Who Should I Draft?

Tim Anderson or Paul DeJong (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
44 of 59 experts
25%
Recommended by
15 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 86# 97
Best Rank# 32# 70
Worst Rank# 130# 172
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 135# 170
Best Rank# 125# 152
Worst Rank# 160# 205
   
Projections 
   
Runs7371
Home Runs1825
RBI6578
Stolen Bases222
Batting Average.255.256
   
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# 86# 118
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 118
   
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# 70# 90
   
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# 60# 99
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 72# 92
   
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Brewer Rat
# 32# 84
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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The Athletic
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CBS Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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# 127# 107
   
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# 130# 70
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 84
   
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats567436
   
Runs7768
   
Hits136105
   
Singles8560
   
Doubles2825
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2019
   
RBI6468
   
Stolen Bases261
   
Caught Stealing81
   
Walks3036
   
Strikeouts149123
   
Batting Average.240.241
   
On Base Pct.282.313
   
Slugging Pct.406.434
   
On-base Plus Slugging.687.746
   
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats577509
   
Runs7371
   
Hits147130
   
Singles9876
   
Doubles2729
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs1825
   
RBI6578
   
Stolen Bases222
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks2637
   
Strikeouts148143
   
Batting Average.255.256
   
On Base Pct.287.306
   
Slugging Pct.413.463
   
On-base Plus Slugging.700.769
   
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
News 
 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
Paul DeJong went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
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
Paul DeJong went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
 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
Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
 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
Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a two-RBI double in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
 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
Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Giants.
Connor Rooney
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
DeJong is one of the better power options at shortstop, but he doesn't project to be of any help in batting average or stolen bases, meaning he'll need a big boost in runs and RBIs to become interesting in standard 5x5 leagues.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Since joining the league, DeJong is fifth among shortstops in homers per trip to the plate. He is right behind Francisco Lindor and Trevor Story, who are being drafted in the first and second rounds. Granted, the speed is a major difference but the batting average isn't at .275, .267 and .263. If DeJong can stay on the field this year, consensus projections like him to produce a very similar season to Carlos Correa who is being drafted 140 picks higher.
Bobby Sylvester - 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