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Marcus Semien or Willy Adames (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Willy Adames
2B,SS - TB
Willy Adames
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
51 of 59 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 117# 147
Best Rank# 64# 100
Worst Rank# 176# 192
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 220# 274
Best Rank# 201# 202
Worst Rank# 289# 544
   
Projections 
   
Runs7771
Home Runs1715
RBI6964
Stolen Bases1310
Batting Average.254.260
   
Misc 
   
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# 134
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 132
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 110
   
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# 117# 136
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 134# 167
   
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# 87# 132
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 98# 122
   
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Brewer Rat
# 64# 142
   
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# 105# 139
   
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The Athletic
# 122# 127
   
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Beast Dome
# 123# 163
   
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The Athletic
# 112
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 169# 171
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 146
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
# 105
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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Razzball
# 123# 189
   
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BretskyBall
# 171# 192
   
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The Athletic
# 120# 170
   
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# 101# 147
   
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The Athletic
# 125# 137
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 101# 140
   
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# 116# 135
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 117# 158
   
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# 89# 141
   
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# 166# 175
   
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# 117# 150
   
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# 100# 150
   
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# 105# 107
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 126# 154
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 98# 145
   
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FantasyPros
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FantasyPros
# 108
   
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# 110# 145
   
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Razzball
# 112# 175
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 120# 145
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 124# 143
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 112# 154
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 165# 168
   
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Fantrax
# 126# 145
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 147
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 131# 160
   
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Fake Teams
# 125# 161
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 112# 123
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 142# 146
   
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DailyOverlay
# 121# 116
   
Steve Gardner
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# 132# 127
   
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# 134# 131
   
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# 146# 134
   
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Razzball
# 148# 115
   
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CBS Sports
# 166# 100
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 176# 107
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 175
   
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Willy Adames
2B,SS - TB
Willy Adames
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats632288
   
Runs8943
   
Hits16180
   
Singles10963
   
Doubles357
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1510
   
RBI7034
   
Stolen Bases146
   
Caught Stealing65
   
Walks6131
   
Strikeouts13195
   
Batting Average.255.278
   
On Base Pct.318.348
   
Slugging Pct.388.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.706.754
   
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Willy Adames
2B,SS - TB
Willy Adames
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569536
   
Runs7771
   
Hits145140
   
Singles9599
   
Doubles3122
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs1715
   
RBI6964
   
Stolen Bases1310
   
Caught Stealing46
   
Walks5555
   
Strikeouts122153
   
Batting Average.254.260
   
On Base Pct.320.330
   
Slugging Pct.408.397
   
On-base Plus Slugging.728.727
   
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Willy Adames
2B,SS - TB
Willy Adames
News 
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, two RBI, two runs scored and three walks in Saturday's 12-3 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
Willy Adames went 1-for-4 with a solo home run as the Rays beat the Red Sox by a 5-4 score on Saturday in a game that went 13 innings.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Royals.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 17th
Willy Adames went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two more runs scored during Friday's win over the Angels.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 Marcus Semien went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and a walk in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 16th
Willy Adames went 2-for-3 with a double as the Rays beat the Indians on Friday night by a 4-0 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 31st
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Astros.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
Willy Adames went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a 5-2 victory over the Orioles on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 23rd
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday’s 21-7 win over Astros.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
Willy Adames went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a loss to the Mariners on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 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
Adames broke onto the scene last year as a 22-year-old posting a 19-homer, 11 stolen base pace with a .278 batting average. It was a limited sample size, however, and there are still some holes in his swing. Think of him on the same terms as Dansby Swanson who also had a nice rookie campaign before everyone realized he had quite a bit to go offensively.
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