Who Should I Draft?

Tim Anderson or Jonathan Villar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
45 of 58 experts
22%
Recommended by
13 of 58 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 86
Best Rank# 39# 32
Worst Rank# 111# 130
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 135
Best Rank# 76# 125
Worst Rank# 110# 160
   
Projections 
   
Runs7073
Home Runs1618
RBI5565
Stolen Bases3722
Batting Average.254.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 95# 114
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 86
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 56
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 60# 68
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 90
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 105
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 62# 113
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 71# 72
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 79
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 39# 102
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 68# 72
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 80# 106
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 81# 101
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 85
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 53# 103
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 68# 78
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 65# 83
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 50# 99
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 110
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 81
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 59# 111
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 52# 77
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 96
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 89
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 77# 109
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73# 98
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 73# 84
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 66# 89
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 51# 84
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 48# 120
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 87
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 86# 99
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 61# 101
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 83
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 94
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 127
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 81
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 84# 88
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 79# 130
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 55# 122
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 72# 87
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 86# 116
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 71# 88
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 100
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 108# 32
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 57
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 61# 60
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 111# 70
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 85# 70
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 82# 70
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 110# 76
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 88# 78
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 93# 86
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 92# 88
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 96# 93
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 109# 97
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 102# 99
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats466567
   
Runs5477
   
Hits121136
   
Singles9285
   
Doubles1428
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs1420
   
RBI4664
   
Stolen Bases3526
   
Caught Stealing58
   
Walks4130
   
Strikeouts138149
   
Batting Average.260.240
   
On Base Pct.325.282
   
Slugging Pct.384.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.709.687
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats535577
   
Runs7073
   
Hits136147
   
Singles9798
   
Doubles2327
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs1618
   
RBI5565
   
Stolen Bases3722
   
Caught Stealing106
   
Walks4926
   
Strikeouts158148
   
Batting Average.254.255
   
On Base Pct.318.287
   
Slugging Pct.394.413
   
On-base Plus Slugging.712.700
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
News 
 Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk on Tuesday as the Orioles lost to the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 4-for-6 with a homer and two RBI in a 9-8 loss to the Twins on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 18th
 Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored as the Orioles won over the Tigers on Friday night by a 6-2 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 2-for-4 with two runs in an 8-6 loss to the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
 Jonathan Villar went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Wednesday against the Dodgers.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs, and two RBI in a 5-4 loss to the Angels on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 7th
 Jonathan Villar went 1-for-5 and scored a run on Saturday as the Orioles lost to the Rangers by a 9-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 8th
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, two runs, and two RBI in an 8-6 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
 Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with a double in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday night that the Orioles lost by a 2-0 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 4th
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 2-for-3 with a double and a steal in a 5-3 loss to the Braves on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 2nd
Notes 
 Villar was Adalberto Mondesi version 1.0, posting an unreal .285-19 HRs-62 SBs line in 2016 before falling back to .241-11-23 in 2017. He split the difference last year, and with regular playing time ahead of him in Baltimore, he seems likely to post another .250-15-30 season. It's rarely pretty with Villar, but he could be a solid roto/categories league value going outside the top-100 picks in fantasy drafts.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
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
 Villar was a major disappointment in 2017 after being selected in the third, and even second round of fantasy drafts. As a result, he was an afterthought in 2018, and for the first half of the season, it was a good call. Once Villar was dealt to the Orioles, though, he took off. In those 54 games, he managed eight homers and 21 steals, which over a full season would have been 24 and 64, respectively. Think that type of production is impossible? Rewind to 2016 when he hit 19 with 62 steals and a .285 batting average. Villar still has that ceiling and you can get him in the middle of your drafts this year.
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 getting shipped out of Milwaukee to Baltimore, Villar won some leagues down the stretch. In 54 games with his new club, the middle infielder batted .258 with eight homers and 21 steals. Like Adalberto Mondesi, he offers mouth-watering steals upside with a chance to also deliver 15-20 long balls. Unlike Mondesi, Villar can draw a walk. He also manifested this fantastical ceiling when batting .285 with 19 homers and 62 steals in 2016. Oh yeah, he's also much cheaper. A poor contact profile presents significant batting-average downside, but the speed makes him a tantalizing upside pick.
Andrew Gould - 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