Who Should I Draft?

Starling Marte or Khris Davis (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
Khris Davis
LF,DH - OAK
Khris Davis
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
40 of 59 experts
32%
Recommended by
19 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 28
Best Rank# 11# 19
Worst Rank# 71# 57
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 37# 42
Best Rank# 34# 37
Worst Rank# 40# 43
   
Projections 
   
Runs8191
Home Runs1842
RBI68111
Stolen Bases331
Batting Average.282.248
   
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The Fantasy Fix
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The Athletic
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  Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
Khris Davis
LF,DH - OAK
Khris Davis
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats559576
   
Runs8198
   
Hits155142
   
Singles9865
   
Doubles3228
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs2048
   
RBI72123
   
Stolen Bases330
   
Caught Stealing140
   
Walks3559
   
Strikeouts109175
   
Batting Average.277.247
   
On Base Pct.327.326
   
Slugging Pct.460.549
   
On-base Plus Slugging.787.874
   
  Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
Khris Davis
LF,DH - OAK
Khris Davis
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats558565
   
Runs8191
   
Hits157140
   
Singles10771
   
Doubles3027
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs1842
   
RBI68111
   
Stolen Bases331
   
Caught Stealing111
   
Walks3461
   
Strikeouts110174
   
Batting Average.282.248
   
On Base Pct.323.322
   
Slugging Pct.445.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.769.844
   
  Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
Khris Davis
LF,DH - OAK
Khris Davis
News 
 Starling Marte is not in the Pirates' lineup for their Saturday game against the Cubs.
Dan Harris
Sat, Sep 14th
Khris Davis is absent from Wednesday's lineup against the Angels due to the stomach flu.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 26th
 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
Khris Davis went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Oakland's 3-2 loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 25th
 Starling Marte missed his second straight game Thursday and may be nursing an undisclosed injury.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
Khris Davis went 0-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Khris Davis went 2-for-4 with a walk, two home runs and four RBI in Friday's 14-9 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Khris Davis went 3-for-6 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored in Tuesday’s 21-7 win over the Astros.
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
Looking for 40 homers? Draft Davis and write it in ink. He has knocked 133 over the last three seasons with 335 RBIs in that time. The floor is as high as you'll find in the first five rounds but the batting average is almost certainly going to be around .250 again
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
Consistency may be the most under-appreciated asset in fantasy baseball. Davis isn't young and flashy, and he won't help you in terms of speed or batting average, but he has delivered 40+ home runs and 100+ RBIs in three straight seasons, establishing himself as an incredibly reliable top-40 hitter in standard roto/categories leagues. In fact, he was so good last year that he finished as the 11th-best hitter. That will likely prove to be his high water mark, but there is little risk associated with using a fourth round pick on Davis.
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
Davis' consistently extends his uncanny streak of batting .247 in four straight seasons. He's also the only player to deposit at least 40 homers in each of the last three seasons. MLB's league-wide batting average dipped to .248 last season, so Oakland's slugger won't torpedo that category. And while power is now easier to find later in drafts, elite power remains a major asset. Having only played 11 games in the outfield, he won't have a position in some leagues. That utility-only label could turn him into a value, as drafters are needlessly reticent of taking such players.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros