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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Semien or Ketel Marte (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
52 of 54 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 54 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 56
Best Rank# 19# 36
Worst Rank# 79# 145
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 39# 76
Best Rank# 32# 63
Worst Rank# 44# 98
   
Projections 
   
Runs3336
Home Runs99
RBI3028
Stolen Bases34
Batting Average.296.274
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 37
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 43
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 38# 100
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 40
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 44# 65
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 66
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 26# 49
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 36# 83
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 75
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 51
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 50
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 57
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 56
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 31# 71
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 55
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 61
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 36# 60
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 22# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 47
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 30# 52
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 20# 43
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 43
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 38# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 52
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 42
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 56
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 32# 57
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 32# 54
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 57
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 57
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 66
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 52
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 26# 61
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 75
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 52
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 145
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 53
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 56
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 25# 56
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 54# 80
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 30# 43
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 29# 54
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 33# 49
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 28# 36
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 63
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 27# 48
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 79# 60
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 75# 69
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats569657
   
Runs97123
   
Hits187187
   
Singles110104
   
Doubles3643
   
Triples97
   
Home Runs3233
   
RBI9292
   
Stolen Bases1010
   
Caught Stealing28
   
Walks5387
   
Strikeouts86102
   
Batting Average.329.285
   
On Base Pct.389.370
   
Slugging Pct.592.522
   
On-base Plus Slugging.981.892
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats210215
   
Runs3336
   
Hits6259
   
Singles3836
   
Doubles1313
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs99
   
RBI3028
   
Stolen Bases34
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2025
   
Strikeouts3340
   
Batting Average.296.274
   
On Base Pct.358.351
   
Slugging Pct.505.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.863.816
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
News 
 Ketel Marte went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jul 31st
Marcus Semien went 1-for-4 with a two RBI triple, a run scored, and a strikeout in Friday’s 5-3 loss to Seattle.
Aaron Hudson
Sat, Aug 1st
 Ketel Marte went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a run scored, and a walk in Sunday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 26th
Marcus Semien went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a strikeout in Monday’s win over the Angels, the A’s took three out of four in the series.
Aaron Hudson
Tue, Jul 28th
 Ketel Marte went 1-for-4 with a single in Friday night's 7-2 loss to the San Diego Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Jul 25th
Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 from the lead off spot with a run scored in Sunday’s win over the Angels.
Aaron Hudson
Sun, Jul 26th
  Marcus Semien went 2-for-3, with a double, a run scored, and two RBI in Saturday’s Cactus League action against the Indians.
Aaron Hudson
Sun, Mar 1st
Notes 
 With second base being as weak as it is, it's kind of shocking that Ketel Marte is going this low in drafts. Sure, the breakout was out of nowhere - despite being a popular breakout pick for three years in a row - but he actually was stronger down the stretch than he was in the first half, and there are very few concerns with his underlying numbers. A change to the baseball could see his home runs come down, but not enough so that he won't return draft-day value.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
I thought Semien was underrated until he broke out. Now, I think he is grossly overrated and didn't touch him at his ADP. I don't own any shares and feel reluctant about ranking him this high.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Marte suddenly went from being a career .263 hitter with 22 home runs in 1,548 plate appearances to batting .329 with 32 home runs in 628 plate appearances. And while he made many overall gains, such as a massive increase in launch angle, his expected batting average was just .299 and that .030 difference was 10th-highest in MLB. He also upped his pull percentage by a significant amount, and pulled all but one of his home runs, which should be something that pitchers can exploit in 2020. Buy some of the gains, but consider Marte closer to a .290-25 type of hitter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Marcus Semien is one of the most polarizing figures in fantasy this year. He had an MVP-type season last season - not saying that lightly at all - and there's not much in the peripherals that scream regression is coming, but he is a 29-year-old who had a breakout season by all accounts. Prior to 2019, he was the definition of a replacement-level fantasy option. There should always be trepidation with those types of breakouts.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 There is no one who will deny the likelihood that Marte's .329 batting average drops this year but we are still talking about a kid who hit 32 homers with 10 steals last year. As we've seen with Jose Ramirez and J.D. Martinez, these breakout stars can sometimes even further improve.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Semien is currently being drafted outside the top 12 fantasy shortstops around the 7th round but did you know that he finished among the top five last year and ahead of Lindor, Turner and Torres. Semien knocked 33 bombs with double-digit steals, a good .285 batting average and 123 runs.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 In the Era of the Juiced ball (and I am sure some juiced bodies too) I am not buying Marte's 2019 power surge and he doesn't run as much as you might think he does. I am not paying for 30 home runs and 10 stolen bases when regression suggests 15-20 HRs and five SBs. Marte won't fall this far and I am fine with that. I will be owning ZERO shares of the 2019 shocker of the year in Fantasy baseball.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Always tough to invest in a mid-career breakout. Semien finished third in the AL MVP voting last year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Marte earned every bit of his 32 HRs last year. His average is almost certain to come down a bit, but his breakout was real, and similar numbers are certainly not out of reach. He is being discounted out of fear for massive regression. I am happy to take the discount.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy