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Who Should I Draft?

Michael Brantley or Tim Anderson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
28 of 52 experts
46%
Recommended by
24 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 63# 67
Best Rank# 31# 39
Worst Rank# 159# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 105# 109
Best Rank# 89# 100
Worst Rank# 121# 140
   
Projections 
   
Runs3129
Home Runs87
RBI2530
Stolen Bases72
Batting Average.281.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 81
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 60
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 31# 76
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 39# 59
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 48# 74
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 70
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 32# 62
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 97
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 49# 65
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 62# 67
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 61
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 60
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 50# 54
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59# 68
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 58# 70
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 60# 77
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 59# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 67# 73
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 78
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 54# 72
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 44# 68
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 63# 75
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 74
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 59# 85
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 38# 64
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 45# 70
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 51# 97
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 61# 62
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 45# 39
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 66# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 49# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 69# 54
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 66# 55
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 102# 55
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 66# 55
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 64# 58
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 72# 58
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 59
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 66# 60
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 69# 60
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 159# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 83# 62
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 66# 62
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 66# 62
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 67# 63
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 65# 63
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 66# 64
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 72# 64
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 65
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 82# 66
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 80# 72
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 74
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498575
   
Runs8188
   
Hits167179
   
Singles117115
   
Doubles3240
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1822
   
RBI5690
   
Stolen Bases173
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks1551
   
Strikeouts10966
   
Batting Average.335.311
   
On Base Pct.357.372
   
Slugging Pct.508.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.865.875
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats216197
   
Runs3129
   
Hits6159
   
Singles4038
   
Doubles1212
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs87
   
RBI2530
   
Stolen Bases72
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks917
   
Strikeouts5125
   
Batting Average.281.296
   
On Base Pct.308.353
   
Slugging Pct.450.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.758.820
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
News 
 Tim Anderson picked up another multi-hit performance on Thursday, going 3-for-5 with a double and two singles in the White Sox Wild Card loss to the A's.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 1st
Michael Brantley is serving as the Astros' designated hitter in Thursday's ALCS Game 5 after fouling a ball off his foot in Game 4.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 15th
 Tim Anderson went 3-for-5 with three singles and a run scored as the White Sox fell to the A's 5-3 in Game 2 of their Wild Card series.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 1st
Michael Brantley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run during Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Rays in Game 3 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 14th
 Tim Anderson went 3-for-4 with a double, two singles, and a run scored as the White Sox defeated the A's 4-1 in Tuesday's Game 1 opener.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Sep 29th
Michael Brantley went 3-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI, and three runs as the Astros blew out the A's 11-6 in Game 4 of the ALDS on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
 Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 1-for-4 in a 10-0 loss to the Cubs on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 26th
Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the Astros 5-2 victory over the Oakland A's in Game 2 of the ALDS on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Oct 6th
 Tim Anderson exited Sunday‚Äôs loss against the Reds early due to a right hamstring cramp.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 21st
Astros outfielder Michael Brantley went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Twins in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 29th
Notes 
 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
It's refershing to see Michael Brantley go inside the top 100 in ADP here, as he's shown that he can be healthy over the past two years. With pitchers getting pushed up in the early rounds, there are good hitters who you can take at an enormous value, and they don't get more valuable than Brantley, who will help you in four of the five categories. However, it shouldn't surprise you if he gave you double-digit steals, either. He's an OF2 that can be had for the price of an OF3 or OF4.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Likely won't come close to hitting .335 again but 25 homers and 25 steals are within reach
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Didn't run at all in 2019 but provides a safe floor everywhere else
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros