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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
76%
Recommended by
34 of 45 experts
24%
Recommended by
11 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 10
Best Rank# 2# 5
Worst Rank# 20# 15
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 9# 11
Best Rank# 8# 9
Worst Rank# 15# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs3637
Home Runs715
RBI2643
Stolen Bases141
Batting Average.291.305
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 8
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 6# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 15
   
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
# 8# 9
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 9
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 9
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 9
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 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
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 9# 11
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 6# 9
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 9# 12
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 9# 11
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 11
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8# 10
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 10
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 8# 9
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 7# 10
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 9
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 5# 10
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 5# 7
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 8# 9
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 7# 9
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 6# 15
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 8# 9
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 8
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 12# 9
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 8
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 12# 8
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 8
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 8
   
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
   
Runs3637
   
Hits6365
   
Singles4136
   
Doubles1313
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs715
   
RBI2643
   
Stolen Bases141
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks1923
   
Strikeouts4638
   
Batting Average.291.305
   
On Base Pct.348.375
   
Slugging Pct.465.573
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.948
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
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
Nolan Arenado hit his second homer of the spring on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
 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
Thomas Harding of MLB.com writes that Nolan Arenado is feeling disrespected by the Rockies' front office.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jan 20th
 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
The Rockies and Cardinals are reportedly exchanging names that could be involved in a trade centering on Nolan Arenado.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Jan 14th
 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
Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports Nolan Arenado has a "50/50" chance of being traded this off-season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jan 2nd
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
 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
Arenado won't steal any bases, but besides Trout, this is the most consistent and reliable bat in the majors. If he doesn't get traded, he is a virtual lock to again finish among the top 10 fantasy hitters and you just may be able to snag him at the end of the first round.
Bobby Sylvester - 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