Who Should I Draft?

Tim Anderson or Jurickson Profar (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Tim Anderson
Tim Anderson
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
Recommended by
41 of 56 experts
Recommended by
15 of 56 experts
ECR# 86# 94
Best Rank# 32# 61
Worst Rank# 127# 170
Composite# 135# 140
Best Rank# 125# 112
Worst Rank# 160# 148
Home Runs1817
Stolen Bases229
Batting Average.255.257
Injury AlertDTD-
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 110
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 74
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 57# 109
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 68# 170
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 70# 93
Site Projections
# 113# 140
Grey Albright
# 60# 71
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 72# 76
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 32# 111
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 79# 88
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 88# 157
Beast Dome
# 102# 106
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 72# 145
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 101# 112
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 85# 133
Fantasy Team Advice
# 70# 129
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 78# 110
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 88# 100
Andrew Gould
# 83# 86
Rudy Gamble
# 99# 138
Wayne Bretsky
# 78# 120
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 81# 99
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 77# 107
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 70# 84
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 89# 98
Mario Mergola
# 109# 145
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 88# 96
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 98# 101
Bill Dubiel
# 84# 94
Nick Mariano
# 89# 132
Bobby Sylvester
# 84# 116
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 106
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 99# 107
Dan Harris
# 83# 102
Pierre Camus
# 76# 134
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 86# 88
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 93# 104
Jacob Gibbs
# 88# 96
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 99# 112
Ariel Cohen
# 88# 92
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 100# 102
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 90# 81
Andrew Seifter
# 94# 88
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 96# 92
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 97# 70
Donkey Teeth
# 101# 83
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 103# 61
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 105# 93
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 106# 85
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 110# 103
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 111# 110
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 114# 83
Justin Mason
# 120# 101
Mick Ciallela
# 122# 81
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 127# 96
Paul Sporer
# 100
  Tim Anderson
Tim Anderson
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
2018 Stats 
At Bats567524
Home Runs2020
Stolen Bases2610
Caught Stealing80
Batting Average.240.254
On Base Pct.282.335
Slugging Pct.406.458
On-base Plus Slugging.687.793
  Tim Anderson
Tim Anderson
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
2019 Projections 
At Bats577536
Home Runs1817
Stolen Bases229
Caught Stealing62
Batting Average.255.257
On Base Pct.287.325
Slugging Pct.413.427
On-base Plus Slugging.700.752
  Tim Anderson
Tim Anderson
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
 Tim Anderson was removed from Tuesday's game in Boston with what appeared to be an ankle injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 25th
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-2 with two walks, one homer, one RBI, and two runs scored on Thursday against Tampa Bay.
Kamran Hoda
Fri, Jun 21st
 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
Jurickson Profar went 2-for-3 with a walk, single, double, and one run scored on Friday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Jurickson Profar went 2-for-5 with a home run, single, one RBI, and one run scored on Sunday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 3rd
 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
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Monday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, May 28th
 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
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-1 with a home run and a walk on Tuesday against the Indians.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 22nd
 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