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Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Lindor or Fernando Tatis Jr. (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
43 of 45 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 15
Best Rank# 5# 6
Worst Rank# 16# 31
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 19
Best Rank# 7# 14
Worst Rank# 9# 32
   
Projections 
   
Runs3934
Home Runs1211
RBI3128
Stolen Bases88
Batting Average.289.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 16
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 10
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 16# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 16
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 16
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 10
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 7# 8
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 14
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 11
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 21
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 6# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 21
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 6# 10
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 6# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 7# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 9# 11
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 6# 16
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 8# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 7# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 5# 14
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 7# 16
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 21
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 14
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 7# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 14
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 20
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 6# 14
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 11
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 17
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 6# 13
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 17
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 10
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 8# 27
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 8# 20
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 6# 20
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 20
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 5# 11
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 6# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 6
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 15# 14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats598334
   
Runs10161
   
Hits170106
   
Singles9665
   
Doubles4013
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs3222
   
RBI7453
   
Stolen Bases2216
   
Caught Stealing56
   
Walks4630
   
Strikeouts98110
   
Batting Average.284.317
   
On Base Pct.335.379
   
Slugging Pct.518.590
   
On-base Plus Slugging.854.969
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats221204
   
Runs3934
   
Hits6458
   
Singles3735
   
Doubles149
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs1211
   
RBI3128
   
Stolen Bases88
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks2018
   
Strikeouts3662
   
Batting Average.289.284
   
On Base Pct.349.344
   
Slugging Pct.522.513
   
On-base Plus Slugging.871.857
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
News 
 Jason Lloyd of The Athletic writes that Francisco Lindor has halted contract negotiations with the Indians.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
Fernando Tatis Jr. (illness) is starting in Monday's Cactus League matchup against the Dodgers, leading off and playing shortstop.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 9th
 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
Fernando Tatis Jr. (illness) returned to action at Padres camp on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 7th
 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
Fernando Tatis Jr. (illness) returned to the Padres' spring training facility Thursday, but will need a few more days to recover before rejoining the team's lineup in game action.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Mar 5th
 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
Padres GM A.J. Preller says the team has no plans to move Fernando Tatis Jr. to center field.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 13th
 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 
 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
Fernando Tatis Jr. is one of the more polarizing players for draft season. When we revisit this article next year, we'll either be looking at Tatis as a top-five pick or as a source of debate over how far he should fall after his disappointing second year in the bigs. We know the differential with his expected stats, but do we talk about his plate discipline enough? He had a 29.6 K% last year, with only an 8 BB%. The walk rate is passable, but if Tatis keeps striking out at that rate, it's going to hurt his overall game. Suddenly, you're looking at a guy with 180 strikeouts who's hitting .260. The power/speed combo that he brings is nice, but you can get similar production later in the draft waiting on someone like Bo Bichette, who has a much safer floor for batting average.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Tatis was sensational in his half of season with 22 homers, 16 steals and a .317 batting average but every underlying metric available to us screams significant regression. He is a strong source of power and speed but expect the BA to plummet.
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
This is high for such a young player with so little track record, but dual-threat HR/SB guys are running out at this stage in drafts. 20/20/.280 is a lock, 25/25/310 is possible and he qualifies at SS. I can't justify drafting a Non-Base stealing bat ahead of Tatis when he should provide 15-20 bases falling out of bed even if he was to miss 20 or so games due to injury. The floor is too high.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Betts and Lindor should be statistical equals, so I'll take the shortstop over the outfielder.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData