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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Ramirez or Francisco Lindor (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
3B,DH - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
48 of 51 experts
6%
Recommended by
3 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 13
Best Rank# 6# 6
Worst Rank# 15# 23
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 10# 16
Best Rank# 10# 15
Worst Rank# 12# 19
   
Projections 
   
Runs9797
Home Runs3330
RBI10186
Stolen Bases2418
Batting Average.279.271
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 11
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 13
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 8# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 12
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 14
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 10
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 23
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 8# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 7# 14
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 7# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 14
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 14
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 8# 13
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 16
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 12
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 8# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 16
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 18
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 8# 13
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 8# 14
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 16
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 9# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 10
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 13
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 11# 12
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 12
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 8# 12
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 21
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 12# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 14
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 9# 13
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 13
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 13
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 11# 12
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 7# 11
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 21
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 10# 12
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 8# 13
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 7# 17
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 7# 15
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 7# 13
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 7# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 7# 6
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 9# 8
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 15# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Ramirez
3B,DH - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats219236
   
Runs4530
   
Hits6461
   
Singles3040
   
Doubles1613
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs178
   
RBI4627
   
Stolen Bases106
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks3124
   
Strikeouts4341
   
Batting Average.292.259
   
On Base Pct.386.335
   
Slugging Pct.607.415
   
On-base Plus Slugging.993.750
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Ramirez
3B,DH - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats560607
   
Runs9797
   
Hits154163
   
Singles7997
   
Doubles3834
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3330
   
RBI10186
   
Stolen Bases2418
   
Caught Stealing76
   
Walks7358
   
Strikeouts94106
   
Batting Average.279.271
   
On Base Pct.362.335
   
Slugging Pct.536.482
   
On-base Plus Slugging.898.817
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Ramirez
3B,DH - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
News 
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a run, three RBI, and a steal in a 9-6 win over the Rangers on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Oct 2nd
Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts on Sunday. The Mets won 3-2.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 20th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 0-for-4 with an RBI in a 10-5 loss to the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 30th
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
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs, three RBI, and a steal in a 6-0 win over the White Sox on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 25th
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
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with two singles in a 1-0 loss to the White Sox on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 25th
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
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 4-for-4 with a homer, four runs, and three RBI in an 11-1 win over the Yankees on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 19th
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
Notes 
 If you throw out the first half of his 2019 season, then Ramirez has been a dominant force in fantasy baseball for the last five years. He was as good as ever in 2020, setting career highs in slugging percentage (.607), wOBA (.415) and wRC+ (164). To the extent there are question marks about Ramirez, they're about his supporting cast, as Cleveland's lineup should be one of the weaker ones in the league now that the team has jettisoned Francisco Lindor. But a hitter's lineup is often overvalued by fantasy managers, particularly with a player like Ramirez who adds in value with stolen bases. He comes with little to no risk, and should be the first third baseman drafted, and a first round pick, in all formats.
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