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Who Should I Draft?

Freddie Freeman or Francisco Lindor (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
44 of 50 experts
12%
Recommended by
6 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 13
Best Rank# 6# 6
Worst Rank# 22# 23
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 11# 16
Best Rank# 9# 15
Worst Rank# 13# 19
   
Projections 
   
Runs10697
Home Runs3230
RBI10986
Stolen Bases618
Batting Average.304.271
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 11
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 13
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 6# 23
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 10# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 14
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 11
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 10# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 11# 14
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 10# 14
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 10# 13
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 16
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 10# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 10# 12
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 10# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 11# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 16
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 18
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 10# 13
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 9# 14
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 10
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 13
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 12
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 12
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 21
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 14
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 10# 13
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 13
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 10# 13
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 7# 12
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 9# 11
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 9# 21
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 9# 12
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 10# 13
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 11# 17
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 9# 15
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 10# 13
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 8# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 6
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 10# 8
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 12
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 13# 8
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 10
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats214236
   
Runs5130
   
Hits7361
   
Singles3640
   
Doubles2313
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs138
   
RBI5327
   
Stolen Bases26
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks4524
   
Strikeouts3741
   
Batting Average.341.259
   
On Base Pct.462.335
   
Slugging Pct.640.415
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.102.750
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats567607
   
Runs10697
   
Hits170163
   
Singles9697
   
Doubles3934
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3230
   
RBI10986
   
Stolen Bases618
   
Caught Stealing26
   
Walks8958
   
Strikeouts118106
   
Batting Average.304.271
   
On Base Pct.399.335
   
Slugging Pct.548.482
   
On-base Plus Slugging.946.817
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
News 
 Freddie Freeman went 0-for-3 with a walk and run scored in Wednesday's game against the Nationals.
Steve Painter
Wed, May 5th
Francisco Lindor struck out twice and walked once in three at-bats.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Thu, Apr 29th
 Freddie Freeman went 4-for-5 with a solo homer, a double, three RBI, and two runs scored in Wednesday's game against the Cubs.
Steve Painter
Wed, Apr 28th
Francisco Lindor singled off Garrett Richards to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Apr 28th
 Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer, a walk, and two runs scored in Monday's game against the Cubs.
Steve Painter
Mon, Apr 26th
Francisco Lindor went 3-4 with one home run, two singles, two runs scored, one RBI, and one strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Thu, Apr 22nd
 Freddie Freeman went 1-for-6 over a doubleheader against the Diamondbacks Sunday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Apr 25th
Francisco Lindor went 2-4 with two singles, one walk, and two runs scored.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Thu, Apr 15th
 Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with a double, solo homer, two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored in Sunday's game against the Cubs.
Steve Painter
Sun, Apr 18th
Francisco Lindor went 0-4 with one run scored and one RBI as the Mets won 8-4 over the Phillies.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Apr 7th
Notes 
 Although there were questions about Freeman's 2020 season because of his battle with COVID-19 prior to the season, those questions were answered and then some with his MVP season. The statcast leaderboard is littered with Freeman's name, as he ranked in the top nine percent of the league in barrel rate, average exit velocity, expected batting average, expected slugging percentage, wOBA, xwOBA, xwOBAcon, hard hit percentage, strikeout percentage, and walk percentage. Freeman likely won't reach double digits in steals, but that is about the only negative thing you can say about his fantasy outlook. He's as safe as they come in the other four hitting categories, and comes with next to no risk. He'll likely cost a borderline first round pick on draft day, but he is worth it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
  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