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Gleyber Torres or Justin Turner (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 57
Best Rank# 32# 36
Worst Rank# 99# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 88
Best Rank# 51# 83
Worst Rank# 68# 115
   
Projections 
   
Runs7278
Home Runs2520
RBI8478
Stolen Bases94
Batting Average.269.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 32# 62
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 77
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 87
   
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# 62# 81
   
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# 33# 52
   
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USA Today
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# 70# 72
   
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# 67# 73
   
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Razzball
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Fake Teams
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# 59# 56
   
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# 61# 54
   
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Razzball
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Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 99# 62
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats431365
   
Runs5462
   
Hits117114
   
Singles7668
   
Doubles1631
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2414
   
RBI7752
   
Stolen Bases62
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks4247
   
Strikeouts12254
   
Batting Average.272.312
   
On Base Pct.340.406
   
Slugging Pct.480.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.924
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats528504
   
Runs7278
   
Hits142149
   
Singles9095
   
Doubles2434
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2520
   
RBI8478
   
Stolen Bases94
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks5257
   
Strikeouts13677
   
Batting Average.269.296
   
On Base Pct.334.368
   
Slugging Pct.467.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.857
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
News 
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-5 as the Yankees defeated the Rangers 14-7.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 28th
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Justin Turner (back) will be ready for Thursday's NLDS Game 1.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 2nd
 Gleyber Torres (hamstring) is not expected to start Sunday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
Justin Turner (back) is absent from Saturday’s lineup versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 28th
 An MRI on Gleyber Torres' right hamstring came back negative, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Justin Turner was held out of Thursday's lineup versus the Padres due to back tightness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 27th
 Gleyber Torres (knee) was removed from Friday's game against the Blue Jays as a precaution, and he'll be re-evaluated Saturday, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Justin Turner went 1-for-3 with a walk in the Dodgers' 6-3 win over the Padres on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 25th
 Gleyber Torres is not in Thursday's lineup against the Angels, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
X-rays on Justin Turner's injured ankle came back negative.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
Notes 
 Torres is a former elite prospect who is coming off an excellent rookie season in New York. He strikes out a bit too much at this stage of his career to be a reliable asset in batting average, but he won't kill you there and should be able to match or exceed last season's 24 home runs while also chipping in 5-10 steals and solid run and RBI totals. At just 22 years old, there's also a chance that Torres takes a big step forward this year and jumps into the upper echelon at the position, but his fifth-round ADP means you'll be paying for that upside if you draft him.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Torres, 22, was a highly touted prospect now coming off a sublime rookie campaign with the Yankees. So of course the cost is blowing out of hand. After recording a 70.2% contact rate with strikeouts in a quarter of his plate appearances, repeating last year's .271 average is an optimistic expectation. He cooled down over the second half (.249/.329/.404), so there's too much risk to bite at his 53 consensus ADP.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Torres isn't a big contributor in stolen bases, but he is plenty useful in each of the other four main categories. If you expand his rates out to a full season, Torres would have posted 32 homers, 101 RBIs and a .271 batting average. You would be thrilled to get that type of production out of your seventh round shortstop.
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
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