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Who Should I Draft?

Tim Anderson or Elvis Andrus (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
51 of 54 experts
6%
Recommended by
3 of 54 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 63# 85
Best Rank# 31# 41
Worst Rank# 159# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 105# 155
Best Rank# 89# 139
Worst Rank# 121# 186
   
Projections 
   
Runs3128
Home Runs85
RBI2524
Stolen Bases78
Batting Average.281.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 75
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 79
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 31# 41
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 91
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 83# 95
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 39# 58
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 48# 107
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 105
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 32# 97
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 65# 84
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 116
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 49# 82
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 72# 89
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 66# 86
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 62# 85
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 106
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 66# 85
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 78
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 50# 80
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59# 83
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 69
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 58# 114
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 60# 79
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 66# 86
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 66# 92
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 64# 101
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 73# 91
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 59# 81
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 63# 85
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 94
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 66# 104
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 67# 118
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 49# 91
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 66# 79
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 89
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 99
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 54# 97
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 80# 104
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 44# 84
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 82# 107
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 63# 102
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 89
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 72# 99
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 59# 81
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 45# 80
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 38# 88
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 66# 83
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 67# 90
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 45# 93
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 51# 79
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 61# 88
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 69# 66
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 102# 96
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 159# 67
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498600
   
Runs8181
   
Hits167165
   
Singles117122
   
Doubles3227
   
Triples04
   
Home Runs1812
   
RBI5672
   
Stolen Bases1731
   
Caught Stealing58
   
Walks1534
   
Strikeouts10996
   
Batting Average.335.275
   
On Base Pct.357.313
   
Slugging Pct.508.393
   
On-base Plus Slugging.865.707
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats216210
   
Runs3128
   
Hits6156
   
Singles4039
   
Doubles1211
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs85
   
RBI2524
   
Stolen Bases78
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks914
   
Strikeouts5136
   
Batting Average.281.268
   
On Base Pct.308.313
   
Slugging Pct.450.399
   
On-base Plus Slugging.758.712
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
News 
 Tim Anderson was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a right groin strain.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Aug 1st
Elvis Andrus finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and one walk during Wednesday's 7-4 victory over the Diamondbacks.
Garett Thomas
Thu, Jul 30th
 SS Tim Anderson exited Friday‚Äôs win over the Royals with hip soreness.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 1st
Elvis Andrus finished 1-for-4 with a single during Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Rockies.
Garett Thomas
Mon, Jul 27th
 Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 3-for-5 with a homer and three runs in a 4-3 loss to the Indians in the first game of their Tuesday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jul 28th
 
 Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 2-for-5 with two runs in a 10-5 Opening Day loss to the Twins on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jul 25th
 
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
The speed returned after disappearing for a year. He's 31 now, though, so expect a dropoff from the 31 steals from last year.
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
With so many competent fantasy shortstops, it may seem boring to draft Andrus in the 13th round but he has been so consistent and durable from year to year that this boring source of speed and average may prove well worth the price once again.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Likely won't come close to hitting .335 again but 25 homers and 25 steals are within reach
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros