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Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or J.D. Martinez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
41 of 45 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 13
Best Rank# 4# 6
Worst Rank# 28# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 22
Best Rank# 8# 17
Worst Rank# 13# 23
   
Projections 
   
Runs3835
Home Runs1214
RBI4041
Stolen Bases41
Batting Average.297.306
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 16
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 11# 29
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 15
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 10# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 6# 9
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 12
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 11# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 10# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 4# 9
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 10# 14
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 9# 13
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 8# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 13
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 5# 10
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 13
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 13
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 13
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 13
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 18
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 12
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 15
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 12
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 11# 12
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 11# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 10# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 13# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 5# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 13# 10
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 9
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 6
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats542575
   
Runs11098
   
Hits153175
   
Singles82104
   
Doubles3233
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs3436
   
RBI110105
   
Stolen Bases122
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks10872
   
Strikeouts132138
   
Batting Average.282.304
   
On Base Pct.401.383
   
Slugging Pct.548.557
   
On-base Plus Slugging.949.939
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats195202
   
Runs3835
   
Hits5862
   
Singles3335
   
Doubles1112
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1214
   
RBI4041
   
Stolen Bases41
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3824
   
Strikeouts4853
   
Batting Average.297.306
   
On Base Pct.411.381
   
Slugging Pct.547.575
   
On-base Plus Slugging.958.956
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
News 
 Juan Soto came into contact with a teammate that tested positive for coronavirus, and is currently isolating away from Nationals Park.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
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
 The Nationals called off Monday‚Äôs workout due to concerns with a delay in getting back COVID-19 test results.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Miami Marlins. The homer was his second of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
 
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-2 with two doubles in Thursday's Spring matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
 
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-1 with two RBI, two walks, and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Baltimore Orioles. The steal was his second in as many days.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 3rd
 
Notes 
 In OBP leagues, you can make the case for Soto to be the third player off the board, as his plate discipline may just be the best in the league. He's only going to get better, too, as there's more room for power growth in his game. His plate discipline gives him a safe floor moving forward, too.
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
 It seemed impossible that Soto could be even better than his rookie year but that is just what we got with 34 homers, 110 RBIs, 110 runs and a .282 batting average to go with 12 steals. Considering how young he is, we may see even more in 2020 which would make his second round ADP a steal.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 I have some concerns that the stolen bases aren't going to develop like his offensive potential has and will continue to. He has Top 5 potential if he can become a 15-20 Stolen Base guy on top of his immense upside with the bat. He would rank higher if I felt more optimistic about the SBs.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Seems to be overlooked every season. High end contributor in every category except SBs. Super solid 2nd round pick.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy