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Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Lindor or Nolan Arenado (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
8 of 10 experts
20%
Recommended by
2 of 10 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 15
Best Rank# 7# 13
Worst Rank# 22# 19
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16# 28
Best Rank# 16# 28
Worst Rank# 18# 31
   
Projections 
   
Runs9891
Home Runs3135
RBI86104
Stolen Bases192
Batting Average.272.288
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 14
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 14
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 16
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 7# 18
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 14
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 13# 17
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 12# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 14# 13
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats236182
   
Runs3023
   
Hits6146
   
Singles4029
   
Doubles139
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs88
   
RBI2726
   
Stolen Bases60
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks2415
   
Strikeouts4120
   
Batting Average.259.253
   
On Base Pct.335.304
   
Slugging Pct.415.434
   
On-base Plus Slugging.750.738
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats605567
   
Runs9891
   
Hits165163
   
Singles9796
   
Doubles3432
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3135
   
RBI86104
   
Stolen Bases192
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks5961
   
Strikeouts10594
   
Batting Average.272.288
   
On Base Pct.337.357
   
Slugging Pct.485.527
   
On-base Plus Slugging.821.884
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
News 
 Francisco Lindor and the Mets avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $22.3 million deal.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 15th
 
 Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the rumored trade of Francisco Lindor going to the Mets is being finalized and will happen.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jan 7th
 
 Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the Mets are reportedly "deep into talks" to acquire Indians star SS Francisco Lindor.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jan 7th
 
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
On the bright side, Arenado struck out just 10% of the time, a career-best. On the down side, there was everything else. Arenado batted just .253 and put up a 162-game pace of 27 home runs, 78 runs, 88 RBI, and zero steals. Those numbers won't kill your fantasy team, but considering Arenado's worst numbers over the previous five seasons were 37 home runs, 97 runs scored, and 110 RBI, they were a disaster. The good news, at least from the standpoint of projecting Arenado into the future, is that he was dealing with an injured AC joint in his shoulder for most of the season. In other words, fantasy managers can largely ignore Arenado's poor 2020 numbers, and expect him to perform closer to how he has over the prior five seasons. The best part is you won't have to pay that first-round price anymore.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros