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Who Should I Draft?

Starling Marte or Stephen Strasburg (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
30 of 55 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 24
Best Rank# 17# 15
Worst Rank# 78# 63
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23# 30
Best Rank# 21# 27
Worst Rank# 26# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs33
Home Runs98
RBI28
Stolen Bases10
Batting Avg.285
Strikeouts8040
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.62
WHIP1.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 25# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 24
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 32# 33
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 26# 34
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 26# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 24
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 28# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 19# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 33# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 56# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 29
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 26# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 28
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 24# 29
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 33# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 26
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 35
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 31
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 28
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 20# 55
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 31# 33
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 25# 38
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 31# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 27# 17
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 20
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 29# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 22
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 40# 22
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 36# 22
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 28# 23
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 32# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 63# 23
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 78# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 33# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 34# 23
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 24
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 24
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 30# 24
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 39# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 25
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 27
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 31
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 39# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs97
   
Home Runs2423
   
RBI82
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Batting Avg.295
   
Strikeouts25194
   
Wins18
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.32
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs98
   
RBI28
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Batting Avg.285
   
Strikeouts8040
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.62
   
WHIP1.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
News 
 Stephen Strasburg underwent surgery Wednesday for carpal tunnel syndrome in his pitching hand.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 26th
The Miami Marlins exercised Starling Marte's 2021 club option.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 28th
 Stephen Strasburg will have hand surgery on Wednesday in Baltimore. The procedure is to repair the carpel tunnel neuritis in his right hand.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 23rd
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
 Stephen Strasburg (hand) was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday, and will undergo surgery next week.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 22nd
OF Starling Marte (hand) will not be on the Marlins’ roster for the NLDS against the Braves.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
 Nationals co-ace Stephen Strasburg has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in his right ahnd.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 21st
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
 Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who left his start yesterday in the first inning, is headed back to the injured list. Strasburg began the year on the IL due to a nerve issue in his hand.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 15th
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
Notes 
 I can't fully trust Strasburg to stay healthy and the Nat's have babied his inning totals his entire career. The ability is elite, the production and my ranking is slightly dinged by his lack of durability.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 Strasburg is coming off of a year where he threw 209 regular season innings on top of 36 innings in the playoffs, so he has the workload carryover concern for 2020. In 2014, Strasburg threw 215 innings, and he followed it up with 127 in the next season, so the shortened season should help him out this year. Add to the workload and injury concerns that his 2019 velocity and movement most resembled that of Pablo Lopez, Jake Arrieta, Jorge Lopez, and Tyler Mahle. Strasburg is a top-12 pitcher still, yes, but you should look to pair another higher-end SP with him as insurance.
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
 Strasburg reached the 200-inning plateau for the second time in his career, and set a career high in wins with 18. Other than staying completely healthy, however, his numbers looked pretty much as they always have - just below the truly elite pitchers, but worthy of coming from your ace. Don't be sucked in by his magical postseason (1.98 ERA, 0.94 WHIP). Draft Strasburg as a top-10 pitcher, but expect his usual low-3.00 ERA and solid all around numbers.
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
 A candidate to be over drafted coming off career-year and playoff heroics
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