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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
85%
Recommended by
44 of 52 experts
15%
Recommended by
8 of 52 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 Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 5
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 5
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 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
   
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
   
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, along with Freddie Freeman and Manny Machado was named as a finalist for the 2020 NL MVP award
Brad Camara
Mon, Nov 2nd
MLB.com's Jon Morosi reports the Red Sox won't prioritize trading for Indians SS Francisco Lindor.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Nov 10th
 Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and two runs scored in the Dodgers 3-1 win over the Rays to clinch their first World Series championship since 1988.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 28th
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Indians intend to trade SS Francisco Lindor by Opening Day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Nov 5th
 Mookie Betts went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two stolen bases in the Dodgers 6-2 win over the Rays in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 24th
Francisco Lindor went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Indians' Game 1 loss to the Yankees on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 30th
 Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, two stolen bases, and a walk in the Dodgers 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 21st
Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor went 0-for-2 with three walks, a run, and a steal in a 4-3 win over the Pirates on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 26th
 Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base as the Dodgers took Game 5 of the NLCS with a 7-3 win over the Braves on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 17th
Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in a 3-2 win over the White Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
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
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