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Who Should I Draft?

Tim Anderson or Starling Marte (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
15 of 20 experts
25%
Recommended by
5 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 33
Best Rank# 23# 18
Worst Rank# 43# 58
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 52
Best Rank# 42# 49
Worst Rank# 50# 59
   
Projections 
   
Runs9485
Home Runs2219
RBI7071
Stolen Bases1825
Batting Average.290.278
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 29
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 29
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 31# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 28
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 24# 43
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 26# 34
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 29# 58
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 30
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 25# 29
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 31# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 34# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 30
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats208228
   
Runs4536
   
Hits6764
   
Singles4543
   
Doubles1114
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs106
   
RBI2127
   
Stolen Bases510
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks1012
   
Strikeouts5041
   
Batting Average.322.281
   
On Base Pct.358.340
   
Slugging Pct.529.430
   
On-base Plus Slugging.886.770
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats596573
   
Runs9485
   
Hits172158
   
Singles115105
   
Doubles3230
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs2219
   
RBI7071
   
Stolen Bases1825
   
Caught Stealing67
   
Walks2732
   
Strikeouts140112
   
Batting Average.290.278
   
On Base Pct.318.313
   
Slugging Pct.462.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.781.757
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
News 
 White Sox manager Tony La Russa confirmed Wednesday that Tim Anderson will be his leadoff hitter this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 24th
 
Notes 
 Anderson doesn't seem like he should be that valuable in fantasy. He doesn't have a ton of power, he rarely walks, and his quality of contact is nothing to write home about. But he's hit .335 and .322 the last two seasons, and although both numbers significantly surpass his xBA, it's clear that Anderson is going to be a plus value in that category. He won't excel in any other area, but he will chip in about 20 homers and 15-20 steals which, along with his batting average, makes him an excellent value given that his ADP is always in check.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Marte's getting a little old for a player to rely on for stolen bases, and although fantasy managers need to start lowering their expectations as he enters his age-32 season, there should be enough left in the tank for him to be productive. He ranked in the top 11% in sprint speed last year and was caught stealing just twice in 10 attempts. The quality of his contact declined fairly significantly, however, and considering he now plays in Miami, anything more than 15 home runs should be considered gravy. But he'll likely continue to chip in for all five rotisserie categories and be an asset in both stolen bases and batting average, two difficult categories to fill. Again, temper expectations a bit against his historical production, but fantasy managers can still draft him with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros