Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or Tim Anderson (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
52 of 56 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 86
Best Rank# 32# 32
Worst Rank# 99# 127
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 135
Best Rank# 51# 125
Worst Rank# 68# 160
   
Projections 
   
Runs7273
Home Runs2518
RBI8465
Stolen Bases922
Batting Average.269.255
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 32# 114
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 86
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 66# 68
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 33# 70
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 90
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 105
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 70# 113
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 72
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 79
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 42# 88
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 36# 102
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 61# 72
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 46# 106
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 73# 101
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 85
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 67# 70
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 50# 103
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 56# 78
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 83
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 99
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 62# 78
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 49# 110
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 81
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 41# 111
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 77
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 49# 96
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 45# 70
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 89
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 79# 109
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 48# 88
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 98
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 58# 84
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 52# 89
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 58# 84
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 99# 120
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 87
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60# 99
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 45# 101
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 63# 83
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 76
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 94
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60# 127
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 66# 86
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 34# 93
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 51# 88
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 122
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 43# 99
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 57# 88
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 73# 97
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 100
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 42# 32
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 62# 57
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 70# 60
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 56
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats431567
   
Runs5477
   
Hits117136
   
Singles7685
   
Doubles1628
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs2420
   
RBI7764
   
Stolen Bases626
   
Caught Stealing28
   
Walks4230
   
Strikeouts122149
   
Batting Average.272.240
   
On Base Pct.340.282
   
Slugging Pct.480.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.687
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats528577
   
Runs7273
   
Hits142147
   
Singles9098
   
Doubles2427
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs2518
   
RBI8465
   
Stolen Bases922
   
Caught Stealing46
   
Walks5226
   
Strikeouts136148
   
Batting Average.269.255
   
On Base Pct.334.287
   
Slugging Pct.467.413
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.700
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
News 
 Gleyber Torres went 0-for-2 at the plate but walked three times and scored three runs as the Yankees beat the White Sox by a 10-3 score on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 17th
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in a 5-4 win over the Yankees on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Jun 14th
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in an 8-4 win over the White Sox on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 1-for-4 with a double and a run in a 6-4 loss to the Royals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored Friday as the Yankees lost to the White Sox.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, and two RBI in a 2-0 win over the Indians on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the Yankees' 5-4 loss to the White Sox on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 1-for-4 with a run and a steal in a 5-2 loss to the Indians on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
 Torres was out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Cleveland Indians.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 0-for-4 with a run and a steal in a 6-1 win over the Indians on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
Notes 
 Torres is a former elite prospect who is coming off an excellent rookie season in New York. He strikes out a bit too much at this stage of his career to be a reliable asset in batting average, but he won't kill you there and should be able to match or exceed last season's 24 home runs while also chipping in 5-10 steals and solid run and RBI totals. At just 22 years old, there's also a chance that Torres takes a big step forward this year and jumps into the upper echelon at the position, but his fifth-round ADP means you'll be paying for that upside if you draft him.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Anderson was remarkable in the first half but really slowed down to close the season. Even still, he managed 20 homers and 26 steals. While he may be hard pressed to repeat that this year, 15 and 15 would make him a useful mid-round pick so long as his batting average doesn't plummet further.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Torres, 22, was a highly touted prospect now coming off a sublime rookie campaign with the Yankees. So of course the cost is blowing out of hand. After recording a 70.2% contact rate with strikeouts in a quarter of his plate appearances, repeating last year's .271 average is an optimistic expectation. He cooled down over the second half (.249/.329/.404), so there's too much risk to bite at his 53 consensus ADP.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Anderson was the only shortstop other than Lindor, Baez, and Story to post a 20-20 season last year (Turner fell one home run short). Make no mistake, with his poor plate discipline, Anderson is a roto/categories league specialist, but his counting stats can certainly play in that format. Plus, his .240 batting average is due for a bit of positive regression following an unusually low .289 BABIP.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Torres isn't a big contributor in stolen bases, but he is plenty useful in each of the other four main categories. If you expand his rates out to a full season, Torres would have posted 32 homers, 101 RBIs and a .271 batting average. You would be thrilled to get that type of production out of your seventh round shortstop.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Anderson's .240 average? Meh. His .281 OBP? Gross. Twenty homers and 24 steals from a 25-year-old shortstop? Well, that's pretty good. A horrible real-life hitter, he can fill two of fantasy's most essential categories. After logging 606 plate appearances in each of the past two seasons, he appears in no danger of losing playing time for his ineffective bat. Be sure to have some high-average hitters in place before taking Anderson, and don't touch him in a points league.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros