2017 Outlook: He was worth the wait. Though it took until after the 2016 All-Star break for it to happen, when Turner finally arrived, he appeared in 70 of 72 Nationals games and batted .340 with 33 stolen bases, ranking sixth and second in those categories and resulting in arguably the most impactful second-half performance in fantasy baseball. Most unexpectedly, he chipped in 13 home runs (for a 4.0 percent rate) and .225 isolated power, both of those easily the greatest rates in his professional career. How much of Turner's outburst is sustainable? Some regression is inevitable, but his skill set seems like that of a .280-hitting, double-digit power, which is enough to fuel a run at 40-plus stolen bases, and as the No. 2 hitter between Adam Eaton, Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy, Turner's counting numbers (runs/RBIs) would experience quite a boost. It feels awkward to describe him a candidate for a first-round pick, but the truth is that his upside makes him a legitimate one.
2017 Outlook: Eaton's 2015 and 2016 statistics were eerily similar, and seem to set a safe, predictable baseline. With his trade to the Nationals, however, he might be in the best circumstance yet of his now-sixth year big-league career. Eaton's balanced 2016 splits -- righty/lefty and home/road -- and .360 on-base percentage baseline make him an ideal choice to lead off the Nationals' strong top of the lineup, and under Dusty Baker, it's conceivable he'll be given the green light to steal bases more often than he did in Chicago. Eaton was roughly a top-100 overall player during his recent White Sox career, and top-80 or so using standard points scoring, but there's slight, role-related growth potential in his new digs.