Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Lindor or Starling Marte (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 25
Best Rank# 3# 11
Worst Rank# 98# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 37
Best Rank# 10# 34
Worst Rank# 20# 40
   
Projections 
   
Runs10081
Home Runs2918
RBI8168
Stolen Bases1733
Batting Average.285.282
   
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# 25# 26
   
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# 16# 21
   
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# 18# 27
   
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# 28# 30
   
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# 20# 23
   
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The Athletic
# 16# 13
   
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# 22# 18
   
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# 28# 22
   
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# 33# 26
   
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# 37# 20
   
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# 37# 26
   
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# 37# 35
   
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# 41# 18
   
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# 64# 24
   
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# 98# 24
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats661559
   
Runs12981
   
Hits183155
   
Singles10198
   
Doubles4232
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs3820
   
RBI9272
   
Stolen Bases2533
   
Caught Stealing1014
   
Walks7035
   
Strikeouts107109
   
Batting Average.277.277
   
On Base Pct.352.327
   
Slugging Pct.519.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.871.787
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats559558
   
Runs10081
   
Hits160157
   
Singles94107
   
Doubles3530
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs2918
   
RBI8168
   
Stolen Bases1733
   
Caught Stealing611
   
Walks5834
   
Strikeouts87110
   
Batting Average.285.282
   
On Base Pct.352.323
   
Slugging Pct.511.445
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.769
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
News 
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs, and a steal in a 5-3 win over the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 26th
Starling Marte went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in the Pirates' 8-7 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 20th
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, an RBI, and a steal in an 8-3 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 24th
Starling Marte went 2-for-6 with a homer and a strikeout in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Jun 13th
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a run, a walk, and a steal in a 7-6 win over Detroit on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
Starling Marte went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI in the Pirates' 13-7 loss to the Braves on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a homer in a 7-2 loss to the Rangers on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 18th
Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with a single in the Pirates' 5-3 loss to the Brewers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with two steals in a 4-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 16th
Starling Marte went 4-for-7 with a three-run home run in the Pirates' 12-10 loss to the Brewers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
Notes 
 Originally expected to return from a calf injury in early April, Lindor suffered an ankle ailment while rehabbing. There's now no timetable for his recovery, and it's increasingly hard to see Cleveland letting him run once back on the diamond. Investors have little choice but to wait and hope for the best, but they shouldn't expect him to return first-round value.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Marte bounced back from his 2017 suspension season with another big year. He stolen 33 bases, knocked 20 homers and batted a quality .277. While he may not swipe 45 bags anymore, that power/speed combo makes him well worth a fourth round pick in standard leagues
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Lindor kicked it up another notch in 2018, mashing 38 homers to go with 25 steals and his league-leading 129 runs. We can't bank on a repeat performance in 2019, but with even 80% of those numbers at shortstop, he'd return easy 1st round value.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
With 30+ steals in five of the last six seasons and a batting average that is generally more useful than his on-base percentage, Marte is the definition of a roto league specialist. He also hit a career-high 20 home runs last season, and while that may be close to his ceiling for power, last season's .277 average is on the low end of what you can expect from him. While his HRs and average have fluctuated a bit from year to year, Marte has consistently been a top-50 player in standard 5x5 formats, and he should be so again in 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Coming off a tremendous season, Lindor would arguably deserve to be in a tier of his own at shortstop if he hadn't suffered a strained calf in early February. As it is, he falls into a similar category of player as Javier Baez and Trevor Story: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The concern for Lindor is that he misses the beginning of the season and/or doesn't run as much upon his return, but the good news is that he was so good last year that they can afford to drop off a bit and still remain an elite fantasy option.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
The only players to bat at least .275 with 20 homers and 30 steals last season: Mookie Betts and Starling Marte. Lower the steals query to 20, and they're joined by Mike Trout, Francisco Lindor, Christian Yelich, Trevor Story, and Javier Baez. Only one of those guys frequently lasts beyond the third round. Marte will struggle to repeat that career-high in homers given his ground-ball tendencies, but he has swiped at least 30 bags in each of his last five full seasons. (He stole 21 in 77 games in 2017.) Don't worry too much about his poor walk rate in five-by-five leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros