Skip to main content

Who Should I Draft?

Mike Trout or Francisco Lindor (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
41 of 41 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 41 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 6
Best Rank# 1# 5
Worst Rank# 3# 16
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 1# 8
Best Rank# 1# 7
Worst Rank# 2# 9
   
Projections 
   
Runs110101
Home Runs4132
RBI9982
Stolen Bases1520
Batting Average.303.286
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 6
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 7
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 2# 16
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 3# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 14
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 5
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 2# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 7
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 7
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 6
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 7
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 1# 6
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 3# 6
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 1# 7
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 1# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 10
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 2# 6
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 7
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 1# 5
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 6
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 3# 9
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 5
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 3# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 3# 7
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 6
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 6
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 7
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 6
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 6
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 3# 8
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 1# 8
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 1# 6
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 8
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 1# 5
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats470598
   
Runs110101
   
Hits138170
   
Singles6496
   
Doubles2740
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs4532
   
RBI10474
   
Stolen Bases1122
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks11046
   
Strikeouts12098
   
Batting Average.294.284
   
On Base Pct.440.335
   
Slugging Pct.647.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.087.854
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats479578
   
Runs110101
   
Hits145165
   
Singles7394
   
Doubles2737
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs4132
   
RBI9982
   
Stolen Bases1520
   
Caught Stealing36
   
Walks11254
   
Strikeouts12494
   
Batting Average.303.286
   
On Base Pct.436.346
   
Slugging Pct.620.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.056.864
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
News 
  Jason Lloyd of The Athletic writes that Francisco Lindor has halted contract negotiations with the Indians.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
  Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a Cactus League loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Mar 8th
  Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in a 6-2 Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Mar 4th
  Francisco Lindor has agreed to a one-year, $17.5 million deal with the Indians. Lindor will have the opportunity to earn more in awards bonuses.
Rob Ingalsbe
Fri, Jan 10th
  Cleveland Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti has said on multiple occasions that he expects the 26-year-old shortstop to be with the team on Opening Day. Antonetti reiterated that stance on Wednesday. "I have never had a different expectation other than Francisco will be our shortstop Opening Day," Antonetti said. "That was my expectation as the season ended. That’s still my expectation as I’m sitting here today."
Rob Ingalsbe
Wed, Jan 8th
Notes 
 Trout may not be the clear-cut number one player in fantasy this year, but that's of no fault of his own, as he's coming off one of his best seasons ever, with a career-high 45 home runs in just 134 games. If you were desperate to find a knock on Trout, it's that he hasn't topped 140 games in any of his last three seasons, and his 11 stolen bases last year tied his low in a single season. But that's all window dressing on a truly special player who is obviously a top-three pick at worst.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Lindor's 2019 season got off to a rocky start with a right calf strain in February followed by a sprained left ankle in March. But when he returned in late April, he didn't miss a beat, putting up a classic 30-20 season and contributing in all five categories. There were some minor negatives for Lindor - his strikeout rate went up, his walk rate went down, and he had an expected batting average of just .276, the lowest of his career. But Lindor's floor at this point is so enormously high that he's one of the few no-risk players, and he shouldn't slip past the top 10 in drafts or, frankly, the top seven.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Although Mike Trout has missed some time, they've mostly been flukey injuries. Had he stayed healthy, we may have been talking about 55 homers with 15 steals and a .300 average. His consistency alone makes him the number one overall pick just ahead of Acuna.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Even despite missing the first month, Lindor went for 32 homers, 22 steals and 101 runs. He has been steady for three seasons and could very easily take another leap into the top tier of fantasy assets this year but he'll need that batting average to leap in order to get there.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Potential verse reliability is the question here. Acuna and Trout are likely to have comparable home run totals while Acuna should steal more bases. We know what we're getting fromTrout and with Rendon in the lineup, maybe 2020 is a career year. It wouldn't surprise me to see Acuna have the better statistical 2020, but Trout's reliability gets my pick at #1.1.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Betts and Lindor should be statistical equals, so I'll take the shortstop over the outfielder.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Go Premium For FREE
DraftKings offer FanDuel offer
Deposit $10 at a DFS partner site you have NOT played at and get a FREE 6 Month HOF Subscription!
1Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
2Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
3Michael Thomas (NO)WR
4Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
5Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
6Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
7Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
8Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
9Davante Adams (GB)WR
10Aaron Jones (GB)RB
 View All Rankings 
11DeAndre Hopkins (ARI)WR
12Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
13Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
14Julio Jones (ATL)WR
15Chris Godwin (TB)WR
16Travis Kelce (KC)TE
17George Kittle (SF)TE
18Mike Evans (TB)WR
19Josh Jacobs (LV)RB
20Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
21Kenny Golladay (DET)WR
22Lamar Jackson (BAL)QB
23Amari Cooper (DAL)WR
24Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)WR
25Austin Ekeler (LAC)RB
26D.J. Moore (CAR)WR
27Mark Andrews (BAL)TE
28Allen Robinson (CHI)WR
29Todd Gurley (ATL)RB
30Miles Sanders (PHI)RB
1Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
2Mike Trout (LAA)CF
3Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,RF
4Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
5Mookie Betts (LAD)CF,RF
6Trevor Story (COL)SS
7Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
8Gerrit Cole (NYY)SP
9Trea Turner (WSH)SS
10Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
 View All Rankings 
11Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
12Juan Soto (WSH)LF
13Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
14Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
15Jose Ramirez (CLE)3B
16Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
17J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
18Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
19Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD)SS
20Anthony Rendon (LAA)3B
21Rafael Devers (BOS)3B
22Bryce Harper (PHI)RF
23Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
24Starling Marte (ARI)CF
25Jack Flaherty (STL)SP
26Javier Baez (CHC)SS
27Stephen Strasburg (WSH)SP
28Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
29Shane Bieber (CLE)SP
30Yordan Alvarez (HOU)LF,DH
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
 View All Rankings 
11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (LAC)SF,PF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (CLE)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
1Drafting for Championships: Fantasy Baseball 2020
Mar 04 • Fantasy Baseball
2Major Draft Wizard Update for Fantasy Baseball
Feb 24 • Fantasy Baseball
3BettingPros Adds NCAA Basketball, Just in Time for March Madness
Feb 07 • BettingPros
4Super Bowl LIV: Prop Bets Are Now Live on BettingPros
Jan 28 • BettingPros
5Draft Wizard MLB Reporting for Spring Training
Jan 15 • Draft Wizard
 View All Product Updates