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Who Should I Draft?

Freddie Freeman or Starling Marte (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
35 of 52 experts
33%
Recommended by
17 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 19
Best Rank# 10# 13
Worst Rank# 52# 50
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 17# 30
Best Rank# 16# 27
Worst Rank# 22# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs3433
Home Runs118
RBI3628
Stolen Bases210
Batting Average.300.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 20
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 17# 25
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 17
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 23
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 12# 21
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 19
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 22# 29
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 12# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 11# 50
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 11# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 20# 23
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 12# 21
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 12# 18
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 20
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 21# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 15# 22
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 22
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 26# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 26
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 14# 17
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 12# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 12# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 11# 19
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 14# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 14
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 20# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 21# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 23# 16
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 19
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 23# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 19
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 26# 21
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 17
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 29# 14
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 21
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 18
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 35# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 52# 27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597539
   
Runs11397
   
Hits175159
   
Singles10299
   
Doubles3331
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs3823
   
RBI12182
   
Stolen Bases625
   
Caught Stealing36
   
Walks8725
   
Strikeouts12794
   
Batting Average.293.295
   
On Base Pct.387.343
   
Slugging Pct.546.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.933.845
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats195203
   
Runs3433
   
Hits5858
   
Singles3436
   
Doubles1211
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs118
   
RBI3628
   
Stolen Bases210
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks2711
   
Strikeouts4440
   
Batting Average.300.285
   
On Base Pct.386.322
   
Slugging Pct.535.478
   
On-base Plus Slugging.921.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
News 
 The Braves are looking to lock up 1B Freddie Freeman to a long-term contract extension.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 20th
The Miami Marlins exercised Starling Marte's 2021 club option.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 28th
 Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with two doubles, and two runs scored as the Braves fell to the Dodgers 7-3 in Game 5 of the NLCS on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 17th
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
 Freddie Freeman went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored in the Braves 10-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 16th
OF Starling Marte (hand) will not be on the Marlins’ roster for the NLDS against the Braves.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
 Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored as the Braves took down the Dodgers 8-7 in Game 2 of the NLCS on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 14th
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
 Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in the Braves 5-1 win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Oct 13th
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
Notes 
 Freeman tested positive for COVID-19 at the outset of renewed camp and has reportedly dealt with some difficult symptoms. It seems unlikely that he'll be able to begin the year with the Braves, though he is apparently on the road to recovery. When healthy, Freeman is a dynamic option, so long as he has recovered from the elbow soreness that plagued him in spring. Don't let Freeman slip too far, but he's out of the second round for now.
Dan Harris - 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
 Freeman gets a boost in points leagues, but, he's a safe bet for production in the second round. Freeman allows you to lock up your first baseman and not have to worry about playing catch up there later in the draft. The only knock with taking Freeman is that you miss out on the power-speed threats and the top pitchers.
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
 Playing through an injury in September hurt overall numbers. Draft in the late-first.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
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
  More valuable in roto leagues due to stolen bases
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros