Who Should I Draft?

Mike Trout or J.D. Martinez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
56 of 56 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 4
Best Rank# 1# 2
Worst Rank# 2# 21
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 1# 5
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 1# 5
   
Projections 
   
Runs11498
Home Runs3840
RBI97116
Stolen Bases234
Batting Average.308.305
   
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Injury Alert--
   
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# 1# 6
   
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# 1# 2
   
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# 1# 4
   
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# 1# 3
   
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# 1# 3
   
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# 1# 7
   
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  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats471569
   
Runs101111
   
Hits147188
   
Singles80106
   
Doubles2437
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs3943
   
RBI79130
   
Stolen Bases246
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks12269
   
Strikeouts124146
   
Batting Average.312.330
   
On Base Pct.460.402
   
Slugging Pct.629.629
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.0881.031
   
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats509544
   
Runs11498
   
Hits157166
   
Singles8591
   
Doubles2933
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs3840
   
RBI97116
   
Stolen Bases234
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks11864
   
Strikeouts126146
   
Batting Average.308.305
   
On Base Pct.438.378
   
Slugging Pct.609.593
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.048.971
   
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
News 
 Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a single on Tuesday against the Reds.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 26th
J.D. Martinez went 2-for-5 and connected on his 17th homer as the Red Sox fell to the White Sox in Wednesday's series finale at Fenway Park.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 26th
 Mike Trout went 3-for-6 with two home runs and seven RBI on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 20th
J.D. Martinez went 3-for-5 with an RBI single Friday as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays by a 7-5 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Mike Trout went 4-for-5 with two singles, a double, one homer, three RBI, and two runs scored on Monday against Toronto.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 18th
J.D. Martinez went 0-for-8 with five strikeouts on Tuesday as the Red Sox lost to the Twins in a game that took 17 innings.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
 Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a walk, single, home run, two RBI, and two runs scored on Sunday against the Rays.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 17th
J.D. Martinez went 1-for-5 with his lone hit being a solo home run as the Red Sox beat the Orioles on Saturday by a 7-2 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
 Mike Trout went 1-for-3 with two walks, a double, and one run scored on Friday against Tampa Bay.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
J.D. Martinez went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and two walks in Friday's 13-2 win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
Notes 
 Congratulations on landing the first pick. Your reward is Trout, a super-duper-star who is somehow getting better. The Angels stud set career highs in walk rate (20.1%), OBP (.460), wOBA (.447), and wRC+ (191) during his seventh season. He has cleared a .300 batting average in each of the last three years and averaged 33.6 homers per season after popping 39 in 2018. The floor and ceiling remain sky-high despite missing time over the past two years.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Martinez is a rare first-round hitter who rarely runs, but he'll make up for it in every other spot. While the 31-year-old probably won't win another batting title at .330, he's a .307 hitter since 2014's breakout who has exceeded .300 in three straight years. He boasts an MLB-high .655 slugging percentage in the past two seasons with 88 long balls. Last season, he placed within the 97th percentile or better in exit velocity, hard-hit%, xAVG, xSLG, and xWOBA. Hitting in the middle of Boston's lineup also makes him a strong bet to drive in and score over 100 runs. Limited fielding reps helped him stay healthy, but he played enough OF (25 games) to maintain fantasy eligibility, making him a strong four-category star.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 As long as Mike Trout continues to put up 30+ homers, 20+ steals, 100+ runs and bat .300 every season, you can bet he will be worth the first overall pick. Chances are, we have another decade of this consistent dominance.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
It's funny how one healthy season can help you forget that a player missed 40+ games in three of the past four seasons. While Martinez has a legitimate shot at the Triple Crown, he is also a bit riskier than many of the other first round picks so proceed soberly.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Trout only played 140 games in 2018 due to a brief DL stint, but he still finished as the eighth-most valuable hitter in standard 5x5 leagues. It was the second straight season Trout missed time with injuries, but that is just about the only fault you can find in his fantasy game. Consistently excellent when he's on the field, expect him to once again approach 40 HRs with 20+ steals and a batting average over .300.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
There is no better bet in baseball to hit .300 with 40+ home runs than Martinez. He's now accomplished that feat two years in a row, hit at least 38 homers in three of the last four seasons, and hit over .300 in four of the last five. Still in the prime of his career and in a great hitting environment in Boston, a repeat performance looks likely.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros