Who Should I Draft?

J.D. Martinez or Trea Turner (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
41 of 59 experts
31%
Recommended by
18 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 6
Best Rank# 2# 3
Worst Rank# 21# 20
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 5# 8
Best Rank# 4# 6
Worst Rank# 5# 10
   
Projections 
   
Runs9897
Home Runs4018
RBI11670
Stolen Bases445
Batting Average.305.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 4# 11
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 7
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 4# 7
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 2# 5
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 4# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 3# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 11
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 8
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 4# 8
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 3# 6
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 5# 8
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 6
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 18# 19
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 4# 7
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 6# 7
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 5# 7
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 3# 10
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 5
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 3# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 4# 7
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 7
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 3# 7
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 5# 16
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 10
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 4# 6
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 11
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 3# 4
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 7
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 4# 5
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 4# 6
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 7
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 5# 10
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 4# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 5# 7
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 5# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 8
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 6# 10
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 5# 3
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 4
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 6# 5
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 6# 3
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 6# 5
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 6# 4
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 3
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 7# 3
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 3
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 7# 6
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 8# 6
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 5
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 5
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 9# 8
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 12# 5
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 13# 12
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 21# 5
   
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats569664
   
Runs111103
   
Hits188180
   
Singles106128
   
Doubles3727
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs4319
   
RBI13073
   
Stolen Bases643
   
Caught Stealing19
   
Walks6969
   
Strikeouts146132
   
Batting Average.330.271
   
On Base Pct.402.344
   
Slugging Pct.629.416
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.031.760
   
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats544603
   
Runs9897
   
Hits166170
   
Singles91115
   
Doubles3330
   
Triples27
   
Home Runs4018
   
RBI11670
   
Stolen Bases445
   
Caught Stealing110
   
Walks6455
   
Strikeouts146119
   
Batting Average.305.282
   
On Base Pct.378.342
   
Slugging Pct.593.446
   
On-base Plus Slugging.971.788
   
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
News 
 J.D. Martinez went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in his return to the lineup Saturday as the Red Sox lost to the Rays by a 5-4 score in a game that went 13 innings.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Friday's win over the Marlins. The homers were his 15th and 16th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 21st
 J.D. Martinez (groin) will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup Saturday against the Rays.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals. The steal was his 33rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
 J.D. Martinez (groin) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 20th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-5 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Twins. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 12th
 J.D. Martinez (groin) remains out of the Red Sox starting lineup Thursday versus the Giants according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Mets. The steal was his 31st of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 4th
 J.D. Martinez (groin) is on the bench as expected Wednesday against the Giants, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Monday's loss to the New York Mets. The steal was his 30th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 3rd
Notes 
 Martinez is a rare first-round hitter who rarely runs, but he'll make up for it in every other spot. While the 31-year-old probably won't win another batting title at .330, he's a .307 hitter since 2014's breakout who has exceeded .300 in three straight years. He boasts an MLB-high .655 slugging percentage in the past two seasons with 88 long balls. Last season, he placed within the 97th percentile or better in exit velocity, hard-hit%, xAVG, xSLG, and xWOBA. Hitting in the middle of Boston's lineup also makes him a strong bet to drive in and score over 100 runs. Limited fielding reps helped him stay healthy, but he played enough OF (25 games) to maintain fantasy eligibility, making him a strong four-category star.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Fantasy owners may have been disappointed with Turner's performance last year, but he still averages 20 HR, 56 SB and 106 runs with a .289 average per 162 games. Only Rickey Henderson and Joe Morgan have matched those totals over a full season. Turner is an extraordinary fantasy baseball asset and well worth a top 15 pick
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 It's funny how one healthy season can help you forget that a player missed 40+ games in three of the past four seasons. While Martinez has a legitimate shot at the Triple Crown, he is also a bit riskier than many of the other first round picks so proceed soberly.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
With stolen bases increasingly hard to come by across MLB, Turner has justifiably seen his draft stock soar. Whether you prefer drafting him or another player in the first round is largely a question of roster construction, but his odds of rewarding the investment are high. Various reports coming out of Spring Training suggest Turner could produce even more than the 43 stolen bases he had last year, and his peripherals indicate that he should improve on last season's .271 batting average, too. Even if neither happens, Turner's apparent floor of 40+ stolen bases makes him a very safe pick, especially in roto/categories leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 There is no better bet in baseball to hit .300 with 40+ home runs than Martinez. He's now accomplished that feat two years in a row, hit at least 38 homers in three of the last four seasons, and hit over .300 in four of the last five. Still in the prime of his career and in a great hitting environment in Boston, a repeat performance looks likely.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Turner didn't break fantasy baseball the way some backers hoped, but 2017 was by no means a disappointment. His 43 steals ranked second behind Whit Merrifield, and his pop properly prorated to 16 homers over 162 games. As arguably the biggest knock against him last spring, simply playing a full season marked a huge step toward trusting the shortstop as a first-round investment. A .271 batting average blocked a true ascent into top-tier territory. Yet the career .289 hitter improved his contact (81.7%) and walk (9.3%) rates, so he should earn more opportunities to run. Turner still merits a top-10 distinction in five-by-five roto leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros