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Who Should I Draft?

Ketel Marte or Jorge Polanco (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
44 of 45 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 75
Best Rank# 20# 56
Worst Rank# 79# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 40# 147
Best Rank# 34# 137
Worst Rank# 44# 155
   
Projections 
   
Runs3332
Home Runs97
RBI3028
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.301.289
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 78
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 79
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 38# 96
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 80
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 80
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 46# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 102
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 75# 85
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 26# 76
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 71
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 79
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 81
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 71
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 77
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 29# 64
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 66
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 121
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 36# 68
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 30# 75
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 20# 80
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 27# 64
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 38# 90
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 83
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 28# 86
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 86
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 32# 78
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 32# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 82
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 75
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 97
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 97
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 81
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 22# 75
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 75
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 36# 77
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 75
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 54# 79
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 33# 73
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 29# 65
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 33# 92
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 28# 71
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 79# 83
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 67
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 65# 56
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats569631
   
Runs97107
   
Hits187187
   
Singles110118
   
Doubles3640
   
Triples97
   
Home Runs3222
   
RBI9279
   
Stolen Bases103
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks5360
   
Strikeouts86116
   
Batting Average.329.296
   
On Base Pct.389.358
   
Slugging Pct.592.487
   
On-base Plus Slugging.981.844
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats210208
   
Runs3332
   
Hits6360
   
Singles3838
   
Doubles1313
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs97
   
RBI3028
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2020
   
Strikeouts3339
   
Batting Average.301.289
   
On Base Pct.362.351
   
Slugging Pct.513.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.875.818
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
News 
  Jorge Polanco served as the DH and went 2-for-3 with a double in his 2020 spring debut for the Twins.
Michael Felner
Mon, Mar 2nd
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
People are down on Polanco after the season he had last year, and it doesn't really make much sense. The only argument against him is the deep position, but you're getting a guy hitting in the heart of a loaded lineup. What's not to like?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
Polanco picked up where he left off after the 2018 suspension by batting nearly .300 with over 100 runs and 22 homers. His speed is gone but for his 11th round price tag, that is a plenty useful stat line even if you have to use him in the utility spot instead of shortstop.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Great late option if you are looking to boost your average. Does a little bit of everything, so he won't hurt you.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 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
 
 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