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Who Should I Draft?

Randy Arozarena or J.D. Martinez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Randy Arozarena
LF - TB
Randy Arozarena
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
15 of 24 experts
38%
Recommended by
9 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 42
Best Rank# 29# 18
Worst Rank# 54# 61
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 59# 87
Best Rank# 54# 77
Worst Rank# 65# 95
   
Projections 
   
Runs8285
Home Runs2531
RBI7396
Stolen Bases193
Batting Average.271.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 47
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 42# 48
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 61
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 39# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 39# 45
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 45
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 38# 44
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 50
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 44
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 49
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 29# 57
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 48# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 40# 18
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 40# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 42# 38
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 37
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 44# 40
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 38
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 50# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 48
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 54# 50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Randy Arozarena
LF - TB
Randy Arozarena
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats64211
   
Runs1522
   
Hits1845
   
Singles922
   
Doubles216
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs77
   
RBI1127
   
Stolen Bases41
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks622
   
Strikeouts2259
   
Batting Average.281.213
   
On Base Pct.382.291
   
Slugging Pct.641.389
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.022.680
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Randy Arozarena
LF - TB
Randy Arozarena
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats504552
   
Runs8285
   
Hits134150
   
Singles8185
   
Doubles2632
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2531
   
RBI7396
   
Stolen Bases193
   
Caught Stealing71
   
Walks4664
   
Strikeouts135147
   
Batting Average.271.275
   
On Base Pct.327.348
   
Slugging Pct.485.505
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.852
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Randy Arozarena
LF - TB
Randy Arozarena
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
News 
 Rays OF Randy Arozarena noted Wednesday that his offseason legal issue has been settled.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 24th
J.D. Martinez noted that he wasn't ready in 2020. Martinez stated he's playing with a chip on his shoulder in 2021.
Corbin Young
Tue, Feb 23rd
Notes 
 Fantasy managers will likely remember Arozarena's remarkable postseason, when he slashed .377/.442/.831. But his regular season (.281/.382/.641) would make him a strong fantasy asset if he could repeat hit. Arozarena wasn't looked at as a high impact prospect, but he put on significant muscle before last year and it manifested itself in his power production. There's a 25-homer bat in his skill set, and the fact that he'll likely throw in 15-20 steals should give him a high floor regardless. Don't pay for the postseason, of course, but Arozarena should be a rock solid fantasy outfielder in 2021.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Martinez had a disastrous 2020 season, during which he slashed just .213/.291/.389 and hit seven home runs. Martinez simply didn't hit the ball nearly as hard as he used to, and hit a ton of fly balls, the combination of which helped to drain his batting average significantly. There's a ton to dislike about last year, but given that Martinez has talked about how much he relies on watching video in-game, and his inability to do so last year because of COVID-19 protocols, it seems likely that you can write off last year to a slump that didn't have time to end. He'll be eligible at utility only, but there's a massive opportunity for profit if you are willing to largely look past 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 270 - 30 - 20
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
275 - 30 - 0
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports