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Who Should I Draft?

Eugenio Suarez or J.D. Martinez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
29 of 51 experts
43%
Recommended by
22 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 44
Best Rank# 22# 27
Worst Rank# 69# 86
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 91
Best Rank# 59# 76
Worst Rank# 69# 101
   
Projections 
   
Runs8684
Home Runs3831
RBI10396
Stolen Bases33
Batting Average.253.274
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 53# 55
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 51# 52
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 61
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 42
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 39# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 44
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 45# 56
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 53# 72
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 52
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 36# 51
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 56
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 38# 40
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 50
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 44
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 29# 86
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 51
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 42# 49
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 43# 46
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 35# 67
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 47# 55
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 44
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 30# 40
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 34# 66
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 31
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 38# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 31
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 42# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 37
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 43# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 36
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 44
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 46# 38
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 33
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 49# 43
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 49# 37
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 50# 44
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 51# 49
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 53# 52
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 54# 33
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 31
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 56# 42
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 57# 48
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 59# 43
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 64# 27
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 69# 47
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats198211
   
Runs2922
   
Hits4045
   
Singles1722
   
Doubles816
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs157
   
RBI3827
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks3022
   
Strikeouts6759
   
Batting Average.202.213
   
On Base Pct.312.291
   
Slugging Pct.470.389
   
On-base Plus Slugging.781.680
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats551550
   
Runs8684
   
Hits138149
   
Singles7484
   
Doubles2432
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3831
   
RBI10396
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks7364
   
Strikeouts174147
   
Batting Average.253.274
   
On Base Pct.341.350
   
Slugging Pct.507.505
   
On-base Plus Slugging.848.855
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
News 
 Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-4 with a double and a two run home run Saturday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Oct 2nd
Red Sox OF/DH J.D. Martinez (ankle) is absent from the team's Game 1 lineup against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 7th
 Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Tuesday against the White Sox.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 29th
Red Sox OF/DH J.D. Martinez (ankle) has been left off the team's roster for Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Oct 5th
 Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-4 with a double, a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored Monday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 27th
The status of J.D. Martinez remains unclear for Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Yankees, Boston manager Alex Cora said Monday.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Oct 4th
 Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run Friday against the Nationals.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 25th
J.D. Martinez went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, three RBIs, and two runs scored on Wednesday.
Liam Gibney
Thu, Sep 30th
 Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with a solo home runs Monday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 21st
J.D. Martinez went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs, and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.
Liam Gibney
Wed, Sep 15th
Notes 
 Suarez's power numbers were again strong in last year's shortened season, but his batting average plummeted to just .202. He hit the ball as hard as ever, however, and ranked in the top 9% of the league in average exit velocity. Suarez's BABIP was just .214 (he has a .310 mark), and although he hit more fly balls than usual, there's nothing to suggest that his batting average should have fallen off a cliff. In other words, there's plenty of reason to expect Suarez to hit closer to his .261 career batting average this year. Add to that his potential for 40 home runs and 200 combined runs and RBI, and he'll likely be a value in this year's draft.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Martinez had a disastrous 2020 season, during which he slashed just .213/.291/.389 and hit seven home runs. Martinez simply didn't hit the ball nearly as hard as he used to, and hit a ton of fly balls, the combination of which helped to drain his batting average significantly. There's a ton to dislike about last year, but given that Martinez has talked about how much he relies on watching video in-game, and his inability to do so last year because of COVID-19 protocols, it seems likely that you can write off last year to a slump that didn't have time to end. He'll be eligible at utility only, but there's a massive opportunity for profit if you are willing to largely look past 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  2020 was a disaster for JDM. A cerebral hitter who relies heavily on in-game video analysis, Martinez admitted that it was tough to stay engaged last season. Aside from getting in-game video back, reasons for optimism include a barrel-rate that was similar to his 2019 mark as well as some solid plate discipline numbers. It would be more concerning if Martinez's discipline fell off as much as his batted-ball stats did. If you chalk it all up to "2020" then you can get JD at a big-time value this year.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros