Who Should I Draft?

Freddie Freeman or Francisco Lindor (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 20
Best Rank# 7# 3
Worst Rank# 25# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23# 12
Best Rank# 16# 10
Worst Rank# 25# 20
   
Projections 
   
Runs93100
Home Runs2729
RBI9581
Stolen Bases817
Batting Average.302.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 16# 25
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 16
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 31
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 13# 17
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 20
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 17# 28
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 28
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 9# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 59
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 22# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 33
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 23# 32
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 37
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 18# 42
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 16# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 64
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 37
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 18# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 13
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 17# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 17# 98
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11# 9
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 14# 12
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 15# 11
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 16# 15
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 16# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 11
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 17# 4
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 17# 16
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 17# 4
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 17# 10
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 17# 12
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 17# 6
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 16
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 17# 8
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 18# 12
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 18# 12
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 18
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 18
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 10
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 21# 4
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 23# 17
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 23# 10
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 24# 7
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 24# 3
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 25# 19
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats618661
   
Runs94129
   
Hits191183
   
Singles120101
   
Doubles4442
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs2338
   
RBI9892
   
Stolen Bases1025
   
Caught Stealing310
   
Walks7670
   
Strikeouts132107
   
Batting Average.309.277
   
On Base Pct.388.352
   
Slugging Pct.505.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.871
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568559
   
Runs93100
   
Hits171160
   
Singles10194
   
Doubles3935
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2729
   
RBI9581
   
Stolen Bases817
   
Caught Stealing36
   
Walks7758
   
Strikeouts12687
   
Batting Average.302.285
   
On Base Pct.385.352
   
Slugging Pct.525.511
   
On-base Plus Slugging.910.864
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
News 
 Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with two walks, a double, a run scored, and five RBI in Saturday's 13-9 win over the Nationals.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, an RBI, and a steal in an 8-3 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 24th
 Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Mets. The homer was his 21st of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 20th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a run, a walk, and a steal in a 7-6 win over Detroit on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 19th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a homer in a 7-2 loss to the Rangers on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 18th
 Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two RBIs in Friday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 19th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with two steals in a 4-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 16th
 Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Monday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer was his 18th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a walk in a 2-1 win over the Reds on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
Notes 
 First basemen isn't as deep as it once was so commodities like Freeman are well worth investing in toward the middle of the third round. He is a lock for 90 runs, 90 RBIs and a .300 batting average each year and that type of player doesn't grow on trees
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Originally expected to return from a calf injury in early April, Lindor suffered an ankle ailment while rehabbing. There's now no timetable for his recovery, and it's increasingly hard to see Cleveland letting him run once back on the diamond. Investors have little choice but to wait and hope for the best, but they shouldn't expect him to return first-round value.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Freeman bounced back from an injury-shortened 2017 season to finish as the number one fantasy first baseman in 2018, despite a precipitous drop in his power output. Freeman may struggle to return to the 30-HR plateau if he continues to hit as few fly balls as he did last year, but he's now produced a .300 batting average in three straight seasons, is good for 5-10 steals, and should continue to see healthy run and RBI totals as the Braves' lineup comes into its own. Consider him a decent bet to again finish as the number one 1B in fantasy.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Lindor kicked it up another notch in 2018, mashing 38 homers to go with 25 steals and his league-leading 129 runs. We can't bank on a repeat performance in 2019, but with even 80% of those numbers at shortstop, he'd return easy 1st round value.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Replacing Joey Votto as the line-drive king, Freeman has batted above .300 with a slugging percentage over .500 in each of the last three seasons. He played all 162 games and even poached a career-high 10 bases in 2018. He'd be fantasy's undisputed top first baseman if not for a late power outage limiting him to 23 homers. Now he's simply competing with Paul Goldschmidt for top billing as second-round mainstays. Now that he has slowly repealed the injury-prone label, Freeman is a relatively safe pick with MVP upside.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Coming off a tremendous season, Lindor would arguably deserve to be in a tier of his own at shortstop if he hadn't suffered a strained calf in early February. As it is, he falls into a similar category of player as Javier Baez and Trevor Story: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The concern for Lindor is that he misses the beginning of the season and/or doesn't run as much upon his return, but the good news is that he was so good last year that they can afford to drop off a bit and still remain an elite fantasy option.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros