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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 - ARI
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
35 of 45 experts
22%
Recommended by
10 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 19
Best Rank# 10# 12
Worst Rank# 36# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 21# 28
Best Rank# 18# 27
Worst Rank# 26# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs3634
Home Runs138
RBI3929
Stolen Bases410
Batting Average.267.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 19
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 24# 25
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 23# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 23
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 18# 21
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 17
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 18# 27
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 50
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 54
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 18# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 20
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 14# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 16# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 20# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 13# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 20# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 13# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 15# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 17# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 26
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 18# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 19
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 10# 12
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 14# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 17# 16
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 15
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 18# 17
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 19# 18
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 13
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 19# 17
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 23# 19
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 23# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
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 - ARI
Starling Marte
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats193206
   
Runs3634
   
Hits5259
   
Singles2637
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs138
   
RBI3929
   
Stolen Bases410
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks3811
   
Strikeouts6141
   
Batting Average.267.285
   
On Base Pct.386.323
   
Slugging Pct.523.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.910.802
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
News 
 Bryce Harper (toe) suffered a bruised left big toe after getting hit by a pitch on Tuesday and will return to the field on Friday.
Brad Camara
Tue, Mar 10th
Starling Marte was back at Diamondbacks workouts on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 11th
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper was removed from Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Twins after being hit by a pitch in the right foot.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
Torey Lovullo has not confirmed as to why Marte has been absent from camp.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Fri, Jul 10th
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, a walk, an RBI, and two stolen bases in Saturday's win over the Red Sox. The steals were his second and third of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 8th
Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to multiple reports.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jan 27th
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and a walk in Thursday's win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The homer was his third of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
 
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI in Wednesday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The home runs were his first two of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
 
Notes 
 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
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
 Unlike Aaron Judge, who is also going at the end of the second round, Harper has only missed 8 games in the last two seasons. He might not have as much power or the reliable batting average, but there is something to be said for health and the extra 10 steals.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Harper is almost 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
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
 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
  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