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Who Should I Draft?

Starling Marte or George Springer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
38 of 45 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 25
Best Rank# 12# 18
Worst Rank# 54# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 28# 41
Best Rank# 27# 28
Worst Rank# 38# 47
   
Projections 
   
Runs3439
Home Runs813
RBI2933
Stolen Bases103
Batting Average.288.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 31
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 68
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 29
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 21# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 25
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 21
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 24
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 28
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 21# 30
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 19# 28
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 21# 29
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 18# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 26
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 18# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 26
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 24
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 39
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 19
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 36
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 30
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 17# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 19# 30
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 12# 18
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 19# 28
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 19
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 21
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 27# 20
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 28# 24
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 28# 24
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 54# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats539479
   
Runs9796
   
Hits159139
   
Singles9977
   
Doubles3120
   
Triples63
   
Home Runs2339
   
RBI8296
   
Stolen Bases256
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks2567
   
Strikeouts94113
   
Batting Average.295.290
   
On Base Pct.343.381
   
Slugging Pct.503.589
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.970
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats205199
   
Runs3439
   
Hits5956
   
Singles3833
   
Doubles1110
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs813
   
RBI2933
   
Stolen Bases103
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks1126
   
Strikeouts4147
   
Batting Average.288.283
   
On Base Pct.325.366
   
Slugging Pct.485.527
   
On-base Plus Slugging.809.893
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
News 
 Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to multiple reports.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jan 27th
Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle writes the Astros have "made it clear" to George Springer's representatives that the franchise wants to sign him to a long-term deal.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 9th
  George Springer went 2-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in the Astros' split squad game versus the Braves on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
  George Springer went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
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
It's weird that George Springer is already 30 years old, no? It seems like just yesterday that he made his debut. We know that players start to decline on the wrong side of 30, and when you look at Springer, he hasn't exactly been the model of health over the past few years, playing in more than 140 games just once in his career. Add to that the cheating scandal, and we really don't know how much of an impact it will have on Springer. There are enough signs here to pivot in another direction.
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
If not for the 40 games missed, we might be talking about Springer as the reigning AL MVP. He was on pace for over 50 homers, 125 RBIs and 125 runs. There isn't much speed but the upside for the other four categories makes him an amazing value in the fourth round of drafts.
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
Was off Springer at ADP last season, and that was wrong. However, I am diving right back into it this season, and will likely own zero shares. He has been a decent fantasy player being drafted at ceiling since he joined the league, and 2019 was the first season that it actually worked out. With the potential dejuicing of the ball and the cheating scandal, on top of his career averages, he is a hard pass for me.
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