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Who Should I Draft?

Gerrit Cole or Trea Turner (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
35 of 55 experts
36%
Recommended by
20 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 9
Best Rank# 1# 2
Worst Rank# 16# 25
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 5# 13
Best Rank# 5# 7
Worst Rank# 6# 15
   
Projections 
   
Runs37
Home Runs107
RBI26
Stolen Bases14
Batting Avg.289
Strikeouts10347
Wins6
Saves0
ERA3.14
WHIP1.05
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 8# 9
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 9
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 8
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 12
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 10
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 9# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 10
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 8# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 10
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 10
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 9
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 9
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 8
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 11# 24
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 9
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 10
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 14# 24
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 8# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 9
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 8# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 9
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 14
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 8
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 8
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 4# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 15
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 7
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 8
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 5# 6
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 7# 9
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 8# 9
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 8# 12
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 7# 6
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 7# 6
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 7# 6
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 7
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 9# 7
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 8
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 7
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 9# 6
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 7
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 9
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 8
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 11# 8
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 12# 10
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 12# 4
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 9
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 2
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 8
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs96
   
Home Runs2919
   
RBI57
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Batting Avg.298
   
Strikeouts326113
   
Wins20
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.50
   
WHIP0.89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs37
   
Home Runs107
   
RBI26
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Batting Avg.289
   
Strikeouts10347
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.14
   
WHIP1.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
News 
 Gerrit Cole allowed one run and two walks while striking out nine over five 1/3 innings during Friday's 2-1 loss in Game 5 of the ALDS. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 10th
Trea Turner is leading off and playing shortstop on Thursday against the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 24th
 Gerrit Cole named the Yankees' Game 5 starter for the ALDS against the Rays.
Brad Camara
Fri, Oct 9th
Nationals manager Dave Martinez said that Trea Turner was scratched from Wednesday's lineup since he's "beat up right now."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 24th
 Gerrit Cole won’t be available for Game 4 of the ALDS against the Rays on Thursday. He would draw the start on short rest Friday if the Yankees advance the series.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 8th
Trea Turner (undisclosed) was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday’s game against the Phillies.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 23rd
 Gerrit Cole (1-0) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out eight over six innings in Monday's 9-3 Game 1 win over the Rays.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's win over the Phillies. The steal was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 22nd
 Lindsey Adley, who covers the Yankees for The Athletic, broke the news that Gerrit Cole will start Game 1 of the ALDS.
Andy Zimmerman
Thu, Oct 1st
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 3-for-7 with a home run, two runs scored, three RBI, and a walk across both games of Sunday's doubleheader against the Marlins. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 21st
Notes 
 You could argue that Cole should be higher, and there's no real argument against it. With a pitcher signing a new contract, coming off a career year, in a loaded division, in a hitter-friendly stadium, there's reason enough to have some pause on him.
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
 There are really no words for what Cole was able to do last year. He built on the massive gains he made from his first year with the Astros and lowered his ERA, WHIP, and walk rate to miniscule levels while totaling an outrageous 326 strikeouts. He'll move to the Yankees now, which is a mild downgrade given that the Yankees may slightly limit his innings in light of their long-term investment in Cole and their bullpen, and the opposing offenses and ballparks in the AL East compared to the AL West. But Cole's fastball and slider are beyond elite, and he should be the top pitcher taken in fantasy drafts.
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
 I believe that pitching has become thin enough that elite SP are worth reaching for, something I didn't agree with in previous years. 20 Wins and 225K's seem like a lock in 2020. That makes Cole my 2020 #1 SP and a Top 10 selection .
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
 Led the majors in strikeouts, K/9, swinging strike rate, and xFIP in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Still waiting for that one magical season where EVERYTHING comes together
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros