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Who Should I Draft?

Starling Marte or Kris Bryant (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
43 of 45 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 36
Best Rank# 12# 21
Worst Rank# 54# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 28# 44
Best Rank# 27# 39
Worst Rank# 38# 56
   
Projections 
   
Runs3438
Home Runs811
RBI2930
Stolen Bases102
Batting Average.288.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 23
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 30
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 35
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 21# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 36
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 21# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 19# 30
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 54# 59
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 21# 36
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 18# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 18# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 27# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 56
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 28# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 37
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 49
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 29
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 17# 40
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 28# 55
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 19# 38
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 12# 29
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 19# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 21
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50# 33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats539543
   
Runs97108
   
Hits159152
   
Singles9985
   
Doubles3135
   
Triples61
   
Home Runs2331
   
RBI8277
   
Stolen Bases254
   
Caught Stealing60
   
Walks2574
   
Strikeouts94145
   
Batting Average.295.280
   
On Base Pct.343.380
   
Slugging Pct.503.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.900
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats205202
   
Runs3438
   
Hits5958
   
Singles3832
   
Doubles1113
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs811
   
RBI2930
   
Stolen Bases102
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks1128
   
Strikeouts4154
   
Batting Average.288.285
   
On Base Pct.325.373
   
Slugging Pct.485.511
   
On-base Plus Slugging.809.884
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to multiple reports.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jan 27th
Cubs mamanger David Ross confirmed Monday that Kris Bryant will still hit leadoff this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
  Cubs manager David Ross says he is committed to Kris Bryant as the team's leadoff hitter in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
  Following a sit down with Theo Epstein, Kris Bryant says he expects to remain with the Cubs for the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
  Third baseman Kris Bryant lost his grievance against the Chicago Cubs in which he sought an extra year of service time, ensuring he won't become a free agent until after the 2021 season, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Jan 29th
  Kris Bryant (ankle) and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $18.6 million deal Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
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
With Kris Bryant's profile, it's hard to justify taking him this high when there are guys who can give you the same production at the position later in the draft. The return to 31 home run was nice, yes, but his batted ball data points to that being the near-ceiling for Bryant in terms of home runs. For all of his accolades and loaded offenses that he's been in, he's only produced more than 100 RBIs once in his career.
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
Bryant is an excellent player, of course, but his fourth round ADP is a classic case of the name driving the price. He should hit .275 with 30 homers if he stays healthy, but you can find that out of Eddie Rosario and several others a few rounds later.
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
One of my biggest fades this season. Advanced stats say he did not earn all of his HRs or his batting average, he has missed time each of the last two seasons, his SB upside is limited, and he he is in the middle of whirling trade rumors. Hard pass.
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
appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic
 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