Who Should I Draft?

Trea Turner or Christian Yelich (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 7
Best Rank# 3# 3
Worst Rank# 20# 23
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 7
Best Rank# 6# 6
Worst Rank# 10# 9
   
Projections 
   
Runs97103
Home Runs1828
RBI7094
Stolen Bases4517
Batting Average.282.303
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 9
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 9
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 11
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 12# 14
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 8# 18
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 6# 11
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 8# 9
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 6# 14
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 8
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 19# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 3# 7
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 7# 9
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 7
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 3# 12
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 4# 12
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 11# 13
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 6# 10
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 6# 7
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 4# 5
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 7# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 6
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 5# 13
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 6# 7
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 8
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 3# 7
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 5# 12
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 10# 15
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 6
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 5# 3
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 4
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 5# 3
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 5
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 7# 6
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 4
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 7# 3
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 7# 6
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 6
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 7# 5
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 7# 5
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 7# 6
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 8# 5
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 8# 6
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 5
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 6
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 8# 6
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 6
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 4
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 10# 5
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 10# 7
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 6
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 11# 7
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 11# 4
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 14# 10
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 16# 9
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 18# 6
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 20# 7
   
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats664574
   
Runs103118
   
Hits180187
   
Singles128110
   
Doubles2734
   
Triples67
   
Home Runs1936
   
RBI73110
   
Stolen Bases4322
   
Caught Stealing94
   
Walks6968
   
Strikeouts132135
   
Batting Average.271.326
   
On Base Pct.344.403
   
Slugging Pct.416.598
   
On-base Plus Slugging.7601.000
   
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats603575
   
Runs97103
   
Hits170174
   
Singles115107
   
Doubles3035
   
Triples74
   
Home Runs1828
   
RBI7094
   
Stolen Bases4517
   
Caught Stealing104
   
Walks5572
   
Strikeouts119133
   
Batting Average.282.303
   
On Base Pct.342.380
   
Slugging Pct.446.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.788.904
   
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
News 
 Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-5 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Twins. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 12th
Christian Yelich will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his right kneecap in Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
Dan Harris
Tue, Sep 10th
 Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Mets. The steal was his 31st of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 4th
Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich left Tuesday night’s game at against the Marlins after fouling a ball off his right knee during his first at-bat. He stayed down on the ground for several minutes before eventually being able to walk off under his own power.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
 Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Monday's loss to the New York Mets. The steal was his 30th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 3rd
Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in Friday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
 Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-5 with a run scored in Sunday's win over the Marlins.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 2nd
Christian Yelich went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 3rd
 Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 2-for-4 with a triple and a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles. The steal was his 29th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 28th
Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 with a walk and a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 1st
Notes 
 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
There is no denying that Yelich was a first round value in 2018 and perhaps even the #1 fantasy asset thanks to a .326 average with 36 homers, 22 steals and 110+ runs and RBIs. These numbers blew away his career marks, however, so projection models all have him regressing to a high-end second round value this year
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
After several quietly productive seasons in Miami, Yelich was the biggest breakout star in MLB during his first season in Milwaukee, finishing tied with J.D. Martinez as the most valuable player overall in standard 5x5 roto/categories leagues. Yelich showed skills progression with a top-10 hard contact rate, was more aggressive on the base paths, and benefited from a major ballpark and lineup upgrade. His numbers were also driven by an unsustainable 35.0 percent HR/FB rate and a .373 BABIP that was a tad high even for a guy who generally excels in that metric. It's therefore prudent to expect Yelich to give back some homers and batting average, and he probably won't swipe quite as many bags either. But even if he goes .300-28-18 instead of .326-36-22, he can still be a top-five outfielder, especially when you consider the plus run production numbers he's sure to accrue in Milwaukee.
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
Anyone sick of hearing about launch angle will relish Yelich's MVP campaign. Sure, the career .297/.375/.463 hitter has proven capable of hitting for a high average with above-average power despite his lofty ground-ball rates. But 35% of his fly balls cleared the fences for his 36 home runs. No other qualified hitter posted a HR/FB% above 30. He's more likely to hit 25-30 homers, which is still great if he can swipe around 20 more bags for the Brewers. There's enough five-category goodness to keep him in the first round, but also enough regression concern to push him toward the latter half of it.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros