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Who Should I Draft?

Nolan Arenado or J.D. Martinez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
49 of 52 experts
6%
Recommended by
3 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 13
Best Rank# 5# 6
Worst Rank# 16# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 10# 21
Best Rank# 9# 16
Worst Rank# 13# 23
   
Projections 
   
Runs3635
Home Runs1414
RBI4341
Stolen Bases11
Batting Average.302.304
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 16
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 7# 29
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 19
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 12# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 13# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 15
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 9# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 8# 12
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 12
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 14
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 12
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 10
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 14
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 9
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 13# 18
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 9# 14
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 10# 13
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 12
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 13
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 13
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 13
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 13
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 13
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 11# 13
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 12
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 9
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 15
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 9# 13
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 12
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 7# 12
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 9# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 9# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 16# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 9# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 8# 7
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 11# 10
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 15# 6
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats588575
   
Runs10298
   
Hits184175
   
Singles110104
   
Doubles3133
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs4136
   
RBI118105
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks6272
   
Strikeouts93138
   
Batting Average.313.304
   
On Base Pct.378.383
   
Slugging Pct.582.557
   
On-base Plus Slugging.959.939
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats212203
   
Runs3635
   
Hits6462
   
Singles3735
   
Doubles1212
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1414
   
RBI4341
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2324
   
Strikeouts3953
   
Batting Average.302.304
   
On Base Pct.371.379
   
Slugging Pct.565.572
   
On-base Plus Slugging.937.951
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
News 
 The Colorado Rockies placed Nolan Arenado on the 10-day injured list with left AC join inflammation and a left shoulder bone bruise.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 21st
J.D. Martinez went 1-for-5 at the plate with a two-run home run in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Braves.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 28th
 Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is undergoing tests on his sore left shoulder and could be shut down for the rest of the season, according to Rockies Beat writer Patrick Saunders.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 20th
J.D. Martinez went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over Baltimore by an 8-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 23rd
 Nolan Arenado went 0-for-4 as the Rockies lost to the Dodgers 9-3 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 18th
J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 at the plate on Saturday in the Red Sox’ shutout loss to the Yankees.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 20th
 Nolan Arenado (shoulder) returned to Tuesday's lineup against the A's.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 15th
J.D. Martinez went 2-for-3 at the plate with a homer and three RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins by an 8-4 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 17th
 Nolan Arenado was absent from Sunday's lineup due to an AC joint issue in his left shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 14th
J.D. Martinez went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Saturday as the Red Sox lost to the Rays by a 5-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 13th
Notes 
 Your goal in the first round is to not screw up the pick. With Arenado, you're getting arguably the safest player in the round not named Mike Trout on a year-to-year basis. It's now been four straight years with at least 37 homers, a .294 average, 100 runs and 110 RBIs.
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
 There's very little to say about Arenado at this point. He's batted between .287 and .315, hit between 37 and 42 home runs, and driven in between 97 and 116 runs in each of the last five years. Entering his age-29 season, there are simply no concerns about Arenado so long as he remains in Colorado all year, though that is admittedly a bit of a question mark at this point. But really, so long as you are comfortable that you won't get steals from your first-round pick, there's no reason to shy away from Arenado whatsoever.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Seems to be overlooked every season. High end contributor in every category except SBs. Super solid 2nd round pick.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Consecutive years of diminished stolen bases by Altuve and a drop off in elite strikeout SPs puts me in a place to select a "slugger only" player and Arenado is one of the best.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
A safe, four-category stud that might be going at a slight discount
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Have we just gotten bored of drafting him in the top 5? Not worried about his numbers even if traded
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros