Who Should I Draft?

Justin Turner or Josh Donaldson (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 65
Best Rank# 36# 21
Worst Rank# 131# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 88# 89
Best Rank# 83# 81
Worst Rank# 115# 113
   
Projections 
   
Runs7880
Home Runs2027
RBI7876
Stolen Bases44
Batting Average.296.262
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 49# 97
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 52# 80
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 57
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 72# 80
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 84# 104
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 58# 116
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 38# 47
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 54# 78
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 52# 61
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 54# 84
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 51
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 80# 81
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 63# 81
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 67
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 57
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 67# 75
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 67# 96
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 63
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 40# 66
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 50# 55
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 53# 79
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 54# 60
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 58
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 52# 57
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 51
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 73# 113
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 54
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 48# 101
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 63# 86
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 74# 76
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 53# 58
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 51# 72
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 41# 74
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 56# 85
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 76
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 44
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 49# 40
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 47
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 39
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 57# 36
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 59# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 60# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 62# 53
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 62# 56
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 62# 41
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 63# 52
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 72# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 72# 61
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 73# 63
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 57
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 79# 77
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 80# 26
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 81# 75
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 83# 46
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 87# 53
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 131# 21
   
  Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats365187
   
Runs6230
   
Hits11446
   
Singles6824
   
Doubles3114
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs148
   
RBI5223
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks4731
   
Strikeouts5454
   
Batting Average.312.246
   
On Base Pct.406.352
   
Slugging Pct.518.449
   
On-base Plus Slugging.924.801
   
  Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats504468
   
Runs7880
   
Hits149123
   
Singles9569
   
Doubles3426
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2027
   
RBI7876
   
Stolen Bases44
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks5774
   
Strikeouts77117
   
Batting Average.296.262
   
On Base Pct.368.364
   
Slugging Pct.490.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.857.861
   
  Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
News 
 Justin Turner went 1-for-3 with a solo home run on Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
Dan Harris
Wed, Jun 26th
Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Nationals.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Justin Turner went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored in Thursday's 9-8 win over the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with double and a walk in Friday's 4-3 loss against the Nationals.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Justin Turner went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and an RBI as the Dodgers beat the Giants 9-0 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Mets. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 20th
 Justin Turner went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in the Dodgers' 5-3 win over the Cubs on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson stayed hot on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 19th
 Justin Turner went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double in Sunday's win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The homer was his 12th of the season and third in as many days.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
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
Donaldson was one of the very best hitters in fantasy in 2015 and 2016. A calf injury cost him a big chunk of the 2017 season, but he still hit 33 home runs in 113 games. Then, in 2018, calf and shoulder injuries limited Donaldson to 52 games -- and had a huge impact on his performance while on the field. It's possible that Donaldson's body is falling apart and he'll never be the same, but it's also possible that he has one or two more big years left in the tank. That makes Donaldson a boom-or-bust pick, but the potential reward far outweighs the risk at his current ADP of 98.7.
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 calf injury limited Donaldson to just 52 games last season. He also wasn't his dominant self when healthy, batting .245/.352/.449 with his lowest wOBA (.345) since 2012. There's still 30-35 homers lurking if the former MVP can stay healthy, but that's an increasingly bigger if magnified by a rapid batting-average decline (.297, .284, .270, .246). It's not worth the hassle if going significantly earlier than the likes of Justin Turner, Travis Shaw, and Matt Chapman.
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
Over the last two years, Donaldson has missed half of his team's games, but he has still be exceptional when he plays, with 41 homers, 101 RBIs and 95 runs in 165 games. If he is healthy, you've got a second round value, but that is a big if so proceed at your own risk.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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