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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Robert or Tim Anderson (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 26
Best Rank# 15# 11
Worst Rank# 44# 74
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 39
Best Rank# 41# 34
Worst Rank# 53# 48
   
Projections 
   
Runs9385
Home Runs2228
RBI7083
Stolen Bases1822
Batting Average.289.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 26
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 42# 74
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 27# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 25# 30
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 31# 32
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 17# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 21# 25
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 25
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 19# 20
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 26
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 26# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 40
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 23# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 28
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 27# 30
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 20# 34
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 21# 34
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 25# 26
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 24# 31
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 22# 31
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 28# 11
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 19# 16
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 29# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 21
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 22
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 23
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 31# 23
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 25# 23
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 30# 25
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 32# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 27
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 31# 27
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 28# 27
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 28# 27
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 42# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 33# 29
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 29
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 34# 30
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 44# 31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats208202
   
Runs4533
   
Hits6747
   
Singles4528
   
Doubles118
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1011
   
RBI2131
   
Stolen Bases59
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks1020
   
Strikeouts5073
   
Batting Average.322.233
   
On Base Pct.358.302
   
Slugging Pct.529.436
   
On-base Plus Slugging.886.738
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats596554
   
Runs9385
   
Hits171140
   
Singles11482
   
Doubles3226
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2228
   
RBI7083
   
Stolen Bases1822
   
Caught Stealing57
   
Walks2743
   
Strikeouts141176
   
Batting Average.289.253
   
On Base Pct.320.307
   
Slugging Pct.464.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.784.772
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
News 
 Tim Anderson went 3-for-4 on Thursday, hitting two home runs and a single, driving in four total runs on the game.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Sep 24th
Luis Robert went 2-for-3 on the day, hitting a solo home run and a single, totalling two RBIs in the game. He also struck out once.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Sep 24th
 Tim Anderson was 2-for-5 on Tuesday, hitting a single and a double while also striking out once. He tallied one run scored and one RBI on the day.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 21st
Luis Robert was 2-for-5 in Tuesday's loss, driving in two runs with a single while also hitting a double later in the game.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 21st
 Shortstop Tim Anderson (hamstring) has been activated from the 10-day injured list by the White Sox.
Chris Schommer
Tue, Sep 14th
Luis Robert went 4-for-5 on Saturday with three doubles as well as a single. He'd score once and tally three RBIs on the day.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 12th
 The White Sox placed SS Tim Anderson (hamstring) on the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 1st
Luis Robert was 2-for-6 with two singles in Chicago's win over Oakland on Tuesday. He also scored a run.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 8th
 Tim Anderson would go 2-for-4 on Friday, doubling twice and walking once. He would score each time he reached base and also strike out once.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Aug 28th
Luis Robert went 4-for-5 on Saturday, hitting a solo homer in the first inning and following that up with three singles. He'd score three runs in total on the game while also tallying an RBI.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 5th
Notes 
 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
Robert's production was pretty much what it was cracked up to be in terms of his power and speed, but his .233 batting average was a little hard to stomach. He struck out way too much (32.2% of the time, bottom 6% of the league), and just didn't make hard enough contact consistently to keep his average above water. But Robert will be just 24 years old this season, so there's plenty of room for growth in that area. That's particularly true given that Robert was a career .312 hitter in the minors and .314 in Cuba. Even if he was a batting average drain, which you shouldn't expect, given that he was on a roughly 30-25 full-season pace last year, fantasy managers should be able to stomach it. Draft him as a borderline first outfielder in fantasy leagues and reap the rewards.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Luis Robert signed a long-term extension with the White Sox and has the upside to leap to superstardom in 2021. He slashed .233/.302/.406 with 10 home runs and nine stolen bases across 225 plate appearances. If it weren't for a rough September, Robert was well on his way to finishing as a top-20 player. His tools are off the chart and he will bat in the middle of a loaded White Sox lineup. Everything is lined up for Robert to bust out if he can put it all together in 2021.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros
  Robert came out of the gate like a rocket before hitting just .136/.237/.173 in September. The concern entering 2021 is that pitchers have figured out the book on Robert. While he was doing damage in July and August, Robert was swinging at everything thrown his way. Eventually, pitchers stopped giving him chances. The issue is Robert kept swinging. Baseball is a game of adjustments and it's now on him to adjust back. The talent and skills are here. Even it comes with a weak batting average, Robert has enough power/speed upside to remain fantasy relevant amid slumps. Similar to Adalbero Mondesi, consider Robert a very volatile player in drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros