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Who Should I Draft?

Starling Marte or Charlie Blackmon (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
35 of 45 experts
22%
Recommended by
10 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 28
Best Rank# 12# 14
Worst Rank# 54# 69
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 28# 35
Best Rank# 27# 33
Worst Rank# 38# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs3436
Home Runs810
RBI2929
Stolen Bases102
Batting Average.285.305
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 27
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 27
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 55
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 21# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 55
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 31
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 19# 32
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 21# 25
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 18# 22
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 25
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 18# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 32
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 27
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 22
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 28# 29
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 69
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 28
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 20# 57
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 25
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 50
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 17# 22
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 19# 23
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 12# 34
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 19# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 19
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 19
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 22
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 27# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 22
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 28# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50# 21
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 54# 14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats539580
   
Runs97112
   
Hits159183
   
Singles99102
   
Doubles3142
   
Triples67
   
Home Runs2332
   
RBI8286
   
Stolen Bases252
   
Caught Stealing65
   
Walks2540
   
Strikeouts94104
   
Batting Average.295.316
   
On Base Pct.343.366
   
Slugging Pct.503.578
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.944
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats206202
   
Runs3436
   
Hits5961
   
Singles3736
   
Doubles1112
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs810
   
RBI2929
   
Stolen Bases102
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks1116
   
Strikeouts4140
   
Batting Average.285.305
   
On Base Pct.323.357
   
Slugging Pct.480.535
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.893
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
News 
 Starling Marte was back at Diamondbacks workouts on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 11th
Charlie Blackmon is still at home recovering from COVID-19.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Jul 6th
 Torey Lovullo has not confirmed as to why Marte has been absent from camp.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Fri, Jul 10th
OF Charlie Blackmon (COVID-19) will not be available for the Rockies when summer camp opens on Saturday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
 Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to multiple reports.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jan 27th
OF Charlie Blackmon, Phillip Diehl and Ryan Castellini tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jun 23rd
Notes 
 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
Coors Field. That's the driving force for Charlie Blackmon right now. Gone are the days of 20 steals. Hell, gone are the days of double-digit steals as he stole just two bases in 2019. It makes sense, of course, since he's 34 years old. He's a boring, relatively safe player right now, but not everyone mid-30s player is David Ortiz or Nelson Cruz. The drop off could happen this year for Blackmon where he gives you an empty average, and that's it."
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
Blackmon had a rough spot in the season but still finished with 30+ homers, 110+ runs and a batting average north of .310. He is getting older and only stole 2 bags compared to the 43 fantasy owners got in 2015, but this still a great bat in the late third round.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Perennially underrated, but his ADP makes sense due to his complete drop in SBs. Only stole 2 bags in 2019 after stealing double digits every year prior. This means you have to buy Blackmon with no help at SBs, which has never been the case. Also may take a hit in runs if Arenado does get traded.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 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