Who Should I Draft?

Kris Bryant or Starling Marte (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
39 of 59 experts
34%
Recommended by
20 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 25
Best Rank# 6# 11
Worst Rank# 37# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 33# 37
Best Rank# 26# 34
Worst Rank# 34# 40
   
Projections 
   
Runs9781
Home Runs2818
RBI8768
Stolen Bases633
Batting Average.281.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 18# 26
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 23
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 14# 22
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 9# 42
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 24
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 32# 54
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 23# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 25
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 26# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 21
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 7# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 23
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 6# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 28
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 26# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 29
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 71
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 21
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 23# 27
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 24
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 26
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 18# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 29
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 20# 24
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 13# 25
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 28
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 20# 27
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 21# 52
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 24
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 37
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 22# 35
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 21# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 21# 20
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 22# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 20
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 22
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 26# 17
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 23
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 26# 24
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 27# 18
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 27# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 28# 11
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 25
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 18
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 28# 27
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 28
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 29# 20
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 20
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 31# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 32
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 26
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 37# 29
   
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats389559
   
Runs5981
   
Hits106155
   
Singles6298
   
Doubles2832
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs1320
   
RBI5272
   
Stolen Bases233
   
Caught Stealing414
   
Walks4835
   
Strikeouts107109
   
Batting Average.273.277
   
On Base Pct.374.327
   
Slugging Pct.460.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.834.787
   
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats552558
   
Runs9781
   
Hits155157
   
Singles88107
   
Doubles3530
   
Triples45
   
Home Runs2818
   
RBI8768
   
Stolen Bases633
   
Caught Stealing411
   
Walks7734
   
Strikeouts140110
   
Batting Average.281.282
   
On Base Pct.369.323
   
Slugging Pct.510.445
   
On-base Plus Slugging.879.769
   
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
News 
 Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI Sunday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
Starling Marte is not in the Pirates' lineup for their Saturday game against the Cubs.
Dan Harris
Sat, Sep 14th
 Kris Bryant went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and four RBI in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
Starling Marte returned to the lineup Friday and went 2-for-4 with a walk, two RBI, and a run scored.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
 Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run home runs and a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 11th
Starling Marte missed his second straight game Thursday and may be nursing an undisclosed injury.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
 Kris Bryant (knee) has been scratched from Tuesday’s lineup due to knee soreness.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 3rd
Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with a double and four runs scored in Friday's win over the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Aug 31st
 Kris Bryant went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in Monday's win over the Mariners.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 29th
Notes 
 Bryant missed 60 games last year and had his least efficient season of his career by quite a bit. There is some risk in drafting Bryant in the 3rd round, but he also comes with 40 homer upside, a batting average near .300 and both 100+ runs and RBIs
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Marte bounced back from his 2017 suspension season with another big year. He stolen 33 bases, knocked 20 homers and batted a quality .277. While he may not swipe 45 bags anymore, that power/speed combo makes him well worth a fourth round pick in standard leagues
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Bryant appeared to be on the verge of establishing himself as a perennial first round fantasy pick following his MVP 2016 season. Then his home run total dropped from 39 to 29 in 2017, but it seemed like an outlier as his production remained otherwise excellent. But the bottom really fell out last season, as Bryant struggled through a shoulder injury while producing a paltry 13 homers over 102 games. Bryant's strikeout rate grew and his hard contact rate declined, but he simply wasn't healthy -- he was actually off to a strong start before suffering the injury in mid-May. Bryant has pronounced himself fully healthy, and the fact the injury was a bone bruise rather than ligament damage is reason to believe he can make a full recovery. It wouldn't be the least bit surprising to see him rocket back into the first round of fantasy drafts by this time next year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
With 30+ steals in five of the last six seasons and a batting average that is generally more useful than his on-base percentage, Marte is the definition of a roto league specialist. He also hit a career-high 20 home runs last season, and while that may be close to his ceiling for power, last season's .277 average is on the low end of what you can expect from him. While his HRs and average have fluctuated a bit from year to year, Marte has consistently been a top-50 player in standard 5x5 formats, and he should be so again in 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Everyone kept waiting for Bryant to turn the corner last season. They're still waiting. He hit a pedestrian .272/.374/.460 and continued a concerning power slide with 13 homers. The former MVP, who is only 27, was dealing with a shoulder injury. He could easily bounce back and deliver near first-round value, but drafters won't receive much of a discount at his third-round going rate. It's a fair price given his batting average and power upside, but the lack of speed and health certainty makes him far from a lock.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
The only players to bat at least .275 with 20 homers and 30 steals last season: Mookie Betts and Starling Marte. Lower the steals query to 20, and they're joined by Mike Trout, Francisco Lindor, Christian Yelich, Trevor Story, and Javier Baez. Only one of those guys frequently lasts beyond the third round. Marte will struggle to repeat that career-high in homers given his ground-ball tendencies, but he has swiped at least 30 bags in each of his last five full seasons. (He stole 21 in 77 games in 2017.) Don't worry too much about his poor walk rate in five-by-five leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros