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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Tim Anderson (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
35 of 43 experts
19%
Recommended by
8 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 21
Best Rank# 9# 14
Worst Rank# 33# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 24# 37
Best Rank# 21# 25
Worst Rank# 31# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs9199
Home Runs3621
RBI10969
Stolen Bases218
Batting Average.282.297
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 17
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 18# 20
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 17# 24
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 23
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 28
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 19# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 17
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 17# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 18
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 20
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 15# 22
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 18
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 9# 14
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 21
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 18# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 22
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 16# 21
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 24
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 15# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 17# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 19
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 14# 21
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 16# 27
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 24
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 15# 20
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 29
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 13# 18
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 22# 28
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 17# 23
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 30
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 18# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 18
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 21# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 17
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 25# 24
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 22
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 33# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats537527
   
Runs9294
   
Hits149163
   
Singles80115
   
Doubles3529
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3317
   
RBI10461
   
Stolen Bases118
   
Caught Stealing07
   
Walks5022
   
Strikeouts145119
   
Batting Average.278.309
   
On Base Pct.346.338
   
Slugging Pct.531.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.877.806
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536596
   
Runs9199
   
Hits151177
   
Singles81121
   
Doubles3333
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3621
   
RBI10969
   
Stolen Bases218
   
Caught Stealing16
   
Walks6027
   
Strikeouts145134
   
Batting Average.282.297
   
On Base Pct.354.328
   
Slugging Pct.549.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.790
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
News 
 Yordan Alvarez took Jon Gray out for his 11th home run this season in the third inning of Houston's 11th win in a row. He finished 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI's.
Kendall Capps
Sat, May 14th
Tim Anderson batted 3-for-5 with three singles in the win over the New York Yankees.
Nate Lowenthal
Sat, May 14th
 Yordan Alvarez was 2-for-5 with a run in the suspended game from Wednesday. In the regularly scheduled night game, Alvarez went deep twice, helping Houston sweep the double dip.
Kendall Capps
Fri, May 13th
Tim Anderson batted 3-for-4 for two singles and a double for two RBIs in the win over the Guardians.
Nate Lowenthal
Tue, May 10th
 Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez hit his 8th home run of the season Tuesday, helping Houston to a 4-0 win over Seattle. He finished 1-for-3 with the solo home run, a walk and a second run scored.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 4th
Tim Anderson's one game suspension for his actions during a game between the White Sox and Guardians on April 20th has been rescinded upon appeal.
Kendall Capps
Tue, May 10th
 Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez hit his seventh home run of the season in a 3-0 win Monday. He took Mariners starter Marco Gonzales deep for a solo home run, finishing 1-for-3 with a walk.
Kendall Capps
Tue, May 3rd
Tim Anderson batted 1-for-5 with an RBI double, a walk, and a strikeout in the extra innings loss to Cleveland.
Nate Lowenthal
Tue, May 10th
 Yordan Alvarez went 1 for 4 with an RBI in a 3-2 Astros win against Texas on Thursday.
Luke Monaldo
Fri, Apr 29th
Tim Anderson went 3-for-5 with three singles in the win over the Boston Red Sox.
Nate Lowenthal
Sat, May 7th
Notes 
 Power is his calling card, and Alvarez didn't disappoint in that department last year, mashing 33 HRs with 104 RBI. He had a healthy .277 batting average in 2021 and has a career mark of .290, so the power doesn't come at the expense of BA. The power peripherals are outstanding - he's in the 97th percentile in average exit velocity, maximum exit velocity and hard hit percentage. There could be a 50 HR season lurking here. Alvarez has just one SB in 233 career games, and he's had surgery on both knees. But if those granddad knees hold up, you're likely to be please with your return on investment.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
Anderson could fall out of bed and go 2-for-5. His batting averages the last three seasons: .335, .322, .309. At this point, we have to conclude that his consistently high BABIPs aren't fluky. Anderson isn't a truly elite base stealer, but he swiped 18 bags in 123 games last season and could conceivably steal 25-30 bases in a good year. Anderson has consistently been in the 17-20 home run range, so while he won't provide a lot of help in the power department, he won't hurt you either. In a loaded White Sox lineup, Anderson has a chance to score 100 runs if he can stay healthy. Anderson's ADP suggests he might slip into the fourth round of your draft. Pounce on him if he does.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros