2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: J.D. Martinez
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at Boston Red Sox DH/OF J.D. Martinez and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
Boston’s J.D. Martinez is one heck of a slugger, and despite being a second round draft pick in most formats, is it perhaps that he’s underappreciated? Quite possibly. Yes, he doesn’t steal bases, but does that really take away his ability to be an above average producer in FOUR other categories. Out of the five roto categories, he’s above average in four of them, but sure, let’s just overlook him! He has at least 36 home runs, 105 RBI and a .300 average in EACH of the last three seasons. He’ll inevitably get some off days due to a tight back or some sort of muscle soreness, but having the DH helps, and the guy has still played in 146 or more games in two of the past three seasons. Early draft picks don’t have to be your sexiest selections, and there’s nothing wrong with getting an established veteran or two early on in your draft. There’s safety in security, ladies and gentlemen.
Martinez is elite at the dish and there are some positive things to note in the graph below,...