Who Should I Draft?

Justin Turner or A.J. Pollock (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
35 of 59 experts
41%
Recommended by
24 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 61
Best Rank# 36# 41
Worst Rank# 131# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 88# 92
Best Rank# 83# 77
Worst Rank# 115# 121
   
Projections 
   
Runs7878
Home Runs2021
RBI7869
Stolen Bases417
Batting Average.296.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 49# 72
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 52# 65
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 64
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 53
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 72# 73
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 73# 78
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 38# 50
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 54# 79
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 54# 63
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 61
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 80# 98
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 63# 66
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 58
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 67# 83
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 57# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 77
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 40# 77
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 50# 77
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 53# 111
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 49# 50
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 58# 69
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 62# 65
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 52# 54
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 57
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 73# 80
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 62# 67
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 74
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 48# 50
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 74
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 63# 80
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 51# 61
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 61# 73
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 41# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 56# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 64
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 52# 50
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 53# 48
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 50
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 55
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 58# 48
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 59# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 48
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 59# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 60# 57
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 62# 47
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 63# 62
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 64# 51
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 67# 64
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 72# 70
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 72# 63
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 74# 72
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 68
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 79# 73
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 80# 53
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 81# 52
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 83# 41
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 84# 63
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 87# 77
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 131# 49
   
  Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats365413
   
Runs6261
   
Hits114106
   
Singles6859
   
Doubles3121
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs1421
   
RBI5265
   
Stolen Bases213
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks4731
   
Strikeouts54100
   
Batting Average.312.257
   
On Base Pct.406.316
   
Slugging Pct.518.484
   
On-base Plus Slugging.924.800
   
  Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats504504
   
Runs7878
   
Hits149133
   
Singles9579
   
Doubles3429
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs2021
   
RBI7869
   
Stolen Bases417
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks5741
   
Strikeouts77104
   
Batting Average.296.263
   
On Base Pct.368.318
   
Slugging Pct.490.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.857.780
   
  Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
News 
 X-rays on Justin Turner's injured ankle came back negative.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in the Dodgers' 12-5 win over the Rockies on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 21st
 Justin Turner (ankle) has been scratched from Tuesday’s lineup versus the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 10th
A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Dodgers' loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
 Justin Turner did not play on Sunday as he was dealing with a sore ankle.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
A.J. Pollock went 3-for-4 with three solo homers in the Dodgers' 5-4 loss to the Giants on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 7th
 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
A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with a double in the Dodgers' 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 2nd
 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
A.J. Pollock went 3-for-5 with a solo homer in the Dodgers' win over the Padres on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 28th
Notes 
 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
Pollock was a fantasy monster in 2015, but then an elbow injury cost him almost the entire 2016 season and he hasn't been quite the same player since. A 20-20 season is in the realm of possibility here, and Pollock should score plenty of runs atop the Dodgers lineup as long as he can stay healthy. Just don't reach too early while dreaming of 2015.
Andrew Seifter - 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
A broken thumb marked the third different injury to besiege Pollock in as many years. Although a terrific source of power and speed when healthy, he has played just 112 and 113 games in the last two seasons, respectively. When on the field, he endured a massive spike in strikeouts (21.7%) with a 77.8% contact rate five points below his career norm. Drafters must take all of these downsides into account while acknowledging the possibility of a 25/20 season with massive run-scoring upside if batting atop the Dodgers' lineup.
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
Prior to yet another injury, Pollock was among the best fantasy assets in baseball. He had 12 homers, 9 steals and 38 RBIs through just 186 at bats. The ceiling for Pollock is a 30/20 player with a batting average near .300, but he has only played more than 115 games just twice in his career so don't forget about the risk in drafting him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros