Andrew Seifter
# 15# 20
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 26
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 22
Brendan Tuma
# 15# 38
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 26
George Kurtz
# 15# 28
Nate Miller
# 14# 19
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 19
Corbin Young
# 17# 19
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 13
Mick Ciallela
# 19# 17
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 19
Carmen Maiorano
# 21# 16
Nick Mariano
# 22# 14
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 22
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 18
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 21
Andrew Gould
# 28# 16
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 18
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 18
Ariel Cohen
# 29# 22
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 30# 17
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 17
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 32# 25
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 36# 21
Chris Mitchell
# 38# 14
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 37
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 20
Dan Harris
# 41# 18
Beast Dome
# 44# 29
Rudy Gamble
# 80# 18
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Starling Marte
Starling Marte
2019 Stats 
At Bats545539
Home Runs3423
Stolen Bases525
Caught Stealing16
Batting Average.319.295
On Base Pct.412.343
Slugging Pct.598.503
On-base Plus Slugging1.010.845
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Starling Marte
Starling Marte
2020 Projections 
At Bats197203
Home Runs118
Stolen Bases210
Caught Stealing13
Batting Average.297.285
On Base Pct.380.322
Slugging Pct.534.478
On-base Plus Slugging.914.801
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Starling Marte
Starling Marte
 Anthony Rendon did not play Saturday or during Sunday's season finale against the Dodgers.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Sep 28th
Starling Marte's $12.5 million option for 2021 has been picked up by the Marlins, per beat writer Barry Jackson.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 19th
 Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with two RBI, a double, and two walks in a 6-2 win over the Rangers on Friday night.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Sep 19th
OF Starling Marte (hand) will not be on the Marlins’ roster for the NLDS against the Braves.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
 Anthony Rendon snapped out of his recent mini-slump in style on Thursday when he drilled a two-run, first inning home run to center field off of Arizona starter Alex Young. Rendon later added a double and finished the night 2-for-4 with one run and 2 RBI.
Lucas Spence
Fri, Sep 18th
Marlins manager Don Mattingly says the team has not yet made a decision on whether or not Starling Marte (hand) will be on the NLDS roster.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 5th
 Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-5 on Wednesday night while chipping in an RBI groundout in a 9-6 loss to Arizona.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Sep 17th
Marlins' manager Don Mattingly said the Marlins have "no determination" on the status of OF Starling Marte (hand) for this week's NLDS matchup with the Braves.
Brad Camara
Sun, Oct 4th
 Angels star third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-2 with a single, two walks, and an RBI in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Rangers.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Sep 10th
Starling Marte (hand) is absent from Thursday's Game 2 lineup against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 1st
 For years, Rendon was the poster boy for the most underrated player in fantasy. Coming off his career year, he's underrated no more. Now the price that you have to pay for him leaves very little room for a net gain, and in order for him to return a positive ROI, you need him to replicate his 2019 numbers, which were, by the way, career highs across the board, aside from stolen bases. He's also taking an L with the switch in ballparks in every major ballpark factor. The position is deep, and while Rendon is safe here, you're banking on a lot in order to get a solid return from your second-round pick.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Rinse. Wash. Repeat. Every draft season, we as a collective fantasy community get excited about drafting Starling Marte on our teams. When the season is over, we end up feeling pretty meh about it. Rinse. Wash. Repeat. He's in a new ballpark with a better team, sure, but let's not forget that he's 31 years old, and with speed as his main value driver, we can expect that to start to decline rapidly, potentially this season. What's more, Marte has only had two seasons with more than 600 plate appearances in his career despite being a regular presence toward the top of the Pittsburgh lineup.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Rendon finally put it all together last year, setting career-highs in batting average (.319), home runs (34), runs scored (117), and RBI (126). He'll now move to Anaheim where he'll see a downgrade in park, but an upgrade in lineup by the sheer presence of Mike Trout. In the end, Rendon's move is a neutral one, and to the extent you trust him to stay healthy again, he's a rock-solid second round pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Marte set career-highs in home runs, runs scored, RBI, and slugging percentage in 2019, and now gets an upgrade in supporting cast and home park with the move to the Diamondbacks. The Pirates ranked 20th in 2019 in runs scored, while the Diamondbacks ranked 11th, and PNC Park was one of the worst parks for righty batters last season. Marte may not be able to grow his 2019 numbers at this point given his age, but his change in teams certainly doesn't hurt.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Great baseball player, contributes BA, which is rare these days, but no steals and one big career home run season? I am not buying in on 2020.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
I am a huge 5-tool chasing type of guy and with a move to Arizona, I want shares of Marte to see if he can be a 30/30/.285 "Dude" in 2020. 20/20 feels like a lock, 25/25 is a reasonable hope while 30/30 is a reach worth dreaming on.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Come for the safe floor and hope he hits his ceiling batting behind Mike Trout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Set a career high in homers last season in what was likely the best overall season of his career. The HRs may get knocked down under 20 again if the ball changes, but should be a solid contributor everywhere. Not a big fan of reaching for him at all, because his ceiling is not like others in the early rounds. Safe pick.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  More valuable in roto leagues due to stolen bases
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros