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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
82%
Recommended by
37 of 45 experts
18%
Recommended by
8 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 8
Best Rank# 5# 5
Worst Rank# 16# 20
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 10
Best Rank# 7# 8
Worst Rank# 9# 15
   
Projections 
   
Runs3734
Home Runs128
RBI3025
Stolen Bases814
Batting Average.291.291
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 8
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 10
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 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# 15
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 6# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 8
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 11
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 6# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 6# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 7# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 15# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 9# 12
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 6# 8
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 7# 8
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 5# 12
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 6# 8
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 9
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 7# 9
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 7
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 7# 8
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 6# 8
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 8
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 8
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 12
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 6# 7
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 7
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 16
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 6# 8
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 5# 6
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 6# 8
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 6
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 7
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 8# 5
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 6
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 8# 5
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 8# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 5
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 16# 6
   
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 Bats222216
   
Runs3734
   
Hits6563
   
Singles3741
   
Doubles1413
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs128
   
RBI3025
   
Stolen Bases814
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks2019
   
Strikeouts3646
   
Batting Average.291.291
   
On Base Pct.350.348
   
Slugging Pct.522.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.872.814
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
News 
 Jason Lloyd of The Athletic writes that Francisco Lindor has halted contract negotiations with the Indians.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the New York Mets. The steal was his first of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 8th
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a Cactus League loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Mar 8th
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Orioles. The double was his third already this Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 3rd
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in a 6-2 Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Mar 4th
Trea Turner went 1-for-2 with a double in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 23rd
 Francisco Lindor has agreed to a one-year, $17.5 million deal with the Indians. Lindor will have the opportunity to earn more in awards bonuses.
Rob Ingalsbe
Fri, Jan 10th
Nationals manager Dave Martinez says Trea Turner is a candidate to hit third for the Nationals this year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jan 19th
 Cleveland Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti has said on multiple occasions that he expects the 26-year-old shortstop to be with the team on Opening Day. Antonetti reiterated that stance on Wednesday. "I have never had a different expectation other than Francisco will be our shortstop Opening Day," Antonetti said. "That was my expectation as the season ended. That’s still my expectation as I’m sitting here today."
Rob Ingalsbe
Wed, Jan 8th
 
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
 Even despite missing the first month, Lindor went for 32 homers, 22 steals and 101 runs. He has been steady for three seasons and could very easily take another leap into the top tier of fantasy assets this year but he'll need that batting average to leap in order to get there.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Turner has struggled to stay healthy thus far but when he is on the field, there may be no better fantasy asset. He has the upside to hit 25 homers with 50 steals and a .300 batting average. There is virtually no chance he drops into the second round so grab him while you can.
Bobby Sylvester - 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