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Who Should I Draft?

Bo Bichette or Tim Anderson (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Bo Bichette
DH,SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
46 of 51 experts
10%
Recommended by
5 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 27
Best Rank# 12# 15
Worst Rank# 43# 44
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 24# 45
Best Rank# 22# 41
Worst Rank# 31# 53
   
Projections 
   
Runs8893
Home Runs2322
RBI8470
Stolen Bases2118
Batting Average.287.289
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 30
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 12# 19
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 32
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 25
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 27
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 16# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 17# 27
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 25
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 14# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 15# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 19# 31
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 15# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 30
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 15# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 17# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 22
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 15# 26
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 17# 34
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 14# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 18# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 20# 23
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 24
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 16# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 14# 23
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 15# 22
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 16# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 24
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 19# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 30
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 15# 42
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 15# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 28
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 14# 24
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 12# 28
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 28# 31
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 15# 22
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 23# 20
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 26# 21
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 30# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 36# 33
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 43# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Bo Bichette
DH,SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats123208
   
Runs1845
   
Hits3767
   
Singles2245
   
Doubles911
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs510
   
RBI2321
   
Stolen Bases45
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks510
   
Strikeouts2750
   
Batting Average.301.322
   
On Base Pct.328.358
   
Slugging Pct.512.529
   
On-base Plus Slugging.840.886
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Bo Bichette
DH,SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats565596
   
Runs8893
   
Hits160171
   
Singles94114
   
Doubles3932
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs2322
   
RBI8470
   
Stolen Bases2118
   
Caught Stealing75
   
Walks4127
   
Strikeouts124141
   
Batting Average.287.289
   
On Base Pct.335.320
   
Slugging Pct.496.464
   
On-base Plus Slugging.831.784
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Bo Bichette
DH,SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
News 
 Bo Bichette went 3-for-4 with a home run, walk, two RBI, and three runs scored during the Blue Jays win over the Mets on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jul 25th
Tim Anderson went 1-for-4 on Sunday with a single and a strikeout.
Ethan Biddle
Mon, Jul 26th
 Bo Bichette went 2-for-4 with a strikeout and drove in a run in Monday's loss to the Red Sox by a 13-4 score.
John Aubin
Tue, Jul 20th
Tim Anderson was held hitless in the White Sox loss on Friday. He struck out once.
Ethan Biddle
Fri, Jul 23rd
 Bo Bichette went 1-for-4 with a double and scored a run on Friday as the Blue Jays lost to the Rays by a 7-1 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Jul 10th
After losing his hit streak, Tim Anderson responded by going 2-for-4 including his 20th double of the season. He also drew a walk.
Ethan Biddle
Thu, Jul 22nd
 Bo Bichette went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Wednesday's 10-2 win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Thu, Jul 8th
Tim Anderson was 0-for-5 on Tuesday with one strikeout. He managed to reach base on an error in the first inning and would later score is lone run on the game.
Ethan Biddle
Wed, Jul 21st
 Bo Bichette went 2-for-4 with a run driven in on Thursday as the Blue Jays lost to the Mariners by a 7-2 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 2nd
Tim Anderson went 1-for-4 on Monday, but his lone hit was his ninth home run on the season. Anderson totaled one RBI and two runs scored while also striking out once.
Ethan Biddle
Tue, Jul 20th
Notes 
 Bichette missed about half the season with a knee injury last year, but was productive when he was on the field, batting .301 with an .840 OPS. His 162-game pace was 28 home runs, 100 runs, 128 RBI, and 22 steals, so he was well on his way to earning his lofty draft price. If there was a wart to Bichette's season it was that his walk rate dropped to just 3.9%, one of the worst in the league. But, given that he had just 128 plate appearances, that's likely just the product of a small sample size, since he never walked at less than a 6.6% clip in his career. Batting in a stacked lineup, Bichette should once again put up strong five-category numbers, and should be one of the first shortstops drafted in fantasy leagues again in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Anderson doesn't seem like he should be that valuable in fantasy. He doesn't have a ton of power, he rarely walks, and his quality of contact is nothing to write home about. But he's hit .335 and .322 the last two seasons, and although both numbers significantly surpass his xBA, it's clear that Anderson is going to be a plus value in that category. He won't excel in any other area, but he will chip in about 20 homers and 15-20 steals which, along with his batting average, makes him an excellent value given that his ADP is always in check.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Bo Bichette slashed .301/.328/.512 with five home runs and four stolen bases across 128 plate appearances in 2020. The 22-year-old has successfully swiped eight bases in just 13 attempts in his MLB career, but has yet to flash the speed he displayed in the minors. He has a ton of upside and should once again produce in a loaded Blue Jays lineup. Bichette has plenty of room for growth and is considered a top-10 middle-infield option in 2021.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros
 
 Frankly, I've been shocked to see how high Bichette is going in fantasy drafts so far this offseason. We're spending second-round picks on a player with just 75 big league games to his name? Of course, his 162-game pace equates to 35 homers and 17 stolen bases, and Toronto's lineup only got better this winter. There are a lot of reasons to be bullish on Bichette these days, but I can't pass on established studs like Xander Bogaerts and Nolan Arenado for him. Perhaps Bichette's aggressive ADP is due to the need for stolen bases. In that case, it's worth pointing out that the youngster is just 8-for-13 in theft attempts to begin his career.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros