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Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Lindor or Freddie Freeman (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
45 of 46 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 15
Best Rank# 4# 10
Worst Rank# 16# 52
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 17
Best Rank# 7# 15
Worst Rank# 9# 19
   
Projections 
   
Runs3932
Home Runs1211
RBI3135
Stolen Bases82
Batting Average.289.300
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 15
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 16# 17
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 12
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 13
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 52
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 14
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 7# 12
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 6# 11
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 36
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 6# 12
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 7# 12
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 9# 13
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 6# 12
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 8# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 7# 12
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 5# 11
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 7# 22
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 19
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 11
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 10
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 7# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 6# 12
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 12
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 12
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 6# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 10
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 7# 12
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 11
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 10# 35
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 8# 14
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 6# 12
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 12
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 5# 27
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 6# 11
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 15# 11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats598597
   
Runs101113
   
Hits170175
   
Singles96102
   
Doubles4033
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3238
   
RBI74121
   
Stolen Bases226
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks4687
   
Strikeouts98127
   
Batting Average.284.293
   
On Base Pct.335.387
   
Slugging Pct.518.546
   
On-base Plus Slugging.854.933
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats220184
   
Runs3932
   
Hits6355
   
Singles3632
   
Doubles1412
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1211
   
RBI3135
   
Stolen Bases82
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks2026
   
Strikeouts3642
   
Batting Average.289.300
   
On Base Pct.349.386
   
Slugging Pct.524.538
   
On-base Plus Slugging.872.924
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
News 
 Indians manager Terry Francona is considering batting Francisco Lindor third this year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 12th
David O'Brien of The Athletic heard from someone close to Freddie Freeman that the star first baseman is "doing much better."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
 Jason Lloyd of The Athletic writes that Francisco Lindor has halted contract negotiations with the Indians.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
Freeman's wife, Chelsea, posted on Instagram that he has been feeling better since testing positive for the virus on Sunday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
 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
The Braves placed Freddie Freeman on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 5th
 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
1B Freddie Freeman has tested positive for Coronavirus, per Braves’ manager Brian Snitker.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
 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
Freddie Freeman was scratched from Tuesday's lineup and should return Friday, according to manager Brian Snitker.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
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
Freeman tested positive for COVID-19 at the outset of renewed camp and has reportedly dealt with some difficult symptoms. It seems unlikely that he'll be able to begin the year with the Braves, though he is apparently on the road to recovery. When healthy, Freeman is a dynamic option, so long as he has recovered from the elbow soreness that plagued him in spring. Don't let Freeman slip too far, but he's out of the second round for now.
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
Freeman gets a boost in points leagues, but, he's a safe bet for production in the second round. Freeman allows you to lock up your first baseman and not have to worry about playing catch up there later in the draft. The only knock with taking Freeman is that you miss out on the power-speed threats and the top pitchers.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Freeman might not be the most exciting second round pick, but the floor over the past four years has been a .300 hitter with 90+ runs, 90+ RBIs and 25 homers. Last season he was at 113 runs, 38 HRs and 121 RBIs so it isn't like his ceiling is too bad either.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Betts and Lindor should be statistical equals, so I'll take the shortstop over the outfielder.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Playing through an injury in September hurt overall numbers. Draft in the late-first.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Missed the first few weeks of 2019 and still went 32/22
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros