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Who Should I Draft?

Trea Turner or Nolan Arenado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
41 of 52 experts
21%
Recommended by
11 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 10
Best Rank# 2# 5
Worst Rank# 20# 16
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 13# 10
Best Rank# 7# 9
Worst Rank# 15# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs3736
Home Runs714
RBI2643
Stolen Bases141
Batting Average.289.302
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 11
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 6# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 8# 12
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 12
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 7# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 9
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 9
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 7# 9
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 8# 9
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 10
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 8# 11
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 11
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 8# 9
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 6# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 8# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 8# 9
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 6# 9
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 9# 12
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 11
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 7# 9
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 10
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 5# 11
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 8# 9
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 7# 8
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 6# 10
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 10
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 6# 9
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 8
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 5# 7
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 8# 9
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 7# 9
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 6# 16
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 8# 9
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 10# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 8
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 9# 8
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 8
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 8
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 8
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 15# 13
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 15# 9
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 5
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 9
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 19# 8
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 20# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats521588
   
Runs96102
   
Hits155184
   
Singles94110
   
Doubles3731
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs1941
   
RBI57118
   
Stolen Bases353
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks4362
   
Strikeouts11393
   
Batting Average.298.313
   
On Base Pct.353.378
   
Slugging Pct.497.582
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.959
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats216212
   
Runs3736
   
Hits6264
   
Singles4037
   
Doubles1312
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs714
   
RBI2643
   
Stolen Bases141
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks1923
   
Strikeouts4739
   
Batting Average.289.302
   
On Base Pct.347.371
   
Slugging Pct.463.565
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.937
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
News 
 Trea Turner is leading off and playing shortstop on Thursday against the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 24th
The Colorado Rockies placed Nolan Arenado on the 10-day injured list with left AC join inflammation and a left shoulder bone bruise.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 21st
 Nationals manager Dave Martinez said that Trea Turner was scratched from Wednesday's lineup since he's "beat up right now."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 24th
Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is undergoing tests on his sore left shoulder and could be shut down for the rest of the season, according to Rockies Beat writer Patrick Saunders.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 20th
 Trea Turner (undisclosed) was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday’s game against the Phillies.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 23rd
Nolan Arenado went 0-for-4 as the Rockies lost to the Dodgers 9-3 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 18th
 Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's win over the Phillies. The steal was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 22nd
Nolan Arenado (shoulder) returned to Tuesday's lineup against the A's.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 15th
 Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 3-for-7 with a home run, two runs scored, three RBI, and a walk across both games of Sunday's doubleheader against the Marlins. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 21st
Nolan Arenado was absent from Sunday's lineup due to an AC joint issue in his left shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 14th
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
Your goal in the first round is to not screw up the pick. With Arenado, you're getting arguably the safest player in the round not named Mike Trout on a year-to-year basis. It's now been four straight years with at least 37 homers, a .294 average, 100 runs and 110 RBIs.
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
There's very little to say about Arenado at this point. He's batted between .287 and .315, hit between 37 and 42 home runs, and driven in between 97 and 116 runs in each of the last five years. Entering his age-29 season, there are simply no concerns about Arenado so long as he remains in Colorado all year, though that is admittedly a bit of a question mark at this point. But really, so long as you are comfortable that you won't get steals from your first-round pick, there's no reason to shy away from Arenado whatsoever.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 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
Consecutive years of diminished stolen bases by Altuve and a drop off in elite strikeout SPs puts me in a place to select a "slugger only" player and Arenado is one of the best.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Still waiting for that one magical season where EVERYTHING comes together
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Have we just gotten bored of drafting him in the top 5? Not worried about his numbers even if traded
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros