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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Semien or Tim Anderson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
32 of 45 experts
29%
Recommended by
13 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 63
Best Rank# 33# 31
Worst Rank# 100# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 82# 103
Best Rank# 61# 91
Worst Rank# 98# 121
   
Projections 
   
Runs3731
Home Runs97
RBI2825
Stolen Bases47
Batting Average.277.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 45
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 79
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 60# 83
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 65
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 71
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 57# 66
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 62
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 58
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 47# 58
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 44# 63
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 61# 69
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 60# 102
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 72
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 52# 66
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 43# 66
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 78
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 60# 73
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 60# 61
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 46# 67
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 76
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 57# 69
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 54# 66
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 47# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 57# 66
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 63# 69
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 66
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 53# 80
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 53# 64
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 62
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 45# 47
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 49# 66
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 36# 67
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 38
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 53# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 49
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 59# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 63# 51
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 54
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 67# 42
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 69# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 74# 71
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 63
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 80# 59
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 100# 31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats657498
   
Runs12381
   
Hits187167
   
Singles104117
   
Doubles4332
   
Triples70
   
Home Runs3318
   
RBI9256
   
Stolen Bases1017
   
Caught Stealing85
   
Walks8715
   
Strikeouts102109
   
Batting Average.285.335
   
On Base Pct.370.357
   
Slugging Pct.522.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.865
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats215215
   
Runs3731
   
Hits5961
   
Singles3640
   
Doubles1312
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs97
   
RBI2825
   
Stolen Bases47
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks268
   
Strikeouts4051
   
Batting Average.277.282
   
On Base Pct.354.309
   
Slugging Pct.475.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.829.757
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
News 
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-3, with a double, a run scored, and two RBI in Saturday‚Äôs Cactus League action against the Indians.
Aaron Hudson
Sun, Mar 1st
 
Notes 
 Marcus Semien is one of the most polarizing figures in fantasy this year. He had an MVP-type season last season - not saying that lightly at all - and there's not much in the peripherals that scream regression is coming, but he is a 29-year-old who had a breakout season by all accounts. Prior to 2019, he was the definition of a replacement-level fantasy option. There should always be trepidation with those types of breakouts.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Fluke. That's the best word to use to describe Anderson's 2019 season. Now, do I think he'll be bad in 2020? No, I don't. But, there's no chance Anderson leads the league in batting average again. Anderson is a career .276 hitter, and he hit .335 last year. If you look at his xBA, though, it was .294, making his gap between his expected average and actual average the fourth-largest in baseball. To be fair, .294 is one hell of a mark, but looking around .270-.280 is more realistic for Anderson. He'll be leading off for a great lineup, so his runs should be high, but looking at his exit velocity (36th percentile) and hard hit rate (39th percentile), we should temper expectations of a 20-homer season. It hurts Anderson that he plays shortstop, which along with third base, is the deepest position in fantasy this year. He's an easy fade this year given the other options at the position.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Semien is currently being drafted outside the top 12 fantasy shortstops around the 7th round but did you know that he finished among the top five last year and ahead of Lindor, Turner and Torres. Semien knocked 33 bombs with double-digit steals, a good .285 batting average and 123 runs.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Anderson missed 40 games last year but still nearly went 20/20 with 81 runs. If that was all, it would have been a killer season but he also happened to bat .335 for the Sox. We can expect that to drop to near or even below .300 this year but that is still a great buy around the 8th round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros