Who Should I Draft?

Tim Anderson or Jurickson Profar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
42 of 59 experts
29%
Recommended by
17 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 86# 95
Best Rank# 32# 61
Worst Rank# 130# 170
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 135# 140
Best Rank# 125# 112
Worst Rank# 160# 148
   
Projections 
   
Runs7379
Home Runs1817
RBI6568
Stolen Bases229
Batting Average.255.257
   
Misc 
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 110
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 74
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 57# 109
   
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DailyOverlay
# 68# 170
   
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The Athletic
# 70# 93
   
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RotoChamp
# 113# 140
   
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Razzball
# 60# 71
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 72# 76
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 32# 111
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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# 88# 157
   
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Beast Dome
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CBS Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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Expand The Boxscore
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RotoBaller
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# 99# 112
   
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# 88# 92
   
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# 90# 81
   
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# 110# 103
   
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# 114# 83
   
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# 116# 111
   
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# 120# 101
   
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# 122# 81
   
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# 127# 96
   
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# 130# 101
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 100
   
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats567524
   
Runs7782
   
Hits136133
   
Singles8572
   
Doubles2835
   
Triples36
   
Home Runs2020
   
RBI6477
   
Stolen Bases2610
   
Caught Stealing80
   
Walks3054
   
Strikeouts14988
   
Batting Average.240.254
   
On Base Pct.282.335
   
Slugging Pct.406.458
   
On-base Plus Slugging.687.793
   
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats577536
   
Runs7379
   
Hits147138
   
Singles9886
   
Doubles2732
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs1817
   
RBI6568
   
Stolen Bases229
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks2654
   
Strikeouts14890
   
Batting Average.255.257
   
On Base Pct.287.325
   
Slugging Pct.413.427
   
On-base Plus Slugging.700.752
   
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
News 
 Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 1-for-4 with a run in an 8-0 win over the Indians on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 27th
Jurickson Profar went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 29th
 Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk in a 5-3 win over the Tigers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 22nd
Jurickson Profar went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and a steal in a 10-1 win over the Tigers on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 21st
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday’s 10-2 win over the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 8th
 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
Jurickson Profar went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
 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
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-3 with three RBI and two walks in Thursday's 10-6 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 5th
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
Profar finally got a full chance last year for Texas and posted 20 homers and 10 stolen bases. He takes a hit in projections moving from Texas to Oakland's ballpark, but keep in mind that he just turned 26 years old and very likely hasn't hit his prime yet.
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
Profar finally delivered on some of his long-forgotten prospect hype in 2018, putting up 20 homers and 10 steals with decent run production numbers. It remains to be seen if he can maintain or improve on those numbers, but he's another reasonable bench stash considering his prospect pedigree and the fact he'll have position eligibility all over the diamond.
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
It took a bit longer than expected, but Profar finally emerged as a strong major leaguer by batting .254/.335/.458 with 20 homers and 10 steals. The Rangers oddly moved him to the A's, a move that presents a major ballpark downgrade after he slugged .511 in Arlington. Aside from a possible average uptick, the skills don't portend another leap forward. Perhaps the biggest incentive to drafting Profar is gleaning eligibility at first base, third, shortstop, and even second (10 games) in some leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros