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Who Should I Draft?

Rafael Devers or Starling Marte (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
36 of 45 experts
20%
Recommended by
9 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 19
Best Rank# 9# 12
Worst Rank# 35# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 26# 28
Best Rank# 21# 27
Worst Rank# 27# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs3934
Home Runs128
RBI3729
Stolen Bases310
Batting Average.294.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 23
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 9# 21
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 17
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 15# 27
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 22# 50
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 54
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 17# 21
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 17# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 20
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 17# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 15
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 12# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 15# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 18# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 16# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 26
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 13# 17
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 19# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 13# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 17# 19
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 18# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 17
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 15
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 24# 12
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 28# 16
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 29
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 35# 25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats647539
   
Runs12997
   
Hits201159
   
Singles11199
   
Doubles5431
   
Triples46
   
Home Runs3223
   
RBI11582
   
Stolen Bases825
   
Caught Stealing86
   
Walks4825
   
Strikeouts11994
   
Batting Average.311.295
   
On Base Pct.361.343
   
Slugging Pct.555.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.916.845
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats219206
   
Runs3934
   
Hits6559
   
Singles3637
   
Doubles1611
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs128
   
RBI3729
   
Stolen Bases310
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks1811
   
Strikeouts4541
   
Batting Average.294.285
   
On Base Pct.346.323
   
Slugging Pct.531.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.878.802
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
News 
 Rafael Devers is joining Red Sox summer camp at Fenway Park on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
Starling Marte was back at Diamondbacks workouts on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 11th
 Rafael Devers launched his first home run of the spring on Sunday as the Red Sox beat the Braves 4-2 in Grapefruit League play.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 2nd
Torey Lovullo has not confirmed as to why Marte has been absent from camp.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Fri, Jul 10th
  Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to multiple reports.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jan 27th
Notes 
 This is why you don't give up on a player - and why you should bet on track record. After Devers' disappointing sophomore campaign, the price sunk on him in 2019 drafts. He responded to the tune of .311/.361/.555 with 32 home runs, 129 runs, 115 RBIs, and eight steals.
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
 Believe it or not, Devers managed to finish at the number one fantasy third basemen last year over Rendon, Arenado and Bregman. Batting in the middle of Boston's great lineup afforded him 129 runs and 115 RBIs which went a long way, but he contributed in all five categories and is young enough that he might do even better in 2020.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
  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
  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