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Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Starling Marte (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
46 of 46 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 19
Best Rank# 3# 12
Worst Rank# 10# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 28
Best Rank# 4# 27
Worst Rank# 4# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs3933
Home Runs158
RBI4028
Stolen Bases59
Batting Average.292.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 5# 25
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 27
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 23
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 4# 21
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 17
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 4# 27
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 3# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 5# 50
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 54
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 4# 21
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 4# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 20
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 4# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 14
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 3# 26
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 16
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 4# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 22
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 5# 40
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 26
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 3# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 4# 17
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 5# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 5# 19
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 7# 12
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 4# 19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558539
   
Runs12197
   
Hits170159
   
Singles8699
   
Doubles3431
   
Triples36
   
Home Runs4723
   
RBI11582
   
Stolen Bases1525
   
Caught Stealing56
   
Walks9525
   
Strikeouts10894
   
Batting Average.305.295
   
On Base Pct.406.343
   
Slugging Pct.629.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.035.845
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats198204
   
Runs3933
   
Hits5858
   
Singles3037
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs158
   
RBI4028
   
Stolen Bases59
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks3111
   
Strikeouts4641
   
Batting Average.292.285
   
On Base Pct.389.322
   
Slugging Pct.579.481
   
On-base Plus Slugging.968.803
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
News 
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Cody Bellinger has made some changes to his swing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
Starling Marte was back at Diamondbacks workouts on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 11th
 Cody Bellinger (back) is in the Dodgers' lineup on Thursday versus the Athletics.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 5th
Torey Lovullo has not confirmed as to why Marte has been absent from camp.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Fri, Jul 10th
 Cody Bellinger was scratched earlier this week and is not in the lineup today due to “side discomfort”, however, Ken Gurnick reported today that it was due to a knot in Bellinger’s back. There were rumblings about the issue occurring after Bellinger’s viral Top Golf video. The reigning MVP is not in the lineup today but is working out in full.
Matthew Davis
Wed, Mar 4th
Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to multiple reports.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jan 27th
 Cody Bellinger was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Reds with side discomfort.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 2nd
 
 Cody Bellinger signed a one-year, $11.5 million contract with Los Angeles on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
 
Notes 
 The Dodgers are going to be a headache for fantasy managers this year, but Bellinger is one of the players who you can count on for everyday, elite production. Having first base eligibility lifts his stock even more, since first base is a top-heavy position this year. Bellinger lowered his strikeout rate and raised his walk rate, but the most impressive part of his growth last season was his ability to hit lefties to the tune of .280 - up from .226 the year prior.
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
 Bellinger had a tremendous season, drastically improving his walk rate and cutting his strikeout rate, and setting career highs in each of the five standard rotisserie categories. If there's a knock on Bellinger's season, it's that so much of his production came in the first half, and particularly in March where he batted .431 with 14 home runs. Beginning in June, he batted .280 or lower in each month, and he batted just .261 in the second half. But the numbers all count, and although it's reasonable to expect Bellinger to take a slight step back from his overall 2019 numbers, it still leaves him as a top-five 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
 After his ridiculous start in April, Bellinger cooled off for sure, but still played at a 43 HR, 102 RBI, 116 R, 13 SB, .274 pace. He doesn't come with the risk some are suggesting as let's remember, he was still just 23 years old in his down season of 2018. You can draft him in the top-five with confidence but behind Trout, Acuna and Betts.
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
 I project regression across the board. 30-35 HRs, 8-13 SBs in 2020 rather than his 47/15 2019. Still a really strong season, still qualifies in the outfield and a slightly better Dodger than Betts with upside to provide 40/15 if his regression is less severe than my projections. Thats why he ranks ahead of Betts but behind the dual-threat middle infielders at picks 4-6.
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
 Statcast page is blood red (which is good). Hit .379 in the first two months of 2019, .262 after
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