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Who Should I Draft?

Starling Marte or Javier Baez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
28 of 52 experts
46%
Recommended by
24 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 20
Best Rank# 13# 8
Worst Rank# 50# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 32
Best Rank# 27# 27
Worst Rank# 38# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs3335
Home Runs812
RBI2836
Stolen Bases105
Batting Average.285.279
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 25
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 21# 23
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 21# 26
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 21
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 26# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 19# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50# 53
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 19# 21
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 21# 22
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 18# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 28
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 25
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 17# 18
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 18# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 30
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 17# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 14# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 19# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 19# 21
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 12
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 16
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 18# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 15
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 19# 17
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 20# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 21# 18
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 21# 19
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 22# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 17
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 25# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 26# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 25
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 28# 25
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 28# 25
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 29# 8
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 37# 24
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 38# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats539531
   
Runs9789
   
Hits159149
   
Singles9978
   
Doubles3138
   
Triples64
   
Home Runs2329
   
RBI8285
   
Stolen Bases2511
   
Caught Stealing67
   
Walks2528
   
Strikeouts94156
   
Batting Average.295.281
   
On Base Pct.343.316
   
Slugging Pct.503.531
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.847
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats203216
   
Runs3335
   
Hits5860
   
Singles3634
   
Doubles1114
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs812
   
RBI2836
   
Stolen Bases105
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks1112
   
Strikeouts4062
   
Batting Average.285.279
   
On Base Pct.322.317
   
Slugging Pct.478.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
News 
 Starling Marte's $12.5 million option for 2021 has been picked up by the Marlins, per beat writer Barry Jackson.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 19th
Javier Baez went 1-for-4 in Game 1 of the Wild Card series against the Marlins on Wednesday, hitting a single. He also struck out twice a left two men on base in the 5-1 defeat.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Oct 1st
 OF Starling Marte (hand) will not be on the Marlins’ roster for the NLDS against the Braves.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
Javier Baez went 2-for-5 on Friday against the White Sox, hitting a solo homer and a double. The Cubs won 10-0.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Sep 26th
 Marlins manager Don Mattingly says the team has not yet made a decision on whether or not Starling Marte (hand) will be on the NLDS roster.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 5th
Javier Baez hit seventh on Wednesday and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and stranded four men on base. The Cubs lost, 2-1.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Sep 24th
 Marlins' manager Don Mattingly said the Marlins have "no determination" on the status of OF Starling Marte (hand) for this week's NLDS matchup with the Braves.
Brad Camara
Sun, Oct 4th
Javier Baez hit sixth in the order on Monday and went 1-for-4 with a run-scoring single and a strikeout. The Cubs won, 5-0.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Sep 21st
 Starling Marte (hand) is absent from Thursday's Game 2 lineup against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 1st
Javier Baez went 0-for-3 on Friday against the Twins with two strikeouts. The Cubs won, 1-0.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Sep 19th
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
I love the skill set while I hate that the Cubs attempted only 69 stolen base attempts in 2019 - 2nd least in all of baseball. Baez would be a top 10 pick if not for the Cubs refusal to run. That reality drops Baez down. 2019 wasn't a down year, it was a reflection of the Cubs approach to scoring runs by refusing to run.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
You're drafting Baez for one thing right now, and that's power. The speed? Major drop-off from 2018 to 2019. The walks? Ha, that's cute. The success that Baez has had the past two years has resulted in everything going exactly right for him, but with the skill set that he has, the margin for error is razor-thin. There are many players that offer the same skills that Baez had who can be had for a much better draft cost - especially considering the position that he plays.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
Not sure he's as special of a fantasy asset as he was in 2018, particularly at a deep position
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 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
 
 More valuable in roto leagues due to stolen bases
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros