Who Should I Draft?

Justin Turner or Matt Chapman (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
39 of 59 experts
34%
Recommended by
20 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 64
Best Rank# 36# 29
Worst Rank# 131# 117
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 88# 103
Best Rank# 83# 86
Worst Rank# 115# 111
   
Projections 
   
Runs7890
Home Runs2027
RBI7882
Stolen Bases43
Batting Average.296.257
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 62# 82
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 49# 73
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 53
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 59
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 72# 103
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 38# 73
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 80# 86
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 54# 63
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 52# 77
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 54# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 77
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 63# 67
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 68
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 64
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 67# 68
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 57# 65
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 67# 84
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 65
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 40# 64
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 50# 58
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 73
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 49# 60
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 52# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 71
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 55
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 48# 73
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 79# 87
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 80
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 63# 65
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 63# 66
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 69
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 53# 69
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 64# 77
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 51# 67
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 61# 64
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 59# 117
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 41# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 56# 73
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 65
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 52# 29
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 53# 41
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 58# 50
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 58# 39
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 59# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 60# 59
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 62# 44
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 62# 61
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 72# 65
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 72# 69
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 73# 69
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 73# 62
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 74# 63
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 65
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 80# 68
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 81# 70
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 83# 64
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 84# 74
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 87# 57
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 131# 68
   
  Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats365547
   
Runs62100
   
Hits114152
   
Singles6880
   
Doubles3142
   
Triples16
   
Home Runs1424
   
RBI5268
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks4758
   
Strikeouts54146
   
Batting Average.312.278
   
On Base Pct.406.356
   
Slugging Pct.518.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.924.864
   
  Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats504558
   
Runs7890
   
Hits149144
   
Singles9575
   
Doubles3436
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs2027
   
RBI7882
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks5759
   
Strikeouts77157
   
Batting Average.296.257
   
On Base Pct.368.328
   
Slugging Pct.490.487
   
On-base Plus Slugging.857.816
   
  Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
News 
 X-rays on Justin Turner's injured ankle came back negative.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
Matt Chapman went 0-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in Friday's 8-0 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
 Justin Turner (ankle) has been scratched from Tuesday’s lineup versus the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 10th
Matt Chapman went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 16th
 Justin Turner did not play on Sunday as he was dealing with a sore ankle.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
Matt Chapman went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
 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
Matt Chapman was not in the lineup for Friday's 14-9 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Matt Chapman went 0-for-4 in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 9th
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
While it may be appealing to draft incredible real-life players, there is a major difference between fringe AL MVP candidate and top 80 fantasy baseball player. Chapman's defensive prowess doesn't transfer over, unfortunately, so rather, we are looking at a mediocre power hitter with some batting average concerns.
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
Chapman didn't hit quite as many homers in 2018 as fantasy owners may have hoped, after displaying 30-HR power in the minors. But he made up for it with much lower strikeout rate than he had in the minors, riding that and a .338 BABIP to a .278 batting average and even 100 runs scored. The high BABIP all but ensures that Chapman's batting average will fall in 2019, but if he's able to keep the strikeouts in check he could be more of a .260 hitter than a .240 one. He also still has clear 30 HR potential if he can just elevate the ball more -- his 40.3 percent ground ball rate last year was much higher than he ever had in the minors.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Although he underwent offseason surgery, Chapman is expected to be ready by Oakland's season opener in Tokyo on March 20. Fantasy investors don't reap the rewards of his Gold Glove at third, and typical five-by-five gamers didn't fully benefit from his 42 doubles. Yet those strengths led to a steadfast starting role and 100 runs scored. Having towered as many as 36 homers in a minor league season, he could expand upon last season's 23. He also make quiet contact gains to support his .278 batting average, so even if Chapman doesn't take another step further, he also won't regress as much as most projections expect.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros