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Who Should I Draft?

Starling Marte or Shane Bieber (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
37 of 55 experts
33%
Recommended by
18 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 29
Best Rank# 15# 18
Worst Rank# 63# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 25
Best Rank# 27# 21
Worst Rank# 38# 30
   
Projections 
   
Runs33
Home Runs810
RBI28
Stolen Bases10
Batting Avg.285
Strikeouts4080
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.65
WHIP1.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 30# 31
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 31
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 34# 46
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 24# 35
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 33
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 34# 53
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 32
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 25
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 60
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 26
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 23# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 27
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 24# 29
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 45
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 27# 30
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 22# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 22
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 27# 54
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 23# 24
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 30# 36
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 25
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 30
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 23# 50
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 21# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 23# 34
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 15# 29
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 25
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 18
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 24# 23
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 21
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 27# 26
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 24
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 29# 21
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 22
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 33# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 25
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 38# 27
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 38# 27
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 48# 34
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 55# 25
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 63# 51
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs97
   
Home Runs2331
   
RBI82
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Batting Avg.295
   
Strikeouts94259
   
Wins15
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.28
   
WHIP1.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs810
   
RBI28
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Batting Avg.285
   
Strikeouts4080
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.65
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
News 
 The Miami Marlins exercised Starling Marte's 2021 club option.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 28th
Shan Bieber had his worst start of the season in the Indian's playoff opener against the Yankees, giving up seven runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 30th
 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
Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber allowed one unearned run over five innings in a 3-2 win over the White Sox on Wednesday. Bieber struck out 10 and walked three in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
 OF Starling Marte (hand) will not be on the Marlins’ roster for the NLDS against the Braves.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber allowed three runs over 7 2/3 innings in a 10-3 win over the Tigers on Thursday. Bieber struck out 10 and walked two in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 17th
 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
Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber allowed three runs over seven innings in a 3-1 loss to the Twins on Friday. Bieber struck out eight and walked two.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 12th
 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
Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber threw five innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 win over the Brewers on Sunday. Bieber struck out 10 and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 6th
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
Bieber may not be the most polarizing player in drafts this year, but it's hard to argue that he isn't the most polarizing pitcher. For every positive (peripherals were in line with his surface stats), that are concerns (he gets hit HARD). If you're a Bieber truther (Belieber, I guess), it's good value for him here as the ace of your staff. But if you have any pause about him at all, you should fade him and go with a safer option.
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
Bieber was simply fantastic in 2019 and gave you everything you want from a stud pitcher. He was second in the league innings, had a 3.28 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP, and was top-10 in strikeout and walk rates. He gave up his fair share of home runs but, overall, there are next to no complaint about Bieber. Draft him with confidence as a low-end ace.
Dan Harris - 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
Figured out how to pitch to lefties last year. If that holds he'll once again be elite due to his exceptional command
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