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Who Should I Draft?

Tim Anderson or Carlos Correa (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
27 of 45 experts
40%
Recommended by
18 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 63# 65
Best Rank# 31# 41
Worst Rank# 102# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 103# 95
Best Rank# 91# 83
Worst Rank# 121# 119
   
Projections 
   
Runs3129
Home Runs711
RBI2535
Stolen Bases71
Batting Average.282.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 73
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 61
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 31# 67
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 42# 97
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 58
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 32# 81
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 65# 69
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 83
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 49# 60
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 62# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 64
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 58# 73
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 69# 116
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 72# 112
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 66# 67
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 61# 67
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 69# 92
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 55# 59
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 80# 83
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 74
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 62# 63
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 59# 69
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 47# 71
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 38# 51
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 67# 73
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 44# 58
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 51# 60
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 63# 50
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 64# 45
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 66# 58
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 66# 53
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 66# 57
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 55
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 66# 58
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 66# 61
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 67# 65
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 69# 61
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 71# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 71# 54
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 73# 62
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 65
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 54
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 83# 74
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 102# 59
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498280
   
Runs8142
   
Hits16778
   
Singles11740
   
Doubles3216
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1821
   
RBI5659
   
Stolen Bases171
   
Caught Stealing50
   
Walks1535
   
Strikeouts10975
   
Batting Average.335.279
   
On Base Pct.357.358
   
Slugging Pct.508.568
   
On-base Plus Slugging.865.926
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats215184
   
Runs3129
   
Hits6151
   
Singles4028
   
Doubles1210
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs711
   
RBI2535
   
Stolen Bases71
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks823
   
Strikeouts5148
   
Batting Average.282.277
   
On Base Pct.309.357
   
Slugging Pct.448.507
   
On-base Plus Slugging.757.864
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
News 
  Carlos Correa went 2-for-3 with a double in the Astros' 2-1 win over the Tigers on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
  Carlos Correa went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the Astros' loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 8th
  Carlos Correa went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
Notes 
 Fluke. That's the best word to use to describe Anderson's 2019 season. Now, do I think he'll be bad in 2020? No, I don't. But, there's no chance Anderson leads the league in batting average again. Anderson is a career .276 hitter, and he hit .335 last year. If you look at his xBA, though, it was .294, making his gap between his expected average and actual average the fourth-largest in baseball. To be fair, .294 is one hell of a mark, but looking around .270-.280 is more realistic for Anderson. He'll be leading off for a great lineup, so his runs should be high, but looking at his exit velocity (36th percentile) and hard hit rate (39th percentile), we should temper expectations of a 20-homer season. It hurts Anderson that he plays shortstop, which along with third base, is the deepest position in fantasy this year. He's an easy fade this year given the other options at the position.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
There's an obvious risk with Carlos Correa, but the risk attached to him isn't performance-based, rather, it's injury based. Correa just can't stay on the field. When he does play - including last season - we've seen what he's can do, and those peak A-Rod comparisons are still there. What's going against Correa is not only his health, but the position he plays is insanely deep, so it's easier to fade him for guys like Corey Seager, Jorge Polanco, Marcus Semien, and Tim Anderson. Do you know what those guys don't have? They don't have No. 1 at the position upside, nor do they possess top-25 overall upside. Correa does, and he's still only 25 and entering his peak years. This is a great spot to grab him, and you can take one of those depth shortstops later on in the draft to pair with him in case he gets hurt again.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Anderson missed 40 games last year but still nearly went 20/20 with 81 runs. If that was all, it would have been a killer season but he also happened to bat .335 for the Sox. We can expect that to drop to near or even below .300 this year but that is still a great buy around the 8th round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
So far, we've only seen Correa play more than 110 games once in his five seasons. Whenever he is on the field, Correa has been a tremendous hitter so the upside is that of a top five fantasy shortstop but his floor is quite low because of the repeat injury risk.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros