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Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Francisco Lindor (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
45 of 54 experts
17%
Recommended by
9 of 54 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 6
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 19# 18
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 8
Best Rank# 5# 7
Worst Rank# 6# 9
   
Projections 
   
Runs4438
Home Runs1112
RBI3233
Stolen Bases77
Batting Average.297.288
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 5
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 5
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 4# 16
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 5# 9
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 6# 7
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 5# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 6
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 5# 7
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 5# 11
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 7
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 3# 6
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 7
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 3# 6
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 4# 5
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 7
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 6# 15
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 3# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 6
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 5# 6
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 5# 8
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 6
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 7
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 4# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 6# 7
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 5
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 6
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 4# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 5# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 4# 5
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 5
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 7
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 6
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 5# 7
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 6# 9
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 5# 10
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 3# 6
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 3# 8
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 4# 7
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 6# 5
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 4
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 8# 5
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 5
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 5
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 9# 8
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 10# 6
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 11# 4
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 19# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597598
   
Runs135101
   
Hits177170
   
Singles10396
   
Doubles4040
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs2932
   
RBI8074
   
Stolen Bases1622
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks9746
   
Strikeouts10198
   
Batting Average.297.284
   
On Base Pct.392.335
   
Slugging Pct.526.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.918.854
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats210219
   
Runs4438
   
Hits6263
   
Singles3636
   
Doubles1414
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1112
   
RBI3233
   
Stolen Bases77
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3120
   
Strikeouts3636
   
Batting Average.297.288
   
On Base Pct.387.349
   
Slugging Pct.528.524
   
On-base Plus Slugging.915.872
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
News 
 Mookie Betts (finger) is once again absent from Tuesday's lineup against the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 3-2 loss to the Reds on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Aug 4th
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Mookie Betts (finger) was available to pinch-run on Monday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 2-0 win over the Twins on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Jul 31st
 Mookie Betts (finger) is absent from the Dodgers’ lineup on Monday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 4-3 win over the White Sox in the first game of the two teams' Tuesday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jul 28th
 Mookie Betts went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a double in Sunday's win over Arizona. He was later removed from the game with a swollen finger.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 2nd
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBI in an 11-7 exhibition win over the Pirates on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jul 21st
 Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks with a sore left middle finger, but X-rays came back negative and Betts is considered day-to-day, according to MLB insider Bob Nightengale.
Mike Maher
Sun, Aug 2nd
Indians manager Terry Francona is considering batting Francisco Lindor third this year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 12th
Notes 
 Betts looks like a very safe, conservative 25/25 2020 OF in LAD. Leaving Fenway Park won't be a huge hit to the HR totals but with only 60 games, every lost HR matters more. Betts could be statistically better than Story/Lindor and Turner but it's a close call. Take the SS' ahead of the OF and go with the SB potential of Turner before Betts.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Lindor is the definition of a safe player, which is great at this point in the draft. There were concerns he wouldn't run much in 2019 with his Spring Training calf injury, but he still stole 22 bases. He's an elite-contact bat, who should post double-digit steals and homers in the shortened season.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Jeter Downs. Alex Verdugo. Betts will be tied to these players moving forward, and he has 60 games to show the Dodgers and the Dodger faithful that he was worth it. Betts could be the top player in fantasy by season's end, and it shouldn't surprise you.
Michael Waterloo - 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
 After weeks of rumors, Betts was finally traded to the Dodgers, but the move shouldn't impact his value much. His plate appearances and home runs, because of the less hitter-friendly parks in his new division, may downgrade his numbers ever so slightly. But Betts has essentially averaged a .305-120-30-95-25 line over his past four seasons. Even with a minor drop, he'll still earn his top-five draft position.
Dan Harris - 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
 Mookie's batting average dipped 50 points from the year prior and he stole 14 fewer bases despite an extra 15 games played. With that said, his 2018 performance shows he has the upside to finish as the #1 fantasy player. As it is, the choice at #4 and #5 is between he and his teammate, Cody Bellinger.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Betts and Lindor should be statistical equals, so I'll take the shortstop over the outfielder.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Hit .295 with a .915 OPS, 29 homers, 16 steals, and 135 runs in a "down season"
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Missed the first few weeks of 2019 and still went 32/22
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros