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Who Should I Draft?

Starling Marte or Xander Bogaerts (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
29 of 45 experts
36%
Recommended by
16 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 21
Best Rank# 12# 15
Worst Rank# 54# 50
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 28# 33
Best Rank# 27# 28
Worst Rank# 38# 35
   
Projections 
   
Runs3434
Home Runs810
RBI2937
Stolen Bases102
Batting Average.285.295
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 25
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 34
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 21# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 21
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 28
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 18
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 19# 22
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 18# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 21
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 18# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 19
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 20# 27
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 23
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 17# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 19# 21
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 12# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 19# 15
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 19
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 20
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 21# 20
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 22
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 23
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 27# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 23
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 28# 23
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 28# 16
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 25
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 54# 25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats539614
   
Runs97110
   
Hits159191
   
Singles99106
   
Doubles3152
   
Triples60
   
Home Runs2333
   
RBI82117
   
Stolen Bases254
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks2576
   
Strikeouts94122
   
Batting Average.295.311
   
On Base Pct.343.385
   
Slugging Pct.503.557
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.942
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats206210
   
Runs3434
   
Hits5962
   
Singles3736
   
Doubles1115
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs810
   
RBI2937
   
Stolen Bases102
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks1124
   
Strikeouts4143
   
Batting Average.285.295
   
On Base Pct.323.367
   
Slugging Pct.480.511
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.877
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
News 
 Starling Marte was back at Diamondbacks workouts on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 11th
Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-1 with a run scored and a walk in his Grapefruit League game against the Rays on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 12th
 Torey Lovullo has not confirmed as to why Marte has been absent from camp.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Fri, Jul 10th
Xander Bogaerts (ankle) will start at shortstop and bat third Thursday in the Red Sox's Grapefruit League game against the Astros, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 5th
 Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to multiple reports.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jan 27th
Xander Bogaerts (ankle) will make his spring debut Wednesday, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Mar 4th
  Manager Ron Roenicke said Sunday that Xander Bogaerts (ankle) is "still a ways away" from playing in games, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Mar 1st
  Xander Bogaerts is dealing with a sore ankle and will take it easy for the next few days.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 16th
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
If you look at the early shortstops taken - Trevor Story, Francisco Lindor, Trea Turner, Alex Bregman - Bogaerts was able to add his name as far as fantasy value to that core four last year, but he's cheaper this year. Why? Well, despite having the breakout season in 2019, there wasn't a lot below the surface that was really different. Bogaerts is a good player, but is he that much better than the other options at the position that can be had rounds later? If he repeats the breakout, sure. If not, you're breaking even with the pick at best.
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
Bogaerts had an outstanding 2019 season, obliterating his career-high in home runs and RBI and getting his batting average back over .300. But the thing is, his underlying metrics don't look all that different from his solid but unspectacular 2018 season. His strikeout rate, hard hit percentage, average exit velocity, and launch angle all remained nearly identical, while his steals (only four) continued to trend down to a now useless level from a fantasy perspective. Bogaerts is still a fine option but at a strong position and now batting in a weaker lineup, be careful not to waste too high a pick on him.
Dan Harris - 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
It may be difficult to believe but Bogaerts outperformed even Francisco Lindor, Trea Turner and Gleyber Torres last year thanks to 110+ runs and 100+ RBIs to go with a .311 BA and 33 homers. His ceiling may not be as high as the others, but he is excellent in every non-steals category.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 
 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