Who Should I Draft?

Nolan Arenado or Trea Turner (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
43 of 56 experts
23%
Recommended by
13 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 6
Best Rank# 3# 3
Worst Rank# 10# 20
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 8
Best Rank# 3# 6
Worst Rank# 7# 10
   
Projections 
   
Runs10097
Home Runs3818
RBI11370
Stolen Bases345
Batting Average.292.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 3# 11
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 4
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 7
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 3# 7
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 3# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 5# 11
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 8# 12
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 8
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 5# 8
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 3# 8
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 5# 6
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 4# 8
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 5# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 6
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 6# 8
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 6# 19
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 5# 7
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 7
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 4# 7
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 4# 10
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 5
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 4# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 3# 7
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 7
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 3# 11
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 3# 6
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 3# 6
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 7
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 6# 16
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 3# 10
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 3# 8
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 5# 6
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 11
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 4# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 5
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 3# 6
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 4# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 4# 8
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 5# 10
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 5
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 3
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 5# 3
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 5# 4
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 3
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 6# 3
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 6# 4
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 7# 5
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 7# 5
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 8# 5
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 3
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 8# 5
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 9# 5
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 10# 5
   
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats590664
   
Runs104103
   
Hits175180
   
Singles97128
   
Doubles3827
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs3819
   
RBI11073
   
Stolen Bases243
   
Caught Stealing29
   
Walks7369
   
Strikeouts122132
   
Batting Average.297.271
   
On Base Pct.374.344
   
Slugging Pct.561.416
   
On-base Plus Slugging.935.760
   
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats587603
   
Runs10097
   
Hits172170
   
Singles91115
   
Doubles3830
   
Triples47
   
Home Runs3818
   
RBI11370
   
Stolen Bases345
   
Caught Stealing210
   
Walks6655
   
Strikeouts113119
   
Batting Average.292.282
   
On Base Pct.363.342
   
Slugging Pct.561.446
   
On-base Plus Slugging.924.788
   
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
News 
 Nolan Arenado hit his 19th homer of the year in Friday's loss to the Dodgers, going 1-for-4 with a solo shot.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
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
 X-rays on Nolan Arenado's injured toe came back negative.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
Trea Turner went 2-for-5 with an RBI in Sunday's loss to Atlanta.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jun 24th
 Nolan Arenado left Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks with a left big toe bruise.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 20th
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
 Nolan Arenado went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, a walk, three RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the D'Backs 8-1 on Tuesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
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
 Nolan Arenado went 0-for-5 with a walk and a run scored in the Rockies' 14-13 loss to the Padres on Father's Day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
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 
 Drafters know what they're getting in Arenado, who has batted no lower than .287 with at least 37 homers and 110 RBI in the last four years. He has played all but 16 games in those four seasons, making him a durable beacon of consistency worthy of a first-round selection. He signed an extension during the offseason, so investors no longer need to worry about a midseason trade removing him from Coors Field. A lack of steals is an unfortunate, but acceptable tradeoff for locking in bankable production at every other category.
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
 Arenado might not feel like the sexiest pick at this stage because he isn't the hot new name, nor is he a five-category star, but there is nothing wrong with boring old reliability. He has averaged 40 homers, 125 RBIs and 100 runs while batting .297 over the last four seasons. Don't let him slip past this 5th pick in your drafts.
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
 When it comes to elite production that you can bank on year in and year out, look no further than Arenado. Some people will quibble that his lack of steals makes him a four-category player, but that hasn't stopped Arenado from producing four straight seasons as a top-10 overall hitter in standard 5x5 leagues. The only other knock on Arenado is that he is much better in the thin air of Coors Field, but fresh off a record-breaking contract extension, fantasy owners no longer need to worry about the possibility of a mid-season trade out of Colorado. You can write it down in marker that he will provide around 40 home runs, 100 runs, 110 RBIs, and a batting average in the .290 range, making Arenado a nice bargain at his average draft position (ADP) of 6.8.
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
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