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Who Should I Draft?

J.D. Martinez or Bryce Harper (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
37 of 45 experts
18%
Recommended by
8 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 17
Best Rank# 6# 10
Worst Rank# 29# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 21
Best Rank# 17# 18
Worst Rank# 23# 26
   
Projections 
   
Runs3636
Home Runs1414
RBI4139
Stolen Bases15
Batting Average.310.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 15
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 25
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 18
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 23
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 14# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 16
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 9# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 13# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 17
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 17
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 13# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 17
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 12
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 14# 18
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 13# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 15# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 18
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 10# 14
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 16
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 13# 16
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 15# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 13# 16
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 14# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 13# 17
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 20
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 16
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 14# 17
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 18
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 20
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 9# 17
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 12# 19
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 13# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 17# 10
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 18# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 16
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 18# 13
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 18# 14
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 15
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats575573
   
Runs9898
   
Hits175149
   
Singles10477
   
Doubles3336
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3635
   
RBI105114
   
Stolen Bases215
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks7299
   
Strikeouts138178
   
Batting Average.304.260
   
On Base Pct.383.372
   
Slugging Pct.557.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging.939.882
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202193
   
Runs3636
   
Hits6352
   
Singles3626
   
Doubles1211
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1414
   
RBI4139
   
Stolen Bases15
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks2438
   
Strikeouts5361
   
Batting Average.310.268
   
On Base Pct.384.390
   
Slugging Pct.580.528
   
On-base Plus Slugging.964.918
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
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
Bryce Harper (toe) suffered a bruised left big toe after getting hit by a pitch on Tuesday and will return to the field on Friday.
Brad Camara
Tue, Mar 10th
  Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper was removed from Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Twins after being hit by a pitch in the right foot.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
  Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, a walk, an RBI, and two stolen bases in Saturday's win over the Red Sox. The steals were his second and third of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 8th
  Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and a walk in Thursday's win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The homer was his third of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
  Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI in Wednesday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The home runs were his first two of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
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
By this point, we all know the answer to the Mike Trout vs. Harper discussion, but that doesn't mean that Harper still isn't one hell of a player. Was he pressing early in Philadelphia with the pressure of a new contract in a new city? I think he was, as his second-half numbers show quite the turnaround, especially with his strikeout rate. His xBA and xwOBA also indicate that Harper underperformed last season. It should surprise no one if Harper were to contend for an MVP this season. He should be bumped up higher in OBP leagues.
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
Unlike Aaron Judge, who is also going at the end of the second round, Harper has only missed 8 games in the last two seasons. He might not have as much power or the reliable batting average, but there is something to be said for health and the extra 10 steals.
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
Harper is almost a lock for 30 home runs and double-digit steals. He hasn't been Mike Trout's equal, as many expected after the High School SI cover, but that doesn't mean he isn't an elite Fantasy player. His ADP doesn't reflect how high his floor is or the potential for a 40/20 season. 2020 is a big year for Harper in the Philly Band Box.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
  Not a big fan of Harper (He is overrated), but he does have some big time potential going into his second year in Philly. If he gets his average up to 280+ he should be a high end five category contributor.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy