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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Trout or J.D. Martinez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 14
Best Rank# 1# 6
Worst Rank# 11# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 1# 22
Best Rank# 1# 17
Worst Rank# 2# 23
   
Projections 
   
Runs4236
Home Runs1614
RBI3841
Stolen Bases51
Batting Average.311.310
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 16
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 2# 29
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 3# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 2# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 9
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 13
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 1# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 3# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 1# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 1# 9
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 6
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 2# 14
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 2# 13
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 10
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 1# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 3# 13
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 3# 10
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 13
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 3# 13
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 3# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 3# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 13
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 13
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 18
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 15
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 2# 12
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 3# 9
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 1# 12
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 1# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 1# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 1# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats470575
   
Runs11098
   
Hits138175
   
Singles64104
   
Doubles2733
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs4536
   
RBI104105
   
Stolen Bases112
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks11072
   
Strikeouts120138
   
Batting Average.294.304
   
On Base Pct.440.383
   
Slugging Pct.647.557
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.087.939
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats177202
   
Runs4236
   
Hits5563
   
Singles2836
   
Doubles1012
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1614
   
RBI3841
   
Stolen Bases51
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks4324
   
Strikeouts4753
   
Batting Average.311.310
   
On Base Pct.446.384
   
Slugging Pct.630.580
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.076.964
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
News 
 OF Mike Trout is considering opting out of the 2020 campaign. “Honestly I don’t feel comfortable about playing in 2020,” said Trout.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
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 
 Having Trout third feels weird, but there are concerns with his wife's due date in August for how much time Trout will miss. Even, on the low end, 45 games of Trout is better than the vast majority of the league. He could miss more time than anticipated, or not miss much at all. It's worth baking in the risk here, but moving him lower than third overall as the safest player to return value in the first round, is a mistake.
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
 Trout may not be the clear-cut number one player in fantasy this year, but that's of no fault of his own, as he's coming off one of his best seasons ever, with a career-high 45 home runs in just 134 games. If you were desperate to find a knock on Trout, it's that he hasn't topped 140 games in any of his last three seasons, and his 11 stolen bases last year tied his low in a single season. But that's all window dressing on a truly special player who is obviously a top-three pick at worst.
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
 Although Mike Trout has missed some time, they've mostly been flukey injuries. Had he stayed healthy, we may have been talking about 55 homers with 15 steals and a .300 average. His consistency alone makes him the number one overall pick just ahead of Acuna.
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
 Potential verse reliability is the question here. Acuna and Trout are likely to have comparable home run totals while Acuna should steal more bases. We know what we're getting fromTrout and with Rendon in the lineup, maybe 2020 is a career year. It wouldn't surprise me to see Acuna have the better statistical 2020, but Trout's reliability gets my pick at #1.1.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData