Who Should I Draft?

Gary Sanchez or Justin Turner (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 56
Best Rank# 25# 36
Worst Rank# 116# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 51# 88
Best Rank# 47# 83
Worst Rank# 74# 115
   
Projections 
   
Runs7378
Home Runs3020
RBI8278
Stolen Bases24
Batting Average.247.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 116# 81
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 70# 49
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 68# 52
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 52
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 65# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 85# 80
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 58# 56
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 91# 57
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 56
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 60# 40
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 63# 50
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 91# 53
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 76# 53
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 56# 54
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 88# 58
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 59# 52
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 63# 44
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 90# 73
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 43
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 89# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 48
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 77# 74
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 56# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 57# 51
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 63# 41
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 63# 59
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 54
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 67
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 28# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 72
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 35# 52
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 56
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 43# 58
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 46# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 46# 63
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 60
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 48# 72
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 48# 67
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 49# 79
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 62
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 77
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 52# 63
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 72
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 54# 62
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 54# 63
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 87
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 56# 83
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 56# 80
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 57# 131
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 73
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 60# 62
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 80# 84
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats323365
   
Runs5162
   
Hits60114
   
Singles2568
   
Doubles1731
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1814
   
RBI5352
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks4647
   
Strikeouts9454
   
Batting Average.186.312
   
On Base Pct.291.406
   
Slugging Pct.406.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.697.924
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats453504
   
Runs7378
   
Hits112149
   
Singles5995
   
Doubles2234
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs3020
   
RBI8278
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks4857
   
Strikeouts12277
   
Batting Average.247.296
   
On Base Pct.319.368
   
Slugging Pct.493.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.812.857
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
News 
 Gary Sanchez went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer as the Yankees beat the Mets 12-5 in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
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
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-4 on Sunday as the Yankees beat the Indians in 10 innings by a 7-6 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
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
 Gary Sanchez admitted that he was dealing with some pain in his elbow after being hit by Lourdes Gurriel's bat in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays but still expects to play Wednesday, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
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
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run on Saturday as the Yankees beat the Red Sox by a 5-3 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 2nd
Justin Turner (hamstring) has returned to the Dodgers' lineup on Wednesday versus Arizona.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 5-2 victory against the Padres on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, May 28th
Justin Turner is absent from Tuesday's lineup versus the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
Notes 
 How why are you willing to take a guy who batted .186 last season? Turns out the answer is pretty high for Sanchez, who's challenging J.T. Realmuto as the top catcher off the board. He did, after all, hit .284/.354/.568 in 754 prior MLB plate appearances. A groin injury also hampered his production, and he additionally underwent offseason shoulder surgery. He struggled mightily against breaking balls, but actually deposited more walks without significant contact declines. The average could easily rise back to .250 with around 30 long balls, but is that enough to justify an investment around pick 60? Catcher is worse than usual, but that's still too steep in one-catcher formats.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Sanchez flashed his sky-high fantasy upside in 2017, when he hit .278 with 33 HRs and 90 RBIs -- truly difference-making numbers at fantasy baseball's weakest position. But he displayed his risky floor in 2018, as he hit just .186 and played in only 89 games due to nagging groin and shoulder injuries. Sanchez is due for a good bit of positive batting average regression following last year's anemic .197 BABIP, and there is little doubt he can again top 30 home runs if he remains healthy. He is certainly a risk/reward option, but he's easily a top-two fantasy catcher heading into 2019 and could be a decent value in drafts coming off a down year.
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
 There is no getting past the fact that Sanchez was a train wreck last season., batting .186 with only 18 homers. With that said, he is still just 26 years old and we are talking about the fastest player to ever reach 50 homers in the MLB. Chance are high that he will bounce back in the batting average department, and if he can stay healthy, bank on 25 to 40 homers making him well worth a 7th or 8th round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - 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