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Who Should I Draft?

Ketel Marte or DJ LeMahieu (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Ketel Marte
Ketel Marte
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Recommended by
50 of 54 experts
Recommended by
4 of 54 experts
ECR# 28# 59
Best Rank# 19# 27
Worst Rank# 79# 98
Composite# 39# 62
Best Rank# 32# 55
Worst Rank# 44# 63
Home Runs96
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.296.298
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 98
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 62
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 38# 54
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 66
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 54
Site Projections
# 44# 53
Grey Albright
# 28# 67
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 77
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 26# 58
Beast Dome
# 36# 56
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 72
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 80
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 58
Andrew Gould
# 26# 54
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 59
Rudy Gamble
# 31# 75
Wayne Bretsky
# 22# 90
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 50
Chris Meaney
# 28# 40
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 63
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 53
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 36# 46
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 22# 72
Mario Mergola
# 34# 49
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 30# 49
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 20# 38
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 52
Bill Dubiel
# 38# 47
Nick Mariano
# 29# 46
Bobby Sylvester
# 22# 73
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 58
Donkey Teeth
# 32# 43
Dan Harris
# 33# 59
Pierre Camus
# 38# 81
Andrew Seifter
# 39# 70
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 51
Mick Ciallela
# 26# 60
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 56
Ariel Cohen
# 33# 81
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 74
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 54
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 59
Brendan Tuma
# 25# 44
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 54# 56
Carmen Maiorano
# 30# 57
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 29# 57
George Kurtz
# 33# 37
Nate Miller
# 28# 50
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 48
Corbin Young
# 27# 57
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 32# 27
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 32
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 75# 51
Chris Mitchell
# 79# 78
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ketel Marte
Ketel Marte
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2019 Stats 
At Bats569602
Home Runs3226
Stolen Bases105
Caught Stealing22
Batting Average.329.327
On Base Pct.389.375
Slugging Pct.592.518
On-base Plus Slugging.981.893
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ketel Marte
Ketel Marte
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2020 Projections 
At Bats210204
Home Runs96
Stolen Bases32
Caught Stealing11
Batting Average.296.298
On Base Pct.358.351
Slugging Pct.505.448
On-base Plus Slugging.863.798
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ketel Marte
Ketel Marte
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
 Ketel Marte went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jul 31st
DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a solo home run on Monday as the Yankees defeated the Phillies by a 6-3 score.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 4th
 Ketel Marte went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a run scored, and a walk in Sunday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 26th
DJ LeMahieu went 3-for-5 at the plate and scored a run as the Yankees beat the Red Sox by a 5-1 score on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 1st
 Ketel Marte went 1-for-4 with a single in Friday night's 7-2 loss to the San Diego Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Jul 25th
DJ LeMahieu went 4-for-5 with a home run, a double, two runs and two RBI in a victory over Baltimore on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Jul 30th
  DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-3 at the plate and drove in a run on Saturday as the Yankees lost to the Nationals by a 9-2 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jul 26th
  DJ LeMahieu is absent from Thursday’s lineup versus the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 23rd
 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
26 home runs in 2019. Never happens again. If Didi stayed in NY DJ wouldn't even be a full time player. I like high BA guys in the 60 game sprint but I can't buy into the distorted and outlandish 26 bombs form 2020. Don't be Fantasy fooled folks.
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
LeMahieu tested positive for COVID-19 and is asymptomatic, according to the Yankees. Assuming he rejoins the team by the start of the season - a big "if" but somewhat likely given his early positive test - then he should have little difficulty getting ready for the season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 There is no one who will deny the likelihood that Marte's .329 batting average drops this year but we are still talking about a kid who hit 32 homers with 10 steals last year. As we've seen with Jose Ramirez and J.D. Martinez, these breakout stars can sometimes even further improve.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
There's a fallacy out there that when players leave Coors Field, their production and subsequent fantasy value dips. DJ LeMahieu disproved that in 2019, as he had the best numbers of his career. There aren't a lot of question marks with his peripherals, but the main hesitation that fantasy managers should have with LeMahieu is that 2019 was his clear outlier. With the multi-position eligibility, he's worth grabbing at this point in hopes for a repeat or at least close to a repeat for his on-pace numbers.
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
LeMahieu may have been the most shocking breakout last year, moving from a .276 hitter with limited power at Coors to all of a sudden 26 HRs, 102 RBIs and a .327 BA away from Coors. You can expect some regression but his 2019 campaign was just too great to discount him in the 6th or 7th round.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Exit velocity and had hit rate both ranked in the top 10% in baseball last year, which could be a sign that his mid-career breakout was legit
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros