Who Should I Draft?

J.D. Martinez or Jose Ramirez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 4
Best Rank# 3# 2
Worst Rank# 31# 21
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 5
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 8# 5
   
Projections 
   
Runs10198
Home Runs3040
RBI98116
Stolen Bases254
Batting Average.289.305
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
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Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 12
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 5# 13
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 3# 4
   
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Beast Dome
# 5# 17
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 3# 5
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 3# 7
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 9
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 4# 18
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 4
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 6
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 5
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 3# 5
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 7
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 3# 5
   
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# 3# 5
   
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RotoBaller
# 4# 5
   
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# 3# 4
   
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# 3# 4
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 21
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 4
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 3# 6
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 6
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 3# 5
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 4# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 5
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 3# 6
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 8
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 6# 2
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 7# 3
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 4# 3
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 3
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 8# 3
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 3
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 7# 3
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 3
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 3
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 3
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 4
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 4
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 4
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 4
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 5# 4
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 5# 4
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 12# 4
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 4
   
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Sporfolio
# 6# 4
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 9# 4
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 5
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 5
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 5
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 8# 6
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 6
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 31# 6
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 6
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 7
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 12# 8
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats578569
   
Runs110111
   
Hits156188
   
Singles75106
   
Doubles3837
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs3943
   
RBI105130
   
Stolen Bases346
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks10669
   
Strikeouts80146
   
Batting Average.270.330
   
On Base Pct.387.402
   
Slugging Pct.552.629
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9391.031
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569544
   
Runs10198
   
Hits165166
   
Singles8991
   
Doubles4133
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs3040
   
RBI98116
   
Stolen Bases254
   
Caught Stealing71
   
Walks7864
   
Strikeouts75146
   
Batting Average.289.305
   
On Base Pct.375.378
   
Slugging Pct.538.593
   
On-base Plus Slugging.914.971
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
News 
 Jose Ramirez (hand) is expected to return to the Indians' lineup on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
J.D. Martinez went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in his return to the lineup Saturday as the Red Sox lost to the Rays by a 5-4 score in a game that went 13 innings.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
 The Indians placed Jose Ramirez on the 10-day injured list with a fractured hamate in his right hand.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 25th
J.D. Martinez (groin) will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup Saturday against the Rays.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 Jose Ramirez exited Saturday's game against the Royals with an apparent right wrist injury.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
J.D. Martinez (groin) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 20th
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in a 4-3 loss to the Mets on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 22nd
J.D. Martinez (groin) remains out of the Red Sox starting lineup Thursday versus the Giants according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo homer in a 3-2 loss to the Yankees on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Aug 16th
J.D. Martinez (groin) is on the bench as expected Wednesday against the Giants, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
Notes 
 A second-half slump removed Ramirez from the AL MVP and No. 1 pick conversations. Don't punish him too severely for the .218 batting average after the All-Star break, as the 26-year-old infielder still tallied 39 homers, 34 steals and 26 more walks (106) than strikeouts (80). Given his excellent plate approach and career 88.0% contact rate, his average should improve from .270 closer to his .285 career norm if he curtails last year's pop-up woes (13.0%). After giving everyone a late scare in spring with a knee injury, he's expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Martinez is a rare first-round hitter who rarely runs, but he'll make up for it in every other spot. While the 31-year-old probably won't win another batting title at .330, he's a .307 hitter since 2014's breakout who has exceeded .300 in three straight years. He boasts an MLB-high .655 slugging percentage in the past two seasons with 88 long balls. Last season, he placed within the 97th percentile or better in exit velocity, hard-hit%, xAVG, xSLG, and xWOBA. Hitting in the middle of Boston's lineup also makes him a strong bet to drive in and score over 100 runs. Limited fielding reps helped him stay healthy, but he played enough OF (25 games) to maintain fantasy eligibility, making him a strong four-category star.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Jose Ramirez may have been the best fantasy player in baseball last year, knocking 39 homers with 34 steals, 110 runs and 105 RBIs, but he is still 1-C behind both Trout and Mookie Betts because of their consistent production over the last three seasons
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
It's funny how one healthy season can help you forget that a player missed 40+ games in three of the past four seasons. While Martinez has a legitimate shot at the Triple Crown, he is also a bit riskier than many of the other first round picks so proceed soberly.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Ramirez was the fourth-most valuable player in standard 5x5 leagues last season, according to Baseball Monster, trailing only J.D. Martinez, Christian Yelich, and Mookie Betts. And that was with a .270 batting average that was 15 points below Ramirez's career .285 mark, due to an abnormally low .252 batting average on balls in play (BABIP). While Ramirez's average is very likely to rise, his career-high 39 home runs and 34 stolen bases are should go in the opposite direction. Still, we're talking about a player who can produce a 30-20 season with a plus batting average. It's hard to argue too much with his current ADP of third overall behind Mookie Betts and Mike Trout.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
There is no better bet in baseball to hit .300 with 40+ home runs than Martinez. He's now accomplished that feat two years in a row, hit at least 38 homers in three of the last four seasons, and hit over .300 in four of the last five. Still in the prime of his career and in a great hitting environment in Boston, a repeat performance looks likely.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros