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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 - OAK
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
36 of 51 experts
29%
Recommended by
15 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 28
Best Rank# 15# 18
Worst Rank# 44# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 53
Best Rank# 41# 42
Worst Rank# 53# 58
   
Projections 
   
Runs9385
Home Runs2219
RBI7071
Stolen Bases1824
Batting Average.289.278
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 30
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 19# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 29
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 27# 30
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 25# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 25# 28
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 32# 33
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 29# 44
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 17# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 21# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 32
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 19# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 29
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 32
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 26# 30
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 34# 47
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 28# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 23# 28
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 44
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 35
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 27# 56
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 20# 27
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 21# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 33# 35
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 25# 31
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 28# 30
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 31# 32
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 22# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 23
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 24# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 23
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 28# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 30# 27
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 31# 27
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 31# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 21
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 18
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 42# 39
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 42# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 44# 19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Starling Marte
CF - OAK
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 - OAK
Starling Marte
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats596568
   
Runs9385
   
Hits171157
   
Singles114104
   
Doubles3230
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs2219
   
RBI7071
   
Stolen Bases1824
   
Caught Stealing57
   
Walks2731
   
Strikeouts141112
   
Batting Average.289.278
   
On Base Pct.320.316
   
Slugging Pct.464.445
   
On-base Plus Slugging.784.761
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Starling Marte
CF - OAK
Starling Marte
News 
 Tim Anderson went 4-for-4 on Friday, hitting a double and three singles while also drawing a walk. He'd score two runs and drive in another in the process.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Oct 2nd
Starling Marte went 2-for-5 with one RBI and one run in the Athletics 10-4 loss on Saturday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Oct 3rd
 Tim Anderson went 1-for-4 on Wednesday, hitting a solo home run to make it 6-0 in the seventh inning. He also struck out twice.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Sep 30th
Starling Marte went 0-for-5 with one RBI and two strikeouts in the Athletics 4-3 win on Sunday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Sep 26th
 Tim Anderson went 3-for-4 on Thursday, hitting two home runs and a single, driving in four total runs on the game.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Sep 24th
Starling Marte went 1-for-5 with one RBI and two strikeouts in the Athletics 2-1 win on Saturday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Sep 26th
 Tim Anderson was 2-for-5 on Tuesday, hitting a single and a double while also striking out once. He tallied one run scored and one RBI on the day.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 21st
Starling Marte went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs in the Athletics 14-2 win on Friday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Sep 25th
 Shortstop Tim Anderson (hamstring) has been activated from the 10-day injured list by the White Sox.
Chris Schommer
Tue, Sep 14th
Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with one strikeout in the Athletics 4-1 loss against the Marinrs on Wednesday.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 23rd
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