Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Semien or Ketel Marte (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Ketel Marte
2B,SS - ARI
Ketel Marte
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
41 of 56 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 115# 138
Best Rank# 64# 92
Worst Rank# 176# 211
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 220# 250
Best Rank# 201# 209
Worst Rank# 289# 396
   
Projections 
   
Runs7772
Home Runs1712
RBI6958
Stolen Bases138
Batting Average.254.273
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 140
   
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# 121# 144
   
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# 117# 127
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 134
   
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# 146# 181
   
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# 87# 164
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 98
   
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Brewer Rat
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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RotoBaller
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# 126# 140
   
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The Athletic
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# 125# 118
   
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# 132# 115
   
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  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Ketel Marte
2B,SS - ARI
Ketel Marte
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats632520
   
Runs8968
   
Hits161135
   
Singles10983
   
Doubles3526
   
Triples212
   
Home Runs1514
   
RBI7059
   
Stolen Bases146
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks6154
   
Strikeouts13179
   
Batting Average.255.260
   
On Base Pct.318.332
   
Slugging Pct.388.437
   
On-base Plus Slugging.706.768
   
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Ketel Marte
2B,SS - ARI
Ketel Marte
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569522
   
Runs7772
   
Hits145142
   
Singles9594
   
Doubles3128
   
Triples28
   
Home Runs1712
   
RBI6958
   
Stolen Bases138
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks5550
   
Strikeouts12280
   
Batting Average.254.273
   
On Base Pct.320.336
   
Slugging Pct.408.428
   
On-base Plus Slugging.728.763
   
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Ketel Marte
2B,SS - ARI
Ketel Marte
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
Ketel Marte (groin) is starting in center field and batting second Monday against the Dodgers.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jun 24th
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with two singles on Monday against Tampa Bay.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 11th
Ketel Marte (groin) is absent from Saturday's lineup versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
 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
Updating a post from last night, Ketel Marte exited Friday's game versus the Giants with a left groin cramp.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
 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
Ketel Marte was removed from Friday's game versus the Giants with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
 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
Ketel Marte went 4-for-6 with two doubles and a run scored in the D'Backs' 6-4 loss to the Rockies on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
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
We have seen enough from Marte to know he will never produce useful batting averages or the speed he teased as a prospect. There is something to be said for an everyday player in terms of counting stats, but outside of that, he is replacement-level.
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
He didn't quite validate last spring's sleeper appeal, but Marte continued to flash the skills that should prompt drafters to give him another shot. Despite batting .260, he produced a noteworthy 85.9% contact rate while dropping his strikeout rate to 13.4%. He appeared to put it all together when hitting .296/.377/.464 after the All-Star break, and the speed remains existent if ever given the green light. He's a strong middle-infield target who will gain eligibility at center field.
Andrew Gould - 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