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Who Should I Draft?

DJ LeMahieu or Tim Anderson (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
29 of 50 experts
42%
Recommended by
21 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 27
Best Rank# 13# 15
Worst Rank# 53# 44
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 25# 45
Best Rank# 21# 41
Worst Rank# 29# 53
   
Projections 
   
Runs9993
Home Runs2122
RBI7770
Stolen Bases618
Batting Average.307.289
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 30
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 25# 27
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 25
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 22# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 26# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 21# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 30
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 22
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 24# 26
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 15# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 30
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 22# 23
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 23# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 30
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 19# 20
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 21# 42
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 15# 21
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 16# 33
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 21# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 28
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 26# 28
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 23# 31
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 22# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 19
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 22# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 21
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 24
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 26# 25
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 27# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 25
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 24
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 33# 19
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 32
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 36# 24
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 37# 31
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 32
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 46# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats195208
   
Runs4145
   
Hits7167
   
Singles4945
   
Doubles1011
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1010
   
RBI2721
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks1810
   
Strikeouts2150
   
Batting Average.364.322
   
On Base Pct.421.358
   
Slugging Pct.590.529
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.011.886
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats579596
   
Runs9993
   
Hits176171
   
Singles124114
   
Doubles2932
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2122
   
RBI7770
   
Stolen Bases618
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks4927
   
Strikeouts87141
   
Batting Average.307.289
   
On Base Pct.361.320
   
Slugging Pct.474.464
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.784
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
News 
 DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-2 with a walk and scored a run while driving in two runners on Saturday as the Yankees beat the Orioles by an 8-2 score.
John Aubin
Sun, May 16th
Tim Anderson went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and a stolen base in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 17th
 DJ LeMahieu went 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Thursday as the Yankees lost to the Rays by a 9-1 score.
John Aubin
Fri, May 14th
Tim Anderson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run during Thursday’s 4-2 win over the Twins.
Brad Camara
Thu, May 13th
 DJ LeMahieu went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs and a strikeout in Friday's 11-4 loss to the Nationals.
John Aubin
Sat, May 8th
Tim Anderson went 2-for-4 with an RBI and one run scored during Wednesday’s 13-8 win over the Twins.
Brad Camara
Thu, May 13th
 DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a walk as he scored two runs and drove in one runner on Tuesday as the Yankees beat the Astros by a 7-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, May 5th
Tim Anderson went 1-for-5 with a run scored during Sunday’s 9-3 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 10th
 DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and two runs during Saturday's 6-4 win over the Tigers.
John Aubin
Sun, May 2nd
Tim Anderson went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to the Reds.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 5th
Notes 
 LeMahieu will return to the Yankees on a six-year deal, and that is great news for fantasy managers. Since he's been New York, he's provided elite all-around production, most notably in batting average, where he has batted .336. He's blossomed into a 25-home run hitter with plenty of runs and RBI, and a handful of steals that chip in with the category. Add to that LeMahieu's multi-position eligibility and he is a huge asset to every fantasy team. With nothing in his profile to suggest a skills decline, he should be drafted before the third round is out in every fantasy league.
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
 One of my biggest fades this season. DJL is great, but is more of a real life player than he is a fantasy player. Not reaching for him at his ceiling.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 
 Over the past two season "DJL" has posted a 183 wRC+ while playing at home compared to a 112 figure on the road. Of course, it's always helpful to be hitting in Yankee Stadium. This makes the fact that he re-signed with the Yankees an important one. LeMahieu is going to keep playing half of his games inside Yankee Stadium. The first modern player to win batting titles in both leagues, LeMahieu's presence on the Yankees means that he's the No. 1 fantasy second baseman for this fantasy writer.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros