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Who Should I Draft?

Gerrit Cole or Trea Turner (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
6 of 10 experts
40%
Recommended by
4 of 10 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 8
Best Rank# 6# 6
Worst Rank# 18# 19
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 9# 6
Best Rank# 7# 6
Worst Rank# 9# 7
   
Projections 
   
Runs103
Home Runs2431
RBI79
Stolen Bases33
Batting Avg.298
Strikeouts117265
Wins16
Saves0
ERA3.29
WHIP1.07
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 19
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 7
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 6# 12
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 6# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 6
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 11# 7
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 17# 7
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 18# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs46
   
Home Runs1214
   
RBI41
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Batting Avg.335
   
Strikeouts3694
   
Wins7
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.84
   
WHIP0.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs103
   
Home Runs2431
   
RBI79
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Batting Avg.298
   
Strikeouts117265
   
Wins16
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.29
   
WHIP1.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
News 
 Trea Turner and the Nationals avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $13 million deal.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 15th
 
Notes 
 Turner was the best version of himself in 2020, slashing his strikeout rate to below 14% and setting career bests in batting average, OBP, slugging percentage, wOBA, and wRC+. Above all, Turner locks down two incredibly scarce categories for fantasy managers, stolen bases and batting average, while offering production in the other three hitting categories. Still just entering his age-28 season, Turner is in the prime of his career, and should continue to put up stellar numbers. He's a top-seven pick in rotisserie leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Cole was pretty much as advertised in his first season with the Yankees. His ERA rose a tad, as did his home run rate as expected, and his strikeout rate fell a bit, though it remained at an absurdly high level. And, for the most part, all of his expected metrics fell off a tad from his 2019 season. But Cole's numbers from that season were so dominating that he could withstand plenty of regression and still be one of the best pitchers in fantasy. As such, he'll head into 2021 close to the way he came into the 2020 season: a dominant, high-strikeout, low-walk starter who will throw plenty of innings and who is more likely to finish as the top overall fantasy pitcher than he is to finish outside the top-10. It's a matter of personal preference between Cole and Jacob deGrom as the first pitcher off the board, but neither should fall outside the top-10 overall picks on draft day.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 2020 was the culmination of everything we've ever wanted out of Turner. Both the barrel rate and the line-drive rate jumped en route to a .335 batting average. Turner famously went without a stolen base for several weeks before finishing tied for fourth in the majors with 12 for the season. Perhaps 2020 was a two-month hot streak with the bat, but Turner's stolen base upside combined with even 80% of last year's gains make him an essential part of any roto strategy come draft day.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros