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Who Should I Start?

Javier Baez or J.D. Martinez


Who Should I Start? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
7 of 11 experts
36%
Recommended by
4 of 11 experts
Rankings 
   
Rest of Season# 39# 42
VBR# 328# 238
   
Projections 
   
Runs7786
Home Runs2933
RBI88101
Stolen Bases142
Batting Average.257.287
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 39# 42
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 27# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 43
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 40# 79
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 41# 48
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 44# 71
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 25# 42
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 37# 32
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 44# 41
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 47# 25
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 53# 36
   
Who Should I Start? Player Statistics
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats3336
   
Runs410
   
Hits817
   
Singles55
   
Doubles07
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs35
   
RBI616
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks12
   
Strikeouts158
   
Batting Average.242.472
   
On Base Pct.286.500
   
Slugging Pct.5151.083
   
On-base Plus Slugging.8011.583
   
Who Should I Start? Player Projections
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569533
   
Runs7786
   
Hits146153
   
Singles8683
   
Doubles2836
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs2933
   
RBI88101
   
Stolen Bases142
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks2961
   
Strikeouts170141
   
Batting Average.257.287
   
On Base Pct.300.367
   
Slugging Pct.469.544
   
On-base Plus Slugging.768.911
   
Who Should I Start? Player Notes
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
News 
 Javier Baez connected with a second-inning homer to briefly give the Cubs a 1-0 lead Sunday versus the Pirates. The homer was his third of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Apr 12th
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
 Javier Baez connected on a two-run homer versus the Pirates Thursday. It changed the score from Pittsburgh 2-1 to the Cubs 3-2. The Cubs would win 4-2. Baez also stole his third base of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Apr 9th
The Red Sox activated OF J.D. Martinez from the COVID-19 related injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 11th
 Javier Baez went 1-for-3 versus Milwaukee Monday. His lone hit was also his first homer of the season which was a solo blast. Baez got hit right above his knee but stayed in the game.
Jamie Mellor
Tue, Apr 6th
J.D. Martinez was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Saturday.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 10th
 Javier Baez went 0-for-4 versus the Pirates Sunday. He did drive in the eventual winning run when the Pirates committed an error. Baez seems to be involved in more than his share of weird plays so after awhile, you might be tempted to refer to it as the Baez Effect. My father and I do.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Apr 5th
J.D. Martinez is not in the Red Sox lineup for the team's game against the Orioles on Saturday. Martinez is reportedly dealing with an illness.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 10th
 Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a run scored and one driven in. He also stole two bases on the same trip around the bases.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Apr 4th
J.D. Martinez hit a two-run, walk-off double in Tuesday's extra inning victory over the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 7th
Notes 
  It's important not to overreact to the opening week of the MLB season, but sometimes you can just tell certain things. JD Martinez appears to be back. Not only are the counting stats there, but the under-the-radar numbers are returning too. Earlier this week JDM had multiple batted balls over 110 mph for the first time since April 2018.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Who Should I Start? Player Schedules
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Date OppOpp PitcherVBROppOpp PitcherVBR
Tue, Apr 13th@ MIL@ MIN
Wed, Apr 14th@ MIL@ MIN
Fri, Apr 16thvs ATLvs CWS
Sat, Apr 17thvs ATLvs CWS
Sun, Apr 18thvs ATLvs CWS