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Who Should I Draft?

Matt Chapman or Tim Anderson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
29 of 46 experts
37%
Recommended by
17 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 63
Best Rank# 39# 31
Worst Rank# 109# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 90# 103
Best Rank# 73# 90
Worst Rank# 99# 121
   
Projections 
   
Runs3531
Home Runs128
RBI3325
Stolen Bases06
Batting Average.261.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 79
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 83
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 63
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 61# 71
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 66
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 60# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 54# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 69
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 84# 102
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 55# 72
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 59# 66
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 55# 66
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 60# 78
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 55# 73
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 58# 61
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 64# 67
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 76
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 69
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 49# 76
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 55# 69
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 64# 66
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 39# 80
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 52# 65
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 63
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 64# 72
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 62# 66
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 51# 67
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 44# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 51# 48
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 53# 31
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 53# 49
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 58# 51
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 60# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 51
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 62# 59
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 50
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 63# 38
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 67# 66
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 69# 42
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 70# 66
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 84# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 109# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats583498
   
Runs10281
   
Hits144167
   
Singles69117
   
Doubles3632
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs3618
   
RBI9156
   
Stolen Bases117
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks7315
   
Strikeouts147109
   
Batting Average.247.335
   
On Base Pct.340.357
   
Slugging Pct.504.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.865
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats207214
   
Runs3531
   
Hits5460
   
Singles2740
   
Doubles1312
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs128
   
RBI3325
   
Stolen Bases06
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks259
   
Strikeouts5651
   
Batting Average.261.281
   
On Base Pct.340.309
   
Slugging Pct.507.450
   
On-base Plus Slugging.847.759
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
News 
 Matt Chapman took Walker Buehler deep in the first inning against the Dodgers on Thursday. He went 1-for-2 overall, adding a walk.
Aaron Hudson
Thu, Mar 5th
 
Notes 
 If we are looking at real baseball, Matt Chapman is one of the 10 best players in the league. If we are looking at fantasy with OBP, Chapman gets a boost in value. Neither of those are the case here, as Chapman's average keeps him out of the elite options at third base. What he'll give you is solid production, and if he takes the next step in batting average, he's top 5 at the position. As of now, though, at a deep position, he's a top 12 guy who gives you what a lot of players give you."
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
 If fantasy were real life, Chapman might be the second best third basemen in the league but fantasy accounts for average instead of OBP and his 1 steal won't help much. Rather, he is big power guy with runs, homers and not much else to help your fantasy team.
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
 A nice fall-back option if you miss out on the first couple waves of third basemen
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Likely won't come close to hitting .335 again but 25 homers and 25 steals are within reach
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros