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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
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
33 of 45 experts
27%
Recommended by
12 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 19
Best Rank# 7# 12
Worst Rank# 37# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 28
Best Rank# 17# 27
Worst Rank# 21# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs3534
Home Runs118
RBI3929
Stolen Bases210
Batting Average.305.288
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 23
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 20# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 18
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 27
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 21
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 7# 50
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 54
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 21
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 14# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 20
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 23
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 26
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 15# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 19
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 17
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 20# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 16
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 17
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 21
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 30# 17
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 32# 25
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 36# 21
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 15
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 37# 12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats545539
   
Runs11797
   
Hits174159
   
Singles9399
   
Doubles4431
   
Triples36
   
Home Runs3423
   
RBI12682
   
Stolen Bases525
   
Caught Stealing16
   
Walks8025
   
Strikeouts8694
   
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
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats196205
   
Runs3534
   
Hits6059
   
Singles3438
   
Doubles1411
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs118
   
RBI3929
   
Stolen Bases210
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks2711
   
Strikeouts3341
   
Batting Average.305.288
   
On Base Pct.388.325
   
Slugging Pct.543.485
   
On-base Plus Slugging.931.809
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
News 
  Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to multiple reports.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jan 27th
Notes 
 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
 While Rendon may be the best overall third basemen in real life, walks and defense don't translate to fantasy. Rather, we are looking at a player without speed but one whose 4-category bat makes him a strong second round pick for the 2020 season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
By now, you should know that although Marte isn't one of the game's most well known stars, he is a solid bet to return 25 homers, 100 runs scored and 30 steals with a strong batting average if he can stay healthy fo the full season. He doesn't have much upside for the third round ADP, though.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
  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