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Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Trea Turner (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
41 of 45 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 8
Best Rank# 3# 2
Worst Rank# 9# 20
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 9
Best Rank# 4# 8
Worst Rank# 4# 15
   
Projections 
   
Runs3936
Home Runs157
RBI4126
Stolen Bases514
Batting Average.294.291
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 7
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 5# 6
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 10
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 8
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 7
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 4# 20
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 9
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 5
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 15
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 11
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 4# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 4# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 5# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 12
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 4# 8
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 4# 6
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 8
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 4# 12
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 8
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 4# 9
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 9
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 6
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 4# 8
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 8
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 8
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 4# 12
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 7
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 7
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 16
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 4# 5
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 5# 8
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 5# 7
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 4# 8
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 5
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 7# 6
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 2
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558521
   
Runs12196
   
Hits170155
   
Singles8694
   
Doubles3437
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs4719
   
RBI11557
   
Stolen Bases1535
   
Caught Stealing55
   
Walks9543
   
Strikeouts108113
   
Batting Average.305.298
   
On Base Pct.406.353
   
Slugging Pct.629.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.035.850
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats197216
   
Runs3936
   
Hits5863
   
Singles3041
   
Doubles1213
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs157
   
RBI4126
   
Stolen Bases514
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks3119
   
Strikeouts4546
   
Batting Average.294.291
   
On Base Pct.390.348
   
Slugging Pct.585.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.975.813
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
News 
 Cody Bellinger (back) is in the Dodgers' lineup on Thursday versus the Athletics.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 5th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the New York Mets. The steal was his first of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 8th
 Cody Bellinger was scratched earlier this week and is not in the lineup today due to “side discomfort”, however, Ken Gurnick reported today that it was due to a knot in Bellinger’s back. There were rumblings about the issue occurring after Bellinger’s viral Top Golf video. The reigning MVP is not in the lineup today but is working out in full.
Matthew Davis
Wed, Mar 4th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Orioles. The double was his third already this Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 3rd
 Cody Bellinger was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Reds with side discomfort.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 2nd
Trea Turner went 1-for-2 with a double in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 23rd
 Cody Bellinger signed a one-year, $11.5 million contract with Los Angeles on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
Nationals manager Dave Martinez says Trea Turner is a candidate to hit third for the Nationals this year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jan 19th
Notes 
 The Dodgers are going to be a headache for fantasy managers this year, but Bellinger is one of the players who you can count on for everyday, elite production. Having first base eligibility lifts his stock even more, since first base is a top-heavy position this year. Bellinger lowered his strikeout rate and raised his walk rate, but the most impressive part of his growth last season was his ability to hit lefties to the tune of .280 - up from .226 the year prior.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Turner is one of the biggest risers in a shortened season. His elite speed, which he showcased in the first week of the 2019 season before breaking his finger on a bunt attempt, is enough to win the category for you for the 60-game sprint. He's a non-zero in the other categories, too, which makes him a top target if you have the fifth pick.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Bellinger had a tremendous season, drastically improving his walk rate and cutting his strikeout rate, and setting career highs in each of the five standard rotisserie categories. If there's a knock on Bellinger's season, it's that so much of his production came in the first half, and particularly in March where he batted .431 with 14 home runs. Beginning in June, he batted .280 or lower in each month, and he batted just .261 in the second half. But the numbers all count, and although it's reasonable to expect Bellinger to take a slight step back from his overall 2019 numbers, it still leaves him as a top-five pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
It just feels like there's a 60-steal season waiting in Turner's future, and you simply can't say that about too many other players in the game at this point. With stolen bases as a whole on the decline, Turner has an absolute floor of 40 (barring injury) and a much higher ceiling. Add to that the fact that he should help fantasy owners in three other categories and be neutral in the fourth (RBI), and he should be taken in the first round of all rotisserie leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 After his ridiculous start in April, Bellinger cooled off for sure, but still played at a 43 HR, 102 RBI, 116 R, 13 SB, .274 pace. He doesn't come with the risk some are suggesting as let's remember, he was still just 23 years old in his down season of 2018. You can draft him in the top-five with confidence but behind Trout, Acuna and Betts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Turner has struggled to stay healthy thus far but when he is on the field, there may be no better fantasy asset. He has the upside to hit 25 homers with 50 steals and a .300 batting average. There is virtually no chance he drops into the second round so grab him while you can.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 I project regression across the board. 30-35 HRs, 8-13 SBs in 2020 rather than his 47/15 2019. Still a really strong season, still qualifies in the outfield and a slightly better Dodger than Betts with upside to provide 40/15 if his regression is less severe than my projections. Thats why he ranks ahead of Betts but behind the dual-threat middle infielders at picks 4-6.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
40-50 Stolen Base potential is the reason Turner ranks higher than some others. Prioritizing stolen bases over home runs. Lindor is the safer selection and thats why, in a very close call, Turner ranks after Lindor but slightly ahead of Betts.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData