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Who Should I Draft?

Christian Yelich or Francisco Lindor (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
52 of 52 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 6
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 10# 18
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 8
Best Rank# 1# 7
Worst Rank# 3# 9
   
Projections 
   
Runs3938
Home Runs1312
RBI3833
Stolen Bases87
Batting Average.315.288
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 5
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 5
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 1# 16
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 9
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 2# 7
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 5
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 3# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 6
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 10# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 6
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 7
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 11
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 5
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 7
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 1# 4
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 4# 6
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 7
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 6
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 1# 5
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 3# 7
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 2# 15
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 1# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 3# 6
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 3# 6
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 3# 8
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 6
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 7
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 5
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 2# 7
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 4
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 1# 5
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 6
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 1# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 3# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 5
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 5
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 3# 7
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 6
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 3# 7
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 9
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 10
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 3# 8
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 4# 6
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 3# 5
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 3# 6
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 2# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats489598
   
Runs100101
   
Hits161170
   
Singles8596
   
Doubles2940
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs4432
   
RBI9774
   
Stolen Bases3022
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks8046
   
Strikeouts11898
   
Batting Average.329.284
   
On Base Pct.429.335
   
Slugging Pct.671.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.100.854
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202219
   
Runs3938
   
Hits6463
   
Singles3736
   
Doubles1214
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1312
   
RBI3833
   
Stolen Bases87
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks3020
   
Strikeouts4936
   
Batting Average.315.288
   
On Base Pct.402.349
   
Slugging Pct.574.524
   
On-base Plus Slugging.977.872
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
News 
 Christian Yelich went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Brewers 3-0 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
Francisco Lindor went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Indians' Game 1 loss to the Yankees on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 30th
 Christian Yelich went 1-for-5 with a home run and two walks in both games of Friday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 26th
Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor went 0-for-2 with three walks, a run, and a steal in a 4-3 win over the Pirates on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 26th
 Christian Yelich went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Reds.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 24th
Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in a 3-2 win over the White Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
 Christian Yelich went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 9-5 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 19th
Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor went 0-for-2 with two walks, an RBI, and a steal in a 1-0 win over Detroit on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 19th
 Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, one walk and three runs scored in Wednesday's 18-3 win over the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 16th
Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer, a walk, and four RBI in a 6-5 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 16th
Notes 
 The late start to the season helps Yelich and his managers, as his knee is no longer a concern. There's a care to be made for taking him anywhere from first to fifth overall, but his production over the past few years doesn't lie. He'll give you a .300 average with double-digit homers and steals in a solid lineup.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Lindor is the definition of a safe player, which is great at this point in the draft. There were concerns he wouldn't run much in 2019 with his Spring Training calf injury, but he still stole 22 bases. He's an elite-contact bat, who should post double-digit steals and homers in the shortened season.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Yelich followed up his preposterous 2018 season with an even better one in 2019, batting .329 with 44 home runs and 30 steals in just 130 games. His ridiculous 35% HR/FB rate regressed as expected, but only to a still nonsensical 32.8%, best in MLB. The issue with Yelich for 2020 has nothing to do with his talent, but is instead all about the fractured kneecap that prematurely ended his season. He's reportedly on track to be ready by Opening Day, but there's obviously a modicum of risk to factor in.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Lindor's 2019 season got off to a rocky start with a right calf strain in February followed by a sprained left ankle in March. But when he returned in late April, he didn't miss a beat, putting up a classic 30-20 season and contributing in all five categories. There were some minor negatives for Lindor - his strikeout rate went up, his walk rate went down, and he had an expected batting average of just .276, the lowest of his career. But Lindor's floor at this point is so enormously high that he's one of the few no-risk players, and he shouldn't slip past the top 10 in drafts or, frankly, the top seven.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Appears to be fully healthy entering spring training
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Betts and Lindor should be statistical equals, so I'll take the shortstop over the outfielder.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
  Missed the first few weeks of 2019 and still went 32/22
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros