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Starling Marte or Anthony Rendon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
40 of 59 experts
32%
Recommended by
19 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 27
Best Rank# 11# 19
Worst Rank# 71# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 37# 41
Best Rank# 34# 39
Worst Rank# 40# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs8187
Home Runs1824
RBI6893
Stolen Bases335
Batting Average.282.294
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 26
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 24# 41
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 22# 52
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 30# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 29
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 34# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 20# 42
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 13# 30
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 25# 28
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
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Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
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Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
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Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 27# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 25# 26
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 23# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 11# 37
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 20# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 31
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 28# 31
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 27
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 28
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
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Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 18# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 26
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
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Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 24# 26
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 17# 25
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 20# 27
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 26# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 29
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 24# 29
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 25# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 33
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 24# 32
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 23# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 24# 22
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 22
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 25
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 26# 22
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 27# 26
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 27# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 29# 23
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 23
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 31# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 29
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 35# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 37# 31
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 42# 27
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 52# 35
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 54# 31
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 71# 39
   
  Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats559529
   
Runs8188
   
Hits155163
   
Singles9893
   
Doubles3244
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs2024
   
RBI7292
   
Stolen Bases332
   
Caught Stealing141
   
Walks3555
   
Strikeouts10982
   
Batting Average.277.308
   
On Base Pct.327.374
   
Slugging Pct.460.535
   
On-base Plus Slugging.787.909
   
  Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats558544
   
Runs8187
   
Hits157160
   
Singles10795
   
Doubles3040
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs1824
   
RBI6893
   
Stolen Bases335
   
Caught Stealing112
   
Walks3465
   
Strikeouts11090
   
Batting Average.282.294
   
On Base Pct.323.370
   
Slugging Pct.445.506
   
On-base Plus Slugging.769.876
   
  Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
News 
 Starling Marte is not in the Pirates' lineup for their Saturday game against the Cubs.
Dan Harris
Sat, Sep 14th
The Washington Nationals have reportedly offered Anthony Rendon a seven-year contract worth between $210 million and $215 million.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 30th
 Starling Marte returned to the lineup Friday and went 2-for-4 with a walk, two RBI, and a run scored.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-3 with three walks and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Marlins. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Starling Marte missed his second straight game Thursday and may be nursing an undisclosed injury.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The homer was his 34th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 17th
 Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with a double and four runs scored in Friday's win over the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Aug 31st
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double, three RBI, two runs scored, and two walks in Thursday's win over the Twins. The homer was his 33rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 29th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Twins.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 12th
Notes 
 Marte bounced back from his 2017 suspension season with another big year. He stolen 33 bases, knocked 20 homers and batted a quality .277. While he may not swipe 45 bags anymore, that power/speed combo makes him well worth a fourth round pick in standard leagues
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Every single season, fantasy owners draft Rendon in the fourth or fifth round and every single year he outproduces that draft value. 2018 was no different, as he hit .308 with 24 homers, 92 RBIs and 88 runs scored in just 136 games. Don't make the mistake of letting him slip by you in the fourth again this season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 With 30+ steals in five of the last six seasons and a batting average that is generally more useful than his on-base percentage, Marte is the definition of a roto league specialist. He also hit a career-high 20 home runs last season, and while that may be close to his ceiling for power, last season's .277 average is on the low end of what you can expect from him. While his HRs and average have fluctuated a bit from year to year, Marte has consistently been a top-50 player in standard 5x5 formats, and he should be so again in 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Rendon was the only third baseman to hit over .300 last season, and one of four third baseman to accomplish that feat in 2017. He's as good a bet for batting average as it gets at the position, and is also fully capable of delivering 25 home runs with good run and RBI totals. His stolen base totals have evaporated over the last couple years, but that shouldn't prevent him from again being a top-40 overall hitter in standard roto and categories leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 The only players to bat at least .275 with 20 homers and 30 steals last season: Mookie Betts and Starling Marte. Lower the steals query to 20, and they're joined by Mike Trout, Francisco Lindor, Christian Yelich, Trevor Story, and Javier Baez. Only one of those guys frequently lasts beyond the third round. Marte will struggle to repeat that career-high in homers given his ground-ball tendencies, but he has swiped at least 30 bags in each of his last five full seasons. (He stole 21 in 77 games in 2017.) Don't worry too much about his poor walk rate in five-by-five leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Diminishing speed and non-elite power make Rendon boring, but he's still a tremendous hitter who has batted above .300 and slugged over .500 in each of the last two seasons. After missing time with a bruised toe earlier in 2018, he posted a .391 wOBA (a mark matched by Jose Ramirez and Nolan Arenado all season) since the start of June. Stealing twice in three tries is a major bummer, but don't underestimate the worth of a .300, 25-homer hitter who could offer 90-100 runs and RBI apiece in the heart of Washington's lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros