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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 - MIA
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
85%
Recommended by
44 of 52 experts
15%
Recommended by
8 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 19
Best Rank# 7# 13
Worst Rank# 63# 50
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 26# 30
Best Rank# 20# 27
Worst Rank# 27# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs3833
Home Runs128
RBI3728
Stolen Bases310
Batting Average.294.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 20
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 17# 26
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 23
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 9# 21
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 12# 21
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 21
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 16
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 19
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 10# 18
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 15# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 18
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 22# 50
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 12# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 23
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 17# 21
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 17# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 14
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 15# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 18# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 26
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 16# 17
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 15# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 22
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 14# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 22
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 14# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 26
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 13# 17
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 19# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 13# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 17# 19
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 16# 19
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 18# 15
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 17
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 21# 14
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 16
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 27
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 35# 25
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 63# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
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 - MIA
Starling Marte
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats219203
   
Runs3833
   
Hits6458
   
Singles3636
   
Doubles1611
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs128
   
RBI3728
   
Stolen Bases310
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks1811
   
Strikeouts4540
   
Batting Average.294.285
   
On Base Pct.346.322
   
Slugging Pct.532.478
   
On-base Plus Slugging.879.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
News 
 Rafael Devers went 1-for-3 at the plate and scored a run while driving in two on Friday as the Red Sox lost 8-7 to the Braves in extra innings.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 26th
The Miami Marlins exercised Starling Marte's 2021 club option.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 28th
 Rafael Devers went 1-for-5 with a double and drove in three runs on Wednesday as the Red Sox beat the Orioles by a 9-1 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 24th
Starling Marte's $12.5 million option for 2021 has been picked up by the Marlins, per beat writer Barry Jackson.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 19th
 Rafael Devers went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Thursday's 5-3 victory over the Marlins.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 18th
OF Starling Marte (hand) will not be on the Marlins’ roster for the NLDS against the Braves.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
 Rafael Devers went 3-for-5 and drove in a run on Sunday in a 6-3 win for the Red Sox over the Rays.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 14th
Marlins manager Don Mattingly says the team has not yet made a decision on whether or not Starling Marte (hand) will be on the NLDS roster.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 5th
 Rafael Devers went 3-for-4 at the plate with a home run, three RBI and a run scored Thursday in the win against the Rays.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 11th
Marlins' manager Don Mattingly said the Marlins have "no determination" on the status of OF Starling Marte (hand) for this week's NLDS matchup with the Braves.
Brad Camara
Sun, Oct 4th
Notes 
 8 SBs in 2019 were a surprise. Don't expect it or even considerate them for 2020 in only 60 games. He may have another gear after 30+ in 2019, that's an impressive piece of machinery if he gets there.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 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
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
 Hit .311 with 32 homers, 115 RBI, 129 runs scored, and even eight steals as a 22-year-old in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
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
  More valuable in roto leagues due to stolen bases
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros