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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or J.D. Martinez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
32 of 50 experts
36%
Recommended by
18 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 45
Best Rank# 23# 27
Worst Rank# 64# 86
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 77# 91
Best Rank# 57# 76
Worst Rank# 91# 101
   
Projections 
   
Runs7784
Home Runs3231
RBI9496
Stolen Bases33
Batting Average.284.274
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 46
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 44# 55
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 37
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 52
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 61
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 43# 47
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 34# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 44
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 56
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 36# 43
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 37# 52
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 72
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 27# 45
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 36# 39
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 33# 49
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 27# 52
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 51
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 30# 31
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 50
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 86
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 51
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 35# 48
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 38# 67
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 55
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 39# 44
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 37# 44
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 35# 66
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 28# 27
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 34# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 39# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 41# 31
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 44# 43
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 45# 40
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 46# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 46# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 36
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 47# 41
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 47# 37
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 48# 44
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 52# 49
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 47
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 56
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 59# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 64# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats8211
   
Runs222
   
Hits245
   
Singles122
   
Doubles016
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs17
   
RBI427
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks022
   
Strikeouts159
   
Batting Average.250.213
   
On Base Pct.333.291
   
Slugging Pct.625.389
   
On-base Plus Slugging.958.680
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats457550
   
Runs7784
   
Hits129149
   
Singles6884
   
Doubles2832
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3231
   
RBI9496
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks6264
   
Strikeouts130147
   
Batting Average.284.274
   
On Base Pct.370.350
   
Slugging Pct.562.505
   
On-base Plus Slugging.933.855
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
News 
 The Astros activated DH Yordan Alvarez from the COVID-19 injured list.
Brad Camara
Tue, Apr 20th
J.D. Martinez hit his sixth homer of the year as the Red Sox beat the White Sox 11-4 on Patriots Day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 20th
 Houston Astros DH Yordan Alvarez will be activated from the injured list for Tuesday's game vs. the Colorado Rockies, per manager Dusty Baker.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 20th
J.D. Martinez is absent from Boston's lineup on Thursday afternoon in Minnesota.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 15th
 Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports Yordan Alvarez and Alex Bregman, among others, are tentatively expected to rejoin the Astros on Tuesday in Colorado.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 19th
J.D. Martinez hit three homers as the Red Sox beat the Orioles on Sunday for their sixth straight victory.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 11th
 The Astros placed Yordan Alvarez on the injured list for unknown reasons.
Corbin Young
Wed, Apr 14th
The Red Sox activated OF J.D. Martinez from the COVID-19 related injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 11th
 Friday was not a good day for Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez. The 23-year-old went hitless through four at-bats, striking out every time.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Apr 10th
J.D. Martinez was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Saturday.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 10th
Notes 
 Alvarez missed almost all of last season and had surgery on both of his knees, which is obviously worrisome for his 2021 outlook. His 2019 performance was incredibly impressive on every level (50 homers, 149 RBI in 143 games between the majors and minors), and he offers a high batting average floor to boot. It's all about health with Alvarez, so monitor his performance this spring. If he shows he's remotely healthy, his ADP is going to skyrocket.
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
  2020 was a disaster for JDM. A cerebral hitter who relies heavily on in-game video analysis, Martinez admitted that it was tough to stay engaged last season. Aside from getting in-game video back, reasons for optimism include a barrel-rate that was similar to his 2019 mark as well as some solid plate discipline numbers. It would be more concerning if Martinez's discipline fell off as much as his batted-ball stats did. If you chalk it all up to "2020" then you can get JD at a big-time value this year.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros