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Who Should I Draft?

Freddie Freeman or J.D. Martinez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
32 of 45 experts
29%
Recommended by
13 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 14
Best Rank# 10# 6
Worst Rank# 47# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16# 22
Best Rank# 14# 17
Worst Rank# 19# 23
   
Projections 
   
Runs3436
Home Runs1214
RBI3741
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.302.310
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 16
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 17# 29
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 12# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 15
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 12# 13
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 12# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 16
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 12# 14
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 12# 13
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 11# 15
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 13
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 13
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 13
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 13
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 12# 18
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 11# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 15
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 12
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 12# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 12# 18
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 11# 18
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 11# 9
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 9
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 10
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 9
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 6
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 13
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 14# 12
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 19# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 27# 17
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597575
   
Runs11398
   
Hits175175
   
Singles102104
   
Doubles3333
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3836
   
RBI121105
   
Stolen Bases62
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks8772
   
Strikeouts127138
   
Batting Average.293.304
   
On Base Pct.387.383
   
Slugging Pct.546.557
   
On-base Plus Slugging.933.939
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats194202
   
Runs3436
   
Hits5963
   
Singles3436
   
Doubles1312
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1214
   
RBI3741
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2724
   
Strikeouts4353
   
Batting Average.302.310
   
On Base Pct.388.384
   
Slugging Pct.548.580
   
On-base Plus Slugging.936.964
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
News 
 Freeman's wife, Chelsea, posted on Instagram that he has been feeling better since testing positive for the virus on Sunday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
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
 The Braves placed Freddie Freeman on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 5th
 
 1B Freddie Freeman has tested positive for Coronavirus, per Braves’ manager Brian Snitker.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
 
 Freddie Freeman was scratched from Tuesday's lineup and should return Friday, according to manager Brian Snitker.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
 
 Freddie Freeman was scratched from Tuesday's spring game against the Orioles for what the team said is a family matter.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 10th
 
Notes 
 Freeman gets a boost in points leagues, but, he's a safe bet for production in the second round. Freeman allows you to lock up your first baseman and not have to worry about playing catch up there later in the draft. The only knock with taking Freeman is that you miss out on the power-speed threats and the top pitchers.
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
 There's no reason to doubt Freeman's outstanding performance when healthy, but the fact that he's already dealing with elbow soreness after purportedly fighting through it last year is a bit discouraging. Unless Freeman's injury lingers deep into the spring, don't knock him too much, as his combination of batting average, power, and overall safety is rare. But for now, it's worth dropping him closer to the back end of the second round than the front.
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
 Freeman might not be the most exciting second round pick, but the floor over the past four years has been a .300 hitter with 90+ runs, 90+ RBIs and 25 homers. Last season he was at 113 runs, 38 HRs and 121 RBIs so it isn't like his ceiling is too bad either.
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