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Who Should I Draft?

J.D. Martinez or George Springer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 25
Best Rank# 6# 18
Worst Rank# 29# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 41
Best Rank# 17# 28
Worst Rank# 23# 47
   
Projections 
   
Runs3639
Home Runs1413
RBI4133
Stolen Bases13
Batting Average.310.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 27
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 31
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 68
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 29
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 14# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 25
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 9# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 13# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 24
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 28
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 13# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 30
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 28
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 34
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 14# 29
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 13# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 26
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 15# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 26
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 10# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 24
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 13# 31
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 15# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 13# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 14# 39
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 13# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 18# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 19
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 14# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 36
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 21
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 9# 30
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 12# 24
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 13# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 18# 30
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 17# 18
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 18# 28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats575479
   
Runs9896
   
Hits175139
   
Singles10477
   
Doubles3320
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3639
   
RBI10596
   
Stolen Bases26
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks7267
   
Strikeouts138113
   
Batting Average.304.290
   
On Base Pct.383.381
   
Slugging Pct.557.589
   
On-base Plus Slugging.939.970
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202199
   
Runs3639
   
Hits6356
   
Singles3633
   
Doubles1210
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1413
   
RBI4133
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2426
   
Strikeouts5347
   
Batting Average.310.283
   
On Base Pct.384.366
   
Slugging Pct.580.527
   
On-base Plus Slugging.964.893
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
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
Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle writes the Astros have "made it clear" to George Springer's representatives that the franchise wants to sign him to a long-term deal.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 9th
  George Springer went 2-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in the Astros' split squad game versus the Braves on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
  George Springer went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
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
It's weird that George Springer is already 30 years old, no? It seems like just yesterday that he made his debut. We know that players start to decline on the wrong side of 30, and when you look at Springer, he hasn't exactly been the model of health over the past few years, playing in more than 140 games just once in his career. Add to that the cheating scandal, and we really don't know how much of an impact it will have on Springer. There are enough signs here to pivot in another direction.
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
If not for the 40 games missed, we might be talking about Springer as the reigning AL MVP. He was on pace for over 50 homers, 125 RBIs and 125 runs. There isn't much speed but the upside for the other four categories makes him an amazing value in the fourth round of drafts.
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
Was off Springer at ADP last season, and that was wrong. However, I am diving right back into it this season, and will likely own zero shares. He has been a decent fantasy player being drafted at ceiling since he joined the league, and 2019 was the first season that it actually worked out. With the potential dejuicing of the ball and the cheating scandal, on top of his career averages, he is a hard pass for me.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy