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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Woodruff or Starling Marte (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Starling Marte
CF - OAK
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 42
Best Rank# 18# 26
Worst Rank# 87# 80
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 37# 53
Best Rank# 32# 42
Worst Rank# 50# 58
   
Projections 
   
Runs85
Home Runs2019
RBI71
Stolen Bases24
Batting Avg.278
Strikeouts191112
Wins11
Saves0
ERA3.45
WHIP1.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 37# 42
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 39# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 43# 60
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 43# 46
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 37# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 26# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 49
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 22# 47
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 45
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 31# 43
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 25# 43
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 53
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 18# 76
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 41# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 40
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 62
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 42
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 50
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 33# 80
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 44# 46
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 48# 55
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 32# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 39# 43
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 36
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 30# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 26
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 28
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 39# 36
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 39# 36
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 40# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 42# 40
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 26
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 41
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 44# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 42
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 46# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 44
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 48# 44
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 48# 38
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 35
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 54# 27
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 58# 37
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 58# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 49
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 70# 48
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 82# 33
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 87# 44
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Starling Marte
CF - OAK
Starling Marte
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs36
   
Home Runs96
   
RBI27
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Batting Avg.281
   
Strikeouts9141
   
Wins3
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.05
   
WHIP0.99
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Starling Marte
CF - OAK
Starling Marte
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs85
   
Home Runs2019
   
RBI71
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Batting Avg.278
   
Strikeouts191112
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.45
   
WHIP1.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Starling Marte
CF - OAK
Starling Marte
News 
 Brandon Woodruff did not factor into the decision Tuesday against the Cardinals, allowing two runs on seven hits in four innings. He walked none and struck out three.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 29th
Starling Marte went 2-for-5 with one RBI and one run in the Athletics 10-4 loss on Saturday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Oct 3rd
 Brandon Woodruff (9-10) took the loss Tuesday against the Cardinals, allowing one run on two hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out 10.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 22nd
Starling Marte went 0-for-5 with one RBI and two strikeouts in the Athletics 4-3 win on Sunday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Sep 26th
 Brandon Woodruff (9-9) took the loss Wednesday against the Tigers, allowing three runs on four hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 15th
Starling Marte went 1-for-5 with one RBI and two strikeouts in the Athletics 2-1 win on Saturday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Sep 26th
 The Brewers have scratched pitcher Brandon Woodruff from his start on Saturday due to a stomach bug. Eric Lauer will take the mound instead. Meanwhile, Woodruff's start has been moved back to Wednesday.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 11th
Starling Marte went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs in the Athletics 14-2 win on Friday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Sep 25th
 Brandon Woodruff (9-8) took the loss Monday against the Phillies, allowing four runs on nine hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 6th
Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with one strikeout in the Athletics 4-1 loss against the Marinrs on Wednesday.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 23rd
Notes 
 There were some skeptics after Woodruff succeeded in 2019 based largely on one pitch - his devastating fastball - but he put those concerns to rest in 2020. His ERA (3.05) and WHIP (0.99) were incredibly strong, particularly when you consider that he struck out more than 11 batters per nine innings. Woodruff's fastball hits rests at 96 MPH and is one of the better pitches in baseball, but his slider and changeup both made strides last year. The Brewers are reportedly planning to add about 100 innings to their starter's workloads last season, so pencil Woodruff in for roughly 175 extremely strong frames. You can survive with him as your fantasy ace, though he's best as an incredibly strong number 2.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Marte's getting a little old for a player to rely on for stolen bases, and although fantasy managers need to start lowering their expectations as he enters his age-32 season, there should be enough left in the tank for him to be productive. He ranked in the top 11% in sprint speed last year and was caught stealing just twice in 10 attempts. The quality of his contact declined fairly significantly, however, and considering he now plays in Miami, anything more than 15 home runs should be considered gravy. But he'll likely continue to chip in for all five rotisserie categories and be an asset in both stolen bases and batting average, two difficult categories to fill. Again, temper expectations a bit against his historical production, but fantasy managers can still draft him with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Woodruff's 2020 season ranked in the 90th percentile in both xERA and xwOBA. He rates out well according to both FIP and Baseball Savant. It's fair to call him a good-to-great starting pitcher. The question becomes what kind of workload can we expect from Milwaukee's No. 1? Woodruff logged 73 2/3 innings last summer after posting a career-high 121 2/3 frames in 2019. The Brewers plan to add on 100 innings to each of their SP's workloads from last year. If you believe Woodruff will hold up then he's a wildly exciting SP2 in fantasy.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros