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Who Should I Draft?

Trea Turner or Gerrit Cole (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
37 of 55 experts
33%
Recommended by
18 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 8
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 29# 24
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 7
Best Rank# 7# 5
Worst Rank# 9# 8
   
Projections 
   
Runs103
Home Runs2430
RBI80
Stolen Bases33
Batting Avg.294
Strikeouts118262
Wins16
Saves0
ERA3.18
WHIP1.03
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 7# 8
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 7# 17
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 6# 12
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 8# 12
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 8# 12
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 9# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 5# 11
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 9
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 7# 14
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 7# 8
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 7# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 6# 9
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 7# 8
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 3# 11
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 7# 12
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 7# 8
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 7# 9
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 7# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 7# 11
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 6# 8
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 9
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 5# 8
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 7# 10
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 12
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 9
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 7# 13
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 4# 9
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 7# 8
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 3# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 7# 8
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 6# 7
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 8# 12
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 6# 9
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 7# 8
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 5# 8
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 6# 5
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 6
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 6
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 8# 7
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 7
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 8# 6
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 7
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 8# 6
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 9# 8
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 4
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 9# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 4
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 7
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 11# 6
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 11# 9
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 12# 8
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 12
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 29# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs46
   
Home Runs1214
   
RBI41
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Batting Avg.335
   
Strikeouts3694
   
Wins7
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.84
   
WHIP0.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs103
   
Home Runs2430
   
RBI80
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Batting Avg.294
   
Strikeouts118262
   
Wins16
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.18
   
WHIP1.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
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
Gerrit Cole allowed four hits and no walks while striking out 12 in six scoreless innings to earn the win against the Tigers on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, May 1st
 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
Gerrit Cole picked up the win in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Cleveland, allowing one run on three hits over seven innings. He struck out 11 without walking a batter.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 25th
 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
Gerrit Cole gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits with 10 strikeouts and no walks over 6 1/3 innings on Sunday in a loss to the Rays.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 18th
 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
Gerrit Cole picked up the win in Monday's 3-1 victory over the Blue Jays, allowing one run on three hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out eight.
John Aubin
Tue, Apr 13th
 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
Gerrit Cole earned the win by pitching seven scoreless innings with 13 strikeouts against the Orioles on Tuesday, allowing four hits and no walks.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 7th
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
Cole was pretty much as advertised in his first season with the Yankees. His ERA rose a tad, as did his home run rate as expected, and his strikeout rate fell a bit, though it remained at an absurdly high level. And, for the most part, all of his expected metrics fell off a tad from his 2019 season. But Cole's numbers from that season were so dominating that he could withstand plenty of regression and still be one of the best pitchers in fantasy. As such, he'll head into 2021 close to the way he came into the 2020 season: a dominant, high-strikeout, low-walk starter who will throw plenty of innings and who is more likely to finish as the top overall fantasy pitcher than he is to finish outside the top-10. It's a matter of personal preference between Cole and Jacob deGrom as the first pitcher off the board, but neither should fall outside the top-10 overall picks on draft day.
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