Who Should I Draft?

Paul DeJong or Andrelton Simmons (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 96# 114
Best Rank# 70# 76
Worst Rank# 172# 176
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 170# 221
Best Rank# 152# 162
Worst Rank# 205# 252
   
Projections 
   
Runs7169
Home Runs2511
RBI7868
Stolen Bases212
Batting Average.256.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 106# 171
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 118# 120
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 83# 129
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 90# 109
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 76# 130
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 81# 106
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 99# 154
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 92# 110
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 84# 150
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 98# 100
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 88# 121
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 108# 135
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 78# 113
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 114# 170
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 137# 148
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 89# 102
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 106# 108
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 112# 116
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 98# 130
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 99# 100
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 105# 124
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 137# 173
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 82# 112
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 102# 113
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 84# 124
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 112# 142
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 96# 111
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 70# 126
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 112# 124
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 136# 176
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 104# 115
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 98# 153
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 99# 124
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 107# 116
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 72# 114
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 103# 111
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 97# 120
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 83# 123
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 82# 112
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 104# 103
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 104# 76
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 105# 77
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 108# 103
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 109# 97
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 110# 105
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 111# 79
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 112# 107
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 112# 104
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 116# 106
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 118# 114
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 120# 111
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 122# 109
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 124# 123
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 145# 125
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 163# 86
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 172# 111
   
  Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats436554
   
Runs6868
   
Hits105162
   
Singles60120
   
Doubles2526
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs1911
   
RBI6875
   
Stolen Bases110
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3635
   
Strikeouts12344
   
Batting Average.241.292
   
On Base Pct.313.337
   
Slugging Pct.434.417
   
On-base Plus Slugging.746.754
   
  Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats509565
   
Runs7169
   
Hits130160
   
Singles76116
   
Doubles2928
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2511
   
RBI7868
   
Stolen Bases212
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks3739
   
Strikeouts14355
   
Batting Average.256.283
   
On Base Pct.306.329
   
Slugging Pct.463.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.769.735
   
  Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
News 
 Paul DeJong went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two RBI in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Mets on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
The Angels placed Andrelton Simmons on the 10-day IL with a left ankle sprain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 21st
 Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday against the Mets.
Dan Harris
Fri, Jun 14th
Andrelton Simmons left Monday's game versus the Twins with a left ankle sprain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 21st
 Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cardinals' 3-1 loss to the Cubs on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
Andrelton Simmons went 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Sunday against the Royals.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, May 20th
 Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Cardinals' 3-1 win over the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout on Tuesday against Minnesota.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 15th
 Paul DeJong went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Phillies on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 30th
Andrelton Simmons went 4-for-5 with four singles, two RBI, and two runs scored on Friday against the Orioles.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, May 11th
Notes 
 DeJong is one of the better power options at shortstop, but he doesn't project to be of any help in batting average or stolen bases, meaning he'll need a big boost in runs and RBIs to become interesting in standard 5x5 leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
It is too bad we can't track web gems for fantasy baseball because Simmons just isn't as valuable in fantasy. Despite the lack of power, he doesn't offer some value in the fact that he should hit in the .280s with double-digit steals and near 70 runs scored.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Since joining the league, DeJong is fifth among shortstops in homers per trip to the plate. He is right behind Francisco Lindor and Trevor Story, who are being drafted in the first and second rounds. Granted, the speed is a major difference but the batting average isn't at .275, .267 and .263. If DeJong can stay on the field this year, consensus projections like him to produce a very similar season to Carlos Correa who is being drafted 140 picks higher.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Simmons is the very definition of a boring draft pick, but he's finished as top-12 shortstop in roto/categories leagues in two of the last three seasons. He will provide a solid batting average and should chip in some steals as well.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Simmons gets slept on because he doesn't stuff a single category, but don't overlook his contact skills. His microscopic 7.3% strikeout rate bested all qualified hitters last season, resulting in a .292 batting average. Yet a rise in value hit rate (10.3%) led xStats to ascribe an even higher .313 xBA. Having stolen 19 bases in 2017, last year's 10 represents a floor rather than the ceiling. He's a boring player to roster during the season, but he'll end up delivering a positive ROI with a high average flanked by around 10 homers and 10-15 steals.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros