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Who Should I Draft?

Trea Turner or Christian Yelich (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
39 of 50 experts
22%
Recommended by
11 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 7
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 19# 12
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 12
Best Rank# 7# 9
Worst Rank# 9# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs103103
Home Runs2436
RBI8093
Stolen Bases3318
Batting Average.294.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 8
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 7
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 7# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 6# 10
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 7
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 9# 10
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 4# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 5# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 9
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 6# 9
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 12
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 6# 7
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 9
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 6# 7
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 6# 8
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 6# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 3# 8
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 6# 8
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 6# 8
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 11
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 5# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 8
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 6# 9
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 3# 9
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 6# 10
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 6# 10
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 3# 10
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 6# 7
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 6# 8
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 6# 10
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 6# 11
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 5# 10
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 6# 5
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 7# 5
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 4
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 7# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 7# 6
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 8# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 6
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 8
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 5
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 19# 12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats233200
   
Runs4639
   
Hits7841
   
Singles4721
   
Doubles157
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs1212
   
RBI4122
   
Stolen Bases124
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks2246
   
Strikeouts3676
   
Batting Average.335.205
   
On Base Pct.394.356
   
Slugging Pct.588.430
   
On-base Plus Slugging.982.786
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats597549
   
Runs103103
   
Hits174153
   
Singles11085
   
Doubles3429
   
Triples73
   
Home Runs2436
   
RBI8093
   
Stolen Bases3318
   
Caught Stealing84
   
Walks5390
   
Strikeouts118154
   
Batting Average.294.283
   
On Base Pct.353.385
   
Slugging Pct.493.538
   
On-base Plus Slugging.846.922
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
News 
 Shortstop Trea Turner hit his seventh home run of the season. He went 1-for-5 with one run and two RBI.
Corbin Young
Wed, May 5th
After returning from the IL on Monday, Christian Yelich is set to spend at least another 10 days on there. Manager Craig Counsell said "there's something else we haven't diagnosed," meaning this could be a longer absence than just the 10 days.
Ethan Biddle
Tue, May 4th
 Trea Turner went 2-for-3 to extend his three-game hit streak. He also walked and raised his batting average to .320 on the season.
Corbin Young
Tue, May 4th
Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 in Monday's loss to the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Tue, May 4th
 Trea Turner went 1-for-3 with one run scored. Turner has a hit in four of his past five games.
Corbin Young
Sun, May 2nd
Brewers star OF Christian Yelich (back) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 3rd
 Trea Turner went 2-for-5 with one run scored and two stolen bases. Turner stole his 7th base of the season and raised his batting average to .308 with multiple hits in three of his past four games.
Corbin Young
Sat, May 1st
Brewers OF Christian Yelich (back) is playing in a simulated game on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 29th
 In Friday's pitcher's duel, Trea Turner went hitless in four at-bats. Turner's batting average dropped to .302, but he had six hits in his previous two games.
Corbin Young
Fri, Apr 30th
Brewers OF Christian Yelich (back) resumed hitting in the cage on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 28th
Notes 
 Turner was the best version of himself in 2020, slashing his strikeout rate to below 14% and setting career bests in batting average, OBP, slugging percentage, wOBA, and wRC+. Above all, Turner locks down two incredibly scarce categories for fantasy managers, stolen bases and batting average, while offering production in the other three hitting categories. Still just entering his age-28 season, Turner is in the prime of his career, and should continue to put up stellar numbers. He's a top-eight pick in rotisserie leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Yelich's 2020 season was, in a word, bizarre. After batting .327 combined from 2018-2019, his batting average dropped to a meager .205 last year. Although he hit the ball as hard as ever, setting career highs in average exit velocity and hard hit percentage, his strikeout rate ballooned more than 10 points to 30.8%. At the same time, Yelich's walk rate jumped up to 18.6%. Unsurprisingly, the reason for the jump in both Yelich's strikeouts and walks was that he simply swung less - just 34.6% of the time after his mark hovered above 44% the previous two seasons. If Yelich takes the same passive approach in 2021, then it's likely that his batting average will remain below what fantasy managers had come to expect. But considering that his season was so out of line with what he'd produced since coming to Milwaukee, fantasy managers should expect far more this season, and feel confident drafting him late in the first round.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 2020 was the culmination of everything we've ever wanted out of Turner. Both the barrel rate and the line-drive rate jumped en route to a .335 batting average. Turner famously went without a stolen base for several weeks before finishing tied for fourth in the majors with 12 for the season. Perhaps 2020 was a two-month hot streak with the bat, but Turner's stolen base upside combined with even 80% of last year's gains make him an essential part of any roto strategy come draft day.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Yelich was a bust for those who used a top-three selection on him in 2020 fantasy drafts. Don't let that scare you off, however. One of the biggest factors we need to consider for draft prep this year is how much should we weigh 2020? Yelich actually had a higher average exit velocity, a higher hard-hit rate, and a better walk rate than he did in 2019. He was just striking out way more often than usual. That, to me, looks like a profile in which Yelich would've eventually rebounded over the course of a full year. Perhaps he was pressing due to the depletion of Milwaukee's lineup, but Yelich's batted ball data is fine. I'm taking the discount and drafting him in the late-first with confidence.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros