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Who Should I Draft?

Starling Marte or Blake Snell (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
32 of 55 experts
42%
Recommended by
23 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 44
Best Rank# 26# 23
Worst Rank# 80# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 53# 43
Best Rank# 42# 36
Worst Rank# 58# 49
   
Projections 
   
Runs85
Home Runs1919
RBI71
Stolen Bases24
Batting Avg.278
Strikeouts112188
Wins11
Saves0
ERA3.43
WHIP1.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 55
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 55
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 40# 64
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 83
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 57# 60
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 49
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 42# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 75
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 45
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 46# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 52
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 45# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 42# 49
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 44# 48
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 47# 51
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 53
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 43# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 51
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 40# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 43
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 46# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 37# 98
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 36# 48
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 44# 53
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 43# 46
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 36# 48
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 30# 46
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 44# 50
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 42# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 25
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 36# 34
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 39# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 41# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 23
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 43# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 44# 28
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 45# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 42
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 48# 43
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 31
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 49# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 46
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 51# 45
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 41
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 55# 27
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 60# 45
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 60# 50
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 62# 57
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 76# 40
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 80# 48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs36
   
Home Runs610
   
RBI27
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Batting Avg.281
   
Strikeouts4163
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.24
   
WHIP1.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs85
   
Home Runs1919
   
RBI71
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Batting Avg.278
   
Strikeouts112188
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.43
   
WHIP1.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
News 
 Starling Marte will take dry swings this weekend as he works his way back from a rib injury.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, May 7th
Blake Snell gave up 4 earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched in the Padres' loss to the Giants on Friday. Snell struck out 5 and walked 6 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Sat, May 8th
 After sustaining a non-displaced left rib fracture two weeks ago, Starling Marte has been unable to resume baseball activities.
Andy Zimmerman
Tue, May 4th
Blake Snell gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings pitched in the Padres' win over the Giants on Saturday. Snell struck out 6 and walked 3 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Sun, May 2nd
 Starling Marte was placed on the 10-day IL with a non displaced rib fracture on April 20th. Reports came out Monday that he was still dealing with a good deal of pain in his side. Therefore, the timetable for his return remains unclear.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Apr 26th
Blake Snell gave up 2 earned runs in 5.1 innings pitched in the Padres' loss to the Dodgers on Saturday. Snell struck out 7 and walked 2 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Sun, Apr 25th
 Marlins OF Starling Marte underwent an MRI which revealed a non-displace fracture on his rib.
Brad Camara
Mon, Apr 19th
Blake Snell gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings pitched in the Padres' win over the Dodgers on Sunday. Snell struck out 7 in the outing and walked 2.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Apr 19th
 Starling Marte left Sunday's game against the Giants after an awkward swing. He was clutching his left side.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Apr 18th
Blake Snell pitched 2/3 of an inning and gave up 3 earned runs in the Padres' loss to the Pirates on Tuesday. Snell struck out 1 and walked 2 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Wed, Apr 14th
Notes 
 Marte's getting a little old for a player to rely on for stolen bases, and although fantasy managers need to start lowering their expectations as he enters his age-32 season, there should be enough left in the tank for him to be productive. He ranked in the top 11% in sprint speed last year and was caught stealing just twice in 10 attempts. The quality of his contact declined fairly significantly, however, and considering he now plays in Miami, anything more than 15 home runs should be considered gravy. But he'll likely continue to chip in for all five rotisserie categories and be an asset in both stolen bases and batting average, two difficult categories to fill. Again, temper expectations a bit against his historical production, but fantasy managers can still draft him with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Snell moves to the Padres fresh off a solid year, in which he pitched to a 3.24 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP, with a memorable early exit in the World Series. Snell has a checkered injury history and has pitched just 157 innings over the past two years, so don't expect him to be a big innings-eater in 2021. And, although he'll escape the dreaded AL East, he'll get a downgrade in park and defense, which largely makes the move a neutral one. All that said, Snell has plenty of talent as he's shown throughout his career, and should be able to pile up wins and strikeouts pitching for a strong Padres team. Draft him as an SP2 with upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Blake Snell made 16 starts in 2020, including the playoffs, and didn't finish six innings in any of them. In fact, the lefty hasn't completed six innings since July 21st, 2019. This is a killer for fantasy leagues that use quality starts as a category, but Snell still has the skills to be useful for fantasy purposes. If he had the innings to qualify then Snell would have the second-best swinging strike rate among starters since the beginning of '19. Perhaps the Padres will allow him to pitch deeper into starts. This could be a case of efficiency meeting added volume, which usually equates to fantasy goodness.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros