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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
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 6
Best Rank# 1# 5
Worst Rank# 4# 16
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 8
Best Rank# 3# 7
Worst Rank# 3# 9
   
Projections 
   
Runs3939
Home Runs1312
RBI3831
Stolen Bases98
Batting Average.316.289
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 5
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 5
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 1# 16
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 10
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 5
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 3# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 7
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 7
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 6
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 7
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 7
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 6
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 6
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 3# 7
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 2# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 3# 9
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 3# 6
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 3# 8
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 3# 7
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 3# 5
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 7
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 5
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 2# 7
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 5
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 6
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 3# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 7
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 3# 6
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 6
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 9
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 8
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 3# 8
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 4# 6
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 3# 5
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 3# 6
   
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 Bats201221
   
Runs3939
   
Hits6364
   
Singles3737
   
Doubles1314
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1312
   
RBI3831
   
Stolen Bases98
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks2920
   
Strikeouts4936
   
Batting Average.316.289
   
On Base Pct.403.349
   
Slugging Pct.582.522
   
On-base Plus Slugging.985.871
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
News 
 Christian Yelich will make his spring debut Friday against the Giants.
Brad Camara
Fri, Mar 6th
Jason Lloyd of The Athletic writes that Francisco Lindor has halted contract negotiations with the Indians.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
 Christian Yelich signed a seven-year, $188.5 million extension with the Brewers on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Mar 5th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a Cactus League loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Mar 8th
 Outfielder Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers are close to an agreement on a new contract worth more than $200 million, according to a report from MLB insider Ken Rosenthal.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 3rd
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in a 6-2 Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Mar 4th
 Christian Yelich (knee) is expected to make his 2020 Cactus League debut late this week.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 1st
Francisco Lindor has agreed to a one-year, $17.5 million deal with the Indians. Lindor will have the opportunity to earn more in awards bonuses.
Rob Ingalsbe
Fri, Jan 10th
 Christian Yelich told reporters that he's good to go and feeling great, adding that he should be ready to go for the start of Spring Training.
Blaine Blontz
Sat, Jan 11th
Cleveland Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti has said on multiple occasions that he expects the 26-year-old shortstop to be with the team on Opening Day. Antonetti reiterated that stance on Wednesday. "I have never had a different expectation other than Francisco will be our shortstop Opening Day," Antonetti said. "That was my expectation as the season ended. That’s still my expectation as I’m sitting here today."
Rob Ingalsbe
Wed, Jan 8th
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
 Although Trout and Acuna were both phenomenal last year, it was Yelich who finished as the #1 fantasy player in baseball. Despite missing 30 games, he still hit 44 homers with 30 steals and a .329 batting average. Don't be shocked if he goes 50/30 with a batting crown this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Even despite missing the first month, Lindor went for 32 homers, 22 steals and 101 runs. He has been steady for three seasons and could very easily take another leap into the top tier of fantasy assets this year but he'll need that batting average to leap in order to get there.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Betts and Lindor should be statistical equals, so I'll take the shortstop over the outfielder.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData