Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or J.D. Martinez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
58 of 59 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 4
Best Rank# 1# 2
Worst Rank# 24# 21
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 2# 5
Best Rank# 2# 4
Worst Rank# 2# 5
   
Projections 
   
Runs11798
Home Runs3040
RBI94116
Stolen Bases274
Batting Average.307.305
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 2# 4
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 5
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 6
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 2# 4
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 2# 4
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 6
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 3
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 3
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 2# 12
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 7
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 2# 13
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 5
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 2# 4
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 17
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 2# 3
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 2# 5
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 1# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 4
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 9
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 2# 18
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 2# 4
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 6
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 2# 5
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 2# 5
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 2# 3
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 3
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 2# 3
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 4
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 7
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 2# 6
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 5
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 2# 4
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 2# 8
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 3
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 2# 5
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 5
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 2# 4
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 4
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 2# 3
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 2# 21
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 4
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 2# 6
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 2# 4
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 6
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 2# 5
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 2# 4
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 2# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 5
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 5
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 2# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 3
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 2# 6
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 8
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 24# 2
   
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats520569
   
Runs129111
   
Hits180188
   
Singles96106
   
Doubles4737
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs3243
   
RBI80130
   
Stolen Bases306
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks8169
   
Strikeouts91146
   
Batting Average.346.330
   
On Base Pct.438.402
   
Slugging Pct.640.629
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.0791.031
   
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats587544
   
Runs11798
   
Hits180166
   
Singles10291
   
Doubles4333
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs3040
   
RBI94116
   
Stolen Bases274
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks7664
   
Strikeouts90146
   
Batting Average.307.305
   
On Base Pct.386.378
   
Slugging Pct.549.593
   
On-base Plus Slugging.935.971
   
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
News 
 Mookie Betts is not in Sunday's lineup against the Rays according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
J.D. Martinez went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in his return to the lineup Saturday as the Red Sox lost to the Rays by a 5-4 score in a game that went 13 innings.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Mookie Betts (foot) is back in the Red Sox' lineup Friday according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 20th
J.D. Martinez (groin) will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup Saturday against the Rays.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 Mookie Betts (foot) is unlikely to return before the weekend, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
J.D. Martinez (groin) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 20th
 Mookie Betts was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup against the Phillies, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
J.D. Martinez (groin) remains out of the Red Sox starting lineup Thursday versus the Giants according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 Mookie Betts went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and two runs scored in a 7-4 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
J.D. Martinez (groin) is on the bench as expected Wednesday against the Giants, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
Notes 
 It may be tempting to snag Betts with the 1st pick over Trout, after the ridiculous season he just put together, but remember that he is just one year removed from batting .264 with 24 homers. There is a chance Betts outproduces Trout, but that isn't a risk you should gamble on.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 While Mike Trout is the consensus number one pick in fantasy drafts, Betts is a pretty nice consolation prize. Coming off a "down" 2017 season in which he hit just .268 but still went 20-20 and topped 100 runs and RBIs, Betts took his performance to another level in 2018, going 30-30 while hitting .346. Betts' .368 BABIP was a bit fortunate (making up for his .268 BABIP in 2017), but his true skill is that of a consistent .300 hitter. He also drew more walks and hit the ball with more authority than ever before. Betts was the number one player in standard 5x5 formats last season, and it wouldn't be the least bit surprising if he did it again.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Following a down 2017, Betts became the first player since 2012 (Mike Trout and Ryan Braun) to hit .300 with 30 home runs and steals apiece. The career .303/.370/.518 hitter is averaging 29 homers, 27 steals, 117 runs, and 98 RBI over the past three years, upping his walk and hard-hit rates each step of the way. While last season's .346/.438/.640 slash line will be borderline impossible to fully sustain, a .430 wOBA (tied with Trout for MLB's lead) indicates limited regression. He's a five-category phenom who should lock down the second spot behind Trout in all formats.
Andrew Gould - 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