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Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Starling Marte (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 19
Best Rank# 3# 12
Worst Rank# 10# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 28
Best Rank# 5# 27
Worst Rank# 6# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs4534
Home Runs118
RBI3229
Stolen Bases710
Batting Average.299.288
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 4# 25
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 5# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 23
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 5# 21
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 5# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 5# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 18
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 5# 27
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 21
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 6# 50
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 54
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 5# 21
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 5# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 20
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 6# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 15
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 6# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 4# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 6# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 4# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 5# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 17
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 5# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 6# 26
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 4# 16
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 9# 17
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 3# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 3# 19
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 8# 12
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 10# 19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597539
   
Runs13597
   
Hits177159
   
Singles10399
   
Doubles4031
   
Triples56
   
Home Runs2923
   
RBI8082
   
Stolen Bases1625
   
Caught Stealing36
   
Walks9725
   
Strikeouts10194
   
Batting Average.297.295
   
On Base Pct.392.343
   
Slugging Pct.526.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.918.845
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats209205
   
Runs4534
   
Hits6359
   
Singles3538
   
Doubles1411
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs118
   
RBI3229
   
Stolen Bases710
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks3111
   
Strikeouts3641
   
Batting Average.299.288
   
On Base Pct.390.325
   
Slugging Pct.535.485
   
On-base Plus Slugging.926.809
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
News 
 Mookie Betts (illness) has rejoined the team and could serve as the designated hitter Monday against the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Mar 8th
Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to multiple reports.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jan 27th
 Mookie Betts is dealing with a stomach illness and is expected to be sidelined until Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 7th
 
 Mookie Betts went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly in his Dodgers debut on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Feb 25th
 
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Mookie Betts will be the team's primary leadoff hitter this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 22nd
 
 Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the trade sending Mookie Betts to the Dodgers has been agreed upon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 9th
 
Notes 
 Jeter Downs. Alex Verdugo. Betts will be tied to these players moving forward, and he has 60 games to show the Dodgers and the Dodger faithful that he was worth it. Betts could be the top player in fantasy by season's end, and it shouldn't surprise you.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Rinse. Wash. Repeat. Every draft season, we as a collective fantasy community get excited about drafting Starling Marte on our teams. When the season is over, we end up feeling pretty meh about it. Rinse. Wash. Repeat. He's in a new ballpark with a better team, sure, but let's not forget that he's 31 years old, and with speed as his main value driver, we can expect that to start to decline rapidly, potentially this season. What's more, Marte has only had two seasons with more than 600 plate appearances in his career despite being a regular presence toward the top of the Pittsburgh lineup.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 After weeks of rumors, Betts was finally traded to the Dodgers, but the move shouldn't impact his value much. His plate appearances and home runs, because of the less hitter-friendly parks in his new division, may downgrade his numbers ever so slightly. But Betts has essentially averaged a .305-120-30-95-25 line over his past four seasons. Even with a minor drop, he'll still earn his top-five draft position.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Marte set career-highs in home runs, runs scored, RBI, and slugging percentage in 2019, and now gets an upgrade in supporting cast and home park with the move to the Diamondbacks. The Pirates ranked 20th in 2019 in runs scored, while the Diamondbacks ranked 11th, and PNC Park was one of the worst parks for righty batters last season. Marte may not be able to grow his 2019 numbers at this point given his age, but his change in teams certainly doesn't hurt.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Mookie's batting average dipped 50 points from the year prior and he stole 14 fewer bases despite an extra 15 games played. With that said, his 2018 performance shows he has the upside to finish as the #1 fantasy player. As it is, the choice at #4 and #5 is between he and his teammate, Cody Bellinger.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
By now, you should know that although Marte isn't one of the game's most well known stars, he is a solid bet to return 25 homers, 100 runs scored and 30 steals with a strong batting average if he can stay healthy fo the full season. He doesn't have much upside for the third round ADP, though.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Betts looks like a very safe, conservative 25/25 2020 OF in LAD. Leaving Fenway Park won't be a huge hit to the HR totals, if at all. Betts could be statistically better than Story/Lindor and Turner but it's a close call. Take the SS' ahead of the OF and go with the SB potential of Turner before Betts.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
I am a huge 5-tool chasing type of guy and with a move to Arizona, I want shares of Marte to see if he can be a 30/30/.285 "Dude" in 2020. 20/20 feels like a lock, 25/25 is a reasonable hope while 30/30 is a reach worth dreaming on.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
  Set a career high in homers last season in what was likely the best overall season of his career. The HRs may get knocked down under 20 again if the ball changes, but should be a solid contributor everywhere. Not a big fan of reaching for him at all, because his ceiling is not like others in the early rounds. Safe pick.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy