Skip to main content

Who Should I Draft?

Trea Turner or Fernando Tatis Jr. (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
89%
Recommended by
40 of 45 experts
11%
Recommended by
5 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 15
Best Rank# 2# 6
Worst Rank# 20# 31
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 9# 19
Best Rank# 8# 14
Worst Rank# 15# 32
   
Projections 
   
Runs3634
Home Runs711
RBI2628
Stolen Bases148
Batting Average.291.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 11
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 10
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 6# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 16
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 16
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 6
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 10
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 14
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 11
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 21
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 8# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 21
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 8# 15
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 8# 16
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 6# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 8# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 12# 14
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 8# 16
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 9# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 21
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 6# 14
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 9# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 9# 14
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 20
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8# 14
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 11
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 8# 17
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 12# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 7# 13
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 17
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 5# 27
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 5# 20
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 8# 20
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 7# 20
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 6# 11
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 8# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 11
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 10
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 19# 14
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 20# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats521334
   
Runs9661
   
Hits155106
   
Singles9465
   
Doubles3713
   
Triples56
   
Home Runs1922
   
RBI5753
   
Stolen Bases3516
   
Caught Stealing56
   
Walks4330
   
Strikeouts113110
   
Batting Average.298.317
   
On Base Pct.353.379
   
Slugging Pct.497.590
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.969
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats216204
   
Runs3634
   
Hits6358
   
Singles4135
   
Doubles139
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs711
   
RBI2628
   
Stolen Bases148
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks1918
   
Strikeouts4662
   
Batting Average.291.284
   
On Base Pct.348.344
   
Slugging Pct.465.513
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.857
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
News 
 Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the New York Mets. The steal was his first of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 8th
Fernando Tatis Jr. (illness) is starting in Monday's Cactus League matchup against the Dodgers, leading off and playing shortstop.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 9th
 Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Orioles. The double was his third already this Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 3rd
Fernando Tatis Jr. (illness) returned to action at Padres camp on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 7th
 Trea Turner went 1-for-2 with a double in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 23rd
Fernando Tatis Jr. (illness) returned to the Padres' spring training facility Thursday, but will need a few more days to recover before rejoining the team's lineup in game action.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Mar 5th
 Nationals manager Dave Martinez says Trea Turner is a candidate to hit third for the Nationals this year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jan 19th
Padres GM A.J. Preller says the team has no plans to move Fernando Tatis Jr. to center field.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 13th
Notes 
 Turner is one of the biggest risers in a shortened season. His elite speed, which he showcased in the first week of the 2019 season before breaking his finger on a bunt attempt, is enough to win the category for you for the 60-game sprint. He's a non-zero in the other categories, too, which makes him a top target if you have the fifth pick.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Fernando Tatis Jr. is one of the more polarizing players for draft season. When we revisit this article next year, we'll either be looking at Tatis as a top-five pick or as a source of debate over how far he should fall after his disappointing second year in the bigs. We know the differential with his expected stats, but do we talk about his plate discipline enough? He had a 29.6 K% last year, with only an 8 BB%. The walk rate is passable, but if Tatis keeps striking out at that rate, it's going to hurt his overall game. Suddenly, you're looking at a guy with 180 strikeouts who's hitting .260. The power/speed combo that he brings is nice, but you can get similar production later in the draft waiting on someone like Bo Bichette, who has a much safer floor for batting average.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 It just feels like there's a 60-steal season waiting in Turner's future, and you simply can't say that about too many other players in the game at this point. With stolen bases as a whole on the decline, Turner has an absolute floor of 40 (barring injury) and a much higher ceiling. Add to that the fact that he should help fantasy owners in three other categories and be neutral in the fourth (RBI), and he should be taken in the first round of all rotisserie leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Tatis was sensational in his half of season with 22 homers, 16 steals and a .317 batting average but every underlying metric available to us screams significant regression. He is a strong source of power and speed but expect the BA to plummet.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Turner has struggled to stay healthy thus far but when he is on the field, there may be no better fantasy asset. He has the upside to hit 25 homers with 50 steals and a .300 batting average. There is virtually no chance he drops into the second round so grab him while you can.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
This is high for such a young player with so little track record, but dual-threat HR/SB guys are running out at this stage in drafts. 20/20/.280 is a lock, 25/25/310 is possible and he qualifies at SS. I can't justify drafting a Non-Base stealing bat ahead of Tatis when he should provide 15-20 bases falling out of bed even if he was to miss 20 or so games due to injury. The floor is too high.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 40-50 Stolen Base potential is the reason Turner ranks higher than some others. Prioritizing stolen bases over home runs. Lindor is the safer selection and thats why, in a very close call, Turner ranks after Lindor but slightly ahead of Betts.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData