Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Francisco Lindor (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
34 of 56 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 20
Best Rank# 7# 3
Worst Rank# 160# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 17# 12
Best Rank# 13# 10
Worst Rank# 21# 20
   
Projections 
   
Runs88100
Home Runs3229
RBI9581
Stolen Bases1017
Batting Average.284.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 14# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 31
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 20
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 9# 28
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 28
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 10# 15
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 12# 16
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 11# 12
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 11# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 59
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 10# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 33
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 14# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 13# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 23
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 11# 12
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 14# 37
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 42
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 13# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 64
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 14# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 37
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 14# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 9# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 18
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 7# 19
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 15# 98
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 20
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 7# 4
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 7# 4
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 8# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 9
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 11# 10
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 11# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 10
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 13# 12
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 13# 11
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 13# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 13
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 14# 7
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 10
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 14# 12
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 4
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 21# 3
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 22# 17
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 22# 20
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 16
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 25# 17
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 31# 11
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 160# 19
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats632661
   
Runs84129
   
Hits188183
   
Singles113101
   
Doubles3542
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3738
   
RBI10792
   
Stolen Bases1425
   
Caught Stealing210
   
Walks7070
   
Strikeouts104107
   
Batting Average.298.277
   
On Base Pct.367.352
   
Slugging Pct.538.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.905.871
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats595559
   
Runs88100
   
Hits169160
   
Singles10194
   
Doubles3235
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs3229
   
RBI9581
   
Stolen Bases1017
   
Caught Stealing36
   
Walks6058
   
Strikeouts10487
   
Batting Average.284.285
   
On Base Pct.349.352
   
Slugging Pct.510.511
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.864
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
News 
 Manny Machado went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored as the Padres fell to the Rockies 14-8 on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
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
 Manny Machado collected four hits in Friday's 16-12 win over the Rockies in Coors, including a homer to go along with two RBI and four runs scored.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
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
 Manny Machado went 3-for-5 with two homers, three RBI, and two runs scored as the Padres fell to the Rockies 9-6 on Thursday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a homer, three runs, and a steal in a 9-7 win over the Twins on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
 Manny Machado went 0-for-3 with a walk as the Padres lost to the Giants on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 3-for-3 with two homers, a walk, and three RBI in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
 Manny Machado went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored in the Padres' 7-5 loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 6-1 loss to the White Sox on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
Notes 
 Regardless of what you think about Machado, he has been a reliable force of nature the last few years and likely hasn't even come into his prime yet. The landing spot in San Diego isn't quite what you would think, as it has actually been a top half of the league ballpark for right-handed hitters since they moved their fences in. So don't hesitate to snag him at the end of the first round, as he seems destined for another 35+ homer, 90+ RBI, 90+ run season
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
 Machado has four straight seasons with at least 33 home runs, and has finished as a top-20 hitter in standard 5x5 leagues in three of the last four years (he finished a still solid 42nd in 2017). The move to San Diego isn't ideal for his fantasy value, but Petco Park isn't nearly as much of a problem for hitters as it once was, particularly when it comes to right-handed power hitters like Machado. Padres manager Andy Green also sends runners much more frequently than the Orioles or Dodgers do, which could help Machado's stolen base totals.
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
 Along with setting personal highs in each element of his .297/.367/.538 slash line, Machado bashed 37 homers and stole 14 bases, a significant development since he stole none in 2016. He has hit 33 homers in at least 690 plate appearances in each of the last four seasons, so he'd probably be considered a first-round lock if not for remaining unsigned. Now that he established 2017's funk as the clear outlier, Machado is a trustworthy stud eligible for shortstop and third (16 games) in most formats. Signing the Padres doesn't kill his worth, but he's someone to target near the Round ½ turn rather than inside the top 10.
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