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Who Should I Draft?

Starling Marte or Yordan Alvarez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
30 of 45 experts
33%
Recommended by
15 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 23
Best Rank# 12# 16
Worst Rank# 54# 39
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 28# 38
Best Rank# 27# 33
Worst Rank# 38# 51
   
Projections 
   
Runs3431
Home Runs813
RBI2938
Stolen Bases101
Batting Average.285.290
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 39
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 30
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 21# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 33
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 23
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 19# 24
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 21# 39
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 18# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 28
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 18# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 22
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 33
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 20# 28
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 30
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 36
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 17# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 19# 25
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 12# 23
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 19# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 16
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 17
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 19
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 19
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 22
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 27# 17
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 28# 22
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 28# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 54# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats539313
   
Runs9758
   
Hits15998
   
Singles9945
   
Doubles3126
   
Triples60
   
Home Runs2327
   
RBI8278
   
Stolen Bases250
   
Caught Stealing60
   
Walks2552
   
Strikeouts9494
   
Batting Average.295.313
   
On Base Pct.343.412
   
Slugging Pct.503.655
   
On-base Plus Slugging.8451.067
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats206178
   
Runs3431
   
Hits5952
   
Singles3727
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs813
   
RBI2938
   
Stolen Bases101
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks1125
   
Strikeouts4151
   
Batting Average.285.290
   
On Base Pct.323.379
   
Slugging Pct.480.569
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.948
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
News 
 Starling Marte was back at Diamondbacks workouts on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 11th
The Astros placed Yordan Alvarez on the injured list for undisclosed reasons.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
 Torey Lovullo has not confirmed as to why Marte has been absent from camp.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Fri, Jul 10th
Yordan Alvarez has not yet made an appearance at Astros summer camp.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 12th
 Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to multiple reports.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jan 27th
Yordan Alvarez (personal) hasn’t arrived in Houston for spring training 2.0 due to personal reasons.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
  The Astros are planning to have Yordan Alvarez play the field more often in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 21st
  Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) will not play on Wednesday as previously scheduled.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 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
Ignore the eligibility concerns. Ignore the cheating scandal. Don't totally ignore the knees, but do pay attention to the results. Alvarez put on a historic performance last year across the majors and minors, and there's really nothing to his profile that suggests it wasn't all legit. Before last season, he was really good in the minors, but not quite this good. Fortunately, we can chalk that up to another year of development. Alvarez won't give you steals, but the rest of the numbers are up there with the elite options in fantasy. Yeah, we're talking about a top-five pick if he does it again. He has the pedigree, and he's had the success early 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
It was just an 87 game sample size but in that time, Yordan was clearly one of the top five hitters in baseball. He won't steal any bags, but 50 homers, 140 RBIs and a .320 batting average is within the realm of realistic possibilities. He comes with some risk, however, since we haven't seen it for an extended time.
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
Yordan is getting the sophomore discount, meaning you don't have to pay up to get top five player potential. If all goes well, Alvarez will be a monster in all areas except SBs. Perfect third round pick if looking for upside and power. Hits the ball ridiculously hard.
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
 
 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