Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Lindor or Andrew Benintendi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
37 of 56 experts
34%
Recommended by
19 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 21
Best Rank# 3# 12
Worst Rank# 98# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 29
Best Rank# 10# 29
Worst Rank# 20# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs10099
Home Runs2919
RBI8183
Stolen Bases1719
Batting Average.285.286
   
Misc 
   
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  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats661579
   
Runs129103
   
Hits183168
   
Singles101105
   
Doubles4241
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs3816
   
RBI9287
   
Stolen Bases2521
   
Caught Stealing103
   
Walks7071
   
Strikeouts107106
   
Batting Average.277.290
   
On Base Pct.352.366
   
Slugging Pct.519.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.871.830
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats559578
   
Runs10099
   
Hits160165
   
Singles94103
   
Doubles3538
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs2919
   
RBI8183
   
Stolen Bases1719
   
Caught Stealing65
   
Walks5869
   
Strikeouts87104
   
Batting Average.285.286
   
On Base Pct.352.362
   
Slugging Pct.511.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.827
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
News 
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a homer in a 7-2 loss to the Rangers on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 18th
Andrew Benintendi (quad) has returned to Boston's lineup on Monday in Minnesota.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with two steals in a 4-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 16th
Andrew Benintendi has been scratched from the Red Sox' lineup on Sunday against the Orioles with a sore left quad.
Dan Harris
Sun, Jun 16th
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a walk in a 2-1 win over the Reds on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-5 and scored a run as the Red Sox beat the Orioles by a 7-2 score on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a homer, three runs, and a steal in a 9-7 win over the Twins on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
Andrew Benintendi went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored before being ejected from Tuesday's 9-5 loss to the Rangers.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 3-for-3 with two homers, a walk, and three RBI in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
Andrew Benintendi went 1-for-5 and hit a two-run homer in the first inning in the loss to the Rangers on Monday in extra innings.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
Notes 
 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
Benintendi is a spectacular real life player, but in fantasy, he was extremely similar to Jean Segura who happens to be going five rounds later. The arrow is pointing up for Benintendi, but not enough to warrant a top 30 draft pick
Bobby Sylvester - 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
At 24 years old, Benintendi has yet to experience a major breakthrough in terms of home runs or stolen bases, but he's nonetheless settled in as a valuably reliable contributor across every offensive category. At this stage of his career, it's fair to expect more of the same -- close to 20-20 with an average in the .280-.290 range and strong run production numbers in Boston's loaded lineup. That was enough to make Benintendi a top-20 hitter in standard 5x5 formats last season, and should be again this year.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Great in every category but not spectacular in one, a player of Benintendi's ilk typically doesn't merit top-25 consideration. But 20/20 candidates are hard to come by, especially if they provide a high batting-average floor and can score 100 times atop a loaded Red Sox lineup. The 24-year-old also might not have peaked yet, as he has improved his strikeout and walk rates each season. While he offers a relatively safe profile, this possible upside forces drafters to pay a steep price to snag him around the Round 2/3 turn.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros