Who Should I Draft?

Andrelton Simmons or Eduardo Escobar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
Eduardo Escobar
3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
41 of 56 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 114# 122
Best Rank# 76# 67
Worst Rank# 176# 205
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 221# 176
Best Rank# 162# 159
Worst Rank# 252# 235
   
Projections 
   
Runs6972
Home Runs1121
RBI6876
Stolen Bases124
Batting Average.283.261
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 120# 140
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 114# 128
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 129# 134
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 79# 85
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 109# 120
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 106# 108
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 86# 121
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 107# 122
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 100# 108
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 123# 155
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 113# 205
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 104# 106
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 148
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 102# 133
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 108# 131
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 109# 112
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 103# 129
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 116# 143
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 100# 127
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 105# 124
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 124# 130
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 173# 182
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 77# 133
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 113# 130
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 106# 127
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 103# 131
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 111# 132
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 126# 143
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 76# 114
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 115# 134
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 153# 185
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 124# 140
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 116# 121
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 111# 127
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 114# 127
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 111# 131
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 120# 138
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 123# 130
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 97# 98
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 111# 112
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 112# 135
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 110# 94
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 112# 83
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 121# 110
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 124# 118
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 124# 94
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 125# 111
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 130# 100
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 130# 127
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 135# 134
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 142# 104
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 150# 69
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 154# 67
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 170# 145
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 171# 132
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 176# 163
   
  Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
Eduardo Escobar
3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats554566
   
Runs6875
   
Hits162154
   
Singles12080
   
Doubles2648
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs1123
   
RBI7584
   
Stolen Bases102
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks3552
   
Strikeouts44126
   
Batting Average.292.272
   
On Base Pct.337.334
   
Slugging Pct.417.489
   
On-base Plus Slugging.754.824
   
  Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
Eduardo Escobar
3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats565546
   
Runs6972
   
Hits160143
   
Singles11682
   
Doubles2835
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs1121
   
RBI6876
   
Stolen Bases124
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks3945
   
Strikeouts55116
   
Batting Average.283.261
   
On Base Pct.329.317
   
Slugging Pct.406.457
   
On-base Plus Slugging.735.774
   
  Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
Eduardo Escobar
3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
News 
 Andrelton Simmons was scheduled to run the bases yesterday, and could "possibly" rejoin the Angels on their road trip, according to Brad Ausmus.
Dan Harris
Sun, Jun 16th
Eduardo Escobar went hitless in four at-bats as the D'Backs fell to the Giants on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
 The Angels placed Andrelton Simmons on the 10-day IL with a left ankle sprain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 21st
Eduardo Escobar went 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored in the D'Backs' 10-3 win over the Nationals on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 Andrelton Simmons left Monday's game versus the Twins with a left ankle sprain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 21st
Eduardo Escobar went 4-for-5 with two homers, a double, five RBI, and three runs scored as the D'Backs beat the Phillies 13-8 on Monday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 Andrelton Simmons went 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Sunday against the Royals.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, May 20th
Eduardo Escobar went 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored as the D'Backs beat the Blue Jays 8-2 on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
 Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout on Tuesday against Minnesota.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 15th
Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored in the D'Backs' 7-1 win over the Mets on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Notes 
 It is too bad we can't track web gems for fantasy baseball because Simmons just isn't as valuable in fantasy. Despite the lack of power, he doesn't offer some value in the fact that he should hit in the .280s with double-digit steals and near 70 runs scored.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 
 Simmons is the very definition of a boring draft pick, but he's finished as top-12 shortstop in roto/categories leagues in two of the last three seasons. He will provide a solid batting average and should chip in some steals as well.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 
 Simmons gets slept on because he doesn't stuff a single category, but don't overlook his contact skills. His microscopic 7.3% strikeout rate bested all qualified hitters last season, resulting in a .292 batting average. Yet a rise in value hit rate (10.3%) led xStats to ascribe an even higher .313 xBA. Having stolen 19 bases in 2017, last year's 10 represents a floor rather than the ceiling. He's a boring player to roster during the season, but he'll end up delivering a positive ROI with a high average flanked by around 10 homers and 10-15 steals.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros