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Who Should I Draft?

Ketel Marte or Clayton Kershaw (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
35 of 55 experts
36%
Recommended by
20 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 38
Best Rank# 24# 11
Worst Rank# 113# 95
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 39# 33
Best Rank# 32# 30
Worst Rank# 44# 47
   
Projections 
   
Runs33
Home Runs910
RBI30
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.296
Strikeouts3367
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.62
WHIP1.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 41# 45
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 39
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 53# 69
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 52
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 35# 76
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 60
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 36# 65
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 37# 95
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 40# 80
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 29# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 39
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 38# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 36# 48
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 30# 42
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 40# 43
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 27# 51
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 46
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 47
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 27# 44
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 43# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 33
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 35# 36
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 44
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 44# 62
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 37
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 68# 81
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 39# 42
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 44# 47
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 37# 45
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 31# 50
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 36# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 35
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 36# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 39# 21
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 40# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 44# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 44# 39
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 44# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 30
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 38
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 44
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 20
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 35
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 50# 11
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 51# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 54# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 55# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 60# 58
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 113# 45
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 113# 44
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs97
   
Home Runs3228
   
RBI92
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Batting Avg.329
   
Strikeouts86189
   
Wins16
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.08
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs910
   
RBI30
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.296
   
Strikeouts3367
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.62
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
News 
 Ketel Marte went 2-for-3 with a double, two-run single, and a sacrifice fly in Sunday's win over Colorado.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 28th
Clayton Kershaw picked up the win on Sunday when he allowed two runs on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks over 5 2/3 innings in the Dodgers 4-2 win over the Rays in Game 5 of the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 26th
 The Diamondbacks activated Ketel Marte (wrist) off the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 22nd
Clayton Kershaw picked up the win on Tuesday when he allowed just one run on two hits with eight strikeouts and one walk across six innings in the Dodgers 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 21st
 Ketel Marte (wrist) is scheduled to take batting practice on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
The Dodgers announced LHP Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the 2020 World Series, which begins on Tuesday evening against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 19th
 Ketel Marte went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, and two RBI in Friday's win over the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 5th
Clayton Kershaw took the loss on Thursday when he surrendered four runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk in the Dodgers 10-2 loss to the Braves in Game 4 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 16th
 Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo says Ketel Marte will see time in center field moving forward.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 2nd
Clayton Kershaw, who was scratched prior to his scheduled start on Tuesday due to back spasms, will start Game 4 of the NLCS on Thursday, according to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 14th
Notes 
 With second base being as weak as it is, it's kind of shocking that Ketel Marte is going this low in drafts. Sure, the breakout was out of nowhere - despite being a popular breakout pick for three years in a row - but he actually was stronger down the stretch than he was in the first half, and there are very few concerns with his underlying numbers. A change to the baseball could see his home runs come down, but not enough so that he won't return draft-day value.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Durability is an issue that concerns me less in 60 games than it might if we were in 162, but he isn't an Ace any more. He gets hurt too much and a DL/IL stint is a killer in a 9 week season.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Marte suddenly went from being a career .263 hitter with 22 home runs in 1,548 plate appearances to batting .329 with 32 home runs in 628 plate appearances. And while he made many overall gains, such as a massive increase in launch angle, his expected batting average was just .299 and that .030 difference was 10th-highest in MLB. He also upped his pull percentage by a significant amount, and pulled all but one of his home runs, which should be something that pitchers can exploit in 2020. Buy some of the gains, but consider Marte closer to a .290-25 type of hitter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Kershaw silenced the decline talks last year after he put up another good season with an improved SwStr%. In quality starts leagues, he was money for managers, as he consistently went six and seven innings in his starts. He's had to change who he is as a pitcher, as the velocity just isn't there, which gives him little margin for error. He's worth taking still, but he's more of an SP2 at this point.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 In the Era of the Juiced ball (and I am sure some juiced bodies too) I am not buying Marte's 2019 power surge and he doesn't run as much as you might think he does. I am not paying for 30 home runs and 10 stolen bases when regression suggests 15-20 HRs and five SBs. Marte won't fall this far and I am fine with that. I will be owning ZERO shares of the 2019 shocker of the year in Fantasy baseball.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Peak Kershaw may be gone, but the version that remains is pretty darn good himself. Kershaw passed 175 innings pitched for the first time since 2015 despite starting the season on the IL, and although his ERA crept above 3.00 for the first time since 2008, his overall numbers remain elite. With strong win potential always present, Kershaw is a fine second starter on your staff. But his days of carrying a fantasy team are behind him.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Marte earned every bit of his 32 HRs last year. His average is almost certain to come down a bit, but his breakout was real, and similar numbers are certainly not out of reach. He is being discounted out of fear for massive regression. I am happy to take the discount.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
No longer an ace but the price to draft him is reasonable. Can expect wins playing for the Dodgers, which can be tough for SPs to find
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Advanced stats back up last year's breakout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros