Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or Starling Marte (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
34 of 56 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 25
Best Rank# 10# 11
Worst Rank# 38# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 37
Best Rank# 27# 34
Worst Rank# 38# 40
   
Projections 
   
Runs9481
Home Runs2918
RBI9668
Stolen Bases733
Batting Average.290.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 23# 26
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 21
   
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasySports
# 21# 24
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 18# 42
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 24
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 54
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 22# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 25
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 29# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 22
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 22# 25
   
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CBS Sports
# 17# 29
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10# 28
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 20# 35
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 19# 27
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 25
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 28# 31
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 28
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 24# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 29
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 18# 71
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 27
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 24# 25
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 20# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 15# 26
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 22# 24
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 23# 25
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 24# 27
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 18# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 19# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 20
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 23
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 24# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 24
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 24
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 25# 18
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 23
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 25# 20
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 27# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 24
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 28# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 30# 29
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 31# 24
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 32# 27
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 34# 18
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 34# 22
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 38# 13
   
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats414559
   
Runs7781
   
Hits121155
   
Singles7398
   
Doubles2532
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs2220
   
RBI7072
   
Stolen Bases533
   
Caught Stealing214
   
Walks7935
   
Strikeouts99109
   
Batting Average.292.277
   
On Base Pct.406.327
   
Slugging Pct.517.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.923.787
   
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats538558
   
Runs9481
   
Hits156157
   
Singles94107
   
Doubles3030
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs2918
   
RBI9668
   
Stolen Bases733
   
Caught Stealing311
   
Walks9034
   
Strikeouts121110
   
Batting Average.290.282
   
On Base Pct.392.323
   
Slugging Pct.521.445
   
On-base Plus Slugging.913.769
   
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
News 
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the San Francisco Giants. The homer was his third of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Apr 18th
The Pirates have placed Starling Marte on the 10-day IL with an abdominal injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 20th
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 15th
Pirates outfielder Starling Marte left Friday’s game after colliding with Eric Gonzales.
Mike Maher
Fri, Apr 19th
 Washington outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and two walks in Tuesday's win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Mike Maher
Tue, Apr 9th
Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Pirates' 5-3 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Apr 17th
 Washington outfielder Juan Soto went 0-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in Sunday's win over the New York Mets.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 8th
Starling Marte went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Sunday versus the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 15th
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto hit his first home run of the season in Wednesday's win over the Phillies, going 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk, three RBIs, and two runs scored.
Mike Maher
Wed, Apr 3rd
Starling Marte went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and a stolen base in the Pirates' 5-2 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Apr 11th
Notes 
 Soto was every bit as good as top-ten pick, Alex Bregman per plate appearance last season, but is going 20 picks later. Keep in mind, he accomplished that as a teenager. Don't hesitate to reach an entire round to grab him before he progresses even more
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Soto breezed through the minor leagues and kept raking as a 19-year old rookie with the Nationals, hitting .292 with 22 home runs across his first 116 Big Leagues games. Perhaps most impressive of all, he walked nearly as often as he struck out, producing a .406 on-base percentage that proves he is more than comfortable at the Major League level. Soto hit the ball on the ground an awful lot as a rookie, so it remains to be seen if he is capable of delivering 30+ home runs, but at least 25 homers seems likely, and he should be a major plus in terms of batting average and run production while also providing at least a handful of steals. The kid is legit.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Expected to play at least one more full season in the minors, Soto instead showed elite skills beyond his years, batting .292/.406/.517 at age 19. After popping 22 homers in 494 plate appearance, supporters are dreaming of a .300, 30-homer, 10-steal breakout. It will happen soon enough, but don't reach for those lofty expectations in 2019. A 53.7% ground-ball rate dampens his power prospects, especially since nearly a quarter of his fly balls went yard last season. If his top-30 ECR holds, drafters are likely overpaying for a 25-homer, five-steal hitter who should be going closer to Anthony Rendon than Andrew Benintendi.
Andrew Gould - 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