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Who Should I Draft?

Ketel Marte or Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,CF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
15 of 22 experts
32%
Recommended by
7 of 22 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 62
Best Rank# 24# 46
Worst Rank# 80# 81
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 75# 88
Best Rank# 58# 72
Worst Rank# 82# 101
   
Projections 
   
Runs8475
Home Runs2127
RBI7584
Stolen Bases77
Batting Average.292.276
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 77
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 62
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 62
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 76
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 55# 61
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 47# 74
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 53
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 55# 61
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 52# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 56
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 55# 63
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 81
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 50# 60
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 52# 64
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 49# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 56# 46
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 60# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 62# 54
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 66# 51
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 75# 56
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 79# 62
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 80# 63
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,CF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats181208
   
Runs1928
   
Hits5264
   
Singles3539
   
Doubles1414
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs211
   
RBI1733
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks714
   
Strikeouts2148
   
Batting Average.287.308
   
On Base Pct.323.348
   
Slugging Pct.409.534
   
On-base Plus Slugging.732.882
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,CF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats576531
   
Runs8475
   
Hits166146
   
Singles10587
   
Doubles3429
   
Triples71
   
Home Runs2127
   
RBI7584
   
Stolen Bases77
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks4832
   
Strikeouts85130
   
Batting Average.292.276
   
On Base Pct.344.315
   
Slugging Pct.482.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.805
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,CF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
News 
  Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins said Lourdes Gurriel will receive reps at first and third base in spring training to increase his versatility.
Brad Camara
Fri, Feb 19th
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
Gurriel Jr. has developed into an extremely strong major league hitter, showing far more power than he did in the minors. He makes consistently strong (though not elite) contact, and although he swings a ton, his strikeout rate isn't prohibitive. Gurriel isn't going to be elite in any category, but he's going to provide some value in all five. Batting in an excellent lineup and hitter's park (whichever one it may be), Gurriel should be a fine pick in drafts in all formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros