Who Should I Draft?

Trea Turner or Jose Altuve (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
47 of 59 experts
20%
Recommended by
12 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 10
Best Rank# 3# 3
Worst Rank# 20# 35
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 14
Best Rank# 6# 7
Worst Rank# 10# 17
   
Projections 
   
Runs9795
Home Runs1818
RBI7080
Stolen Bases4522
Batting Average.282.317
   
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# 11# 9
   
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# 19# 11
   
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# 20# 15
   
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats664534
   
Runs10384
   
Hits180169
   
Singles128125
   
Doubles2729
   
Triples62
   
Home Runs1913
   
RBI7361
   
Stolen Bases4317
   
Caught Stealing94
   
Walks6955
   
Strikeouts13279
   
Batting Average.271.317
   
On Base Pct.344.386
   
Slugging Pct.416.451
   
On-base Plus Slugging.760.837
   
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats603582
   
Runs9795
   
Hits170184
   
Singles115128
   
Doubles3035
   
Triples73
   
Home Runs1818
   
RBI7080
   
Stolen Bases4522
   
Caught Stealing106
   
Walks5556
   
Strikeouts11980
   
Batting Average.282.317
   
On Base Pct.342.377
   
Slugging Pct.446.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging.788.859
   
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
News 
 Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Friday's win over the Marlins. The homers were his 15th and 16th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 21st
Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 6-4 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
 Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals. The steal was his 33rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 4-1 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and a stolen base in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
 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
Jose Altuve went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 15-0 win over the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 10th
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
It can be easy to be discouraged by Altuve "only" batting .316 with limited power and steals, but the injury seemed to influence his performance much more than most realize. You can expect a return to his 20 homer, 30 steal, 110 runs season with a batting average north of .330
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
Altuve is coming off a down year by his high standards, although he still finished just inside the top-60 players in standard 5x5 roto formats. Fantasy owners should expect a modest rebound, but it would be unwise to expect Altuve to fully return to the first round player he once was. His back-to-back 24 HR seasons in 2016 and 2017 always looked unsustainable based on his high ground ball rate, and while last year's 13 homers may be his floor in that department, fantasy owners shouldn't realistically expect more than 15-17. Meanwhile, Altuve's sprint speed is down and his stolen base attempts have declined for five straight years, suggesting that he may not steal 20 bases, let alone 30.
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
Last year's consensus No. 2 pick, Altuve stumbled to just 13 homers and 17 steals in 137 games. Despite the down year, drafters should pounce if the 2017 AL MVP falls into the second round. He was batting .342 through June before a knee injury interfered, eventually forcing the first DL appearance of his career. After an offseason to heal, he should veer closer to 20-homer, 25-steal form with a sky-high average and plenty of scoring output in Houston's star-studded lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros