Who Should I Draft?

Justin Turner or Justin Upton (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 60# 57
Best Rank# 33# 36
Worst Rank# 121# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 94# 88
Best Rank# 77# 83
Worst Rank# 132# 115
   
Projections 
   
Runs8278
Home Runs2920
RBI8878
Stolen Bases84
Batting Average.253.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 77
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 65# 81
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 43# 49
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 46# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 61# 72
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 56# 84
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 73
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 49# 58
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 65# 72
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 40# 80
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 62# 80
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 95# 131
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 51# 57
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 67
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 42# 57
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 56
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 61# 72
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 53
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 38# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 62
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 35# 52
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 73
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 53# 62
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 83
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 63
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 44# 74
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 55# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 59
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 46# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 55# 56
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 44# 59
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 78# 36
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 49# 38
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 54# 40
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 48# 41
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 62# 44
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 60# 48
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 48
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 67# 48
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 52# 50
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 63# 51
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 55# 52
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 56# 52
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 118# 53
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 87# 54
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 72# 54
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 77# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 67# 56
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 106# 58
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 66# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 121# 60
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 69# 61
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 73# 62
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 64# 63
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 73# 64
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 71# 67
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 108# 79
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 96# 87
   
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats533365
   
Runs8062
   
Hits137114
   
Singles8868
   
Doubles1831
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3014
   
RBI8552
   
Stolen Bases82
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks6447
   
Strikeouts17654
   
Batting Average.257.312
   
On Base Pct.344.406
   
Slugging Pct.463.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.808.924
   
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats535504
   
Runs8278
   
Hits135149
   
Singles8095
   
Doubles2534
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2920
   
RBI8878
   
Stolen Bases84
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks6357
   
Strikeouts17177
   
Batting Average.253.296
   
On Base Pct.332.368
   
Slugging Pct.469.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.857
   
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
News 
 Justin Upton (knee) will not play again this season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
X-rays on Justin Turner's injured ankle came back negative.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
 Justin Upton underwent an MRI on his right knee Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
Justin Turner (ankle) has been scratched from Tuesday’s lineup versus the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 10th
 Justin Upton went 0-for-2 with a walk in Tuesday's 8-0 loss to the Indians.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
Justin Turner did not play on Sunday as he was dealing with a sore ankle.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
 Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Thursday's 10-6 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 5th
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
 Justin Upton went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
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 
 Erratic over the course of a season, Upton is consistent on a year-to-year basis. Even if he never lived out Ken Griffey Jr. comparisons, the outfielder has logged over 600 plate appearances in each of the last eight seasons with at least 30 homers in the last three. A rise in ground balls and fall in fly balls, however, puts that streak in jeopardy. So does a toe injury that will likely send him to the IL to start 2019. That's a big blow since stability was a major driving force in drafting Upton.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Upton is the definition of a boring-but-reliable fantasy producer, with six straight seasons of at least 26 HRs, eight stolen bases, solid run production, and a middling batting average. In a good year, he might hit 35 HRs, bat .280, or swipe 20 bags, but the safe expectation is that he will go around .250-30-10, which is still quite useful in fantasy leagues.
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
 Upton is one of the only players with at least 30 homers in each of the last three seasons. You can also bank on 80+ RBIs and runs, and while his stolen bases have come down over the years, 10 is a good bet once again. Upton's batting average won't help you, but it should be enough to warrant a sixth round pick in standard leagues.
Bobby Sylvester - 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