Who Should I Draft?

Joey Gallo or Justin Turner (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 57
Best Rank# 30# 36
Worst Rank# 130# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 99# 88
Best Rank# 88# 83
Worst Rank# 110# 115
   
Projections 
   
Runs8778
Home Runs4120
RBI9578
Stolen Bases54
Batting Average.219.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 77
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 87
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 56# 81
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 84
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 73
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 44# 58
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 72
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 76# 80
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 32# 54
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 51# 52
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 43# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 48
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 80
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 55# 131
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 63
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 49# 67
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 67
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 56
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 72
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 44
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 30# 73
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 60# 62
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 70# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 60
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 83
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 63
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 43# 74
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 57# 63
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 49# 53
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 53# 64
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 55# 59
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 51# 38
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52# 51
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 56
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 58# 49
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 48
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 60# 58
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 43
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 54
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 57
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 66# 52
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 67# 59
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 70# 48
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 73# 53
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 75# 40
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 77# 61
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 77# 57
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 56
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 78# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 62
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 79# 52
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 91# 62
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 96# 41
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 100# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 107# 72
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 130# 59
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500365
   
Runs8262
   
Hits103114
   
Singles3868
   
Doubles2431
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs4014
   
RBI9252
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks7447
   
Strikeouts20754
   
Batting Average.206.312
   
On Base Pct.312.406
   
Slugging Pct.498.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.924
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats498504
   
Runs8778
   
Hits109149
   
Singles4395
   
Doubles2334
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs4120
   
RBI9578
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks7657
   
Strikeouts20177
   
Batting Average.219.296
   
On Base Pct.322.368
   
Slugging Pct.523.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.857
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
News 
 Joey Gallo (wrist) is expected to come off the injured list September 20th.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
X-rays on Justin Turner's injured ankle came back negative.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
 Joey Gallo will have to undergo surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his wrist.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 25th
Justin Turner (ankle) has been scratched from Tuesday’s lineup versus the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 10th
 Joey Gallo (wrist) will likely require a stint on the injured list, and the Rangers are concerned that he may have a broken hamate bone.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 24th
Justin Turner did not play on Sunday as he was dealing with a sore ankle.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
 Joey Gallo (wrist) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 24th
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
 Joey Gallo exited Tuesday’s game with right wrist soreness. He will go undergo an MRI and is not expected to play Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 24th
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 
 Gallo has reached 40 HRs in each of his two full Major League seasons, and will enter 2019 as one of the best pure power hitters in the game. Unfortunately, that power comes attached to a .203 career batting average, meaning that fantasy owners who draft Gallo in standard 5x5 formats will need to either punt batting average or make a concerted effort to offset the damage he'll do there. Whether you draft Gallo or not is largely a matter of roster construction, but expect him to finish right around the top-100 players in terms of overall fantasy value. He does walk quite a bit, giving him a major boost in OBP formats.
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
 You may not love the idea of destroying your team's batting average with his .210 line, but you'll be hard-pressed to find 40 homers, and perhaps even 50 from anyone 50 picks early, let alone around the 9th round of drafts. If you combine him with Daniel Murphy in the 5th, you've got two players who combine for a .260 average with 65-70 homers. When you look at it that way, Gallo's value jumps off the page.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Barring a ton of good fortune, drafters should no longer draft Gallo hoping for a spike to even a .230 batting average. With MLB's worst contact rate last season (61.7%), it's no guarantee the career .203 hitter clears the Mendoza Line. He also, however, joined J.D. Martinez and Khris Davis as the only sluggers to belt 40 homers in each of the last two years. It will take a precise roster to tolerate the average liability in applicable leagues, but he's a much better investment in OBP, OPS and/or points leagues.
Andrew Gould - 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