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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 - ARI
Starling Marte
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
29 of 45 experts
36%
Recommended by
16 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 20
Best Rank# 12# 12
Worst Rank# 54# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 28# 31
Best Rank# 27# 26
Worst Rank# 38# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs3434
Home Runs812
RBI2937
Stolen Bases105
Batting Average.288.280
   
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
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 27
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 23
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 24
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 21# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 19# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50# 53
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 21# 22
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 18# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 30
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 18# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 21
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 27# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 21
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 30
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 17# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 12# 22
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 19# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 12
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 15
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 19# 17
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 18
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 16
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 14
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 17
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 28# 25
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 28# 25
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 26
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 54# 17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
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 - ARI
Starling Marte
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats205216
   
Runs3434
   
Hits5960
   
Singles3833
   
Doubles1114
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs812
   
RBI2937
   
Stolen Bases105
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks1112
   
Strikeouts4162
   
Batting Average.288.280
   
On Base Pct.325.316
   
Slugging Pct.485.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.809.837
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
News 
 Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to multiple reports.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jan 27th
Javier Baez told Marly Rivera of ESPN that contract talks with the Cubs have been put on hold for now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 6th
  Javier Baez went 2-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 1st
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
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
 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
The shortstop position is so loaded that Baez' 29 homers, 11 steals and .281 batting average didn't even get him into the top 12 at the position last year. He is still well worth a third or fourth round pick, however, because the bat and speed are both reliable.
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
I love the skill set while I hate that the Cubs only attempted 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
 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