Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Lindor or Juan Soto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 23
Best Rank# 3# 10
Worst Rank# 98# 38
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 30
Best Rank# 10# 27
Worst Rank# 20# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs10094
Home Runs2929
RBI8196
Stolen Bases177
Batting Average.285.290
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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# 11# 21
   
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The Fantasy Fix
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The Fake Baseball
# 19# 22
   
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# 3# 29
   
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The Athletic
# 15# 24
   
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Beast Dome
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Al Melchior
The Athletic
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CBS Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Athletic
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# 28# 22
   
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# 41# 25
   
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# 64# 25
   
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# 98# 31
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats661414
   
Runs12977
   
Hits183121
   
Singles10173
   
Doubles4225
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3822
   
RBI9270
   
Stolen Bases255
   
Caught Stealing102
   
Walks7079
   
Strikeouts10799
   
Batting Average.277.292
   
On Base Pct.352.406
   
Slugging Pct.519.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.871.923
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats559538
   
Runs10094
   
Hits160156
   
Singles9494
   
Doubles3530
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2929
   
RBI8196
   
Stolen Bases177
   
Caught Stealing63
   
Walks5890
   
Strikeouts87121
   
Batting Average.285.290
   
On Base Pct.352.392
   
Slugging Pct.511.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.913
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
News 
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 4-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run, three RBI, and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Twins. The homer was his 34th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, and two runs in an 8-0 win over the Angels on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 33rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 9th
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, and a steal in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI, and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Mets. The homer was his 32nd of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 4th
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-6 with a homer and two RBI in a 6-2 win over the Twins on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 7th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, three RBI, and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Marlins.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 6-5 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 4th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs scored, and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Marlins. The homer was his 30th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 1st
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
Soto was every bit as good as top-ten pick, Alex Bregman per plate appearance last season, but is going 20 picks later. Keep in mind, he accomplished that as a teenager. Don't hesitate to reach an entire round to grab him before he progresses even more
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
Soto breezed through the minor leagues and kept raking as a 19-year old rookie with the Nationals, hitting .292 with 22 home runs across his first 116 Big Leagues games. Perhaps most impressive of all, he walked nearly as often as he struck out, producing a .406 on-base percentage that proves he is more than comfortable at the Major League level. Soto hit the ball on the ground an awful lot as a rookie, so it remains to be seen if he is capable of delivering 30+ home runs, but at least 25 homers seems likely, and he should be a major plus in terms of batting average and run production while also providing at least a handful of steals. The kid is legit.
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
Expected to play at least one more full season in the minors, Soto instead showed elite skills beyond his years, batting .292/.406/.517 at age 19. After popping 22 homers in 494 plate appearance, supporters are dreaming of a .300, 30-homer, 10-steal breakout. It will happen soon enough, but don't reach for those lofty expectations in 2019. A 53.7% ground-ball rate dampens his power prospects, especially since nearly a quarter of his fly balls went yard last season. If his top-30 ECR holds, drafters are likely overpaying for a 25-homer, five-steal hitter who should be going closer to Anthony Rendon than Andrew Benintendi.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros