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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 - MIA
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
31 of 55 experts
44%
Recommended by
24 of 55 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-IL10
   
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
   
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 - MIA
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 - MIA
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 - MIA
Starling Marte
News 
 Brandon Woodruff pitched to a no-decision Saturday against the Dodgers, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk across six innings. He struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Sun, May 2nd
After sustaining a non-displaced left rib fracture two weeks ago, Starling Marte has been unable to resume baseball activities.
Andy Zimmerman
Tue, May 4th
 Brandon Woodruff (2-0) earned the win Sunday against the Cubs, tossing six scoreless innings while allowing two hits and two walks. He struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Apr 25th
Starling Marte was placed on the 10-day IL with a non displaced rib fracture on April 20th. Reports came out Monday that he was still dealing with a good deal of pain in his side. Therefore, the timetable for his return remains unclear.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Apr 26th
 Brandon Woodruff (1-0) allowed one run on one hit and three walks while striking out seven over six innings against the Padres on Monday, earning the win.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Apr 20th
Marlins OF Starling Marte underwent an MRI which revealed a non-displace fracture on his rib.
Brad Camara
Mon, Apr 19th
 Brandon Woodruff allowed one earned run on three hits and one walk while striking out six across six innings Tuesday against the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 14th
Starling Marte left Sunday's game against the Giants after an awkward swing. He was clutching his left side.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Apr 18th
 Brandon Woodruff allowed one hit and struck out eight over seven innings in Wednesday's win over the Cubs. He did not factor in the decision.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 7th
Marlins outfielder Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with two runs scored, an RBI, two walks, and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Giants.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Apr 18th
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