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Who Should I Draft?

Tim Anderson or Jorge Polanco (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Expert
Recommendation
89%
Recommended by
40 of 45 experts
11%
Recommended by
5 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 63# 76
Best Rank# 31# 56
Worst Rank# 102# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 103# 146
Best Rank# 91# 137
Worst Rank# 121# 155
   
Projections 
   
Runs3132
Home Runs77
RBI2528
Stolen Bases72
Batting Average.282.289
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 78
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 79
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 31# 96
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 80
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 42# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 102
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 32# 85
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 65# 76
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 49# 71
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 71# 79
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 66# 81
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 62# 71
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 77
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 58# 64
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 63# 66
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 69# 121
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 66# 75
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 66# 80
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 73# 90
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 61# 83
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 67# 86
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 86
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 69# 78
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 66# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 71# 82
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 55# 75
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 66# 97
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 69# 97
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 81
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 75
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 64# 77
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 62# 75
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 59# 79
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 47# 73
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 38# 65
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 66# 92
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 67# 71
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 44# 83
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 51# 67
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 72# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 64
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 80# 75
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 83# 80
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 102# 68
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498631
   
Runs81107
   
Hits167187
   
Singles117118
   
Doubles3240
   
Triples07
   
Home Runs1822
   
RBI5679
   
Stolen Bases173
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks1560
   
Strikeouts109116
   
Batting Average.335.296
   
On Base Pct.357.358
   
Slugging Pct.508.487
   
On-base Plus Slugging.865.844
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats215208
   
Runs3132
   
Hits6160
   
Singles4038
   
Doubles1213
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs77
   
RBI2528
   
Stolen Bases72
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks820
   
Strikeouts5139
   
Batting Average.282.289
   
On Base Pct.309.351
   
Slugging Pct.448.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.757.818
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
News 
  Jorge Polanco served as the DH and went 2-for-3 with a double in his 2020 spring debut for the Twins.
Michael Felner
Mon, Mar 2nd
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
People are down on Polanco after the season he had last year, and it doesn't really make much sense. The only argument against him is the deep position, but you're getting a guy hitting in the heart of a loaded lineup. What's not to like?
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
Polanco picked up where he left off after the 2018 suspension by batting nearly .300 with over 100 runs and 22 homers. His speed is gone but for his 11th round price tag, that is a plenty useful stat line even if you have to use him in the utility spot instead of shortstop.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Great late option if you are looking to boost your average. Does a little bit of everything, so he won't hurt you.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy