Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rendon or Justin Turner (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
55 of 56 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 56
Best Rank# 19# 36
Worst Rank# 56# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 41# 88
Best Rank# 39# 83
Worst Rank# 45# 115
   
Projections 
   
Runs8778
Home Runs2420
RBI9378
Stolen Bases54
Batting Average.294.296
   
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Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 22# 62
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 77
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 87
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 41# 81
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 27# 52
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 36
   
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USA Today
# 22# 52
   
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RotoChamp
# 31# 72
   
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Razzball
# 31# 84
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 73
   
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Brewer Rat
# 56# 58
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 72
   
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The Athletic
# 21# 38
   
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Beast Dome
# 42# 80
   
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The Athletic
# 30# 54
   
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
# 45# 131
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 30# 63
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 57
   
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FantasyPros
# 25# 56
   
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Razzball
# 37# 67
   
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BretskyBall
# 26# 57
   
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The Athletic
# 38# 67
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 56
   
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The Athletic
# 31# 40
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 27# 72
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 23# 50
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 39# 53
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 28# 53
   
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Sporfolio
# 41# 49
   
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Athlon Sports
# 26# 54
   
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FanGraphs
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Pitcher List
# 26# 62
   
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RotoBaller
# 28# 52
   
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RotoBaller
# 26# 44
   
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FantasyPros
# 25# 73
   
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FanGraphs
# 27# 62
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 43
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 26# 48
   
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Razzball
# 41# 79
   
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FantasyPros
# 28# 60
   
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RotoBaller
# 37# 83
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 29# 48
   
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Freeze Stats
# 23# 63
   
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Razzball
# 29# 74
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 28# 63
   
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SportsLine
# 26# 53
   
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Fantrax
# 32# 51
   
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Fake Teams
# 27# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 56
   
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Pitcher List
# 26# 59
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 54
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 52# 49
   
  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats529365
   
Runs8862
   
Hits163114
   
Singles9368
   
Doubles4431
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2414
   
RBI9252
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks5547
   
Strikeouts8254
   
Batting Average.308.312
   
On Base Pct.374.406
   
Slugging Pct.535.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.909.924
   
  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats544504
   
Runs8778
   
Hits160149
   
Singles9595
   
Doubles4034
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2420
   
RBI9378
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks6557
   
Strikeouts9077
   
Batting Average.294.296
   
On Base Pct.370.368
   
Slugging Pct.506.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.876.857
   
  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
News 
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and three runs scored in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 16th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
Justin Turner went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in the Dodgers' 5-3 win over the Cubs on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBIs in Friday's win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The homer was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Justin Turner went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a walk, two home runs, and three RBIs in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox. The homers were his 13th and 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
Justin Turner went 1-for-3 with a walk in the Dodgers' 1-0 win over the Giants on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in Sunday's win over the San Diego Padres. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
Justin Turner (hamstring) has returned to the Dodgers' lineup on Wednesday versus Arizona.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a home run, five RBIs, and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Chicago White Sox. The homer was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 5th
Justin Turner is absent from Tuesday's lineup versus the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
Notes 
 Every single season, fantasy owners draft Rendon in the fourth or fifth round and every single year he outproduces that draft value. 2018 was no different, as he hit .308 with 24 homers, 92 RBIs and 88 runs scored in just 136 games. Don't make the mistake of letting him slip by you in the fourth again this season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Turner has played more than 130 games just once in his eight-year career, but he's been consistently excellent when he's on the field. If you pro-rate his stats over a full season, you are typically looking at 25 home runs and 90 RBIs. Most importantly, with a batting average of at least .312 in three of the last five seasons, Turner is on the very short list of players who are capable of winning the batting title. His value gets a big boost in leagues with daily lineups and/or multiple DL spots -- he is highly underrated in those formats.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Rendon was the only third baseman to hit over .300 last season, and one of four third baseman to accomplish that feat in 2017. He's as good a bet for batting average as it gets at the position, and is also fully capable of delivering 25 home runs with good run and RBI totals. His stolen base totals have evaporated over the last couple years, but that shouldn't prevent him from again being a top-40 overall hitter in standard roto and categories leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
An underrated stud when healthy, Turner has touted a higher wRC+ (141) than Paul Goldschmidt, Giancarlo Stanton, Nolan Arenado, and Manny Machado in the past three seasons. He has hit .300/.383/.512 over that time frame, but the games played (150, 130, 103) keeps trending downward. A mere return to 130 would make him a steal beyond the top-100 picks, especially in a shallower league where investors have an easier time filling in the injury gaps on the waiver wire.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Diminishing speed and non-elite power make Rendon boring, but he's still a tremendous hitter who has batted above .300 and slugged over .500 in each of the last two seasons. After missing time with a bruised toe earlier in 2018, he posted a .391 wOBA (a mark matched by Jose Ramirez and Nolan Arenado all season) since the start of June. Stealing twice in three tries is a major bummer, but don't underestimate the worth of a .300, 25-homer hitter who could offer 90-100 runs and RBI apiece in the heart of Washington's lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Batting average is difficult to come by after the first four or five rounds, but then there is Turner, who over the last five seasons, has racked up a .305 batting average which beats out plays like Trout, Yelich and Freeman. There isn't a ton in the way of homers or steals, but he won't hurt you in any category unless he deals with yet another injury. For that reason, he is a bit risky.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros