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Who Should I Draft?

Ketel Marte or Paul DeJong (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
43 of 45 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 96
Best Rank# 20# 46
Worst Rank# 79# 156
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 40# 185
Best Rank# 34# 161
Worst Rank# 44# 200
   
Projections 
   
Runs3331
Home Runs910
RBI3031
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.301.251
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 97
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 102
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 38# 77
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 85
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 101
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 46# 137
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 114
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 26# 99
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 77
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 79
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 105
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 102
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 99
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 95
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 29# 98
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 98
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 36# 119
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 30# 104
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 20# 102
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 27# 156
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 38# 111
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 106
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 28# 127
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 107
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 32# 80
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 32# 113
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 124
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 86
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 148
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 118
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 112
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 22# 129
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 85
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 36# 104
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 92
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 54# 83
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 33# 90
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 29# 86
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 33# 106
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 28# 114
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 79# 109
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 81
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 65# 46
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 75# 66
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats569583
   
Runs9797
   
Hits187135
   
Singles11073
   
Doubles3631
   
Triples91
   
Home Runs3230
   
RBI9278
   
Stolen Bases109
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks5362
   
Strikeouts86149
   
Batting Average.329.232
   
On Base Pct.389.316
   
Slugging Pct.592.443
   
On-base Plus Slugging.981.759
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats210201
   
Runs3331
   
Hits6351
   
Singles3829
   
Doubles1311
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs910
   
RBI3031
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2019
   
Strikeouts3355
   
Batting Average.301.251
   
On Base Pct.362.315
   
Slugging Pct.513.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.875.775
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
News 
  Paul DeJong went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Tuesday’s 6-4 Grapefruit League win over the Astros.
Brad Camara
Tue, Mar 3rd
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
DeJong was a bit of a mirage in the first few months of the season, as he looked liked he found out how to strikeout less and make better contact. He's still a fine option, but better as a middle infielder.
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
Although DeJong hit so poorly at the end of the season, he has no chance of losing playing time because he is so great in the field. Even with his rough stretch to close things, DeJong finished with 30 homers and 97 runs. He is expected to do much of the same this year.
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
 
 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