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Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or J.D. Martinez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
46 of 46 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 13
Best Rank# 3# 6
Worst Rank# 10# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 22
Best Rank# 4# 16
Worst Rank# 4# 23
   
Projections 
   
Runs3935
Home Runs1514
RBI4041
Stolen Bases51
Batting Average.292.306
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 16
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 5# 29
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 19
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 4# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 9
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 12
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 14
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 4# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 3# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 5# 9
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 6
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 4# 14
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 4# 13
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 10
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 4# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 13
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 13
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 13
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 4# 13
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 13
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 18
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 12
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 15
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 5# 14
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 12
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 4# 12
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 5# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 5# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 7# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 4# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558575
   
Runs12198
   
Hits170175
   
Singles86104
   
Doubles3433
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs4736
   
RBI115105
   
Stolen Bases152
   
Caught Stealing50
   
Walks9572
   
Strikeouts108138
   
Batting Average.305.304
   
On Base Pct.406.383
   
Slugging Pct.629.557
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.035.939
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats198202
   
Runs3935
   
Hits5862
   
Singles3035
   
Doubles1112
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1514
   
RBI4041
   
Stolen Bases51
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3124
   
Strikeouts4653
   
Batting Average.292.306
   
On Base Pct.389.381
   
Slugging Pct.579.574
   
On-base Plus Slugging.968.955
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
News 
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Cody Bellinger has made some changes to his swing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
J.D. Martinez went 2-for-3 with three-run home run in Wednesday's spring game against the Tigers.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 5th
 Cody Bellinger (back) is in the Dodgers' lineup on Thursday versus the Athletics.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 5th
 
 Cody Bellinger was scratched earlier this week and is not in the lineup today due to “side discomfort”, however, Ken Gurnick reported today that it was due to a knot in Bellinger’s back. There were rumblings about the issue occurring after Bellinger’s viral Top Golf video. The reigning MVP is not in the lineup today but is working out in full.
Matthew Davis
Wed, Mar 4th
 
 Cody Bellinger was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Reds with side discomfort.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 2nd
 
 Cody Bellinger signed a one-year, $11.5 million contract with Los Angeles on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
 
Notes 
 The Dodgers are going to be a headache for fantasy managers this year, but Bellinger is one of the players who you can count on for everyday, elite production. Having first base eligibility lifts his stock even more, since first base is a top-heavy position this year. Bellinger lowered his strikeout rate and raised his walk rate, but the most impressive part of his growth last season was his ability to hit lefties to the tune of .280 - up from .226 the year prior.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
J.D. Martinez was a first-round player in drafts last year, but as is the case with fantasy managers, there's a quick overreaction to a "down" year, which is why we see Martinez fall to the second round this year. Targeting bounce-back players at a value is vital to winning fantasy leagues. Martinez can give you first-round value, despite not having the steals or Mookie Betts in the lineup.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Bellinger had a tremendous season, drastically improving his walk rate and cutting his strikeout rate, and setting career highs in each of the five standard rotisserie categories. If there's a knock on Bellinger's season, it's that so much of his production came in the first half, and particularly in March where he batted .431 with 14 home runs. Beginning in June, he batted .280 or lower in each month, and he batted just .261 in the second half. But the numbers all count, and although it's reasonable to expect Bellinger to take a slight step back from his overall 2019 numbers, it still leaves him as a top-five pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Martinez won't steal any bases but with 40 homers, 100+ RBIs and a .300 batting average every year, fantasy owners are getting an absolute steal at any point in the second round of drafts. Don't be scared off by his dip in production, as underlying metrics suggest he was among the most unlucky hitters in baseball.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 After his ridiculous start in April, Bellinger cooled off for sure, but still played at a 43 HR, 102 RBI, 116 R, 13 SB, .274 pace. He doesn't come with the risk some are suggesting as let's remember, he was still just 23 years old in his down season of 2018. You can draft him in the top-five with confidence but behind Trout, Acuna and Betts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Seems to be overlooked every season. High end contributor in every category except SBs. Super solid 2nd round pick.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 I project regression across the board. 30-35 HRs, 8-13 SBs in 2020 rather than his 47/15 2019. Still a really strong season, still qualifies in the outfield and a slightly better Dodger than Betts with upside to provide 40/15 if his regression is less severe than my projections. Thats why he ranks ahead of Betts but behind the dual-threat middle infielders at picks 4-6.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
A safe, four-category stud that might be going at a slight discount
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Statcast page is blood red (which is good). Hit .379 in the first two months of 2019, .262 after
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros