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Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Francisco Lindor (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
49 of 52 experts
6%
Recommended by
3 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 6
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 10# 18
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 8
Best Rank# 4# 7
Worst Rank# 4# 9
   
Projections 
   
Runs3938
Home Runs1512
RBI4133
Stolen Bases57
Batting Average.291.288
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 5
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 5
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 5# 16
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 6
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 7
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 5
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 4# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 6
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 6
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 7
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 11
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 7
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 3# 4
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 5# 6
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 7
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 4# 6
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 3# 5
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 7
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 5# 15
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 4# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 6
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 4# 6
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 4# 8
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 3# 6
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 7
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 5
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 7
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 4
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 4# 5
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 6
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 3# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 5
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 5# 7
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 6
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 4# 7
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 9
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 4# 10
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 4# 8
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 5# 6
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 5# 8
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 4# 6
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 3# 7
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 6# 5
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 7# 5
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 9
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558598
   
Runs121101
   
Hits170170
   
Singles8696
   
Doubles3440
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs4732
   
RBI11574
   
Stolen Bases1522
   
Caught Stealing55
   
Walks9546
   
Strikeouts10898
   
Batting Average.305.284
   
On Base Pct.406.335
   
Slugging Pct.629.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.035.854
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats199219
   
Runs3938
   
Hits5863
   
Singles3036
   
Doubles1214
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1512
   
RBI4133
   
Stolen Bases57
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3120
   
Strikeouts4636
   
Batting Average.291.288
   
On Base Pct.387.349
   
Slugging Pct.579.524
   
On-base Plus Slugging.966.872
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
News 
 Dodgers OF Cody Bellinger (shoulder) says he feels "pretty good."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 19th
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
 Cody Bellinger went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks as the Dodgers took down the Braves 4-3 in Game 7 of the NLCS on Sunday to advance to the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 19th
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
 Cody Bellinger went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored, and two walks in the Dodgers 15-3 drubbing of the Braves in Game 3 of the NLCS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 15th
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
 Cody Bellinger went 2-for-5 with a triple, three RBI, a run scored, and a walk as the Dodgers blew out the Padres 12-3 in Game 3 of the NLDS.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 9th
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
 Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, his first of the postseason, as the Dodgers held on to beat the Padres 6-5 in Game 2 of the NLDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
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 Dodgers are going to be a headache for fantasy managers this year, but Bellinger is one of the players who you can count on for everyday, elite production. Having first base eligibility lifts his stock even more, since first base is a top-heavy position this year. Bellinger lowered his strikeout rate and raised his walk rate, but the most impressive part of his growth last season was his ability to hit lefties to the tune of .280 - up from .226 the year prior.
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
 Bellinger had a tremendous season, drastically improving his walk rate and cutting his strikeout rate, and setting career highs in each of the five standard rotisserie categories. If there's a knock on Bellinger's season, it's that so much of his production came in the first half, and particularly in March where he batted .431 with 14 home runs. Beginning in June, he batted .280 or lower in each month, and he batted just .261 in the second half. But the numbers all count, and although it's reasonable to expect Bellinger to take a slight step back from his overall 2019 numbers, it still leaves him as a top-five pick.
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
 I project regression across the board. 30-35 HRs, 8-13 SBs in 2020 rather than his 47/15 2019. Still a really strong season, still qualifies in the outfield and a slightly better Dodger than Betts with upside to provide 40/15 if his regression is less severe than my projections. Thats why he ranks ahead of Betts but behind the dual-threat middle infielders at picks 4-6.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Betts and Lindor should be statistical equals, so I'll take the shortstop over the outfielder.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Statcast page is blood red (which is good). Hit .379 in the first two months of 2019, .262 after
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Missed the first few weeks of 2019 and still went 32/22
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros