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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Ramirez or J.D. Martinez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
31 of 52 experts
40%
Recommended by
21 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 13
Best Rank# 5# 6
Worst Rank# 21# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 18# 21
Best Rank# 15# 16
Worst Rank# 23# 23
   
Projections 
   
Runs3535
Home Runs1114
RBI3541
Stolen Bases91
Batting Average.280.304
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 16
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 9# 29
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 19
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 11# 15
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 11# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 19
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 14
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 5# 12
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 13# 16
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 9# 18
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 13# 14
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 11# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 10# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 13
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 7# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 12
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 11# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 15
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 12# 13
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 10# 12
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 11# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 9# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 13# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 9# 7
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 9
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 11# 10
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 11# 6
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 11# 10
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 13# 12
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 13# 12
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 12
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 14# 13
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 13
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 14# 13
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 13
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 15# 14
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 15# 10
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 15# 13
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 13
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 17# 15
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 17# 13
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 17# 9
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats482575
   
Runs6898
   
Hits123175
   
Singles64104
   
Doubles3333
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2336
   
RBI83105
   
Stolen Bases242
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks5272
   
Strikeouts74138
   
Batting Average.255.304
   
On Base Pct.327.383
   
Slugging Pct.479.557
   
On-base Plus Slugging.806.939
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats203203
   
Runs3535
   
Hits5762
   
Singles3035
   
Doubles1412
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1114
   
RBI3541
   
Stolen Bases91
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks2624
   
Strikeouts3053
   
Batting Average.280.304
   
On Base Pct.362.379
   
Slugging Pct.519.572
   
On-base Plus Slugging.882.951
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
News 
 Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, three RBI, and a run scored in the Indians' 10-9 loss to the Yankees in Game 2 of the Wild Card Round.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 1st
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
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs in an 8-6 win over the Pirates on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 28th
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
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in a 10-inning, 5-3 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
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
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk, two runs, and three RBI in a 7-4 win over the White Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 22nd
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
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with two homers and four RBI in a 7-4 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 21st
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
Notes 
 Strange 2019 and yet still a very productive one. 25/15/.280 feels like his Floor with 30/25/.300 as a reachable Ceiling in a standard 162 game year. Adjust the math for 60 and you got a Top 10 dual-threat guy. Safe and yet elite. That pushes him this high and justifiably higher for owners that aren't buying into the idea that SP is thin and needs to be poached earlier than in past years.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 We've seen the absolute floor and absolute ceiling for Ramírez in 2019, and man, was it the tell of two seasons for him. Even with the early-season struggles, Ramírez posted a 23-homer, 24-steal season. Just because he struggled in the first part of the 2019 season doesn't mean he'll struggle in the first part of this season, but it also doesn't mean that he'll post the numbers that he posted in the latter months of the 2019 season. Still, the production is worth the slight risk.
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
 Ramirez's overall 2019 season was obviously subpar, as much as a 23-homer, 24-steal year can be. He batted just .218 in the first half with a mere seven home runs, and his fantasy value was saved only by his 18 first-half steals. But he looked closer to his old self in the second half, batting .327 with an 1.105 OPS. Whether it was him trying to do too much in the first half or something related to his newborn child (his surge happened to coincide with his return from paternity leave), Ramirez's return to normalcy in the second half should give you plenty of confidence in his 2020 outlook.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
A safe, four-category stud that might be going at a slight discount
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Followed his terrible slump with a terrific stretch and then an injury
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros