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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Trout or Trea Turner (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
46 of 52 experts
12%
Recommended by
6 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 8
Best Rank# 1# 2
Worst Rank# 16# 20
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 2# 13
Best Rank# 1# 7
Worst Rank# 3# 15
   
Projections 
   
Runs4037
Home Runs157
RBI3626
Stolen Bases514
Batting Average.306.289
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 7
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 2# 6
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 10
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 3# 8
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 3# 8
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 7
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 2# 20
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 9
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 6# 9
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 7
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 7# 8
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 8
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 2# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 9
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 5# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 6# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 1# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 1# 19
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 10# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 8
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 2# 8
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 2# 6
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 3# 8
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 12
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 3# 6
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 3# 9
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 6
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 3# 8
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 8
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 8
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 11
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 2# 7
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 6
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 7
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 2# 6
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 2# 16
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 1# 5
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 1# 8
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 7
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 1# 6
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 1# 8
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 8# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 2
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 5
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 8
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 5
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats470521
   
Runs11096
   
Hits138155
   
Singles6494
   
Doubles2737
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs4519
   
RBI10457
   
Stolen Bases1135
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks11043
   
Strikeouts120113
   
Batting Average.294.298
   
On Base Pct.440.353
   
Slugging Pct.647.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.087.850
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats172216
   
Runs4037
   
Hits5362
   
Singles2740
   
Doubles1013
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs157
   
RBI3626
   
Stolen Bases514
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks4119
   
Strikeouts4547
   
Batting Average.306.289
   
On Base Pct.439.347
   
Slugging Pct.620.463
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.059.810
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
News 
 Mike Trout did not play during Sunday's 5-0 loss against the Dodgers to conclude the Angels season.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Sep 28th
Trea Turner is leading off and playing shortstop on Thursday against the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 24th
 Mike Trout connected for a three-run home run in Friday’s loss to the Dodgers. Trout smashed a Clayton Kershaw curveball with two on and two out in the top of the third inning to briefly give the Angels the lead. It was the first home run of Trout’s career off of the future Hall-of-Fame pitcher. He finished the game 1-for-4 with one run and three RBI.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Sep 26th
Nationals manager Dave Martinez said that Trea Turner was scratched from Wednesday's lineup since he's "beat up right now."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 24th
 Angels megastar Mike Trout drove in the winning run for the Angels on Saturday night, lacing a go-ahead RBI single to left field in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Angels a 4-3 victory over the Rangers. The RBI single was Trout’s only hit of the evening, but he sure did make it count. Trout finished the night 1-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Sep 20th
Trea Turner (undisclosed) was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday’s game against the Phillies.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 23rd
 Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout in a 9-8 loss to Arizona on Tuesday night.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Sep 16th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's win over the Phillies. The steal was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 22nd
 Angels superstar center-fielder Mike Trout connected for his major league-leading 16th home run on Wednesday night, crushing a low fastball deep into the left center-field seats at Globe Life Field (estimated 449 ft). Trout finished the game 2-for-5 with two runs and one RBI in a 6-2 win over Texas.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Sep 10th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 3-for-7 with a home run, two runs scored, three RBI, and a walk across both games of Sunday's doubleheader against the Marlins. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 21st
Notes 
 Potential verse reliability is the question here. Acuna and Trout are likely to have comparable home run totals while Acuna should steal more bases. We know what we're getting from Trout and with Rendon in the lineup, maybe 2020 is a career year. It wouldn't surprise me to see Acuna have the better statistical 2020, but Trout's reliability gets my pick at #1.1.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Turner is one of the biggest risers in a shortened season. His elite speed, which he showcased in the first week of the 2019 season before breaking his finger on a bunt attempt, is enough to win the category for you for the 60-game sprint. He's a non-zero in the other categories, too, which makes him a top target if you have the fifth pick.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Having Trout third feels weird, but there are concerns with his wife's due date in August for how much time Trout will miss. Even, on the low end, 45 games of Trout is better than the vast majority of the league. He could miss more time than anticipated, or not miss much at all. It's worth baking in the risk here, but moving him lower than third overall as the safest player to return value in the first round, is a mistake.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
It just feels like there's a 60-steal season waiting in Turner's future, and you simply can't say that about too many other players in the game at this point. With stolen bases as a whole on the decline, Turner has an absolute floor of 40 (barring injury) and a much higher ceiling. Add to that the fact that he should help fantasy owners in three other categories and be neutral in the fourth (RBI), and he should be taken in the first round of all rotisserie leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Trout may not be the clear-cut number one player in fantasy this year, but that's of no fault of his own, as he's coming off one of his best seasons ever, with a career-high 45 home runs in just 134 games. If you were desperate to find a knock on Trout, it's that he hasn't topped 140 games in any of his last three seasons, and his 11 stolen bases last year tied his low in a single season. But that's all window dressing on a truly special player who is obviously a top-three pick at worst.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
40-50 Stolen Base potential is the reason Turner ranks higher than some others. Prioritizing stolen bases over home runs. Lindor is the safer selection and thats why, in a very close call, Turner ranks after Lindor but slightly ahead of Betts.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 It would be nice if he stole 20 bases again but I mean...it's Mike Trout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Still waiting for that one magical season where EVERYTHING comes together
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros