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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
80%
Recommended by
36 of 45 experts
20%
Recommended by
9 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 9
Best Rank# 5# 4
Worst Rank# 16# 28
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 12
Best Rank# 7# 8
Worst Rank# 9# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs3938
Home Runs1213
RBI3140
Stolen Bases84
Batting Average.289.299
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 9
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 9
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 21
   
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
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 6# 10
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 6# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 6# 12
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 7# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 9# 28
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 6# 10
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 8# 9
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 7# 13
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 5# 8
   
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
# 5# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 6# 9
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 9
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 10
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 6# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 11
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 8# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 8# 11
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 6# 11
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 10
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 5# 13
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 6# 5
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 5
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 6
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 6
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 6
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 15# 4
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 16# 11
   
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 Bats221195
   
Runs3938
   
Hits6458
   
Singles3733
   
Doubles1412
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1213
   
RBI3140
   
Stolen Bases84
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks2039
   
Strikeouts3648
   
Batting Average.289.299
   
On Base Pct.349.415
   
Slugging Pct.522.552
   
On-base Plus Slugging.871.968
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
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
Juan Soto came into contact with a teammate that tested positive for coronavirus, and is currently isolating away from Nationals Park.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
 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 Nationals called off Monday’s workout due to concerns with a delay in getting back COVID-19 test results.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 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
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Miami Marlins. The homer was his second of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
 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
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-2 with two doubles in Thursday's Spring matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
 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
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-1 with two RBI, two walks, and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Baltimore Orioles. The steal was his second in as many days.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 3rd
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
It seemed impossible that Soto could be even better than his rookie year but that is just what we got with 34 homers, 110 RBIs, 110 runs and a .282 batting average to go with 12 steals. Considering how young he is, we may see even more in 2020 which would make his second round ADP a steal.
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
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