Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Lindor or Kris Bryant (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
37 of 59 experts
37%
Recommended by
22 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 22
Best Rank# 3# 6
Worst Rank# 98# 37
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 33
Best Rank# 10# 26
Worst Rank# 20# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs10097
Home Runs2928
RBI8187
Stolen Bases176
Batting Average.285.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 18
   
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# 11# 26
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 22
   
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# 20# 32
   
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Brewer Rat
# 3# 26
   
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The Athletic
# 15# 27
   
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Beast Dome
# 10# 21
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 16# 22
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 12# 31
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 18# 37
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 29
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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FanGraphs
# 12# 29
   
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Razzball
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FantasyPros
# 19# 20
   
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RotoBaller
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Freeze Stats
# 9# 26
   
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Razzball
# 19# 20
   
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# 4# 21
   
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# 6# 20
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 5# 21
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 29
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 28
   
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Fake Teams
# 7# 22
   
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FanGraphs
# 20# 33
   
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Pitcher List
# 4# 21
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 26
   
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The Athletic
# 12# 9
   
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BretskyBall
# 16# 6
   
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DailyOverlay
# 17# 14
   
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FantasyPros
# 18# 17
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 18# 13
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 19# 17
   
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# 20# 13
   
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The Athletic
# 25# 18
   
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Razzball
# 28# 23
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 23
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 21
   
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Razzball
# 32# 28
   
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# 32# 20
   
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# 33# 21
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 23
   
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# 37# 23
   
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The Athletic
# 37# 7
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 41# 28
   
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Sporfolio
# 42# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 20
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 64# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 98# 21
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats661389
   
Runs12959
   
Hits183106
   
Singles10162
   
Doubles4228
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3813
   
RBI9252
   
Stolen Bases252
   
Caught Stealing104
   
Walks7048
   
Strikeouts107107
   
Batting Average.277.273
   
On Base Pct.352.374
   
Slugging Pct.519.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.871.834
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats559552
   
Runs10097
   
Hits160155
   
Singles9488
   
Doubles3535
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs2928
   
RBI8187
   
Stolen Bases176
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks5877
   
Strikeouts87140
   
Batting Average.285.281
   
On Base Pct.352.369
   
Slugging Pct.511.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.879
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo homer in an 8-2 loss to Washington in Sunday's season finale.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 30th
X-rays on Kris Bryant's ankle came back negative on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 0-for-4 in an 8-0 loss to the White Sox on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 27th
Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI Sunday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 0-for-3 with a walk, two runs, and a steal in a 9-4 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 22nd
Kris Bryant went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and four RBI in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 0-for-5 in a 7-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 18th
Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run home runs and a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 11th
 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
Kris Bryant (knee) has been scratched from Tuesday’s lineup due to knee soreness.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 3rd
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
Bryant missed 60 games last year and had his least efficient season of his career by quite a bit. There is some risk in drafting Bryant in the 3rd round, but he also comes with 40 homer upside, a batting average near .300 and both 100+ runs and RBIs
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
Bryant appeared to be on the verge of establishing himself as a perennial first round fantasy pick following his MVP 2016 season. Then his home run total dropped from 39 to 29 in 2017, but it seemed like an outlier as his production remained otherwise excellent. But the bottom really fell out last season, as Bryant struggled through a shoulder injury while producing a paltry 13 homers over 102 games. Bryant's strikeout rate grew and his hard contact rate declined, but he simply wasn't healthy -- he was actually off to a strong start before suffering the injury in mid-May. Bryant has pronounced himself fully healthy, and the fact the injury was a bone bruise rather than ligament damage is reason to believe he can make a full recovery. It wouldn't be the least bit surprising to see him rocket back into the first round of fantasy drafts by this time next year.
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
Everyone kept waiting for Bryant to turn the corner last season. They're still waiting. He hit a pedestrian .272/.374/.460 and continued a concerning power slide with 13 homers. The former MVP, who is only 27, was dealing with a shoulder injury. He could easily bounce back and deliver near first-round value, but drafters won't receive much of a discount at his third-round going rate. It's a fair price given his batting average and power upside, but the lack of speed and health certainty makes him far from a lock.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros