Who Should I Draft?

Luke Voit or Marcus Semien (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
30 of 57 experts
47%
Recommended by
27 of 57 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 118# 110
Best Rank# 64# 65
Worst Rank# 176# 170
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 220# 168
Best Rank# 201# 146
Worst Rank# 289# 215
   
Projections 
   
Runs7764
Home Runs1723
RBI6970
Stolen Bases131
Batting Average.254.270
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 99
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 104
   
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# 124# 125
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 117# 134
   
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RotoChamp
# 146# 161
   
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Razzball
# 87# 113
   
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Brewer Rat
# 64
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 105# 113
   
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The Athletic
# 122# 129
   
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Beast Dome
# 123# 138
   
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The Athletic
# 112# 144
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Athletic
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The Fake Baseball
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FantasyPros
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FanGraphs
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 98# 138
   
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Freeze Stats
# 110# 153
   
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Razzball
# 112# 114
   
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# 112# 120
   
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RotoBaller
# 121# 65
   
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# 121# 67
   
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# 148# 68
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 98# 77
   
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FantasyPros
# 108# 82
   
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RotoBaller
# 117# 82
   
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Fake Teams
# 116# 83
   
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# 89# 85
   
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# 86
   
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# 166# 88
   
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The Athletic
# 134# 89
   
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BretskyBall
# 171# 89
   
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Fake Teams
# 125# 95
   
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The Athletic
# 125# 95
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 101# 98
   
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CBS Sports
# 169# 102
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 165# 103
   
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RotoBaller
# 176# 105
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 146# 105
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 134# 113
   
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# 126# 114
   
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# 126# 116
   
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# 132# 116
   
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# 120# 116
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 122# 116
   
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# 142# 132
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 166# 157
   
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats632143
   
Runs8930
   
Hits16146
   
Singles10926
   
Doubles355
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1515
   
RBI7036
   
Stolen Bases140
   
Caught Stealing60
   
Walks6117
   
Strikeouts13143
   
Batting Average.255.322
   
On Base Pct.318.398
   
Slugging Pct.388.671
   
On-base Plus Slugging.7061.069
   
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569424
   
Runs7764
   
Hits145114
   
Singles9570
   
Doubles3121
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1723
   
RBI6970
   
Stolen Bases131
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks5544
   
Strikeouts122113
   
Batting Average.254.270
   
On Base Pct.320.338
   
Slugging Pct.408.489
   
On-base Plus Slugging.728.827
   
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
News 
 Marcus Semien went 0-for-4 with a walk in Wednesday's 10-2 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 17th
Luke Voit went 1-for-3 with a solo home run to help the Yankees to a 5-1 victory in Game 2 of their doubleheader against the Rays on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 19th
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-5 with an RBI triple in Friday's 5-1 win over the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 13th
The Yankees activated Luke Voit (abdomen) off the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 13th
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 8th
Luke Voit (abdomen) is expected to come off the IL on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 12th
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with a walk, two home runs, five RBI, and two runs scored on Thursday against the Twins.
Kamran Hoda
Fri, Jul 5th
Luke Voit (abdomen) remains optimistic that he can rejoin the lineup to begin the team's first series after the All-Star break, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jul 7th
 Marcus Semien went 1-for-5 with a solo home run on Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 26th
Luke Voit (abdominal) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday, retroactive to June 30.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jul 2nd
Notes 
 You won't get much help from Semien in terms of batting average, but he is a good bet for 15 homers and 15 steals, plus last season he provided fantasy owners with 89 runs scored. Expect more of the same from this durable and reliable depth piece.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Voit was extraordinary for the Yankees once they acquired him from St. Louis last year. In fact, he may have been one of the best hitters in baseball. Don't expect that for all of 2019, but don't be shocked if he puts up a Jesus Aguilar type of season either.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Semien is the very definition of a boring draft pick, but he's finished as a top-12 shortstop in roto/categories leagues in two of the last three seasons. Semien will provide decent power and chip in some steals as well.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
After bouncing around the Cardinals' minor league system for seven years, Voit finally experienced some Major League success after moving to the Yankees. He hit a blistering .322 with 15 home runs over 47 games in Pinstripes, begging the question of whether that was a true breakout or a mirage. The answer likely lies somewhere in between. Voit's 40.5 percent HR/FB rate is the definition of unsustainable, but his batted ball data suggest he does have some legitimate pop in his bat. He's unlikely to hit anywhere close to .322 again, but if he can hold down a starting job in New York -- which is no certainty -- it is not hard envision him hitting 25-30 home runs with good run production over the course of a full season.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Semien always seems to stick around long enough for drafters who want double-digit homers and steals from a cheap middle infielder. He has never reached a 100 wRC+ or batted above .261, so there's limited upside now that 2016's 27 homers stands out as a career outlier. There's also a chance he moves down the batting order, which guarantees he'll come nowhere close to 2018's 703 plate appearance and 89 runs. Here's the good news: You don't need to pay for last year's results. Even if he plates 20 fewer runs, Semien will get the job done with another .250, 15/15-type campaign.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Voit dominated (.322/.398/.671, 15 HRs) in 47 games with the Yankees. His .447 wOBA matched Mike Trout, and his .437 wxOBA topped every hitter with at least 150 plate appearances. He also, however, posted a 40.5 HR/FB% with an abysmal 68.9% contact rate, stats which respectively scream HR and AVG regression. Given the microscopic sample size attached to 2018's breakout, there's still a chance he falls into the short end of a platoon with Greg Bird. Yet the scorching contact suggests he could ward off some red flags and leverage Yankee Stadium into a 30-homer campaign. Weigh the risks and rewards before determining whether to swing for the fences.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros