Who Should I Draft?

Alex Bregman or Francisco Lindor (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
42 of 59 experts
29%
Recommended by
17 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 20
Best Rank# 4# 3
Worst Rank# 22# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 13# 12
Best Rank# 10# 10
Worst Rank# 15# 20
   
Projections 
   
Runs99100
Home Runs2729
RBI9481
Stolen Bases1117
Batting Average.287.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 9# 25
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 16
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 31
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 6# 12
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 20
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 7# 28
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 28
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 12# 15
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 7# 12
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 10# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 59
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 15# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 12# 33
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 16# 32
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 23
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 10# 12
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 12# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 10
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 17# 19
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 42
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 20# 22
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 10
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 11# 64
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 10# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 37
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 13# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 10# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 13
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 18
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 10# 19
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 5# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 11# 98
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 16
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 7# 19
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 4# 7
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 20
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 7# 3
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 8# 4
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 8# 4
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 4
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 12# 6
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 12# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 12# 11
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 13# 12
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 15# 5
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 9
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 16# 8
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 4
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 19# 17
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 20# 16
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 16
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 21# 17
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 22# 10
   
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats594661
   
Runs105129
   
Hits170183
   
Singles87101
   
Doubles5142
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3138
   
RBI10392
   
Stolen Bases1025
   
Caught Stealing410
   
Walks9670
   
Strikeouts85107
   
Batting Average.286.277
   
On Base Pct.394.352
   
Slugging Pct.532.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.926.871
   
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats572559
   
Runs99100
   
Hits164160
   
Singles9294
   
Doubles4235
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2729
   
RBI9481
   
Stolen Bases1117
   
Caught Stealing46
   
Walks7758
   
Strikeouts8887
   
Batting Average.287.285
   
On Base Pct.372.352
   
Slugging Pct.514.511
   
On-base Plus Slugging.885.864
   
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
News 
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's 6-4 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 0-for-3 with a walk, two runs, and a steal in a 9-4 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 0-for-5 in a 7-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 18th
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-2 with a home run, three walks and an additional run scored in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 4-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run and a walk in Monday's 15-0 win over the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 10th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, and two runs in an 8-0 win over the Angels on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 8th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, and a steal in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
Notes 
 Bregman had 83 extra-base hits last season to go with 105 runs and 103 RBIs despite being just 24 years old. Chances are high that his fantasy value continues to trend north. With that said, he is currently recovering from elbow surgery so be sure to keep an eye on his progress before picking him up in the 1st round this spring.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Originally expected to return from a calf injury in early April, Lindor suffered an ankle ailment while rehabbing. There's now no timetable for his recovery, and it's increasingly hard to see Cleveland letting him run once back on the diamond. Investors have little choice but to wait and hope for the best, but they shouldn't expect him to return first-round value.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 With great plate discipline and a great supporting cast, Bregman is a very safe, high-floor selection on draft day. He's an excellent bet to produce a .280 average, 25-30 HRs, and around 10 stolen bases, with big run and RBI totals thanks to the Astros' stacked lineup.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Lindor kicked it up another notch in 2018, mashing 38 homers to go with 25 steals and his league-leading 129 runs. We can't bank on a repeat performance in 2019, but with even 80% of those numbers at shortstop, he'd return easy 1st round value.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Bregman's superstar ascension featured a stellar .286/.394/.532 slash line, 32 homers, and more walks (96) than strikeouts (85). He finished among the top five in contact, outside-swing, and swinging-strike rates, so the elite plate approach could feasibly net a .300 average in 2019. Yet a .463 xSLG suggests he hit his power ceiling, which is concerning considering the drop in steals (10). Drafters now must also monitor his progress from offseason arthroscopic surgery on his elbow, making Bregman a dicey proposition in the first round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Coming off a tremendous season, Lindor would arguably deserve to be in a tier of his own at shortstop if he hadn't suffered a strained calf in early February. As it is, he falls into a similar category of player as Javier Baez and Trevor Story: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The concern for Lindor is that he misses the beginning of the season and/or doesn't run as much upon his return, but the good news is that he was so good last year that they can afford to drop off a bit and still remain an elite fantasy option.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros