Who Should I Draft?

Paul DeJong or Elvis Andrus (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 97# 96
Best Rank# 45# 70
Worst Rank# 167# 172
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 164# 170
Best Rank# 150# 152
Worst Rank# 196# 205
   
Projections 
   
Runs7571
Home Runs1125
RBI6378
Stolen Bases142
Batting Average.273.256
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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Going For 2
# 109# 111
   
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RotoChamp
# 83# 163
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 100# 112
   
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The Athletic
# 87# 98
   
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Beast Dome
# 45# 88
   
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The Athletic
# 66# 124
   
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 114
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Razzball
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FantasyPros
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Freeze Stats
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# 88# 97
   
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Fake Teams
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# 107# 109
   
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# 78# 120
   
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FanGraphs
# 113# 70
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 95# 72
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 104# 76
   
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CBS Sports
# 121# 78
   
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USA Today
# 102# 81
   
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The Fantasy Fix
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FullTime Fantasy
# 101# 83
   
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# 128# 84
   
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Brewer Rat
# 156# 84
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 96# 89
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 91# 90
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 152# 92
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 139# 96
   
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RotoBaller
# 108# 98
   
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# 131# 98
   
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# 104# 99
   
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# 102# 99
   
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RotoBaller
# 105# 104
   
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# 124# 104
   
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# 118# 108
   
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# 128# 112
   
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The Athletic
# 164# 137
   
  Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats395436
   
Runs5368
   
Hits101105
   
Singles7260
   
Doubles2025
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs619
   
RBI3368
   
Stolen Bases51
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks2836
   
Strikeouts66123
   
Batting Average.256.241
   
On Base Pct.308.313
   
Slugging Pct.367.434
   
On-base Plus Slugging.676.746
   
  Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats555509
   
Runs7571
   
Hits151130
   
Singles10476
   
Doubles3229
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs1125
   
RBI6378
   
Stolen Bases142
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks4037
   
Strikeouts88143
   
Batting Average.273.256
   
On Base Pct.321.306
   
Slugging Pct.407.463
   
On-base Plus Slugging.729.769
   
  Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
News 
 Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 with two singles and one run scored on Tuesday against the Tigers.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 26th
Paul DeJong went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in the Cardinals' 6-4 loss to the Angels on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 24th
 Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with a triple, homer, two RBI, and two runs scored on Thursday against Cleveland.
Kamran Hoda
Fri, Jun 21st
Paul DeJong went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Mets on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 with a double on Wednesday against the Indians.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 20th
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
 Elvis Andrus went 0-for-4 with one RBI on Saturday against the Reds.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 16th
Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday against the Mets.
Dan Harris
Fri, Jun 14th
 Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 with a single, double, one RBI, and one run scored against Boston on Monday.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 11th
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
Notes 
 Andrus was downright awful in the 97 games he played last year, batting .256 with 6 homers and 5 steals. With full health, however, don't be surprised if he returns to the .300 hitting, 20 homer, 25 steal player that finished 2017 as a top fantasy shortstop.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 After years of producing stolen bases but little else, Andrus rode a career high 20 HRs to finish as the number one fantasy shortstop in 2017. But he crashed back to Earth last year, managing just six homers and five steals across 97 games. The 2017 season is certainly looking like an outlier, but it won't cost much to see if he can bounce back.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Andrus went from 20 homers and 25 steals to six and five, respectively. The speed drop-off is especially jarring, as he had reached at least 20 steals in each of his last nine MLB seasons. The 30-year-old should bounce back a bit from an elbow injury that contained him to 97 games, but there's some concern since he attempted just eight steals in 2017's second half. While drafters shouldn't pay a significant price for a recovery, there's enough of a track record to bite as an inexpensive middle infielder.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros