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Who Should I Draft?

Ketel Marte or Anthony Rizzo (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,CF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
33 of 50 experts
34%
Recommended by
17 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 52
Best Rank# 23# 40
Worst Rank# 78# 80
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 66# 92
Best Rank# 55# 75
Worst Rank# 78# 98
   
Projections 
   
Runs8386
Home Runs2127
RBI7487
Stolen Bases76
Batting Average.291.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 55
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 58
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 49# 65
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 49
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 49
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 40
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 47# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 51# 55
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 49# 74
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 46# 53
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 55
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 37# 53
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 41# 64
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 55
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 46# 78
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 38# 52
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 50# 58
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 25# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 60# 61
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 61# 80
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 54
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 65
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 43# 60
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 60
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 51
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 51# 54
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 58
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 43# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 46# 53
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 42# 48
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 46# 53
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 47# 52
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 33# 51
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 45# 44
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 51# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 51# 49
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 53# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 52
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 56# 51
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 57# 56
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 57# 51
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 61# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 67# 52
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 48
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 73# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 74# 45
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 76# 55
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 78# 54
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,CF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats181203
   
Runs1926
   
Hits5245
   
Singles3528
   
Doubles146
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs211
   
RBI1724
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks728
   
Strikeouts2138
   
Batting Average.287.222
   
On Base Pct.323.342
   
Slugging Pct.409.414
   
On-base Plus Slugging.732.755
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,CF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats571548
   
Runs8386
   
Hits165145
   
Singles10489
   
Doubles3427
   
Triples72
   
Home Runs2127
   
RBI7487
   
Stolen Bases76
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks4974
   
Strikeouts8699
   
Batting Average.291.268
   
On Base Pct.347.356
   
Slugging Pct.481.471
   
On-base Plus Slugging.828.827
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,CF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
News 
 According to manager Torey Lovullo, Ketel Marte is participating in light movement and receiving treatment for his hamstring injury. However, Marte hasn't resumed baseball activities.
Corbin Young
Fri, Apr 16th
Anthony Rizzo did not produce a run in the win Tuesday versus the Brewers. However, he did steal his second base of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, Apr 14th
 Ketel Marte was placed on the 10-day IL on Thursday, according to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks indicated Marte is dealing with a right hamstring strain.
Matt Flipi
Thu, Apr 8th
Anthony Rizzo launched a homer Thursday versus Pittsburgh. It drove in a key insurance run. He had scored earlier on Baez's home run that was the winning blow.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Apr 9th
 Ketel Marte (hamstring) is absent from Thursday's lineup, as expected.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 8th
Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-2 but walked twice and scored a run. He also stole his first base of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Apr 5th
 Ketel Marte exited the Diamondbacks game in the 6th inning on Wednesday with an apparent hamstring injury.
Matt Flipi
Wed, Apr 7th
Anthony Rizzo doubled for one of only two hits by the Cubs in their first game of the regular season. He also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Apr 2nd
 Ketel Marte went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, and a pair of RBI in the Diamondbacks 4-2 loss to the Padres on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Apr 3rd
Cubs president Jed Homer said Wednesday that he remains confident the team will be able to come to agreement on a contract extension with Anthony Rizzo.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Mar 31st
Notes 
 Most fantasy managers expected regression from Marte after his breakout 2019 season, but few saw last year coming. Marte hit two homeruns in his 45 games, and contributed minimally elsewhere other than batting average. His walk rate dropped to a miniscule 3.6%, and although he struck out less than ever, the quality of his contact was overwhelmingly poor. Truth be told, both 2019 and 2020 are probably outliers for Marte, and the truth probably lies somewhere between his 2018 (.260/.332/.437) and 2019 (.329/.389/.592) seasons. Those numbers will play at second base, especially given Marte's draft cost, but give up dreams of him hitting 32 home runs ever again.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Rizzo's average dropped to just .222 last year and his counting stats waned, though the latter failing was much more due to the lack of production from the rest of the Cubs lineup. His walk and strikeout rates, however, stayed mostly in line, and his BABIP was an artificially low .218 (career mark of .289), which is partly why there was such a gap between his xBA of .266 and his actual batting average. With that said, Rizzo didn't hit the ball nearly as hard last year, as he saw career worsts in average exit velocity and hard hit rate. He likely won't ever be the player he was at his peak, but there's still plenty in his bat that can help fantasy managers, including the handful of steals he will throw in each year. He's a starting-caliber first baseman still, without question, and he'll go at a discount because of last year's numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 One of the best players in 2019 has dropped significantly in ADP despite a still decent 2020. I am buying the dip.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy