Who Should I Draft?

Elvis Andrus or Andrelton Simmons (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 97# 114
Best Rank# 45# 76
Worst Rank# 167# 176
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 164# 221
Best Rank# 150# 162
Worst Rank# 196# 252
   
Projections 
   
Runs7569
Home Runs1111
RBI6368
Stolen Bases1412
Batting Average.273.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 79# 171
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 112# 120
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 114
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 101# 129
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 91# 109
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 104# 130
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 102# 106
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 83# 86
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 102# 154
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 100# 107
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 87# 100
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 45# 121
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 66# 123
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 105# 135
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 170
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 96# 102
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 93# 108
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 95# 109
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 93# 125
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 96# 100
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 104# 105
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 106# 124
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 104# 173
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 81# 112
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 89# 113
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 86# 106
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 113# 126
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 120# 176
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 82# 115
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 108# 153
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 104# 124
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 92# 116
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 98# 111
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 95# 114
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 91# 111
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 88# 120
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 72# 123
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 78# 111
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 103# 112
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 99# 77
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 105# 103
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 107# 97
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 109# 79
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 118# 103
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 121# 113
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 124# 76
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 127# 124
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 128# 124
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 128# 116
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 131# 130
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 139# 111
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 152# 110
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 154# 104
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 156# 150
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 164# 148
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 167# 142
   
  Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats395554
   
Runs5368
   
Hits101162
   
Singles72120
   
Doubles2026
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs611
   
RBI3375
   
Stolen Bases510
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks2835
   
Strikeouts6644
   
Batting Average.256.292
   
On Base Pct.308.337
   
Slugging Pct.367.417
   
On-base Plus Slugging.676.754
   
  Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats555565
   
Runs7569
   
Hits151160
   
Singles104116
   
Doubles3228
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs1111
   
RBI6368
   
Stolen Bases1412
   
Caught Stealing63
   
Walks4039
   
Strikeouts8855
   
Batting Average.273.283
   
On Base Pct.321.329
   
Slugging Pct.407.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.729.735
   
  Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
News 
 Elvis Andrus went 0-for-4 with one RBI on Saturday against the Reds.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 16th
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
 Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 with a single, double, one RBI, and one run scored against Boston on Monday.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 11th
The Angels placed Andrelton Simmons on the 10-day IL with a left ankle sprain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 21st
 Elvis Andrus went 3-for 9 with a single, two doubles, one RBI, and two runs scored on Saturday against Oakland through a double header.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 9th
Andrelton Simmons left Monday's game versus the Twins with a left ankle sprain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 21st
 Elvis Andrus went 1-for-5 with a single, two RBI, and one run scored on Tuesday against the Orioles.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
Andrelton Simmons went 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Sunday against the Royals.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, May 20th
 Elvis Andrus went 1-for-4 with a single, one RBI, and one run scored on Friday against the Royals.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout on Tuesday against Minnesota.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 15th
Notes 
 Andrus was downright awful in the 97 games he played last year, batting .256 with 6 homers and 5 steals. With full health, however, don't be surprised if he returns to the .300 hitting, 20 homer, 25 steal player that finished 2017 as a top fantasy shortstop.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 After years of producing stolen bases but little else, Andrus rode a career high 20 HRs to finish as the number one fantasy shortstop in 2017. But he crashed back to Earth last year, managing just six homers and five steals across 97 games. The 2017 season is certainly looking like an outlier, but it won't cost much to see if he can bounce back.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Andrus went from 20 homers and 25 steals to six and five, respectively. The speed drop-off is especially jarring, as he had reached at least 20 steals in each of his last nine MLB seasons. The 30-year-old should bounce back a bit from an elbow injury that contained him to 97 games, but there's some concern since he attempted just eight steals in 2017's second half. While drafters shouldn't pay a significant price for a recovery, there's enough of a track record to bite as an inexpensive middle infielder.
Andrew Gould - 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