Who Should I Draft?

Elvis Andrus or Marcus Semien (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 97# 115
Best Rank# 45# 64
Worst Rank# 167# 176
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 164# 220
Best Rank# 150# 201
Worst Rank# 196# 289
   
Projections 
   
Runs7577
Home Runs1117
RBI6369
Stolen Bases1413
Batting Average.273.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 79# 134
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 101# 124
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 109# 121
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 91# 117
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 104# 134
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 102# 132
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 83# 146
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 100# 105
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 87# 122
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 45# 123
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 66# 112
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 105# 169
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 121# 166
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 146
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 96# 106
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 93# 122
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 95# 108
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 118# 123
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 93# 171
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 96# 125
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 106# 116
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 104
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 99# 117
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 81# 102
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 89# 115
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 86# 117
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 105# 121
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 120# 148
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 82# 126
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 108# 176
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 104# 108
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 92# 110
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 98# 112
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 95# 120
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 91# 112
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 88# 126
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 72# 125
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 107# 112
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 78# 134
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 103# 142
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 83
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 102# 87
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 104# 101
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 112# 92
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 113# 105
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 124# 98
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 127# 126
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 128# 89
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 128# 120
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 131# 101
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 139# 100
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 152# 98
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 154# 96
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 156# 64
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 164# 105
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 167# 166
   
  Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats395632
   
Runs5389
   
Hits101161
   
Singles72109
   
Doubles2035
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs615
   
RBI3370
   
Stolen Bases514
   
Caught Stealing36
   
Walks2861
   
Strikeouts66131
   
Batting Average.256.255
   
On Base Pct.308.318
   
Slugging Pct.367.388
   
On-base Plus Slugging.676.706
   
  Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats555569
   
Runs7577
   
Hits151145
   
Singles10495
   
Doubles3231
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs1117
   
RBI6369
   
Stolen Bases1413
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks4055
   
Strikeouts88122
   
Batting Average.273.254
   
On Base Pct.321.320
   
Slugging Pct.407.408
   
On-base Plus Slugging.729.728
   
  Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
News 
 Elvis Andrus went 0-for-4 with one RBI on Saturday against the Reds.
Kamran Hoda
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
 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
Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with two singles on Monday against Tampa Bay.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 11th
 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
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
 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
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
 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
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 
 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
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
 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
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
 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
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