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Who Should I Draft?

Tim Anderson or Whit Merrifield (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
12 of 20 experts
40%
Recommended by
8 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 32
Best Rank# 13# 24
Worst Rank# 41# 43
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 40# 48
Best Rank# 27# 42
Worst Rank# 48# 50
   
Projections 
   
Runs9094
Home Runs1622
RBI6870
Stolen Bases2518
Batting Average.286.290
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 43
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 25
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 24
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 23# 26
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 30
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 43
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 31
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 28# 34
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 30# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 24
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 35# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 25
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 26
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 28# 26
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 32# 28
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 30# 29
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats248208
   
Runs3845
   
Hits7167
   
Singles5045
   
Doubles1211
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs910
   
RBI3121
   
Stolen Bases125
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks1210
   
Strikeouts3350
   
Batting Average.286.322
   
On Base Pct.328.358
   
Slugging Pct.444.529
   
On-base Plus Slugging.772.886
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats615596
   
Runs9094
   
Hits174172
   
Singles119115
   
Doubles3432
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs1622
   
RBI6870
   
Stolen Bases2518
   
Caught Stealing86
   
Walks4227
   
Strikeouts105140
   
Batting Average.286.290
   
On Base Pct.329.318
   
Slugging Pct.434.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.763.781
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
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 
 Merrifield has established an extremely strong floor, as he'll almost always be an asset in batting average, steals, and runs scored, and chip in for the remaining categories. There were some concern after his steals dropped to just 20 in 2019, but he bounced back to a 32-steal pace last year while also seeing a power spike. Merrifield is 32 years old and does not hit the ball particularly hard, but that's really irrelevant at this point. He is what he is, and with multi-position eligibility, what he is a major asset in fantasy and one of the top second basemen in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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