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Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or Starling Marte (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
44 of 45 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 19
Best Rank# 4# 12
Worst Rank# 28# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 28
Best Rank# 8# 27
Worst Rank# 13# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs3834
Home Runs128
RBI4029
Stolen Bases410
Batting Average.297.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 11# 25
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 23
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 10# 21
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 6# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 17
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 11# 27
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 10# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 4# 50
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 54
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 10# 21
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 9# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 13# 20
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 8# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 15
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 5# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 26
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 16
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 11# 17
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 11# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 10# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 5# 19
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 13# 12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats542539
   
Runs11097
   
Hits153159
   
Singles8299
   
Doubles3231
   
Triples56
   
Home Runs3423
   
RBI11082
   
Stolen Bases1225
   
Caught Stealing16
   
Walks10825
   
Strikeouts13294
   
Batting Average.282.295
   
On Base Pct.401.343
   
Slugging Pct.548.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.949.845
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats195206
   
Runs3834
   
Hits5859
   
Singles3337
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs128
   
RBI4029
   
Stolen Bases410
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks3811
   
Strikeouts4841
   
Batting Average.297.285
   
On Base Pct.411.323
   
Slugging Pct.547.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.958.802
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
News 
 Juan Soto came into contact with a teammate that tested positive for coronavirus, and is currently isolating away from Nationals Park.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
Starling Marte was back at Diamondbacks workouts on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 11th
 The Nationals called off Monday‚Äôs workout due to concerns with a delay in getting back COVID-19 test results.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
Torey Lovullo has not confirmed as to why Marte has been absent from camp.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Fri, Jul 10th
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Miami Marlins. The homer was his second of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to multiple reports.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jan 27th
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-2 with two doubles in Thursday's Spring matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
 
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-1 with two RBI, two walks, and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Baltimore Orioles. The steal was his second in as many days.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 3rd
 
Notes 
 In OBP leagues, you can make the case for Soto to be the third player off the board, as his plate discipline may just be the best in the league. He's only going to get better, too, as there's more room for power growth in his game. His plate discipline gives him a safe floor moving forward, too.
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
 It seemed impossible that Soto could be even better than his rookie year but that is just what we got with 34 homers, 110 RBIs, 110 runs and a .282 batting average to go with 12 steals. Considering how young he is, we may see even more in 2020 which would make his second round ADP a steal.
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
 I have some concerns that the stolen bases aren't going to develop like his offensive potential has and will continue to. He has Top 5 potential if he can become a 15-20 Stolen Base guy on top of his immense upside with the bat. He would rank higher if I felt more optimistic about the SBs.
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
  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