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
96%
Recommended by
54 of 56 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 56 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
Sports Illustrated
# 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
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 2# 6
   
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
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 2# 10
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 2# 3
   
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
Going For 2
# 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 2-for-4 on Sunday as the Red Sox lost to the Blue Jays by a 6-1 score.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 24th
Trea Turner went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Jun 26th
 Mookie Betts went 0-for-2 but walked three times, scored two runs and stole a base as the Red Sox lost to the Blue Jays by an 8-7 score on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
Trea Turner went 2-for-5 with an RBI in Sunday's loss to Atlanta.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jun 24th
 Mookie Betts went 1-for-6 with two walks, a solo home run, a second run scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's extra-innings loss to the Twins.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 0-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks. The steal was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
 Mookie Betts went 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBI, a walk, a run scored and a stolen base Sunday against the Orioles.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 17th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and a stolen base in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks. The steal was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 Mookie Betts is absent from Friday’s lineup versus the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 3-for-6 with a double, a triple, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBIs in Monday's win over the Chicago White Sox. The homer was his fifth of the season and second in as many days.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
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