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Who Should I Draft?

Trea Turner or Freddie Freeman (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
9 of 10 experts
10%
Recommended by
1 of 10 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 10
Best Rank# 5# 9
Worst Rank# 10# 11
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 9# 13
Best Rank# 7# 12
Worst Rank# 9# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs103108
Home Runs2432
RBI79110
Stolen Bases326
Batting Average.297.305
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 9
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 11
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 8# 9
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 10
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 8# 10
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 5# 11
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 6# 9
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 9
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats233214
   
Runs4651
   
Hits7873
   
Singles4736
   
Doubles1523
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs1213
   
RBI4153
   
Stolen Bases122
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks2245
   
Strikeouts3637
   
Batting Average.335.341
   
On Base Pct.394.462
   
Slugging Pct.588.640
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9821.102
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats588560
   
Runs103108
   
Hits174171
   
Singles11196
   
Doubles3439
   
Triples62
   
Home Runs2432
   
RBI79110
   
Stolen Bases326
   
Caught Stealing82
   
Walks5390
   
Strikeouts116119
   
Batting Average.297.305
   
On Base Pct.355.401
   
Slugging Pct.494.546
   
On-base Plus Slugging.849.946
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
News 
 Trea Turner and the Nationals avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $13 million deal.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 15th
 
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-seven pick in rotisserie leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Although there were questions about Freeman's 2021 season because of his battle with COVID-19 prior to the season, those questions were answered and then some. The statcast leaderboard is littered with Freeman's name, as he ranked in the top nine percent of the league in barrel rate, average exit velocity, expected batting average, expected slugging percentage, wOBA, xwOBA, xwOBAcon, hard hit percentage, strikeout percentage, and walk percentage. Freeman likely won't reach double digits in steals, but that is about the only negative thing you can say about his fantasy outlook. He's as safe as they come in the other four hitting categories, and comes with next to no risk. He'll likely cost a borderline first round pick on draft day, but he is worth it.
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 - BettingPros