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Who Should I Draft?

Tim Anderson or Blake Snell (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
44 of 56 experts
21%
Recommended by
12 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 44
Best Rank# 21# 23
Worst Rank# 64# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 43
Best Rank# 41# 36
Worst Rank# 53# 49
   
Projections 
   
Runs93
Home Runs2219
RBI70
Stolen Bases18
Batting Avg.289
Strikeouts141188
Wins11
Saves0
ERA3.43
WHIP1.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 55
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 55
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 64
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 32# 83
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 60
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 49
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 44
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 37# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 75
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 35# 43
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 45
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 45
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 45# 47
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 38# 50
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 43# 52
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 43# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 42
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 30# 49
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 48
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 48
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 28# 51
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 53
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 43
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 38# 41
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 33# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 48
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 43# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 51
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 45
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 57
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 43
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 46
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 41# 48
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 42# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 98
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 33# 48
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 36# 53
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 46
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 27# 48
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 41# 46
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 43# 50
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 34# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 25
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 38# 34
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 31
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 41# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 46# 34
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 54# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 41
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 58# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 60# 28
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 64# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs45
   
Home Runs1010
   
RBI21
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.322
   
Strikeouts5063
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.24
   
WHIP1.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs93
   
Home Runs2219
   
RBI70
   
Stolen Bases18
   
Batting Avg.289
   
Strikeouts141188
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.43
   
WHIP1.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
News 
 Tim Anderson went 4-for-4 on Friday, hitting a double and three singles while also drawing a walk. He'd score two runs and drive in another in the process.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Oct 2nd
Blake Snell was placed on the injured list with a left adductor strain.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 16th
 Tim Anderson went 1-for-4 on Wednesday, hitting a solo home run to make it 6-0 in the seventh inning. He also struck out twice.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Sep 30th
Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell left Sunday's game with tightness in his left adductor. He left after 11 pitches with a clean 2/3 innings pitched
Corbin Young
Sun, Sep 12th
 Tim Anderson went 3-for-4 on Thursday, hitting two home runs and a single, driving in four total runs on the game.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Sep 24th
Blake Snell pitched a masterful game, not allowing a single base runner for the first six innings. He then gave up a two walks and a hit in the seventh to lose not only the perfect game but also the no-hitter.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 8th
 Tim Anderson was 2-for-5 on Tuesday, hitting a single and a double while also striking out once. He tallied one run scored and one RBI on the day.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 21st
Blake Snell went seven innings on Tuesday, allowing just two walks while striking out 10 batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 1st
 Shortstop Tim Anderson (hamstring) has been activated from the 10-day injured list by the White Sox.
Chris Schommer
Tue, Sep 14th
Blake Snell finished the day pitching 7.2 innings, only allowing one earned run on three hits while tallying up 10 strikeouts.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Aug 26th
Notes 
 Anderson doesn't seem like he should be that valuable in fantasy. He doesn't have a ton of power, he rarely walks, and his quality of contact is nothing to write home about. But he's hit .335 and .322 the last two seasons, and although both numbers significantly surpass his xBA, it's clear that Anderson is going to be a plus value in that category. He won't excel in any other area, but he will chip in about 20 homers and 15-20 steals which, along with his batting average, makes him an excellent value given that his ADP is always in check.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Snell moves to the Padres fresh off a solid year, in which he pitched to a 3.24 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP, with a memorable early exit in the World Series. Snell has a checkered injury history and has pitched just 157 innings over the past two years, so don't expect him to be a big innings-eater in 2021. And, although he'll escape the dreaded AL East, he'll get a downgrade in park and defense, which largely makes the move a neutral one. All that said, Snell has plenty of talent as he's shown throughout his career, and should be able to pile up wins and strikeouts pitching for a strong Padres team. Draft him as an SP2 with upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Blake Snell made 16 starts in 2020, including the playoffs, and didn't finish six innings in any of them. In fact, the lefty hasn't completed six innings since July 21st, 2019. This is a killer for fantasy leagues that use quality starts as a category, but Snell still has the skills to be useful for fantasy purposes. If he had the innings to qualify then Snell would have the second-best swinging strike rate among starters since the beginning of '19. Perhaps the Padres will allow him to pitch deeper into starts. This could be a case of efficiency meeting added volume, which usually equates to fantasy goodness.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros