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Who Should I Draft?

J.D. Martinez or Anthony Rendon (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
34 of 45 experts
24%
Recommended by
11 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 18
Best Rank# 6# 7
Worst Rank# 29# 37
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 21# 20
Best Rank# 17# 17
Worst Rank# 23# 21
   
Projections 
   
Runs3635
Home Runs1411
RBI4238
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.310.305
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 14
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 17
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 32
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 14# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 37
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 9# 20
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 13# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 15
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 16
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 13# 16
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 16
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 27
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 14# 15
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 13# 14
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 14
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 15# 20
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 20
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 10# 16
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 17
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 13# 24
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 15# 16
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 13# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 14# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 13# 19
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 14
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 18
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 14# 15
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 9# 22
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 12# 30
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 13# 15
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 17# 37
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 7
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 14
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 9
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 14
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 18# 14
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 15
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 18# 14
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 18# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats575545
   
Runs98117
   
Hits175174
   
Singles10493
   
Doubles3344
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3634
   
RBI105126
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks7280
   
Strikeouts13886
   
Batting Average.304.319
   
On Base Pct.383.412
   
Slugging Pct.557.598
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9391.010
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats203196
   
Runs3635
   
Hits6360
   
Singles3634
   
Doubles1214
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1411
   
RBI4238
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2427
   
Strikeouts5333
   
Batting Average.310.305
   
On Base Pct.384.388
   
Slugging Pct.580.539
   
On-base Plus Slugging.964.927
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
News 
 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
 
Notes 
 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
For years, Rendon was the poster boy for the most underrated player in fantasy. Coming off his career year, he's underrated no more. Now the price that you have to pay for him leaves very little room for a net gain, and in order for him to return a positive ROI, you need him to replicate his 2019 numbers, which were, by the way, career highs across the board, aside from stolen bases. He's also taking an L with the switch in ballparks in every major ballpark factor. The position is deep, and while Rendon is safe here, you're banking on a lot in order to get a solid return from your second-round pick.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Rendon finally put it all together last year, setting career-highs in batting average (.319), home runs (34), runs scored (117), and RBI (126). He'll now move to Anaheim where he'll see a downgrade in park, but an upgrade in lineup by the sheer presence of Mike Trout. In the end, Rendon's move is a neutral one, and to the extent you trust him to stay healthy again, he's a rock-solid second round pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Seems to be overlooked every season. High end contributor in every category except SBs. Super solid 2nd round pick.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
While Rendon may be the best overall third basemen in real life, walks and defense don't translate to fantasy. Rather, we are looking at a player without speed but one whose 4-category bat makes him a strong second round pick for the 2020 season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Great baseball player, contributes BA, which is rare these days, but no steals and one big career home run season? I am not buying in on 2020.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData