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Marcus Semien or Eduardo Escobar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Eduardo Escobar
3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
36 of 56 experts
36%
Recommended by
20 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 115# 122
Best Rank# 64# 67
Worst Rank# 176# 205
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 220# 176
Best Rank# 201# 159
Worst Rank# 289# 235
   
Projections 
   
Runs7772
Home Runs1721
RBI6976
Stolen Bases134
Batting Average.254.261
   
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# 92# 140
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 128
   
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# 117# 120
   
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# 64# 69
   
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The Athletic
# 112# 155
   
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# 166# 205
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Eduardo Escobar
3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats632566
   
Runs8975
   
Hits161154
   
Singles10980
   
Doubles3548
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs1523
   
RBI7084
   
Stolen Bases142
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks6152
   
Strikeouts131126
   
Batting Average.255.272
   
On Base Pct.318.334
   
Slugging Pct.388.489
   
On-base Plus Slugging.706.824
   
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Eduardo Escobar
3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569546
   
Runs7772
   
Hits145143
   
Singles9582
   
Doubles3135
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs1721
   
RBI6976
   
Stolen Bases134
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks5545
   
Strikeouts122116
   
Batting Average.254.261
   
On Base Pct.320.317
   
Slugging Pct.408.457
   
On-base Plus Slugging.728.774
   
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Eduardo Escobar
3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
News 
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with a walk, two singles, a home run, two RBI, and three runs scored on Saturday against the Mariners.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 16th
Eduardo Escobar went 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored in the D'Backs' 10-3 win over the Nationals on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with two singles on Monday against Tampa Bay.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 11th
Eduardo Escobar went 4-for-5 with two homers, a double, five RBI, and three runs scored as the D'Backs beat the Phillies 13-8 on Monday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-8 with a walk, two singles, and one double on Saturday against Texas through a double header.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 9th
Eduardo Escobar went 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored as the D'Backs beat the Blue Jays 8-2 on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with a walk, three singles, three RBI, and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored in the D'Backs' 7-1 win over the Mets on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-6 with a single, home run, one RBI, and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, May 30th
Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-5 with a homer, three RBI, and two runs scored as the D'Backs fell to the Rockies 11-10 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, May 31st
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
 
 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
 
 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