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Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or Trea Turner (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Juan Soto
LF,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
22 of 24 experts
8%
Recommended by
2 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 6
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 7# 10
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 8
Best Rank# 4# 8
Worst Rank# 5# 9
   
Projections 
   
Runs111104
Home Runs3724
RBI11378
Stolen Bases1333
Batting Average.306.295
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 6
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 5
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 5# 10
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 7
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 4# 6
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 2# 7
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 2# 7
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 6
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 4# 6
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 6
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 6
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 3# 8
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 2# 8
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 8
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 5# 7
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 6# 3
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 7# 4
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Juan Soto
LF,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats154233
   
Runs3946
   
Hits5478
   
Singles2747
   
Doubles1415
   
Triples04
   
Home Runs1312
   
RBI3741
   
Stolen Bases612
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks4122
   
Strikeouts2836
   
Batting Average.351.335
   
On Base Pct.490.394
   
Slugging Pct.695.588
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.185.982
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Juan Soto
LF,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats537597
   
Runs111104
   
Hits161174
   
Singles87110
   
Doubles3435
   
Triples37
   
Home Runs3724
   
RBI11378
   
Stolen Bases1333
   
Caught Stealing48
   
Walks11053
   
Strikeouts118116
   
Batting Average.306.295
   
On Base Pct.420.350
   
Slugging Pct.584.495
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.003.845
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Juan Soto
LF,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
News 
 Juan Soto (foot) is playing right field and hitting second in Wednesday's Grapefruit League action.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 3rd
Trea Turner and the Nationals avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $13 million deal.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 15th
 Nationals star OF Juan Soto (foot) will play in Wednesday’s Grapefruit League game against the Marlins.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 3rd
 
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto (right foot) is out of Monday's matchup against the Astros.
AJ Schullo
Mon, Mar 1st
 
 Nationals OF Juan Soto spent the offseason working on his agility and wants to “steal more bases.”
Brad Camara
Thu, Feb 18th
 
 Juan Soto agreed to a one-year, $8.5 million deal with the Nationals to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
 
Notes 
 There aren't enough superlatives in the English language to describe what Soto has done in his career given his young age. Had he merely repeated his incredible 2019 numbers last season, fantasy managers would have been ecstatic. Instead, he upped his walk rate from an elite 16.4% to a truly remarkable 20.9%, cut his strikeout rate down to just 14.3%, and batted .351. Soto does not have the speed or baserunning chops to steal 30 bases in a season, which is the only thing keeping him from being considered worthy of drafting first overall. But given what he's accomplished through his age-21 season, it's truly scary to think of how high his ceiling may be. Draft him as a top-five pick and enjoy the ridiculous production.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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-eight pick in rotisserie leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 There isn't a single negative thing to say about the second coming of Ted Williams. Soto get even better last year, his age-21 season, and wound up leading baseball in OBP. The fact that he was limited to 47 games wound up costing him NL MVP honors, as Soto was the best hitter in baseball on a per-game basis in 2020. The floor here is so high. Soto isn't a zero in stolen bases either. He swiped 12 in 2019 and six last summer.
Brendan Tuma - 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 - FantasyPros