Who Should I Draft?

Trea Turner or Ronald Acuna Jr. (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 8
Best Rank# 3# 1
Worst Rank# 20# 21
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 9
Best Rank# 6# 8
Worst Rank# 10# 16
   
Projections 
   
Runs9796
Home Runs1830
RBI7089
Stolen Bases4524
Batting Average.282.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 9
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 5# 15
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 4
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 7
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 6
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 8# 19
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 6# 10
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 8# 14
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 6# 16
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 12
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 7# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 7# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 8
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 3# 10
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 7# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 6
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 7# 9
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 3# 4
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 4# 15
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 14
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 6# 9
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 6# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 17
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 6# 8
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 4# 11
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 8
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 6# 15
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 3# 8
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 10# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 7
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 5# 4
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 3
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 5# 3
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 5# 4
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 3
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 7# 6
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 7# 5
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 7# 6
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 8# 6
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 8# 1
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 7
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 8# 7
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 10# 9
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 10# 9
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 7
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 11# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 11# 8
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 11# 8
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 12# 6
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 16# 10
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 18# 5
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 19# 12
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 20# 11
   
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats664433
   
Runs10378
   
Hits180127
   
Singles12871
   
Doubles2726
   
Triples64
   
Home Runs1926
   
RBI7364
   
Stolen Bases4316
   
Caught Stealing95
   
Walks6945
   
Strikeouts132123
   
Batting Average.271.293
   
On Base Pct.344.366
   
Slugging Pct.416.552
   
On-base Plus Slugging.760.918
   
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats603576
   
Runs9796
   
Hits170162
   
Singles11595
   
Doubles3032
   
Triples75
   
Home Runs1830
   
RBI7089
   
Stolen Bases4524
   
Caught Stealing109
   
Walks5558
   
Strikeouts119158
   
Batting Average.282.282
   
On Base Pct.342.348
   
Slugging Pct.446.513
   
On-base Plus Slugging.788.860
   
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
News 
 Trea Turner went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Jun 26th
Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Jun 26th
 Trea Turner went 2-for-5 with an RBI in Sunday's loss to Atlanta.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jun 24th
Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Nationals.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 0-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks. The steal was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two RBIs, and a walk in Monday's win over the Mets. The homer was his 17th of the season and his second in as many days.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 18th
 Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and a stolen base in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks. The steal was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs in Sunday's blowout win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The homer was his 16th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
 Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 3-for-6 with a double, a triple, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBIs in Monday's win over the Chicago White Sox. The homer was his fifth of the season and second in as many days.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-5 with a grand slam in Monday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
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
Acuna met the seismic hype, and then some, by hitting .293/.366/.552 with 26 homers and 16 steals in 111 sizzling rookie games. He flaunted his MVP ceiling by posting a .429 wOBA and 19 of those long balls after the All-Star break. Challenging Mike Trout as baseball's best player is a real ceiling he could reach as soon as 2019. Before drafting him accordingly, beware a 25.3 K% and 74.6% contact rate sending his average backyard in his age-21 season. He may also run less often in the leadoff role.
Andrew Gould - 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
Per plate apperance, Acuna was every bit as productive as consensus top-5 pick, Francisco Lindor, last season. Granted, Acuna doesn't qualify at shortstop, but that should tell you that the hype somehow hasn't driven him far enough up draft boards yet.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Talk about a debut. At just 20 years old, Acuna performed like a seasoned fantasy star, producing 26 HRs, 16 SBs, and a .293 average across his first 111 Big League games. Some batting average regression could be coming his way following last year's high BABIP and strikeout rate, but then again Acuna whiffed much less in the second half, so perhaps he's already made an adjustment that can make him a consistent batting average asset. Acuna trailed only Mookie Betts, Christian Yelich, J.D. Martinez, and Mike Trout in per game value in standard roto/categories leagues, and barring a sophomore slump, he should once again be a top-five outfielder.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros