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Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Francisco Lindor (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
5 of 8 experts
38%
Recommended by
3 of 8 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 12
Best Rank# 8# 7
Worst Rank# 14# 22
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 14# 17
Best Rank# 14# 16
Worst Rank# 14# 18
   
Projections 
   
Runs10299
Home Runs3831
RBI10786
Stolen Bases1419
Batting Average.280.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 22
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 8# 11
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 11# 13
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 10# 12
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 10# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 10
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats213236
   
Runs3330
   
Hits5161
   
Singles2940
   
Doubles1013
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs128
   
RBI3027
   
Stolen Bases66
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3024
   
Strikeouts4241
   
Batting Average.239.259
   
On Base Pct.333.335
   
Slugging Pct.455.415
   
On-base Plus Slugging.789.750
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats548605
   
Runs10299
   
Hits154165
   
Singles8297
   
Doubles3035
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3831
   
RBI10786
   
Stolen Bases1419
   
Caught Stealing46
   
Walks8559
   
Strikeouts123105
   
Batting Average.280.273
   
On Base Pct.376.338
   
Slugging Pct.546.487
   
On-base Plus Slugging.923.825
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
News 
 Cody Bellinger and the Dodgers avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $16.1 million deal.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 15th
Francisco Lindor and the Mets avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $22.3 million deal.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 15th
  Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the rumored trade of Francisco Lindor going to the Mets is being finalized and will happen.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jan 7th
  Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the Mets are reportedly "deep into talks" to acquire Indians star SS Francisco Lindor.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jan 7th
Notes 
 Bellinger was unable to replicate the magic of his 2019 breakout during last year's shortened season. His average dipped to .239, the worst mark of his career, his power dropped significantly, and he didn't make the same quality of contact. But although he slid backwards in his walk and strikeout rates, his regression there was minimal, and his expected batting average was .284. In other words, Bellinger got worse in 2020, but it wasn't quite as bad as the surface numbers suggest. He did have offseason shoulder surgery after getting injured during a post-season celebration, and that's always a bit worrisome for a hitter. But given that a "down" year for Bellinger at this point is a 30-15 season, he warrants being selected early in the second round.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Lindor's season wasn't particularly impressive, as his surface numbers regressed fairly significantly from his previous three seasons. But, under the hood, not much changed. His walk rate and strikeout rate were largely steady, and his statcast data remained on par with his career marks. He also got much better to close the year, batting .285 with a 122 wRC+ over his final 39 games. Just 27 years old and now with a stronger lineup with the Mets, Lindor should put up numbers closer to his 2017-2019 levels, especially since he'll be playing for a new contract after this season. He'll come at a bit of a discount in the second round this year, and he's well worth your investment at that price.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros