Who Should I Draft?

Andrelton Simmons or Marcus Semien (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 114# 115
Best Rank# 76# 64
Worst Rank# 176# 176
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 221# 220
Best Rank# 162# 201
Worst Rank# 252# 289
   
Projections 
   
Runs6977
Home Runs1117
RBI6869
Stolen Bases1213
Batting Average.283.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 79# 121
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 109# 117
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 130# 134
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 106# 132
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 86# 146
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 100# 122
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 121# 123
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 135# 169
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 113# 166
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 102# 106
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 108# 122
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 103# 123
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 125# 171
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 116# 120
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 100# 125
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 173
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 77# 117
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 113# 115
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 142# 166
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 106# 117
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 103# 121
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 124# 126
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 76# 98
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 115# 126
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 153# 176
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 111# 112
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 114# 120
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 111# 112
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 120# 126
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 123# 125
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 97# 112
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 111# 134
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 112# 142
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 104# 96
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 105# 101
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 107# 105
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 109# 108
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 110# 98
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 111# 100
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 112# 102
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 114# 83
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 116# 110
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 120# 92
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 123# 112
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 124# 108
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 124# 116
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 124# 89
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 126# 105
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 129# 124
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 130# 101
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 148# 105
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 150# 64
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 154# 87
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 170# 146
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 171# 134
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 176# 148
   
  Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats554632
   
Runs6889
   
Hits162161
   
Singles120109
   
Doubles2635
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs1115
   
RBI7570
   
Stolen Bases1014
   
Caught Stealing26
   
Walks3561
   
Strikeouts44131
   
Batting Average.292.255
   
On Base Pct.337.318
   
Slugging Pct.417.388
   
On-base Plus Slugging.754.706
   
  Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats565569
   
Runs6977
   
Hits160145
   
Singles11695
   
Doubles2831
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs1117
   
RBI6869
   
Stolen Bases1213
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks3955
   
Strikeouts55122
   
Batting Average.283.254
   
On Base Pct.329.320
   
Slugging Pct.406.408
   
On-base Plus Slugging.735.728
   
  Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
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
Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with a walk, two singles, a home run, two RBI, and three runs scored on Saturday against the Mariners.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 16th
 The Angels placed Andrelton Simmons on the 10-day IL with a left ankle sprain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 21st
Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with two singles on Monday against Tampa Bay.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 11th
 Andrelton Simmons left Monday's game versus the Twins with a left ankle sprain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 21st
Marcus Semien went 3-for-8 with a walk, two singles, and one double on Saturday against Texas through a double header.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 9th
 Andrelton Simmons went 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Sunday against the Royals.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, May 20th
Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with a walk, three singles, three RBI, and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
 Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout on Tuesday against Minnesota.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 15th
Marcus Semien went 2-for-6 with a single, home run, one RBI, and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, May 30th
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
You won't get much help from Semien in terms of batting average, but he is a good bet for 15 homers and 15 steals, plus last season he provided fantasy owners with 89 runs scored. Expect more of the same from this durable and reliable depth piece.
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
Semien is the very definition of a boring draft pick, but he's finished as a top-12 shortstop in roto/categories leagues in two of the last three seasons. Semien will provide decent power and 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
Semien always seems to stick around long enough for drafters who want double-digit homers and steals from a cheap middle infielder. He has never reached a 100 wRC+ or batted above .261, so there's limited upside now that 2016's 27 homers stands out as a career outlier. There's also a chance he moves down the batting order, which guarantees he'll come nowhere close to 2018's 703 plate appearance and 89 runs. Here's the good news: You don't need to pay for last year's results. Even if he plates 20 fewer runs, Semien will get the job done with another .250, 15/15-type campaign.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros