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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
62%
Recommended by
28 of 45 experts
38%
Recommended by
17 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 13
Best Rank# 7# 6
Worst Rank# 22# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 18# 22
Best Rank# 16# 17
Worst Rank# 23# 23
   
Projections 
   
Runs3335
Home Runs1114
RBI3541
Stolen Bases91
Batting Average.280.306
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 16
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 29
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 11# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 17
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 13# 16
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 13# 14
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 10# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 11# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 10# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11# 13
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 15# 18
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 12
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 12# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 7# 9
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 10# 12
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 11# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 9# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 13# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 12# 9
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 12
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 12
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 14# 13
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 13
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 14# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 13
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 15# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 10
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 15# 14
   
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
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 6
   
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 Bats197202
   
Runs3335
   
Hits5562
   
Singles2935
   
Doubles1412
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1114
   
RBI3541
   
Stolen Bases91
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks2624
   
Strikeouts3053
   
Batting Average.280.306
   
On Base Pct.362.381
   
Slugging Pct.520.575
   
On-base Plus Slugging.882.956
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
News 
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in an 8-5 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Mar 8th
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
Notes 
 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
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
 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
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
 Ramirez is certainly an interesting case because he only finished 15th among fantasy third basemen in 2019 but finished the year so strong that many are remembering why he was a first round pick to begin with. Ramirez is a near-ock to go 20/20 again but with upside for that majestic 40/35 season with a strong average.
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
 Strange 2019 and yet still a very productive one. 25/15/.280 feels like his Floor with 30/25/.300 as a reachable Ceiling. 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