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Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Lindor or Nolan Arenado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Expert
Recommendation
87%
Recommended by
45 of 52 experts
13%
Recommended by
7 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 10
Best Rank# 4# 5
Worst Rank# 18# 16
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 10
Best Rank# 7# 9
Worst Rank# 9# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs3836
Home Runs1214
RBI3343
Stolen Bases71
Batting Average.288.302
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 11
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 8
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 7# 12
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 12
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 7# 13
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 9
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 9
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 6# 9
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 8
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 6# 9
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 10
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 7# 11
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 6# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 11
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 6# 9
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 8# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 6# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 7# 9
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 8
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 9
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 7# 12
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 11
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 11
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 9
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 10
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 6# 11
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 9
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 8
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 8
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 7# 10
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 10
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 7# 9
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 6# 9
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 9
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 5# 16
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 6# 9
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 7# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 8# 7
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 5
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 10# 8
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 15# 8
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 16# 7
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 9
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats598588
   
Runs101102
   
Hits170184
   
Singles96110
   
Doubles4031
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3241
   
RBI74118
   
Stolen Bases223
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks4662
   
Strikeouts9893
   
Batting Average.284.313
   
On Base Pct.335.378
   
Slugging Pct.518.582
   
On-base Plus Slugging.854.959
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats219212
   
Runs3836
   
Hits6364
   
Singles3637
   
Doubles1412
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1214
   
RBI3343
   
Stolen Bases71
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks2023
   
Strikeouts3639
   
Batting Average.288.302
   
On Base Pct.349.371
   
Slugging Pct.524.565
   
On-base Plus Slugging.872.937
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
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
The Colorado Rockies placed Nolan Arenado on the 10-day injured list with left AC join inflammation and a left shoulder bone bruise.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 21st
 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
Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is undergoing tests on his sore left shoulder and could be shut down for the rest of the season, according to Rockies Beat writer Patrick Saunders.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 20th
 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
Nolan Arenado went 0-for-4 as the Rockies lost to the Dodgers 9-3 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 18th
 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
Nolan Arenado (shoulder) returned to Tuesday's lineup against the A's.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 15th
 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
Nolan Arenado was absent from Sunday's lineup due to an AC joint issue in his left shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 14th
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
Your goal in the first round is to not screw up the pick. With Arenado, you're getting arguably the safest player in the round not named Mike Trout on a year-to-year basis. It's now been four straight years with at least 37 homers, a .294 average, 100 runs and 110 RBIs.
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
There's very little to say about Arenado at this point. He's batted between .287 and .315, hit between 37 and 42 home runs, and driven in between 97 and 116 runs in each of the last five years. Entering his age-29 season, there are simply no concerns about Arenado so long as he remains in Colorado all year, though that is admittedly a bit of a question mark at this point. But really, so long as you are comfortable that you won't get steals from your first-round pick, there's no reason to shy away from Arenado whatsoever.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Betts and Lindor should be statistical equals, so I'll take the shortstop over the outfielder.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Consecutive years of diminished stolen bases by Altuve and a drop off in elite strikeout SPs puts me in a place to select a "slugger only" player and Arenado is one of the best.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Missed the first few weeks of 2019 and still went 32/22
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Have we just gotten bored of drafting him in the top 5? Not worried about his numbers even if traded
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros