Who Should I Draft?

Tim Anderson or Amed Rosario (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Amed Rosario
SS - NYM
Amed Rosario
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 86# 98
Best Rank# 32# 78
Worst Rank# 127# 180
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 135# 172
Best Rank# 125# 141
Worst Rank# 160# 191
   
Projections 
   
Runs7369
Home Runs1811
RBI6556
Stolen Bases2223
Batting Average.255.262
   
Misc 
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 116
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 107
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 57# 104
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 68# 150
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 70# 95
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 90# 95
   
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RotoChamp
# 113# 145
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 60# 86
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 72# 132
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 32# 121
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 79# 102
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 88# 109
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 102# 117
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 72# 99
   
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CBS Sports
# 106# 122
   
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CBS Sports
# 101# 142
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 85# 122
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 70# 99
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 78# 107
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 88# 98
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 83# 85
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 78# 97
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 81# 103
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 77# 99
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 70# 90
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 89# 100
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 109# 180
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 88# 99
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 84# 115
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 89# 110
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 84# 141
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 125
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 83# 108
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 76# 129
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 94# 139
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 86# 87
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 93# 98
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 88# 99
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 88# 102
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 96# 82
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 97# 82
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 98# 97
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 99# 86
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 99# 84
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 99# 87
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 100# 87
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 101# 89
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 103# 93
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 105# 78
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 110# 108
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 111# 109
   
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The Athletic
# 114# 109
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 120# 88
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 122# 85
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 127# 95
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 113
   
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Amed Rosario
SS - NYM
Amed Rosario
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats567554
   
Runs7776
   
Hits136142
   
Singles8599
   
Doubles2826
   
Triples38
   
Home Runs209
   
RBI6451
   
Stolen Bases2624
   
Caught Stealing811
   
Walks3029
   
Strikeouts149119
   
Batting Average.240.256
   
On Base Pct.282.295
   
Slugging Pct.406.381
   
On-base Plus Slugging.687.676
   
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Amed Rosario
SS - NYM
Amed Rosario
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats577562
   
Runs7369
   
Hits147147
   
Singles98103
   
Doubles2726
   
Triples48
   
Home Runs1811
   
RBI6556
   
Stolen Bases2223
   
Caught Stealing610
   
Walks2630
   
Strikeouts148120
   
Batting Average.255.262
   
On Base Pct.287.299
   
Slugging Pct.413.394
   
On-base Plus Slugging.700.693
   
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Amed Rosario
SS - NYM
Amed Rosario
News 
 Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 1-for-4 in a 3-1 win over the Cubs on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 19th
Mets shortstop Amed Rosario went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Monday's loss to the Braves. The steal was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 18th
 Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in a 5-4 win over the Yankees on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Jun 14th
Mets shortstop Amed Rosario went 1-for-3 with a home run in Thursday's win over the San Francisco Giants. The homer was his eighth of the season and second in as many days.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 7th
 Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 1-for-4 with a double and a run in a 6-4 loss to the Royals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
Mets shortstop Amed Rosario went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's win over the San Francisco Giants. The homer was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 6th
 Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, and two RBI in a 2-0 win over the Indians on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 2nd
Amed Rosario hit a solo homer in Wednesday's game.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, May 30th
 Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 1-for-4 with a run and a steal in a 5-2 loss to the Indians on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
Mets shortstop Amed Rosario went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored in Monday's loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Mike Maher
Tue, May 28th
Notes 
 Anderson was remarkable in the first half but really slowed down to close the season. Even still, he managed 20 homers and 26 steals. While he may be hard pressed to repeat that this year, 15 and 15 would make him a useful mid-round pick so long as his batting average doesn't plummet further.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Rosario is a former top prospect but that doesn't mean he has much more upside with the bat that we have already seen early in his career. A dozen homers and a .260 batting average is likely his cap, but with 25 stolen bases, that makes for a decent depth piece.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Anderson was the only shortstop other than Lindor, Baez, and Story to post a 20-20 season last year (Turner fell one home run short). Make no mistake, with his poor plate discipline, Anderson is a roto/categories league specialist, but his counting stats can certainly play in that format. Plus, his .240 batting average is due for a bit of positive regression following an unusually low .289 BABIP.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Rosario's speed may top out at around 25 stolen bases, his plate discipline is poor. He isn't a standout in any other offensive category at the moment, so he will need to develop some more power to even become a Tim Anderson-kind of performer. That said, he was a highly-regarded prospect and is just 23 years old, so we can't rule out a big step forward. He's not an awful pick if you're looking for an upside selection to stash on your bench early in the season.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Anderson's .240 average? Meh. His .281 OBP? Gross. Twenty homers and 24 steals from a 25-year-old shortstop? Well, that's pretty good. A horrible real-life hitter, he can fill two of fantasy's most essential categories. After logging 606 plate appearances in each of the past two seasons, he appears in no danger of losing playing time for his ineffective bat. Be sure to have some high-average hitters in place before taking Anderson, and don't touch him in a points league.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Rosario was only 22 years old when everyone started losing faith. After failing to immediately become the next Francisco Lindor, he came to life by batting .284 with five homers and 15 steals over the final two months. He spent most of that stretch atop the Mets' lineup, a distinction he likely won't reclaim now that walks machine Brandon Nimmo can set the table for Jed Lowrie, Robinson Cano, Wilson Ramos, and Michael Conforto. Getting shunned to the bottom of the batting order is the only reason not to go all in on Rosario, a former top prospect who could still deliver 10 homers and 25 steals with a higher ceiling.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros