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Who Should I Draft?

Nolan Arenado or J.D. Martinez (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Nolan Arenado
3B - STL
Nolan Arenado
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
25 of 43 experts
42%
Recommended by
18 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 45
Best Rank# 31# 24
Worst Rank# 56# 80
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 79# 52
Best Rank# 61# 28
Worst Rank# 88# 68
   
Projections 
   
Runs8582
Home Runs2931
RBI96100
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.275.264
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 44# 49
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 48# 56
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 38# 49
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 53# 62
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 44# 45
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 47# 54
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 47# 66
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 36# 40
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 48
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 38# 50
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 47# 48
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 43# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 39# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 48# 55
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 56# 72
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 46
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 46
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 36# 80
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 50# 52
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 48# 53
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 48
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 55
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 33# 24
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 31# 27
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 44# 31
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 54# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 37
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 42# 38
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 48# 39
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 40
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 49# 40
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 42# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 41
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 49# 42
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 45
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 51# 47
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 52# 49
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 52# 50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Nolan Arenado
3B - STL
Nolan Arenado
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats570593
   
Runs9281
   
Hits161151
   
Singles8880
   
Doubles4234
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2834
   
RBI99105
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks5550
   
Strikeouts15096
   
Batting Average.283.255
   
On Base Pct.346.312
   
Slugging Pct.514.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.860.807
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Nolan Arenado
3B - STL
Nolan Arenado
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats563584
   
Runs8582
   
Hits155154
   
Singles8889
   
Doubles3631
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2931
   
RBI96100
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks6053
   
Strikeouts15095
   
Batting Average.275.264
   
On Base Pct.344.326
   
Slugging Pct.494.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.838.805
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Nolan Arenado
3B - STL
Nolan Arenado
News 
 Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez went 3-for-5 with a single, double, and two-run homer against the Astros on Tuesday evening. Boston ultimately fell to Houston by a score of 13-4.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 18th
Cardinals 3B Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 Wednesday, singling and hitting a two-run home run in the Cardinals' 11-4 loss to the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Thu, May 19th
 Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martine went 2-for-3 with a single, solo homer, strikeout, and two walks against the Rangers on Saturday evening. Boston ultimately defeated Texas by an astounding score of 11-3.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, May 15th
Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer against the Giants on Sunday night. He also drew a walk and scored twice. St. Louis ultimately clobbered San Francisco by a score of 15-6.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, May 16th
 Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez finished 2-for-4 with two singles, two strikeouts, and an RBI against the Braves on Wednesday evening. Boston ultimately fell to Atlanta by a score of 5-3.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, May 12th
Cardinals DH Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 Saturday, singling, doubling, and driving in one run in the Cardinals' 4-0 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 15th
 Boston Red Sox DH J.D. Martinez went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts during a loss to the Angels on Wednesday.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Thu, May 5th
Cardinals 3B Nolan Arenado went 1-for-3 Thursday, doubling and driving in one run in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Orioles.
Chris Schommer
Fri, May 13th
 J.D. Martinez is back in the lineup for the Red Sox' game against the Orioles on Sunday. He is batting fourth and starting at DH.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 1st
Cardinals 3B Nolan Arenado went 2-for-5 Saturday, singling twice and driving in one run in the Cardinals' 13-7 loss to the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 8th
Notes 
 Martinez got the bad taste of 2020 out of his mouth with a fine 2021 season. After batting .213 and hitting only seven HRs in the COVID-shortened 2020 campaign, Martinez batted .286 last year with 28 HRs, 99 RBI and 92 runs. Martinez is 34, so there's some age-related risk, but his 2021 Statcast numbers and other peripheral stats suggest that his skill set is aging well. He plays in a great hitter's park, and batting behind Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts should provide plenty of RBI opportunities. FantasyPros rankers like Martinez much more than the general public does - an indication that he's probably a value.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
If only fantasy baseball awarded points for spectacular defensive plays. Alas, you're stuck relying only on Arenado's bat. That ain't half bad - but it's no longer worth overpaying for. In his first season outside of Colorado, the highlight-reel third baseman showed that he can still rake. But as anticipated, his BA, OBP and OPS all dropped. Now on the wrong side of 30, Arenado is realistically a 2.5-category guy. He'll help you in HR and RBI, and he won't hurt you in runs, but let someone else in your league jump on him early based on name recognition. You can get 80 percent of his production from other third basemen three to four rounds later than Arenado is expected to go.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros