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Who Should I Draft?

Bryce Harper or Starling Marte (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
43 of 52 experts
17%
Recommended by
9 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 19
Best Rank# 3# 13
Worst Rank# 24# 50
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 30
Best Rank# 15# 27
Worst Rank# 25# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs3633
Home Runs138
RBI3828
Stolen Bases410
Batting Average.267.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 19
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 24# 25
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 27
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 26
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 23
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 18# 21
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 19
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 3# 29
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 21
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 17# 21
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 16
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 19
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 18
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 18# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 18
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 50
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 14# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 23
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 18# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 19
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 16# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 20# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 26
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 12# 17
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 18# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 22
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 13# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 22
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 17# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 26
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 14# 16
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 18# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 19
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 10# 14
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 14# 19
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 9# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 14
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 18# 17
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 13
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 19# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 18
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 23# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 20
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 23# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats573539
   
Runs9897
   
Hits149159
   
Singles7799
   
Doubles3631
   
Triples16
   
Home Runs3523
   
RBI11482
   
Stolen Bases1525
   
Caught Stealing36
   
Walks9925
   
Strikeouts17894
   
Batting Average.260.295
   
On Base Pct.372.343
   
Slugging Pct.510.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.882.845
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats194203
   
Runs3633
   
Hits5258
   
Singles2736
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs138
   
RBI3828
   
Stolen Bases410
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks3811
   
Strikeouts6040
   
Batting Average.267.285
   
On Base Pct.386.322
   
Slugging Pct.524.478
   
On-base Plus Slugging.910.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
News 
 Phillies manager Joe Girardi confirmed Wednesday that Bryce Harper has been dealing with a back injury "off and on" for 4-5 weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 23rd
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
 Bryce Harper (back) is starting Monday against the Nationals.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 21st
OF Starling Marte (hand) will not be on the Marlins’ roster for the NLDS against the Braves.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper left Sunday's loss to the Toronto Blue Jays with lower back stiffness, according to The Athletic's Meghan Montemurro.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 20th
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
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 4-for-6 with a home run, two doubles, three runs scored, four RBI, and two walks across both games of Friday's doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 19th
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
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with two home runs and two walks in Thursday's loss to the New York Mets. The two homers give him 10 on the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 18th
Starling Marte (hand) is absent from Thursday's Game 2 lineup against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 1st
Notes 
 Harper is a lock for 30 home runs and double-digit steals. He hasn't been Mike Trout's equal, as many expected after the High School SI cover, but that doesn't mean he isn't an elite Fantasy player. His ADP doesn't reflect how high his floor is or the potential for a 40/20 season. 2020 is a big year for Harper in the Philly Band Box.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 By this point, we all know the answer to the Mike Trout vs. Harper discussion, but that doesn't mean that Harper still isn't one hell of a player. Was he pressing early in Philadelphia with the pressure of a new contract in a new city? I think he was, as his second-half numbers show quite the turnaround, especially with his strikeout rate. His xBA and xwOBA also indicate that Harper underperformed last season. It should surprise no one if Harper were to contend for an MVP this season. He should be bumped up higher in OBP leagues.
Michael Waterloo - 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
 Not a big fan of Harper (He is overrated), but he does have some big time potential going into his second year in Philly. If he gets his average up to 280+ he should be a high end five category contributor.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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
 Lots of encouraging Statcast data suggesting he has room for growth in year two of Phillies tenure
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