JD Martinez Scratched

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

Based on our latest projection, you can expect J.D. Martinez to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 86.69 projected fantasy points puts him at #2 behind Pete Alonso and ahead of Anthony Rizzo. He has averaged 3.93 fantasy points in his past 274 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.69 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#1) 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 projected to live up to these high expectations. J.D. Martinez is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #5 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)88 FP, 3.51 per game$5500
#2 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)87 FP, 3.69 per game600 FP, 150 gp, 4 per game (#1)
#3 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)86 FP, 3.3 per game487 FP, 150 gp, 3.25 per game (#3)
#4 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)86 FP, 3.64 per game466 FP, 161 gp, 2.89 per game (#11)
#5 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)82 FP, 3.02 per game508 FP, 158 gp, 3.22 per game (#5)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

J.D. Martinez is projected for 4.51 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #4 ranked first baseman and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average game with more fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Pete Alonso but behind Josh Bell the rest of the week. Week 24 will be slightly worse based on projected rank (#5). He is projected for 20.26 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#2 Joey Votto (83% OWN)4.86 FP (38% ST)2.67 FP
#3 Josh Bell (100% OWN)4.79 FP (96% ST)3.4 FP
#4 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)4.51 FP (99% ST)3.69 FP
#5 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)3.82 FP (97% ST)3.51 FP
#6 Jose Osuna (10% OWN)3.75 FP (7% ST)2.69 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#3 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)20.9 FP (97% ST)3.02 FP
#4 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)20.3 FP (98% ST)3.64 FP
#5 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)20.3 FP (99% ST)3.69 FP
#6 Jose Abreu (100% OWN)19.4 FP (97% ST)3.31 FP
#7 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)19.4 FP (97% ST)3.51 FP

J.D. MARTINEZ IS THE #2 OF ON FANDUEL AND IS THE #3 HIGHEST PRICED ON 9/1

He is projected for 15.6 FanDuel points and priced at $4.5K. Using average points per dollar in the player pool, he is expected to produce 13.6 FPs, making him worth +$662 more than $4.5K. Below are how he ranks on FanDuel. Look for players with comparable or more fantasy points at a lower or same salary.

FANDUEL (OF) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Starling Marte16.5 FD Points$4300
#2 J.D. Martinez15.6 FD Points$4500
#3 Charlie Blackmon15.1 FD Points$4500
#4 Bryan Reynolds15 FD Points$3900
#5 Christian Yelich14.9 FD Points$4600

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.

J.D. MARTINEZFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019876.218.115.710.40.4
-- Per Game (23 Proj)3.70.270.770.670.440.02
8/26 to 9/1 (1 Game)4.50.401.000.760.370.02
9/2 to 9/8 (5.3 Games)20.31.54.33.72.30.08
2019 Season478339288591
-- Per Game (124 GP)3.90.270.740.710.480.01
2018 to 20191078762221991287
-- Per Game (274 GP)3.90.280.810.730.470.03