Who Should I Draft?

Tim Anderson or Elvis Andrus (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 86# 97
Best Rank# 32# 45
Worst Rank# 127# 167
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 135# 164
Best Rank# 125# 150
Worst Rank# 160# 196
   
Projections 
   
Runs7375
Home Runs1811
RBI6563
Stolen Bases2214
Batting Average.255.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 112
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 95
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 57# 101
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 68# 109
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 70# 91
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 90# 104
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 60# 102
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 72# 152
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 32# 156
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 79# 100
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 101# 121
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 85# 101
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 70# 154
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 103# 164
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 78# 96
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 88# 93
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 83# 95
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 99# 118
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 78# 93
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 110# 128
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 81# 131
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 77# 104
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 96# 106
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 70# 104
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 89# 99
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 88# 89
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 98# 167
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 84# 86
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 89# 105
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 84# 139
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 127
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 99# 124
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 101# 120
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 76# 108
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 94# 104
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 86# 98
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 93# 95
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 88# 91
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 88# 107
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 100# 103
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 72# 66
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 83# 82
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 88# 87
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 97# 78
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 99# 72
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 102# 45
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 105# 102
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 106# 105
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 109# 81
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 111# 96
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 113# 83
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 114# 79
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 120# 113
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 122# 88
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 127# 92
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 128
   
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats567395
   
Runs7753
   
Hits136101
   
Singles8572
   
Doubles2820
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs206
   
RBI6433
   
Stolen Bases265
   
Caught Stealing83
   
Walks3028
   
Strikeouts14966
   
Batting Average.240.256
   
On Base Pct.282.308
   
Slugging Pct.406.367
   
On-base Plus Slugging.687.676
   
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats577555
   
Runs7375
   
Hits147151
   
Singles98104
   
Doubles2732
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs1811
   
RBI6563
   
Stolen Bases2214
   
Caught Stealing66
   
Walks2640
   
Strikeouts14888
   
Batting Average.255.273
   
On Base Pct.287.321
   
Slugging Pct.413.407
   
On-base Plus Slugging.700.729
   
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
News 
 Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson had a big night in a 6-5 loss to the Rangers on Saturday. Anderson went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer, and four RBI in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 23rd
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
 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
Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 with a double on Wednesday against the Indians.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 20th
 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
Elvis Andrus went 0-for-4 with one RBI on Saturday against the Reds.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
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
 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
Elvis Andrus went 3-for 9 with a single, two doubles, one RBI, and two runs scored on Saturday against Oakland through a double header.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 9th
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
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
 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
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
 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
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