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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 - OAK
Starling Marte
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 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 Alert--
   
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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 38# 46
   
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 - OAK
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 - OAK
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 - OAK
Starling Marte
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
News 
 Starling Marte went 2-for-5 with one RBI and one run in the Athletics 10-4 loss on Saturday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Oct 3rd
Blake Snell was placed on the injured list with a left adductor strain.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 16th
 Starling Marte went 0-for-5 with one RBI and two strikeouts in the Athletics 4-3 win on Sunday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Sep 26th
Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell left Sunday's game with tightness in his left adductor. He left after 11 pitches with a clean 2/3 innings pitched
Corbin Young
Sun, Sep 12th
 Starling Marte went 1-for-5 with one RBI and two strikeouts in the Athletics 2-1 win on Saturday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Sep 26th
Blake Snell pitched a masterful game, not allowing a single base runner for the first six innings. He then gave up a two walks and a hit in the seventh to lose not only the perfect game but also the no-hitter.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 8th
 Starling Marte went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs in the Athletics 14-2 win on Friday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Sep 25th
Blake Snell went seven innings on Tuesday, allowing just two walks while striking out 10 batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 1st
 Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with one strikeout in the Athletics 4-1 loss against the Marinrs on Wednesday.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 23rd
Blake Snell finished the day pitching 7.2 innings, only allowing one earned run on three hits while tallying up 10 strikeouts.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Aug 26th
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