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Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Lindor or Bo Bichette (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Bo Bichette
DH,SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
41 of 51 experts
20%
Recommended by
10 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 15
Best Rank# 6# 12
Worst Rank# 23# 43
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16# 24
Best Rank# 15# 22
Worst Rank# 19# 31
   
Projections 
   
Runs9788
Home Runs3023
RBI8684
Stolen Bases1821
Batting Average.271.287
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 17
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 16
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 30
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 8# 12
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 15
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 15
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 8# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 13
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 13# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 16
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 14# 15
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 19
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 13# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 13# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 6# 16
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 16
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 13# 15
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 17
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 13# 15
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 14# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 13# 15
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 10# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 14# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 13# 16
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 12# 16
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 18
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 12# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 13# 16
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 14# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 17
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 13# 19
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 13# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 13# 23
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 12# 15
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 11# 26
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 21# 36
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 12# 15
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 13# 15
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 13# 28
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 15# 12
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 15# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 14
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 14
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 17# 14
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 15
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 21# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 17
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 23# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Bo Bichette
DH,SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats236123
   
Runs3018
   
Hits6137
   
Singles4022
   
Doubles139
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs85
   
RBI2723
   
Stolen Bases64
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks245
   
Strikeouts4127
   
Batting Average.259.301
   
On Base Pct.335.328
   
Slugging Pct.415.512
   
On-base Plus Slugging.750.840
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Bo Bichette
DH,SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats607565
   
Runs9788
   
Hits163160
   
Singles9794
   
Doubles3439
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs3023
   
RBI8684
   
Stolen Bases1821
   
Caught Stealing67
   
Walks5841
   
Strikeouts106124
   
Batting Average.271.287
   
On Base Pct.335.335
   
Slugging Pct.482.496
   
On-base Plus Slugging.817.831
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Bo Bichette
DH,SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
News 
 Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts on Sunday. The Mets won 3-2.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 20th
Bo Bichette went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo homers to lead the Blue Jays to a 6-5 win over the Yankees on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 30th
 Francisco Lindor went 3-for-5 on Sunday with three home runs and five RBIs, including the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth. The Mets won 7-6 and are 72-72 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 14th
Bo Bichette went 2-for-4 with an RBI, scored a run, and stole a base on Tuesday in the 7-2 loss to the Yankees.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 29th
 Francisco Lindor went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Mets' six-run ninth inning. They won 13-6 Sunday and are 69-68 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
Bo Bichette went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Wednesday's 7-1 loss to Tampa Bay.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 23rd
 Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, two singles, one home run, and four RBIs. Lindor hit a two-run shot off Nats closer Kyle Finnegan in the top of the ninth to win it for the Mets. With the win on, Saturday the Mets are 68-67 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
Bo Bichette went 3-for-4 with three singles, two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Twins.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 19th
 Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a single and two stolen bases as the Mets won on Saturday. They're five games under .500 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Aug 31st
Bo Bichette went 2-for-3 with a home run and drove in five runs Wednesday as the Blue Jays defeated the Rays by a 6-3 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 16th
Notes 
 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
Bichette missed about half the season with a knee injury last year, but was productive when he was on the field, batting .301 with an .840 OPS. His 162-game pace was 28 home runs, 100 runs, 128 RBI, and 22 steals, so he was well on his way to earning his lofty draft price. If there was a wart to Bichette's season it was that his walk rate dropped to just 3.9%, one of the worst in the league. But, given that he had just 128 plate appearances, that's likely just the product of a small sample size, since he never walked at less than a 6.6% clip in his career. Batting in a stacked lineup, Bichette should once again put up strong five-category numbers, and should be one of the first shortstops drafted in fantasy leagues again in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 If you were to judge Lindor by his 2020 triple slash line, then you'd think he had a disappointing season. To an extent, that's true! Lindor's .258/.335/.415 performance last summer certainly wasn't what fantasy managers were expecting. However, this looks like a case of someone who would've rebounded over the course of a full season. Lindor posted a career-high 41.1% hard-hit rate as well as a career-best air contact (55.8%), which measures fly balls and line drives. His arrival in New York will keep him in the conversation for the first two rounds of fantasy drafts this spring.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Bo Bichette slashed .301/.328/.512 with five home runs and four stolen bases across 128 plate appearances in 2020. The 22-year-old has successfully swiped eight bases in just 13 attempts in his MLB career, but has yet to flash the speed he displayed in the minors. He has a ton of upside and should once again produce in a loaded Blue Jays lineup. Bichette has plenty of room for growth and is considered a top-10 middle-infield option in 2021.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros
  Frankly, I've been shocked to see how high Bichette is going in fantasy drafts so far this offseason. We're spending second-round picks on a player with just 75 big league games to his name? Of course, his 162-game pace equates to 35 homers and 17 stolen bases, and Toronto's lineup only got better this winter. There are a lot of reasons to be bullish on Bichette these days, but I can't pass on established studs like Xander Bogaerts and Nolan Arenado for him. Perhaps Bichette's aggressive ADP is due to the need for stolen bases. In that case, it's worth pointing out that the youngster is just 8-for-13 in theft attempts to begin his career.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros