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Who Should I Draft?

J.D. Martinez or Rafael Devers (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
36 of 46 experts
22%
Recommended by
10 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 16
Best Rank# 6# 9
Worst Rank# 29# 35
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 26
Best Rank# 16# 21
Worst Rank# 23# 27
   
Projections 
   
Runs3539
Home Runs1412
RBI4137
Stolen Bases13
Batting Average.306.294
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 20
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 20
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 9# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 13# 16
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 12# 15
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 17
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 13# 15
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 14# 17
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 17
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 26
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 14# 17
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 13# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 16
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 15# 17
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 6# 12
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 15
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 13# 15
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 15# 18
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 13# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 14# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 13# 16
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 18# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 14# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 16
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 14# 15
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 19
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 7# 25
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 12# 13
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 13# 19
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 17# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 12# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 12
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 13
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 14# 9
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 18# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 18# 17
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 18# 17
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats575647
   
Runs98129
   
Hits175201
   
Singles104111
   
Doubles3354
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs3632
   
RBI105115
   
Stolen Bases28
   
Caught Stealing08
   
Walks7248
   
Strikeouts138119
   
Batting Average.304.311
   
On Base Pct.383.361
   
Slugging Pct.557.555
   
On-base Plus Slugging.939.916
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202219
   
Runs3539
   
Hits6264
   
Singles3536
   
Doubles1216
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1412
   
RBI4137
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks2417
   
Strikeouts5345
   
Batting Average.306.294
   
On Base Pct.381.346
   
Slugging Pct.574.531
   
On-base Plus Slugging.955.877
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
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
Rafael Devers is joining Red Sox summer camp at Fenway Park on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
  Rafael Devers launched his first home run of the spring on Sunday as the Red Sox beat the Braves 4-2 in Grapefruit League play.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 2nd
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
This is why you don't give up on a player - and why you should bet on track record. After Devers' disappointing sophomore campaign, the price sunk on him in 2019 drafts. He responded to the tune of .311/.361/.555 with 32 home runs, 129 runs, 115 RBIs, and eight steals.
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
Believe it or not, Devers managed to finish at the number one fantasy third basemen last year over Rendon, Arenado and Bregman. Batting in the middle of Boston's great lineup afforded him 129 runs and 115 RBIs which went a long way, but he contributed in all five categories and is young enough that he might do even better in 2020.
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
Hit .311 with 32 homers, 115 RBI, 129 runs scored, and even eight steals as a 22-year-old in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 A safe, four-category stud that might be going at a slight discount
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros