Who Should I Draft?

Gary Sanchez or Justin Turner (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 57
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 AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 60# 62
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 77
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 87
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 72
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 80# 84
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 73
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 43# 58
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 72
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 56# 80
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 46# 54
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 35# 52
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 28# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 48
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 57# 131
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 46# 63
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 57
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 67
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 48# 67
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 48# 72
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 62
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 54# 62
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 49# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 60
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 56# 83
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 52# 63
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 54# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 59
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 41# 64
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 56
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 48
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 52
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 56# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 57# 51
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 56
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 58# 56
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 59# 52
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 60# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 63# 44
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 63# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 63# 50
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 63# 59
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 65# 38
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 68# 52
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 70# 49
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 76# 53
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 77# 74
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 85# 80
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 88# 58
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 89# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 90# 73
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 90# 61
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 91# 53
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 91# 57
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 36
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 116# 81
   
  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 (groin) has progressed to running on a treadmill, though his timetable remains uncertain, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 20th
X-rays on Justin Turner's injured ankle came back negative.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
 Gary Sanchez was diagnosed with a groin strain Friday, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Justin Turner (ankle) has been scratched from Tuesday’s lineup versus the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 10th
 Gary Sanchez (groin) is not in the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
Justin Turner did not play on Sunday as he was dealing with a sore ankle.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
 Gary Sanchez (groin) will travel to New York for further testing after leaving Game 2 of Thursday's game against Detroit with left groin tightness, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
Justin Turner hit his 27th homer of the year in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 4th
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-2 with a two-run double, two walks and two runs scored in a 5-1 victory over Boston on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 8th
Justin Turner went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in Saturday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
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