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Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Lindor or Trevor Bauer (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Trevor Bauer
SP - LAD
Trevor Bauer
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
41 of 56 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 19
Best Rank# 7# 13
Worst Rank# 35# 65
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16# 14
Best Rank# 15# 13
Worst Rank# 19# 14
   
Projections 
   
Runs97
Home Runs3026
RBI86
Stolen Bases18
Batting Avg.271
Strikeouts106232
Wins15
Saves0
ERA3.45
WHIP1.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-RST
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 20
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 37
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 8# 32
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 24
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 16# 33
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 11# 23
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 26# 39
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 16# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 21
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 25
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 7# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 17
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 16# 20
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 25
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 16# 19
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 14# 19
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 17# 26
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 30
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 15# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 26
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 15# 16
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 29
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 21
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 17# 29
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 15# 18
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 15# 17
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 15# 18
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 19
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 15# 22
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 18# 19
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 16# 20
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 35# 65
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 18# 14
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 14
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 19# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 18
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 17
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 21# 16
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 14
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 15
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 27# 14
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 14
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Trevor Bauer
SP - LAD
Trevor Bauer
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs30
   
Home Runs89
   
RBI27
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.259
   
Strikeouts41100
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA1.73
   
WHIP0.79
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Trevor Bauer
SP - LAD
Trevor Bauer
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs97
   
Home Runs3026
   
RBI86
   
Stolen Bases18
   
Batting Avg.271
   
Strikeouts106232
   
Wins15
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.45
   
WHIP1.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Trevor Bauer
SP - LAD
Trevor Bauer
News 
 Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts on Sunday. The Mets won 3-2.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 20th
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer’s leave has been extended to September 3.
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 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
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer’s leave will be extended to August 13.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 5th
 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
Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave has been extended through Aug. 6, according to multiple reports. Bauer's hearing last week on an ex-parte temporary restraining order was postponed to Aug 2, 3, and 19. The investigation into him and the alleged sexual assault, both by Pasadena PD and by MLB, remains active, according to The Athletic's Britt Ghiroli.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Jul 27th
 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
Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave has been extended by nearly two weeks to July 27, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Jul 14th
 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
Major League Baseball extended Dodgers RHP Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave by an additional seven days.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 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
Over the past few seasons the time to invest in Bauer has been when his ADP has dipped, and not when he's coming off a career-year. However, the spin rate on his fastball increased so much in 2020 that I feel a lot better about projecting him moving forward. It's fair to assume he was using sticky stuff, but so is everyone else. There's little reason to think he'll stop using it, which is why he easily checks in as my SP4. Additionally, the Dodgers are letting Bauer be himself this spring. He's controversial for a lot of reasons, but ultimately profiles as a true fantasy ace.
Brendan Tuma - 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
Bauer capped off a Cy Young season by signing a massive deal with the Dodgers. There's no other way to describe Bauer's 2020 season other than utterly dominant. A 1.73 ERA, a 0.79 WHIP, and a 36% strikeout rate. Notably, the spin rate on almost all of his pitched jumped dramatically, and every single one of them was more effective than we'd previously seen. Bauer had an outstanding season in 2018 and followed it up with a sub-par 2019, so we shouldn't take for granted that he'll be the best pitcher in baseball for the second season in a row. But on the best team in baseball with a near bulletproof 2020 resume, he should be drafted as a top-five starter and a second-round pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros