Who Should I Draft?

Paul DeJong or Marcus Semien (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
43 of 56 experts
23%
Recommended by
13 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 96# 115
Best Rank# 70# 64
Worst Rank# 172# 176
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 170# 220
Best Rank# 152# 201
Worst Rank# 205# 289
   
Projections 
   
Runs7177
Home Runs2517
RBI7869
Stolen Bases213
Batting Average.256.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 106# 134
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 83# 124
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 111# 121
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 90# 117
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 76# 134
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 81# 132
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 92# 98
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 98# 122
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 88# 123
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 108# 169
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 78# 166
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 114# 146
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 89# 106
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 106# 122
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 108# 123
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 145# 171
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 112# 120
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 98# 101
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 99# 125
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 105# 116
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 137
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 105# 117
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 82# 102
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 102# 115
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 84# 89
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 112# 166
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 116# 117
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 104# 121
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 96# 100
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 70# 105
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 112# 126
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 136# 148
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 104# 126
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 98# 176
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 99# 108
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 107# 110
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 72# 120
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 103# 112
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 97# 126
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 83# 125
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 109# 112
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 120# 134
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 82# 142
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 84# 64
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 99# 87
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 104# 98
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 110# 101
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 112# 105
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 112# 96
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 118# 92
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 118# 83
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 122# 108
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 124# 112
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 137# 105
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 163# 146
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 172# 112
   
  Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats436632
   
Runs6889
   
Hits105161
   
Singles60109
   
Doubles2535
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1915
   
RBI6870
   
Stolen Bases114
   
Caught Stealing16
   
Walks3661
   
Strikeouts123131
   
Batting Average.241.255
   
On Base Pct.313.318
   
Slugging Pct.434.388
   
On-base Plus Slugging.746.706
   
  Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats509569
   
Runs7177
   
Hits130145
   
Singles7695
   
Doubles2931
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2517
   
RBI7869
   
Stolen Bases213
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks3755
   
Strikeouts143122
   
Batting Average.256.254
   
On Base Pct.306.320
   
Slugging Pct.463.408
   
On-base Plus Slugging.769.728
   
  Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
News 
 Paul DeJong went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Mets on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with a walk, two singles, a home run, two RBI, and three runs scored on Saturday against the Mariners.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 16th
 Paul DeJong went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two RBI in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Mets on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with two singles on Monday against Tampa Bay.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 11th
 Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday against the Mets.
Dan Harris
Fri, Jun 14th
Marcus Semien went 3-for-8 with a walk, two singles, and one double on Saturday against Texas through a double header.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 9th
 Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cardinals' 3-1 loss to the Cubs on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with a walk, three singles, three RBI, and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
 Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Cardinals' 3-1 win over the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
Marcus Semien went 2-for-6 with a single, home run, one RBI, and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, May 30th
Notes 
 DeJong is one of the better power options at shortstop, but he doesn't project to be of any help in batting average or stolen bases, meaning he'll need a big boost in runs and RBIs to become interesting in standard 5x5 leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
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
 Since joining the league, DeJong is fifth among shortstops in homers per trip to the plate. He is right behind Francisco Lindor and Trevor Story, who are being drafted in the first and second rounds. Granted, the speed is a major difference but the batting average isn't at .275, .267 and .263. If DeJong can stay on the field this year, consensus projections like him to produce a very similar season to Carlos Correa who is being drafted 140 picks higher.
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