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Who Should I Start?

Nelson Cruz or J.D. Martinez


Who Should I Start? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
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# 38# 42
VBR# 42# 234
   
Projections 
   
Runs7686
Home Runs3333
RBI90101
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.272.287
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 37# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 43
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 48# 79
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 48
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 36# 71
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 34# 41
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 35# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 34# 32
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 37# 25
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 44# 39
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 47# 42
   
Who Should I Start? Player Statistics
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats2736
   
Runs910
   
Hits1217
   
Singles75
   
Doubles17
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs45
   
RBI1016
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks32
   
Strikeouts68
   
Batting Average.444.472
   
On Base Pct.469.500
   
Slugging Pct.9261.083
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.3951.583
   
Who Should I Start? Player Projections
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats470533
   
Runs7686
   
Hits128153
   
Singles7383
   
Doubles2136
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3333
   
RBI90101
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks5361
   
Strikeouts138141
   
Batting Average.272.287
   
On Base Pct.360.367
   
Slugging Pct.532.544
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.911
   
Who Should I Start? Player Notes
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
News 
 Minnesota DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in a 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 10th
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
 Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 3-for-5 with a solo homer in a 4-3 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 6th
The Red Sox activated OF J.D. Martinez from the COVID-19 related injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 11th
 Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz had a big game in a 15-6 win over the Tigers on Monday. Cruz went 3-for-6 with a double, two homers, and five RBI in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Apr 5th
J.D. Martinez was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Saturday.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 10th
 Nelson Cruz is serving as the Twins' DH and hitting third on Monday against the Tigers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
 Twins DH Nelson Cruz is absent from Thursday's Opening Day lineup.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 1st
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
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Date OppOpp PitcherVBROppOpp PitcherVBR
Tue, Apr 13thvs BOS@ MIN
Wed, Apr 14thvs BOS@ MIN
Thu, Apr 15thvs BOS@ MIN
Fri, Apr 16th@ LAAvs CWS
Sat, Apr 17th@ LAAvs CWS