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Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Lindor or Lucas Giolito (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
43 of 56 experts
23%
Recommended by
13 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 20
Best Rank# 7# 11
Worst Rank# 35# 79
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16# 19
Best Rank# 15# 17
Worst Rank# 19# 24
   
Projections 
   
Runs97
Home Runs3026
RBI86
Stolen Bases18
Batting Avg.271
Strikeouts106220
Wins13
Saves0
ERA3.71
WHIP1.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 35
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 79
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 8# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 34
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 16# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 25
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 11# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 26# 78
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 16# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 21
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 21# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 28
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 24
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 20
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 7# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 26
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 16# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 45
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 16# 18
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 14# 18
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 27
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 17# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 21
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 15# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 15# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 19
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 19
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 15# 20
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 27# 42
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 15# 22
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 20
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 15# 25
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 18# 24
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 16# 24
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 15# 12
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 17# 14
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 18# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 11
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 19# 15
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 19
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 18
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 22
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 16
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 35# 20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs30
   
Home Runs88
   
RBI27
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.259
   
Strikeouts4197
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.48
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs97
   
Home Runs3026
   
RBI86
   
Stolen Bases18
   
Batting Avg.271
   
Strikeouts106220
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.71
   
WHIP1.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
News 
 Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts on Sunday. The Mets won 3-2.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 20th
Lucas Giolito went six innings on Sunday, allowing no earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out six.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Sep 27th
 Francisco Lindor went 3-for-5 on Sunday with three home runs and five RBIs, including the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth. The Mets won 7-6 and are 72-72 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 14th
Lucas Giolito struck out eight but was limited to four innings in his return from a hamstring injury on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 15th
 Francisco Lindor went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Mets' six-run ninth inning. They won 13-6 Sunday and are 69-68 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (hamstring) has been activated from the 10-day injured list by the White Sox.
Chris Schommer
Tue, Sep 14th
 Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, two singles, one home run, and four RBIs. Lindor hit a two-run shot off Nats closer Kyle Finnegan in the top of the ninth to win it for the Mets. With the win on, Saturday the Mets are 68-67 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
White Sox starter Lucas Giolito, who is currently on the injured list with a strained left hamstring, should return to make a start next Tuesday.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 9th
 Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a single and two stolen bases as the Mets won on Saturday. They're five games under .500 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Aug 31st
Lucas Giolito threw at full effort with no reported issues on Tuesday.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 8th
Notes 
 Lindor's season wasn't particularly impressive, as his surface numbers regressed fairly significantly from his previous three seasons. But, under the hood, not much changed. His walk rate and strikeout rate were largely steady, and his statcast data remained on par with his career marks. He also got much better to close the year, batting .285 with a 122 wRC+ over his final 39 games. Just 27 years old and now with a stronger lineup with the Mets, Lindor should put up numbers closer to his 2017-2019 levels, especially since he'll be playing for a new contract after this season. He'll come at a bit of a discount in the second round this year, and he's well worth your investment at that price.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Giolito followed up his breakout 2019 season with a nearly identical 2020 season. His ERA was within .07, his WHIP within .02, and his strikeout percentage within a point and a half. Despite pitching in a homer-friendly park, Giolito has managed to limit home runs, which is a key to his continued success with the White Sox. He won't face quite an easy schedule this year (AL and NL Central pitchers had plenty of sub-par offenses to feast on in 2019), but entering his age-27 season, he should only continue to improve from a skills standpoint. Draft him as an SP1, albeit a low-end one.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 If you were to judge Lindor by his 2020 triple slash line, then you'd think he had a disappointing season. To an extent, that's true! Lindor's .258/.335/.415 performance last summer certainly wasn't what fantasy managers were expecting. However, this looks like a case of someone who would've rebounded over the course of a full season. Lindor posted a career-high 41.1% hard-hit rate as well as a career-best air contact (55.8%), which measures fly balls and line drives. His arrival in New York will keep him in the conversation for the first two rounds of fantasy drafts this spring.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros