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Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Lindor or Juan Soto (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
40 of 52 experts
23%
Recommended by
12 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 9
Best Rank# 4# 4
Worst Rank# 18# 20
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 11
Best Rank# 7# 8
Worst Rank# 9# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs3838
Home Runs1212
RBI3339
Stolen Bases73
Batting Average.288.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 9
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 12
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 20
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 7# 9
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 9
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 7# 10
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 10
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 10
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 13
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 6# 13
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 6# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 9
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 7# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 7
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 6# 10
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 8# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 7# 10
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 6
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 7# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 8
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 9
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 6# 8
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 6
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 10
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 7# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 9
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 7# 11
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 10# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 8# 11
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 6# 11
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 10
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 5# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 6# 5
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 6# 5
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 6# 5
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 6
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 6
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 4
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 7# 5
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 8
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 9
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 15# 4
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 16# 11
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 4
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats598542
   
Runs101110
   
Hits170153
   
Singles9682
   
Doubles4032
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs3234
   
RBI74110
   
Stolen Bases2212
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks46108
   
Strikeouts98132
   
Batting Average.284.282
   
On Base Pct.335.401
   
Slugging Pct.518.548
   
On-base Plus Slugging.854.949
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats219195
   
Runs3838
   
Hits6358
   
Singles3632
   
Doubles1411
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1212
   
RBI3339
   
Stolen Bases73
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks2038
   
Strikeouts3647
   
Batting Average.288.296
   
On Base Pct.349.410
   
Slugging Pct.524.548
   
On-base Plus Slugging.872.958
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
News 
 Francisco Lindor went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Indians' Game 1 loss to the Yankees on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 30th
Todd Dybas of NBC Sports Washington reports Juan Soto will likely become arbitration eligible this offseason.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 29th
 Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor went 0-for-2 with three walks, a run, and a steal in a 4-3 win over the Pirates on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 26th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk during Wednesday's loss to the Phillies. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 24th
 Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in a 3-2 win over the White Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 3-for-6 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored across both games of Friday's doubleheader against the Miami Marlins.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 19th
 Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor went 0-for-2 with two walks, an RBI, and a steal in a 1-0 win over Detroit on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 19th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-3 with a double, three walks, three RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Friday's win over the Braves. The steal was his third of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 12th
 Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer, a walk, and four RBI in a 6-5 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 16th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-2 with three walks, an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Thursday's loss to the Braves. The steal was his second of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 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
In OBP leagues, you can make the case for Soto to be the third player off the board, as his plate discipline may just be the best in the league. He's only going to get better, too, as there's more room for power growth in his game. His plate discipline gives him a safe floor moving forward, too.
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
I have some concerns that the stolen bases aren't going to develop like his offensive potential has and will continue to. He has Top 5 potential if he can become a 15-20 Stolen Base guy on top of his immense upside with the bat. He would rank higher if I felt more optimistic about the SBs.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Betts and Lindor should be statistical equals, so I'll take the shortstop over the outfielder.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Could be a top-3 pick in 2021 fantasy drafts. ADP for his season is banking on him taking that step forward, however
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Missed the first few weeks of 2019 and still went 32/22
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros