Who Should I Draft?

Mike Trout or Trea Turner (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
59 of 59 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 6
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 2# 20
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 1# 8
Best Rank# 1# 6
Worst Rank# 1# 10
   
Projections 
   
Runs11497
Home Runs3818
RBI9770
Stolen Bases2345
Batting Average.308.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 1# 11
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 4
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 7
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 1# 7
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 1# 5
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 1# 20
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 3
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 1# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 1# 11
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 1# 5
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 3
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 1# 12
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 8
   
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The Athletic
# 1# 8
   
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Beast Dome
# 1# 8
   
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The Athletic
# 1# 6
   
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CBS Sports
# 1# 8
   
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CBS Sports
# 2# 6
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 6
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 8
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 1# 19
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 1# 7
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 1# 7
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
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Razzball
# 1# 3
   
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BretskyBall
# 1# 7
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 1# 10
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 5
   
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The Athletic
# 1# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 1# 7
   
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Fake Teams
# 1# 3
   
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# 1# 4
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 1# 7
   
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Sporfolio
# 1# 11
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 1# 6
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 7
   
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RotoBaller
# 1# 16
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 10
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 1# 8
   
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FanGraphs
# 1# 6
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 11
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 4
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 1# 5
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 5
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 1# 5
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 1# 5
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 1# 6
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 7
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 1# 10
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 1# 14
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 1# 3
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 7
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 10
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 1# 5
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 8
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 1# 10
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 5
   
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats471664
   
Runs101103
   
Hits147180
   
Singles80128
   
Doubles2427
   
Triples46
   
Home Runs3919
   
RBI7973
   
Stolen Bases2443
   
Caught Stealing29
   
Walks12269
   
Strikeouts124132
   
Batting Average.312.271
   
On Base Pct.460.344
   
Slugging Pct.629.416
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.088.760
   
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats509603
   
Runs11497
   
Hits157170
   
Singles85115
   
Doubles2930
   
Triples47
   
Home Runs3818
   
RBI9770
   
Stolen Bases2345
   
Caught Stealing510
   
Walks11855
   
Strikeouts126119
   
Batting Average.308.282
   
On Base Pct.438.342
   
Slugging Pct.609.446
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.048.788
   
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
News 
 Mike Trout reported feeling good after undergoing surgery Friday to have a neuroma removed from his right foot.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Friday's win over the Marlins. The homers were his 15th and 16th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 21st
 Mike Trout will undergo surgery on his injured foot Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 20th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals. The steal was his 33rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
 Mike Trout (toe) is scheduled to undergo season ending surgery later this week to remove the Morton’s neuroma in his right foot.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-5 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Twins. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 12th
 Mike Trout (toe) is out of the lineup Sunday’s game against the Rays.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Mets. The steal was his 31st of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 4th
 Mike Trout (toe) hopes to play Sunday against the Rays.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Monday's loss to the New York Mets. The steal was his 30th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 3rd
Notes 
 Congratulations on landing the first pick. Your reward is Trout, a super-duper-star who is somehow getting better. The Angels stud set career highs in walk rate (20.1%), OBP (.460), wOBA (.447), and wRC+ (191) during his seventh season. He has cleared a .300 batting average in each of the last three years and averaged 33.6 homers per season after popping 39 in 2018. The floor and ceiling remain sky-high despite missing time over the past two years.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Fantasy owners may have been disappointed with Turner's performance last year, but he still averages 20 HR, 56 SB and 106 runs with a .289 average per 162 games. Only Rickey Henderson and Joe Morgan have matched those totals over a full season. Turner is an extraordinary fantasy baseball asset and well worth a top 15 pick
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 As long as Mike Trout continues to put up 30+ homers, 20+ steals, 100+ runs and bat .300 every season, you can bet he will be worth the first overall pick. Chances are, we have another decade of this consistent dominance.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
With stolen bases increasingly hard to come by across MLB, Turner has justifiably seen his draft stock soar. Whether you prefer drafting him or another player in the first round is largely a question of roster construction, but his odds of rewarding the investment are high. Various reports coming out of Spring Training suggest Turner could produce even more than the 43 stolen bases he had last year, and his peripherals indicate that he should improve on last season's .271 batting average, too. Even if neither happens, Turner's apparent floor of 40+ stolen bases makes him a very safe pick, especially in roto/categories leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Trout only played 140 games in 2018 due to a brief DL stint, but he still finished as the eighth-most valuable hitter in standard 5x5 leagues. It was the second straight season Trout missed time with injuries, but that is just about the only fault you can find in his fantasy game. Consistently excellent when he's on the field, expect him to once again approach 40 HRs with 20+ steals and a batting average over .300.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Turner didn't break fantasy baseball the way some backers hoped, but 2017 was by no means a disappointment. His 43 steals ranked second behind Whit Merrifield, and his pop properly prorated to 16 homers over 162 games. As arguably the biggest knock against him last spring, simply playing a full season marked a huge step toward trusting the shortstop as a first-round investment. A .271 batting average blocked a true ascent into top-tier territory. Yet the career .289 hitter improved his contact (81.7%) and walk (9.3%) rates, so he should earn more opportunities to run. Turner still merits a top-10 distinction in five-by-five roto leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros