Who Should I Draft?

Max Muncy or Ketel Marte (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Ketel Marte
2B,SS - ARI
Ketel Marte
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
53 of 59 experts
10%
Recommended by
6 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 81# 143
Best Rank# 41# 92
Worst Rank# 156# 211
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 110# 250
Best Rank# 101# 209
Worst Rank# 146# 396
   
Projections 
   
Runs7672
Home Runs2812
RBI7958
Stolen Bases38
Batting Average.248.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 98# 119
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 136
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 140
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 80# 144
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 41# 127
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 58
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 74# 115
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 181
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 52# 164
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 70
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 123# 148
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 84# 150
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 76# 163
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 54# 155
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 69# 132
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 71# 139
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 76
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 101# 120
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 81# 136
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 79# 127
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 59# 149
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 127# 133
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 107
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 86# 135
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 92# 151
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 125
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 126# 131
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 82# 144
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 62# 201
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 46# 131
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 124
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 83# 134
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 95# 159
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 103# 161
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 82# 144
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 64# 109
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 91# 115
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 66# 140
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 80# 113
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 80# 211
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 78# 112
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 61# 103
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 47# 174
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 92# 138
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 163
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 79# 137
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 58# 138
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 63# 157
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 77
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 64# 118
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 96# 136
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 69# 123
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 66# 111
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 140# 109
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 141# 140
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 147# 109
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 149# 140
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 156# 92
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 135
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Ketel Marte
2B,SS - ARI
Ketel Marte
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats395520
   
Runs7568
   
Hits104135
   
Singles5083
   
Doubles1726
   
Triples212
   
Home Runs3514
   
RBI7959
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks7954
   
Strikeouts13179
   
Batting Average.263.260
   
On Base Pct.391.332
   
Slugging Pct.582.437
   
On-base Plus Slugging.973.768
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Ketel Marte
2B,SS - ARI
Ketel Marte
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats467522
   
Runs7672
   
Hits116142
   
Singles6594
   
Doubles2128
   
Triples28
   
Home Runs2812
   
RBI7958
   
Stolen Bases38
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks7850
   
Strikeouts14280
   
Batting Average.248.273
   
On Base Pct.355.336
   
Slugging Pct.483.428
   
On-base Plus Slugging.838.763
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Ketel Marte
2B,SS - ARI
Ketel Marte
News 
 Max Muncy was out of Sunday's lineup versus the Rockies with a quad injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
Ketel Marte has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his back and will be shut down for the rest of the season.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 21st
 Max Muncy (wrist) has been facing live pitching in Arizona and is on track to return Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
Ketel Marte went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk in the D'Backs' 4-3 loss to the Reds on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
 Max Muncy had an MRI Friday afternoon, which revealed a crack in his right wrist. He expects to return to action in 1-2 weeks.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 30th
Ketel Marte hit his 32nd homer of the year in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Reds.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
 Max Muncy, who left Wednesday's game versus the Padres, has been diagnosed with a right wrist contusion.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 29th
Ketel Marte went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI as the D'Backs beat the Reds 7-5 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 7th
 Max Muncy hit his 33rd homer of the season in Wednesday's win over the Blue Jays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 22nd
Ketel Marte went 3-for-4 with a grand slam in the D'Backs' 4-1 win over the Padres on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 5th
Notes 
 Muncy was 2nd in HR-rate among all MLB hitters last season. Granted, he slowed down toward the end of the year and his batting average wasn't ideal, but that type of power certainly warrants a top 100 pick. This is especially the case when he qualifies at second base and third base too.
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
 Muncy was a late bloomer, bouncing around the Athletics' and Dodgers' farm systems for six years before breaking out in a big way at 27 years old. In his first extended opportunity in the Big Leagues, Muncy smacked 35 home runs in just 395 at-bats. That was due in part to a 29.4 percent HR/FB ratio that was one of the highest in baseball, but Muncy was also among the league leaders in hard contact rate. Even if his HR/FB rate drops off, he can make up for it with more games played, making him a decent bet to again top 30 home runs. He won't be an asset in batting average or stolen bases, but he is another example of a big-time power source you can acquire relatively cheaply.
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
 Muncy had batted .195 with five homers in 245 big league plate appearances prior to 2018, so he naturally towered 35 homers with a .407 wOBA. He endured some troubling strikeout woes late in the season and playoffs, but there are plenty of reasons not to anticipate the bottom falling out entirely. Along with a gorgeous 16.4% walk rate, the late bloomer notched a heavy dosage of fly balls (44.9%, only 5.9% popups) and hard hits (47.4%). Per Statcast, only Joey Gallo served up a higher rate of barrels per batted balls than Muncy's 16.9. He's a solid power pick-and tremendous OBP target-if the rest of the room sees an obvious regression candidate.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros