Who Should I Draft?

Starling Marte or George Springer (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
49 of 59 experts
17%
Recommended by
10 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 32
Best Rank# 11# 12
Worst Rank# 71# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 37# 48
Best Rank# 34# 43
Worst Rank# 40# 60
   
Projections 
   
Runs81103
Home Runs1827
RBI6878
Stolen Bases337
Batting Average.282.270
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 26# 33
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 33
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 32
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 24# 27
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 22# 28
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 24# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 31
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 23# 26
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 20# 27
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 13# 36
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 25# 32
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 29# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 40
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 27# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 25# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 23# 37
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 11# 38
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 31# 38
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 20# 28
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 41
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 28# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 30
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 29# 39
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 35
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 18# 47
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 54
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 24# 34
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 17# 39
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 20# 44
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 41
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 26# 36
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 49
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 32
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 24# 30
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 25# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 29
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 27# 35
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 24# 29
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 37# 42
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 40
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 35# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 50
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 27# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 49
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 23
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 27# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 12
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 30# 25
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 34# 20
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 35# 32
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 42# 31
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 52# 31
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 54# 50
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 71# 52
   
  Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats559544
   
Runs81102
   
Hits155144
   
Singles9896
   
Doubles3226
   
Triples50
   
Home Runs2022
   
RBI7271
   
Stolen Bases336
   
Caught Stealing144
   
Walks3564
   
Strikeouts109122
   
Batting Average.277.265
   
On Base Pct.327.346
   
Slugging Pct.460.434
   
On-base Plus Slugging.787.780
   
  Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats558561
   
Runs81103
   
Hits157151
   
Singles10796
   
Doubles3028
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs1827
   
RBI6878
   
Stolen Bases337
   
Caught Stealing115
   
Walks3467
   
Strikeouts110126
   
Batting Average.282.270
   
On Base Pct.323.347
   
Slugging Pct.445.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.769.814
   
  Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
News 
 Starling Marte is not in the Pirates' lineup for their Saturday game against the Cubs.
Dan Harris
Sat, Sep 14th
George Springer went 3-for-5 with three homers and four RBI in Sunday's 13-5 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
 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
George Springer went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
 Starling Marte missed his second straight game Thursday and may be nursing an undisclosed injury.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
George Springer 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Friday's 4-1 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
George Springer went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
George Springer went 2-for-2 with two solo home runs in Tuesday's 21-7 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
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
Springer is one of a handful of stars who started off their season with a rough patch. He started to turn in around in the second half before his injury, but only enough to get his final line to 22 homers and a .265 batting average. If he can stay healthy, Springer might lead the AL in runs scored along with plenty of homers and RBIs, but the speed has essentially disappeared
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
After nearly going 40-40 in the minor leagues in 2013, Springer seemed like he could be a fantasy monster, but he simply hasn't been the same player at the Major League level. He's certainly been no slouch, scoring over 100 runs in three straight seasons while also averaging 28 home runs over that stretch, but he hasn't swiped even double digit bases since 2015 and is a career .265 hitter. He should continue to rack up the counting stats as long as he's hitting atop the Astros' productive lineup, and isn't an awful pick in the fifth or sixth round of fantasy drafts, but his once sky-high fantasy upside nows seems like a thing of the past.
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
It was a rough year for Springer Dingers, as the Astros outfielder deposited just 22 homers with a pedestrian .265/.346/.434 slash line. Thumb and quad injuries sapped his power late in the season and limited him to 140 games for the second straight year, and yet he managed over 100 runs for the third consecutive campaign. Caught stealing 21 times in 41 times, he's no longer a steals asset. He's looking more like a floor compiler who could underwhelm without a return to roughly 30 dingers.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros