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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Trout or Francisco Lindor (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Mike Trout
Mike Trout
Francisco Lindor
Francisco Lindor
Recommended by
41 of 41 experts
Recommended by
0 of 41 experts
ECR# 2# 6
Best Rank# 1# 5
Worst Rank# 3# 16
Composite# 1# 8
Best Rank# 1# 7
Worst Rank# 2# 9
Home Runs4132
Stolen Bases1520
Batting Average.303.286
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
# 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
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 7
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 6
Andrew Gould
# 1# 6
Joe Bond
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# 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
# 1# 10
Mark Ross
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# 2# 6
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Pitcher List
# 1# 7
Bill Dubiel
# 1# 5
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# 1# 6
Bobby Sylvester
# 3# 9
Tyler Thompson
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# 1# 5
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 3# 8
Donkey Teeth
# 3# 7
Dan Harris
# 2# 6
Pierre Camus
# 2# 6
Andrew Seifter
# 3# 7
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 6
Dennis Sosic
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# 1# 6
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 6
Ariel Cohen
# 3# 7
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 6
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 6
Carmen Maiorano
# 3# 8
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 1# 8
George Kurtz
# 1# 6
Nate Miller
# 2# 8
Chris Mitchell
# 1# 5
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Trout
Mike Trout
Francisco Lindor
Francisco Lindor
2019 Stats 
At Bats470598
Home Runs4532
Stolen Bases1122
Caught Stealing25
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
Mike Trout
Francisco Lindor
Francisco Lindor
2020 Projections 
At Bats479578
Home Runs4132
Stolen Bases1520
Caught Stealing36
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
Mike Trout
Francisco Lindor
Francisco Lindor
  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
 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
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