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Who Should I Draft?

Trea Turner or Javier Baez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 20
Best Rank# 2# 12
Worst Rank# 20# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 9# 31
Best Rank# 8# 26
Worst Rank# 15# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs3634
Home Runs712
RBI2637
Stolen Bases145
Batting Average.291.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 17
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 18
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 6# 14
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 22
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 26
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 25
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 20# 23
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 12
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 8# 27
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 23
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 24
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 8# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 19# 53
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 17
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 8# 22
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 6# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 8# 30
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 12# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 8# 21
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 9# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 6# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 9# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 9# 25
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 18
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 17
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 8# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 12# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 7# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 30
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 5# 13
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 5# 18
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 8# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 7# 17
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 6# 22
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 8# 27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats521531
   
Runs9689
   
Hits155149
   
Singles9478
   
Doubles3738
   
Triples54
   
Home Runs1929
   
RBI5785
   
Stolen Bases3511
   
Caught Stealing57
   
Walks4328
   
Strikeouts113156
   
Batting Average.298.281
   
On Base Pct.353.316
   
Slugging Pct.497.531
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.847
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats216216
   
Runs3634
   
Hits6360
   
Singles4133
   
Doubles1314
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs712
   
RBI2637
   
Stolen Bases145
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks1912
   
Strikeouts4662
   
Batting Average.291.280
   
On Base Pct.348.316
   
Slugging Pct.465.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.837
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
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
Javier Baez told Marly Rivera of ESPN that contract talks with the Cubs have been put on hold for now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 6th
 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
Javier Baez went 2-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 1st
 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
 
 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
 
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
You're drafting Baez for one thing right now, and that's power. The speed? Major drop-off from 2018 to 2019. The walks? Ha, that's cute. The success that Baez has had the past two years has resulted in everything going exactly right for him, but with the skill set that he has, the margin for error is razor-thin. There are many players that offer the same skills that Baez had who can be had for a much better draft cost - especially considering the position that he plays.
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
The shortstop position is so loaded that Baez' 29 homers, 11 steals and .281 batting average didn't even get him into the top 12 at the position last year. He is still well worth a third or fourth round pick, however, because the bat and speed are both reliable.
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
I love the skill set while I hate that the Cubs only attempted 69 stolen base attempts in 2019 - 2nd least in all of baseball. Baez would be a top 10 pick if not for the Cubs refusal to run. That reality drops Baez down. 2019 wasn't a down year, it was a reflection of the Cubs approach to scoring runs by refusing to run.
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