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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Robert or Starling Marte (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
Starling Marte
CF - OAK
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
37 of 51 experts
27%
Recommended by
14 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 28
Best Rank# 11# 18
Worst Rank# 74# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 39# 53
Best Rank# 34# 42
Worst Rank# 48# 58
   
Projections 
   
Runs8585
Home Runs2819
RBI8371
Stolen Bases2224
Batting Average.253.278
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 23
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 21
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 26# 29
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 30
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 23# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 41
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 26# 33
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 44
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 25# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 25# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 32
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 20# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 32
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 28# 30
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 30# 47
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 27
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 28
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 23# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 29
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 28
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 44
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 35
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 30# 56
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 29# 33
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 28# 39
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 29# 35
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 26# 31
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 30
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 27# 32
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 18
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 27# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 28
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 29
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 31# 29
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 31# 23
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 31# 19
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 32# 27
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 34# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 27
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 34# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 23
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 74# 32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
Starling Marte
CF - OAK
Starling Marte
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats202228
   
Runs3336
   
Hits4764
   
Singles2843
   
Doubles814
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs116
   
RBI3127
   
Stolen Bases910
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks2012
   
Strikeouts7341
   
Batting Average.233.281
   
On Base Pct.302.340
   
Slugging Pct.436.430
   
On-base Plus Slugging.738.770
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
Starling Marte
CF - OAK
Starling Marte
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats554568
   
Runs8585
   
Hits140157
   
Singles82104
   
Doubles2630
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs2819
   
RBI8371
   
Stolen Bases2224
   
Caught Stealing77
   
Walks4331
   
Strikeouts176112
   
Batting Average.253.278
   
On Base Pct.307.316
   
Slugging Pct.465.445
   
On-base Plus Slugging.772.761
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
Starling Marte
CF - OAK
Starling Marte
News 
 Luis Robert went 2-for-4 on Tuesday, homering twice and totalling three total RBIs on the day. He also drew a walk.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 29th
Starling Marte went 2-for-5 with one RBI and one run in the Athletics 10-4 loss on Saturday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Oct 3rd
 Luis Robert went 2-for-3 on the day, hitting a solo home run and a single, totalling two RBIs in the game. He also struck out once.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Sep 24th
Starling Marte went 0-for-5 with one RBI and two strikeouts in the Athletics 4-3 win on Sunday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Sep 26th
 Luis Robert was 2-for-5 in Tuesday's loss, driving in two runs with a single while also hitting a double later in the game.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 21st
Starling Marte went 1-for-5 with one RBI and two strikeouts in the Athletics 2-1 win on Saturday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Sep 26th
 Luis Robert went 4-for-5 on Saturday with three doubles as well as a single. He'd score once and tally three RBIs on the day.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 12th
Starling Marte went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs in the Athletics 14-2 win on Friday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Sep 25th
 Luis Robert was 2-for-6 with two singles in Chicago's win over Oakland on Tuesday. He also scored a run.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 8th
Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with one strikeout in the Athletics 4-1 loss against the Marinrs on Wednesday.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 23rd
Notes 
 Robert's production was pretty much what it was cracked up to be in terms of his power and speed, but his .233 batting average was a little hard to stomach. He struck out way too much (32.2% of the time, bottom 6% of the league), and just didn't make hard enough contact consistently to keep his average above water. But Robert will be just 24 years old this season, so there's plenty of room for growth in that area. That's particularly true given that Robert was a career .312 hitter in the minors and .314 in Cuba. Even if he was a batting average drain, which you shouldn't expect, given that he was on a roughly 30-25 full-season pace last year, fantasy managers should be able to stomach it. Draft him as a borderline first outfielder in fantasy leagues and reap the rewards.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Marte's getting a little old for a player to rely on for stolen bases, and although fantasy managers need to start lowering their expectations as he enters his age-32 season, there should be enough left in the tank for him to be productive. He ranked in the top 11% in sprint speed last year and was caught stealing just twice in 10 attempts. The quality of his contact declined fairly significantly, however, and considering he now plays in Miami, anything more than 15 home runs should be considered gravy. But he'll likely continue to chip in for all five rotisserie categories and be an asset in both stolen bases and batting average, two difficult categories to fill. Again, temper expectations a bit against his historical production, but fantasy managers can still draft him with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Luis Robert signed a long-term extension with the White Sox and has the upside to leap to superstardom in 2021. He slashed .233/.302/.406 with 10 home runs and nine stolen bases across 225 plate appearances. If it weren't for a rough September, Robert was well on his way to finishing as a top-20 player. His tools are off the chart and he will bat in the middle of a loaded White Sox lineup. Everything is lined up for Robert to bust out if he can put it all together in 2021.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros
 
 Robert came out of the gate like a rocket before hitting just .136/.237/.173 in September. The concern entering 2021 is that pitchers have figured out the book on Robert. While he was doing damage in July and August, Robert was swinging at everything thrown his way. Eventually, pitchers stopped giving him chances. The issue is Robert kept swinging. Baseball is a game of adjustments and it's now on him to adjust back. The talent and skills are here. Even it comes with a weak batting average, Robert has enough power/speed upside to remain fantasy relevant amid slumps. Similar to Adalbero Mondesi, consider Robert a very volatile player in drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros