Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Trea Turner (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Expert
Recommendation
97%
Recommended by
57 of 59 experts
3%
Recommended by
2 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 6
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 24# 20
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 2# 8
Best Rank# 2# 6
Worst Rank# 2# 10
   
Projections 
   
Runs11797
Home Runs3018
RBI9470
Stolen Bases2745
Batting Average.307.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 2# 11
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 4
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 7
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 2# 7
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 2# 20
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 3
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 11
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 2# 5
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 3
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 2# 12
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 8
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 2# 8
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 2# 6
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 2# 8
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 1# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 6
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 8
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 2# 19
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 2# 7
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 7
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 2# 3
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 2# 7
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 2# 10
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 5
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 2# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 7
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 3
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 2# 4
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 7
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 2# 11
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 2# 6
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 7
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 2# 16
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 10
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 2# 8
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 2# 6
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 11
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 2# 4
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 2# 5
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 5
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 2# 7
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 5
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 2# 5
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 2# 6
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 7
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 2# 10
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 2# 14
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 2# 3
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 7
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 10
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 2# 5
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 8
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 2# 10
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 5
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 8
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 24# 5
   
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats520664
   
Runs129103
   
Hits180180
   
Singles96128
   
Doubles4727
   
Triples56
   
Home Runs3219
   
RBI8073
   
Stolen Bases3043
   
Caught Stealing69
   
Walks8169
   
Strikeouts91132
   
Batting Average.346.271
   
On Base Pct.438.344
   
Slugging Pct.640.416
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.079.760
   
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats587603
   
Runs11797
   
Hits180170
   
Singles102115
   
Doubles4330
   
Triples47
   
Home Runs3018
   
RBI9470
   
Stolen Bases2745
   
Caught Stealing610
   
Walks7655
   
Strikeouts90119
   
Batting Average.307.282
   
On Base Pct.386.342
   
Slugging Pct.549.446
   
On-base Plus Slugging.935.788
   
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
News 
 Mookie Betts went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout in his return to the starting lineup Friday against the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 28th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Friday's win over the Cleveland Indians. The homer was his 19th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 28th
 Mookie Betts (foot) has returned to Boston's lineup for Friday's game versus the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 27th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 2-for-4 with a double and a grand slam in Tuesday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 18th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 25th
 Mookie Betts missed the game on Friday as he is dealing with a sore foot but is expected to play this weekend according to Guerin Austin of NESN.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 26th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, three runs scored, and a walk in Monday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 17th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 24th
 Mookie Betts was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Rangers with a sore left foot, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 25th
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
 Mookie Betts is not in Sunday's lineup against the Rays according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
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
Notes 
 It may be tempting to snag Betts with the 1st pick over Trout, after the ridiculous season he just put together, but remember that he is just one year removed from batting .264 with 24 homers. There is a chance Betts outproduces Trout, but that isn't a risk you should gamble on.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 While Mike Trout is the consensus number one pick in fantasy drafts, Betts is a pretty nice consolation prize. Coming off a "down" 2017 season in which he hit just .268 but still went 20-20 and topped 100 runs and RBIs, Betts took his performance to another level in 2018, going 30-30 while hitting .346. Betts' .368 BABIP was a bit fortunate (making up for his .268 BABIP in 2017), but his true skill is that of a consistent .300 hitter. He also drew more walks and hit the ball with more authority than ever before. Betts was the number one player in standard 5x5 formats last season, and it wouldn't be the least bit surprising if he did it again.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Following a down 2017, Betts became the first player since 2012 (Mike Trout and Ryan Braun) to hit .300 with 30 home runs and steals apiece. The career .303/.370/.518 hitter is averaging 29 homers, 27 steals, 117 runs, and 98 RBI over the past three years, upping his walk and hard-hit rates each step of the way. While last season's .346/.438/.640 slash line will be borderline impossible to fully sustain, a .430 wOBA (tied with Trout for MLB's lead) indicates limited regression. He's a five-category phenom who should lock down the second spot behind Trout in all formats.
Andrew Gould - 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