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Who Should I Draft?

Max Kepler or Justin Turner (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Justin Turner
3B,DH - LAD
Justin Turner
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
28 of 50 experts
44%
Recommended by
22 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 94# 98
Best Rank# 44# 58
Worst Rank# 158# 151
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 170# 187
Best Rank# 161# 158
Worst Rank# 206# 199
   
Projections 
   
Runs8876
Home Runs2820
RBI7772
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.246.286
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 95# 99
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 44# 68
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 114
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 87# 112
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 67# 99
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 95# 113
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 89# 105
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 90# 95
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 96# 98
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 92# 105
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 86# 89
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 101# 102
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 94# 103
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 103# 119
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 70# 119
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 97# 98
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 115# 134
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 89# 118
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 98# 118
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 93# 116
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 102
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 113# 151
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 99# 104
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 96# 101
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 98# 100
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 93# 119
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 108# 110
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 78# 92
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 66# 58
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 84# 80
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 92# 87
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 94# 92
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 95# 92
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 96# 70
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 96# 79
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 98# 88
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 99# 92
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 103# 66
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 103# 95
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 105# 94
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 106# 100
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 109# 95
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 110# 103
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 110# 86
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 112# 103
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 114# 102
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 115# 97
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 124# 77
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 137# 117
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 158# 110
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Justin Turner
3B,DH - LAD
Justin Turner
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats171150
   
Runs2726
   
Hits3946
   
Singles2132
   
Doubles99
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs94
   
RBI2323
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2218
   
Strikeouts3626
   
Batting Average.228.307
   
On Base Pct.321.400
   
Slugging Pct.439.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.760.860
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Justin Turner
3B,DH - LAD
Justin Turner
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats531466
   
Runs8876
   
Hits129132
   
Singles6983
   
Doubles3027
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2820
   
RBI7772
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks6552
   
Strikeouts10886
   
Batting Average.246.286
   
On Base Pct.329.357
   
Slugging Pct.467.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.796.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Justin Turner
3B,DH - LAD
Justin Turner
News 
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler went 0-for-1 with a walk and a steal in a 4-2 loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 13th
Third baseman Justin Turner went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two strikeouts in a 2-0 win over the Padres on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Apr 18th
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler went 0-for-3 with a steal, a walk, and a strikeout in a 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 10th
Third baseman Justin Turner went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and an RBI in the Dodgers 11-6 win over the Padres on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Apr 17th
 Max Kepler is hitting sixth and playing right field on Saturday against the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 10th
Third baseman Justin Turner went 3-for-3 with a double, a home run, three RBI, two runs scored, and a walk in the Dodgers 7-5 win over the Rockies on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Apr 16th
 Twins OF Max Kepler is “fine” after exiting early in Thursday’s game against the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 9th
Third baseman Justin Turner went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and two strikeouts in the Dodgers 4-2 win over the Rockies on Wednesday night.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 15th
 Twins OF Max Kepler exited Thursday’s game against the Mariners in the bottom of the sixth inning after being checked by a trainer.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 8th
Justin Turner is absent from the Dodgers' lineup on Tuesday against the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 13th
Notes 
 Kepler isn't a fancy player, but he's the kind of depth piece that fantasy managers need to survive a long season. The 36-homer season in 2019 is likely a mirage, as his barrel rate and hard-hit percentage were way out of line with his typical production. But he should be a fairly reliable 25-homer bat who will put up 150-160 combined runs and RBI with the occasional steal thrown in. His career batting average is just .237 but his xBA over the last two years is .257, so he shouldn't actively hurt you. Shrug your shoulders, draft him late, and take the reliable production.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Turner signed a two-year deal with the Dodgers, and it's a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand, he remains a key cog in an incredibly strong lineup where he's had plenty of success for several years. On the other, he's almost certainly going to see a downtick in his playing time given his age and the presence of Edwin Rios. Turner is still a batting average asset, has shown little decline in his batted ball data, and almost always produces when he's in the lineup. But he's much more valuable in daily transaction leagues where you can swap him in and out of the lineup.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros