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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
93%
Recommended by
42 of 45 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 14
Best Rank# 5# 6
Worst Rank# 15# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 11# 22
Best Rank# 9# 17
Worst Rank# 13# 23
   
Projections 
   
Runs3736
Home Runs1514
RBI4341
Stolen Bases11
Batting Average.305.310
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 16
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 7# 29
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 13# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 9
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 13
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 9
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 9# 14
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 10# 13
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 10
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 15
   
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# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 13
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 13
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 18
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 15
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 12
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 7# 12
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 9# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 9# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 15# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 9# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 6
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 10# 9
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 11# 10
   
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 Bats212202
   
Runs3736
   
Hits6563
   
Singles3636
   
Doubles1312
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1514
   
RBI4341
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2324
   
Strikeouts3853
   
Batting Average.305.310
   
On Base Pct.375.384
   
Slugging Pct.573.580
   
On-base Plus Slugging.948.964
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
News 
 Nolan Arenado hit his second homer of the spring on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 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
 Thomas Harding of MLB.com writes that Nolan Arenado is feeling disrespected by the Rockies' front office.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jan 20th
 
 The Rockies and Cardinals are reportedly exchanging names that could be involved in a trade centering on Nolan Arenado.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Jan 14th
 
 Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports Nolan Arenado has a "50/50" chance of being traded this off-season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jan 2nd
 
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
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
 Arenado won't steal any bases, but besides Trout, this is the most consistent and reliable bat in the majors. If he doesn't get traded, he is a virtual lock to again finish among the top 10 fantasy hitters and you just may be able to snag him at the end of the first round.
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
 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