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Who Should I Draft?

Walker Buehler or Starling Marte (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
38 of 55 experts
31%
Recommended by
17 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 24
Best Rank# 7# 15
Worst Rank# 66# 63
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16# 30
Best Rank# 14# 27
Worst Rank# 18# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs33
Home Runs88
RBI28
Stolen Bases10
Batting Avg.285
Strikeouts7640
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.49
WHIP1.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 19# 30
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 27
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 20# 34
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 24
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 33
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 28# 34
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 19# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 24
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 17# 28
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 23# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 18# 29
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 19# 27
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 16# 22
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 28
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 17# 29
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 27
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 21# 38
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 35
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 20# 23
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 31
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 28
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 24# 55
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 23
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 20# 21
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 20# 38
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 13# 24
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 24
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 16# 15
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 23
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 24
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 22
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 27# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 20
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 39# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 39# 23
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 23
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 25
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 51# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 66# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs97
   
Home Runs2023
   
RBI82
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Batting Avg.295
   
Strikeouts21594
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.26
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs88
   
RBI28
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Batting Avg.285
   
Strikeouts7640
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.49
   
WHIP1.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
News 
 Walker Buehler earned the win on Friday when he allowed one run on three hits with 10 strikeouts and one walk over six innings in the Dodgers 6-2 win over the Rays in Game 3 of the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 24th
The Miami Marlins exercised Starling Marte's 2021 club option.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 28th
 The Dodgers announced that Walker Buehler will start Game 3 of the World Series on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 19th
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
 Walker Buehler secured the win on Saturday when he surrendered zero runs on seven hits with six strikeouts over six innings in the Dodgers 3-1 win over the Braves in Game 6 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 17th
OF Starling Marte (hand) will not be on the Marlins’ roster for the NLDS against the Braves.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
 Walker Buehler took a no decision on Monday when he allowed one run on three hits with seven strikeouts and five walks across five innings in the Dodgers 5-1 loss to the Braves in Game 1 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 12th
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
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced that Walker Buehler will start Game 1 of the NLCS against the Braves.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Oct 10th
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 
 The more I look and ponder the more I see a potential Cy Young in 2020. Great team, pitcher park, Betts and Bellinger potentially manning two OF spots on defense. If LAD finally gets that title Buehler will be the guy we look at to explain that last step.
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
 Where you take Buehler is all about your approach to pitching in a shortened season. There's a case to take him in the first round, as he has the pure stuff to be the No. 1 pitcher by season's end with his 29 percent strikeout rate and five percent walk rate in 2019.
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
 A 5.22 ERA in April scared fantasy owners, but Buehler quickly recovered from the Dodgers' ill-planned "ease into the year" plan. He looked precisely like the pitcher his fantasy owners had hoped for after that, ending the year with a 3.26 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with a 29.2% strikeout rate. His meager five percent walk rate was one of the best in the league, and with an incredibly strong offense behind him once again, Buehler should excel in all four of the starting pitching categories in 2020. Have no concerns.
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
 Walker Buehler's last 27 games included a 2.91 ERA and 206 strikeouts in 170 1/3 innings
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