SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE
JD Martinez was scratched before last night’s game with back spasms. He is not expected to go on the IL, and he is listed as day-to-day. The Red Sox will play around with the DH spot so I wouldn’t expect a single player to get the extra playing time.
REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK
Expect J.D. Martinez to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 132.2 projected fantasy points puts him at #8 behind Paul Goldschmidt and ahead of Pete Alonso. He has averaged 3.85 fantasy points in his past 260 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.67 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#3) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite first baseman. He is not projected for elite value. J.D. Martinez is expected to come up slightly short of this season-to-date's #6 fantasy position rank.
|REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH)||PROJECTION||FANTASY STATS SINCE 2018|
|#6 Josh Bell (99% OWN)||135 FP, 3.36 per game||370 FP, 148 gp, 2.5 per game (#31)|
|#7 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)||134 FP, 2.99 per game||508 FP, 158 gp, 3.22 per game (#7)|
|#8 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)||132 FP, 3.67 per game||600 FP, 150 gp, 4 per game (#1)|
|#9 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)||131 FP, 3.19 per game||600 FP, 150 gp, 4 per game (#1)|
|#10 Jose Abreu (99% OWN)||130 FP, 3.17 per game||376 FP, 128 gp, 2.93 per game (#13)|
FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS
The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.
|Rest of 2019||132||10.1||27||24||14.9||0.6|
|-- Per Game (36 Proj)||3.7||0.28||0.73||0.66||0.41||0.02|
|8/12 to 8/18 (4.7 Games)||16.2||1.2||3.0||3.0||2.0||0.08|
|8/19 to 8/25 (4.5 Games)||15.7||1.3||3.2||2.8||1.8||0.07|
|-- Per Game (110 GP)||3.6||0.25||0.65||0.67||0.46||0.01|
|2018 to 2019||1001||71||202||185||120||7|
|-- Per Game (260 GP)||3.8||0.27||0.78||0.71||0.46||0.03|