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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Stroman or Carlos Martinez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
32 of 51 experts
37%
Recommended by
19 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 78
Best Rank# 48# 34
Worst Rank# 189# 258
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 165# 185
Best Rank# 165# 161
Worst Rank# 185# 201
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4752
Wins34
Saves10
ERA4.084.02
WHIP1.351.37
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 79
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 126
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 73# 217
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 72# 79
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 73# 108
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 189# 258
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 84# 103
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 93
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 63# 102
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 93# 129
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 68# 86
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 72# 78
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 76# 81
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 64# 81
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 120
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 52# 149
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 70# 75
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 133
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 79# 83
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 59# 101
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 57# 76
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 82
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 73# 84
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 68
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 79# 104
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 74# 134
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 57# 130
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 71# 101
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 64# 97
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 76# 82
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 61# 75
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 78# 79
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 77# 34
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 75# 61
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 63# 62
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 81# 63
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 63
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 66
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 70
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 109# 72
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 83# 74
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 95# 76
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 78# 77
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 82# 78
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 80# 79
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 96# 80
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 83
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 84
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 93# 88
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 93
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 100# 96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played4832
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched48.0184.1
   
Wins410
   
Losses213
   
Saves240
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds30
   
Hits Allowed39183
   
Earned Runs1766
   
Home Runs Allowed218
   
Strikeouts53159
   
Walks1858
   
ERA3.173.22
   
WHIP1.181.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1311
   
Games Started711
   
Innings Pitched48.763.0
   
Wins34
   
Losses34
   
Saves10
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4665
   
Earned Runs2228
   
Home Runs Allowed57
   
Strikeouts4752
   
Walks2021
   
ERA4.084.02
   
WHIP1.351.37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
News 
 Carlos Martinez (undisclosed) was placed on the 10-day injured list.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 4th
Marcus Stroman is throwing another simulated game on Wednesday, and will miss at least one more start before returning to action.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Wed, Aug 5th
 Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Cardinals-Tigers four-game series has been officially postponed.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
Mets starter Marcus Stroman (calf) threw four innings of live batting practice in a simulated game on Friday that went well, according to Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 1st
 MLB Insider Robert Murray reports Carlos Martinez is among the Cardinals players to test positive for COVID-19.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 1st
Marcus Stroman (calf) is scheduled to face live hitters on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 30th
 Carlos Martinez (0-1) allowed six runs on seven hits and a walk across three 2/3 innings while striking out two in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Twins. He earned his first loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 29th
Marcus Stroman, who was placed on the 10-day IL with a left calf tear on 7/22, has been throwing live bullpen sessions per Mets manager Luis Rojas.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Jul 30th
 Carlos Martinez will open the season as a starting pitcher according to St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Jul 20th
Marcus Stroman was placed on the 10-day IL with a left calf tear on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Jul 22nd
Notes 
 A short season could benefit Martinez, who could be a Top 40 pitcher.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
I loved Stroman this year in the NL without the DH and in some friendly parks. Now, he is hurt and the NL has a DH. Corona threw cold water on my sizzle for Stroman, but I still like him enough to write him up here.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Martinez's shoulder weakness pushed him to the bullpen, where he eventually successfully took over for Jordan Hicks as the closer for the Cardinals. His 2020 role remains in flux, as it appears he'll be given an opportunity to win back the starting role he so covets, but his success is far from assured. Martinez should provide value in the rotation or the bullpen, so given that you won't need to spend much draft capital to get him anyway, don't shy away.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Stroman is the type of pitcher you want when chasing volume. Usually that's reserved for points-based leagues, but he's an intriguing option in category leagues this year, too.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
  Stroman had an excellent 2019 season, though he struggled somewhat after his trade to the Mets. The one thing missing, however, finally arrived, as his strikeout rate popped to over one per inning when he got to New York. After spending all offseason strengthening his core and now in a contract year, Stroman should be in a position to provide plenty of value pitching with a full year in the National League.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Marcus Stroman becomes a much more interesting fantasy option with his move to the Mets. He averaged a K per inning and changed his approach a bit after moving to the NL. As someone who never bought into Stroman, this is the first year where I am likely to take the chance.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy