Who Should I Draft?

Kris Bryant or Justin Turner (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
56 of 56 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 56
Best Rank# 6# 36
Worst Rank# 37# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 33# 88
Best Rank# 26# 83
Worst Rank# 34# 115
   
Projections 
   
Runs9778
Home Runs2820
RBI8778
Stolen Bases64
Batting Average.281.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 18# 62
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 77
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 87
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 26# 81
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 14# 49
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 9# 52
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 32# 72
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 23# 84
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 73
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 26# 58
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 72
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 27# 38
   
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Beast Dome
# 21# 80
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 22# 54
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 31# 52
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 37# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 48
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 80
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 7# 131
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 28# 63
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 57
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 56
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 28# 67
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 6# 57
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 67
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 56
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 26# 40
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 72
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 50
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 53
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 53
   
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Sporfolio
# 16# 49
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 21# 54
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 27# 58
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 62
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 23# 52
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 44
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 26# 73
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 29# 62
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 43
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 48
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 60
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 18# 83
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 63
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 20# 74
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 13# 63
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 20# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 51
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 22# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 56
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 21# 59
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 54
   
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats389365
   
Runs5962
   
Hits106114
   
Singles6268
   
Doubles2831
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs1314
   
RBI5252
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks4847
   
Strikeouts10754
   
Batting Average.273.312
   
On Base Pct.374.406
   
Slugging Pct.460.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.834.924
   
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats552504
   
Runs9778
   
Hits155149
   
Singles8895
   
Doubles3534
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs2820
   
RBI8778
   
Stolen Bases64
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks7757
   
Strikeouts14077
   
Batting Average.281.296
   
On Base Pct.369.368
   
Slugging Pct.510.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.879.857
   
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
News 
 Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cubs' 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
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
 Kris Bryant went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks, and two runs scored in the Cubs' 7-3 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Jun 14th
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
 Rogers reports that Bryant will miss Monday's game against the Colorado Rockies with a right ankle injury.
James Bisson
Mon, Jun 10th
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
 Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
Justin Turner went 1-for-3 with a walk in the Dodgers' 1-0 win over the Giants on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
 Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the Cubs' 6-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 4th
Justin Turner (hamstring) has returned to the Dodgers' lineup on Wednesday versus Arizona.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Notes 
 Bryant missed 60 games last year and had his least efficient season of his career by quite a bit. There is some risk in drafting Bryant in the 3rd round, but he also comes with 40 homer upside, a batting average near .300 and both 100+ runs and RBIs
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Bryant appeared to be on the verge of establishing himself as a perennial first round fantasy pick following his MVP 2016 season. Then his home run total dropped from 39 to 29 in 2017, but it seemed like an outlier as his production remained otherwise excellent. But the bottom really fell out last season, as Bryant struggled through a shoulder injury while producing a paltry 13 homers over 102 games. Bryant's strikeout rate grew and his hard contact rate declined, but he simply wasn't healthy -- he was actually off to a strong start before suffering the injury in mid-May. Bryant has pronounced himself fully healthy, and the fact the injury was a bone bruise rather than ligament damage is reason to believe he can make a full recovery. It wouldn't be the least bit surprising to see him rocket back into the first round of fantasy drafts by this time next year.
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
 Everyone kept waiting for Bryant to turn the corner last season. They're still waiting. He hit a pedestrian .272/.374/.460 and continued a concerning power slide with 13 homers. The former MVP, who is only 27, was dealing with a shoulder injury. He could easily bounce back and deliver near first-round value, but drafters won't receive much of a discount at his third-round going rate. It's a fair price given his batting average and power upside, but the lack of speed and health certainty makes him far from a lock.
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