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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or J.D. Martinez (2022)


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
100%
Recommended by
43 of 43 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 43
Best Rank# 9# 31
Worst Rank# 33# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 24# 79
Best Rank# 21# 61
Worst Rank# 31# 88
   
Projections 
   
Runs9185
Home Runs3629
RBI10996
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.282.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 46
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 44
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 18# 42
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 17# 51
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 51
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 48
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 19# 38
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 18# 53
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 38
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 17# 47
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 47
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 15# 36
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 41
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 9# 38
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 47
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 18# 52
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 54
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 16# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 38
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 15# 44
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 17# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 21# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 56
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 42
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 14# 31
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 16# 52
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 45
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 15# 42
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 36
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 13# 50
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 22# 33
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 17# 49
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 33# 48
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 25# 48
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 40
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 49
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats537570
   
Runs9292
   
Hits149161
   
Singles8088
   
Doubles3542
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3328
   
RBI10499
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks5055
   
Strikeouts145150
   
Batting Average.278.283
   
On Base Pct.346.346
   
Slugging Pct.531.514
   
On-base Plus Slugging.877.860
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536563
   
Runs9185
   
Hits151155
   
Singles8188
   
Doubles3336
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3629
   
RBI10996
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks6060
   
Strikeouts145150
   
Batting Average.282.275
   
On Base Pct.354.344
   
Slugging Pct.549.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.838
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
News 
 Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez hit his fourth double of the year Sunday, finishing 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
Kendall Capps
Mon, May 23rd
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
 Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in Houston's 2-1 win against Texas.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, May 21st
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
 Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-4 with three runs and an RBI in the 13-4 win over the Red Sox.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 18th
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
 Yordan Alvarez took Jon Gray out for his 11th home run this season in the third inning of Houston's 11th win in a row. He finished 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI's.
Kendall Capps
Sat, May 14th
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
 Yordan Alvarez was 2-for-5 with a run in the suspended game from Wednesday. In the regularly scheduled night game, Alvarez went deep twice, helping Houston sweep the double dip.
Kendall Capps
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
Notes 
 Power is his calling card, and Alvarez didn't disappoint in that department last year, mashing 33 HRs with 104 RBI. He had a healthy .277 batting average in 2021 and has a career mark of .290, so the power doesn't come at the expense of BA. The power peripherals are outstanding - he's in the 97th percentile in average exit velocity, maximum exit velocity and hard hit percentage. There could be a 50 HR season lurking here. Alvarez has just one SB in 233 career games, and he's had surgery on both knees. But if those granddad knees hold up, you're likely to be please with your return on investment.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
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