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Who Should I Draft?

J.D. Martinez or Justin Verlander (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
29 of 55 experts
47%
Recommended by
26 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 17
Best Rank# 6# 7
Worst Rank# 40# 73
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 21# 15
Best Rank# 16# 13
Worst Rank# 23# 19
   
Projections 
   
Runs35
Home Runs1411
RBI41
Stolen Bases1
Batting Avg.304
Strikeouts5388
Wins6
Saves0
ERA3.27
WHIP1.01
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 25
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 44
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 73
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 70
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 11# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 19
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 26
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 10# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 16
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 17# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 13# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 17# 20
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 8# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 15# 22
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 22# 23
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 6# 27
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 14# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 7
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 17# 7
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 14
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 16
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 17# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 17# 15
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 17# 15
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 17# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 16
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 18# 13
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 18# 13
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 18# 13
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 19# 15
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 15
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 11
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 19# 18
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 15
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 22# 18
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 23# 16
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 23# 20
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 25# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 13
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 35# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 9
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 40# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs98
   
Home Runs3636
   
RBI105
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.304
   
Strikeouts138300
   
Wins21
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.62
   
WHIP0.81
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs35
   
Home Runs1411
   
RBI41
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.304
   
Strikeouts5388
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.27
   
WHIP1.01
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
News 
 J.D. Martinez went 1-for-5 at the plate with a two-run home run in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Braves.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 28th
Justin Verlander underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 1st
 J.D. Martinez went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over Baltimore by an 8-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 23rd
Justin Verlander (forearm) will require Tommy John surgery.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 19th
 J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 at the plate on Saturday in the Red Sox’ shutout loss to the Yankees.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 20th
Justin Verlander (forearm) threw about 75 pitches in a sim game on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 16th
 J.D. Martinez went 2-for-3 at the plate with a homer and three RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins by an 8-4 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 17th
Justin Verlander (forearm) is expected to throw 3-4 innings in a simulated game on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 15th
 J.D. Martinez went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Saturday as the Red Sox lost to the Rays by a 5-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 13th
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Justin Verlander (forearm) could face hitters during his next throwing session.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 14th
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
Verlander is one of the players who benefit most from a delayed season, as he was dealing with injuries that would have shelved him the first couple months of the season. He showed no sign of slowing down last year, but the age and Spring Training injuries should give you some pause. Drafting Verlander is all about your comfort with taking on injury risks and age.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Seems to be overlooked every season. High end contributor in every category except SBs. Super solid 2nd round pick.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Entering his age-37 season. Appears good to go following spring groin injury
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 A safe, four-category stud that might be going at a slight discount
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Verlander had groin surgery which will sideline him for several weeks. But given the postponement of the season, it seems unlikely to threaten Verlander's availability for Opening Day, whenever that may be. Although surgery is never a good sign, in the end, it's better for Verlander that he could get this out of the way now rather than have it linger. For now, keep him high on your draft boards.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  A Top 15 pick that I has to drop due to his Spring Training injury. It adds enough risk to go in another direction. You can't miss in the early rounds and while it appears he will be fine and back relatively early in the season, let someone else make that assumption that turns out to be wrong. If he falls into the mid-20's or later, then he becomes a bargain.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData