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Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Lindor or Trea Turner (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
39 of 52 experts
25%
Recommended by
13 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 8
Best Rank# 4# 2
Worst Rank# 18# 20
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 13
Best Rank# 7# 7
Worst Rank# 9# 15
   
Projections 
   
Runs3837
Home Runs127
RBI3326
Stolen Bases714
Batting Average.288.289
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 7
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 10
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 8
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 7# 8
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 7
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 7# 20
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 9
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 9
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 8
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 8
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 7
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 6# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 9
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 6# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 7# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 15# 19
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 6# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 8
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 6# 8
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 6# 8
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 7# 8
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 7# 9
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 6
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 8
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 7
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 8
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 8
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 11
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 7
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 7
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 16
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 6# 8
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 5# 6
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 6# 8
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 7# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 5
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 6# 5
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 7# 6
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 7# 6
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 7
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 6
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 8# 5
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 8# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 2
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 10# 6
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 7
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 16# 6
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats598521
   
Runs10196
   
Hits170155
   
Singles9694
   
Doubles4037
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs3219
   
RBI7457
   
Stolen Bases2235
   
Caught Stealing55
   
Walks4643
   
Strikeouts98113
   
Batting Average.284.298
   
On Base Pct.335.353
   
Slugging Pct.518.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.854.850
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats219216
   
Runs3837
   
Hits6362
   
Singles3640
   
Doubles1413
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs127
   
RBI3326
   
Stolen Bases714
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks2019
   
Strikeouts3647
   
Batting Average.288.289
   
On Base Pct.349.347
   
Slugging Pct.524.463
   
On-base Plus Slugging.872.810
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
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
Trea Turner is leading off and playing shortstop on Thursday against the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 24th
 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
Nationals manager Dave Martinez said that Trea Turner was scratched from Wednesday's lineup since he's "beat up right now."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 24th
 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
Trea Turner (undisclosed) was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday’s game against the Phillies.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 23rd
 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
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's win over the Phillies. The steal was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 22nd
 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
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 3-for-7 with a home run, two runs scored, three RBI, and a walk across both games of Sunday's doubleheader against the Marlins. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 21st
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
Turner is one of the biggest risers in a shortened season. His elite speed, which he showcased in the first week of the 2019 season before breaking his finger on a bunt attempt, is enough to win the category for you for the 60-game sprint. He's a non-zero in the other categories, too, which makes him a top target if you have the fifth pick.
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 just feels like there's a 60-steal season waiting in Turner's future, and you simply can't say that about too many other players in the game at this point. With stolen bases as a whole on the decline, Turner has an absolute floor of 40 (barring injury) and a much higher ceiling. Add to that the fact that he should help fantasy owners in three other categories and be neutral in the fourth (RBI), and he should be taken in the first round of all rotisserie leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Betts and Lindor should be statistical equals, so I'll take the shortstop over the outfielder.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
40-50 Stolen Base potential is the reason Turner ranks higher than some others. Prioritizing stolen bases over home runs. Lindor is the safer selection and thats why, in a very close call, Turner ranks after Lindor but slightly ahead of Betts.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Missed the first few weeks of 2019 and still went 32/22
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Still waiting for that one magical season where EVERYTHING comes together
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros