Who Should I Draft?

Nicholas Castellanos or Justin Turner (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nicholas Castellanos
RF - CHC
Nicholas Castellanos
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
41 of 59 experts
31%
Recommended by
18 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 57
Best Rank# 35# 36
Worst Rank# 88# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 90# 88
Best Rank# 53# 83
Worst Rank# 100# 115
   
Projections 
   
Runs8278
Home Runs2520
RBI9078
Stolen Bases34
Batting Average.283.296
   
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Injury Alert--
   
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# 66# 77
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 87
   
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# 48# 81
   
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# 48# 49
   
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# 51# 52
   
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# 47# 72
   
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# 55# 84
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 69# 73
   
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# 52# 58
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 72
   
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Beast Dome
# 65# 80
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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RotoBaller
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# 58# 62
   
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# 63# 79
   
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# 50# 83
   
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Freeze Stats
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# 67# 74
   
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# 53# 63
   
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# 53# 61
   
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# 47# 43
   
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# 51# 36
   
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# 56# 52
   
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# 58# 54
   
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# 62# 53
   
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# 64# 48
   
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# 64# 52
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 65# 59
   
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The Athletic
# 69# 38
   
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The Athletic
# 78# 40
   
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# 79# 48
   
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# 80# 54
   
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The Athletic
# 86# 54
   
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FantasyPros
# 88# 60
   
  Nicholas Castellanos
RF - CHC
Nicholas Castellanos
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats620365
   
Runs8862
   
Hits185114
   
Singles11168
   
Doubles4631
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs2314
   
RBI8952
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks4947
   
Strikeouts15154
   
Batting Average.298.312
   
On Base Pct.354.406
   
Slugging Pct.500.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.854.924
   
  Nicholas Castellanos
RF - CHC
Nicholas Castellanos
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats592504
   
Runs8278
   
Hits168149
   
Singles9795
   
Doubles3934
   
Triples61
   
Home Runs2520
   
RBI9078
   
Stolen Bases34
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks4757
   
Strikeouts14177
   
Batting Average.283.296
   
On Base Pct.336.368
   
Slugging Pct.498.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.834.857
   
  Nicholas Castellanos
RF - CHC
Nicholas Castellanos
Justin Turner
3B - LAD
Justin Turner
News 
 Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-3 with two doubles, three RBI, and two runs scored Saturday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
X-rays on Justin Turner's injured ankle came back negative.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
 Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, three RBI, and a walk Friday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
Justin Turner (ankle) has been scratched from Tuesday’s lineup versus the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 10th
 Nicholas Castellanos went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and three runs scored in Monday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 10th
Justin Turner did not play on Sunday as he was dealing with a sore ankle.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
 Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Friday's loss to the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
Justin Turner hit his 27th homer of the year in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 4th
 Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 4th
Justin Turner went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in Saturday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
Notes 
 There's no doubt that Castellanos is a solid fantasy option, but last season's .298 batting average looks due for quite a bit of regression, he doesn't run, and his run production numbers could also take a hit as the Tigers enter into a full-on rebuild. There are better outfielders available at his late-seventh round ADP.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Turner has played more than 130 games just once in his eight-year career, but he's been consistently excellent when he's on the field. If you pro-rate his stats over a full season, you are typically looking at 25 home runs and 90 RBIs. Most importantly, with a batting average of at least .312 in three of the last five seasons, Turner is on the very short list of players who are capable of winning the batting title. His value gets a big boost in leagues with daily lineups and/or multiple DL spots -- he is highly underrated in those formats.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 After showing solid contact in 2016 and power in 2017, Castellanos put it all together to hit .298/.354/.500 with 23 homers. Even playing every day in a desolate Detroit lineup led him to 88 runs and 89 RBI, so he's a high-floor option entering his age-27 season. The ceiling, however, is also limited. While he continues to make more hard contact, he'll struggle to maintain such a high average with the third-highest swinging-strike rate (15.8%) of all qualified hitters. Pay for a steady hand rather than a burgeoning star with more room for growth.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
An underrated stud when healthy, Turner has touted a higher wRC+ (141) than Paul Goldschmidt, Giancarlo Stanton, Nolan Arenado, and Manny Machado in the past three seasons. He has hit .300/.383/.512 over that time frame, but the games played (150, 130, 103) keeps trending downward. A mere return to 130 would make him a steal beyond the top-100 picks, especially in a shallower league where investors have an easier time filling in the injury gaps on the waiver wire.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Castellanos was a disappointment for so long that it may still be hanging over his stock. The fact of the matter, however, is that he has been great the past two season, hitting .285 with 49 homers and 190 RBIs. He only qualifies as an outfielder now, but should be regarded every bit as high as someone like Justin Upton or Mitch Haniger.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Batting average is difficult to come by after the first four or five rounds, but then there is Turner, who over the last five seasons, has racked up a .305 batting average which beats out plays like Trout, Yelich and Freeman. There isn't a ton in the way of homers or steals, but he won't hurt you in any category unless he deals with yet another injury. For that reason, he is a bit risky.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros