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Who Should I Draft?

Tim Anderson or Brandon Woodruff (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 40
Best Rank# 21# 18
Worst Rank# 64# 87
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 37
Best Rank# 41# 32
Worst Rank# 53# 50
   
Projections 
   
Runs93
Home Runs2220
RBI70
Stolen Bases18
Batting Avg.289
Strikeouts141191
Wins11
Saves0
ERA3.45
WHIP1.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 32# 54
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 46
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 41# 44
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 60# 87
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 37# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 82
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 35# 70
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 43# 48
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 43# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 46
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 47
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 38
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 38
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 35
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 43# 58
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 53
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 42# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 58
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 33# 39
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 46# 59
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 27# 39
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 43# 48
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 28# 22
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 30# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 25
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 33# 25
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 34# 30
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 21
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 27
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 36# 32
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 38# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 37
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 38# 35
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 38# 37
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 41# 33
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 41# 40
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 39
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 29
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 32
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 45# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 38
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 43
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 54# 18
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 43
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 28
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 58# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 64# 35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs45
   
Home Runs109
   
RBI21
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.322
   
Strikeouts5091
   
Wins3
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.05
   
WHIP0.99
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs93
   
Home Runs2220
   
RBI70
   
Stolen Bases18
   
Batting Avg.289
   
Strikeouts141191
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.45
   
WHIP1.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
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
Brandon Woodruff did not factor into the decision Tuesday against the Cardinals, allowing two runs on seven hits in four innings. He walked none and struck out three.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 29th
 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
Brandon Woodruff (9-10) took the loss Tuesday against the Cardinals, allowing one run on two hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out 10.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 22nd
 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
Brandon Woodruff (9-9) took the loss Wednesday against the Tigers, allowing three runs on four hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 15th
 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
The Brewers have scratched pitcher Brandon Woodruff from his start on Saturday due to a stomach bug. Eric Lauer will take the mound instead. Meanwhile, Woodruff's start has been moved back to Wednesday.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 11th
 Shortstop Tim Anderson (hamstring) has been activated from the 10-day injured list by the White Sox.
Chris Schommer
Tue, Sep 14th
Brandon Woodruff (9-8) took the loss Monday against the Phillies, allowing four runs on nine hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 6th
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
There were some skeptics after Woodruff succeeded in 2019 based largely on one pitch - his devastating fastball - but he put those concerns to rest in 2020. His ERA (3.05) and WHIP (0.99) were incredibly strong, particularly when you consider that he struck out more than 11 batters per nine innings. Woodruff's fastball hits rests at 96 MPH and is one of the better pitches in baseball, but his slider and changeup both made strides last year. The Brewers are reportedly planning to add about 100 innings to their starter's workloads last season, so pencil Woodruff in for roughly 175 extremely strong frames. You can survive with him as your fantasy ace, though he's best as an incredibly strong number 2.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Woodruff's 2020 season ranked in the 90th percentile in both xERA and xwOBA. He rates out well according to both FIP and Baseball Savant. It's fair to call him a good-to-great starting pitcher. The question becomes what kind of workload can we expect from Milwaukee's No. 1? Woodruff logged 73 2/3 innings last summer after posting a career-high 121 2/3 frames in 2019. The Brewers plan to add on 100 innings to each of their SP's workloads from last year. If you believe Woodruff will hold up then he's a wildly exciting SP2 in fantasy.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros