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Who Should I Draft?

Shane Bieber or Francisco Lindor (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
54 of 56 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 16
Best Rank# 4# 7
Worst Rank# 16# 35
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 9# 16
Best Rank# 8# 15
Worst Rank# 10# 19
   
Projections 
   
Runs97
Home Runs2430
RBI86
Stolen Bases18
Batting Avg.271
Strikeouts243106
Wins15
Saves0
ERA3.18
WHIP1.05
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 14
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 26
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 15
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 10# 16
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 19
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 10# 11
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 4# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 26
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 10# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 14
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 11# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 17
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 13# 18
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 12# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 25
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 12# 16
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 16
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 10# 16
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 28
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 26
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 11# 16
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 9# 14
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 20
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 10# 17
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 10# 12
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 16
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 11# 15
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 15
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 15
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 11# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 33
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 18
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 7# 19
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 16
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 8# 17
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 13# 15
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 8# 15
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 11# 27
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 10# 15
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 11# 16
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 9# 25
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 11# 15
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 12# 18
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 10# 16
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 11# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 7
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs30
   
Home Runs78
   
RBI27
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.259
   
Strikeouts12241
   
Wins8
   
Saves0
   
ERA1.63
   
WHIP0.87
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs97
   
Home Runs2430
   
RBI86
   
Stolen Bases18
   
Batting Avg.271
   
Strikeouts243106
   
Wins15
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.18
   
WHIP1.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
News 
 Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber allowed one run in three innings in a 6-1 win over the Royals on Thursday. Bieber struck out one and scattered four hits.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Oct 1st
Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts on Sunday. The Mets won 3-2.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 20th
 Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber threw three scoreless innings in a 1-0 loss to the White Sox on Friday. He struck out three and did not allow a hit.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 25th
Francisco Lindor went 3-for-5 on Sunday with three home runs and five RBIs, including the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth. The Mets won 7-6 and are 72-72 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 14th
 Shane Bieber will make his return and start on Friday against the White Sox. The reigning AL Cy Young winner has been out since June 13th.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Sep 22nd
Francisco Lindor went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Mets' six-run ninth inning. They won 13-6 Sunday and are 69-68 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
 Indians RHP Shane Bieber (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 12th
Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, two singles, one home run, and four RBIs. Lindor hit a two-run shot off Nats closer Kyle Finnegan in the top of the ninth to win it for the Mets. With the win on, Saturday the Mets are 68-67 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
 Indians pitcher Shane Bieber threw a “36-pitch up-and-down bullpen session yesterday,” according to Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Aug 28th
Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a single and two stolen bases as the Mets won on Saturday. They're five games under .500 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Aug 31st
Notes 
 Bieber took the huge gains he had made in 2019 and kicked the into hyperdrive en route to a Cy Young season. He had a miniscule 1.63 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP, and took his strikeout percentage to 41.1%, which ranked first among qualified starters. Everything was exceptional for Bieber, as he held batters to just a .167 batting average, barely allowed home runs, and earned eight wins in just 12 starts. He may struggle to again find wins given the Indians' depleted lineup, but there is nothing else to think twice about with Bieber. He's part of the ultra-elite tier in starting pitching with Jacob deGrom and Gerrit Cole, and should be a first-round selection, especially since he seems to have had no ill effects from his battle with COVID-19.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Lindor's season wasn't particularly impressive, as his surface numbers regressed fairly significantly from his previous three seasons. But, under the hood, not much changed. His walk rate and strikeout rate were largely steady, and his statcast data remained on par with his career marks. He also got much better to close the year, batting .285 with a 122 wRC+ over his final 39 games. Just 27 years old and now with a stronger lineup with the Mets, Lindor should put up numbers closer to his 2017-2019 levels, especially since he'll be playing for a new contract after this season. He'll come at a bit of a discount in the second round this year, and he's well worth your investment at that price.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  If you were to judge Lindor by his 2020 triple slash line, then you'd think he had a disappointing season. To an extent, that's true! Lindor's .258/.335/.415 performance last summer certainly wasn't what fantasy managers were expecting. However, this looks like a case of someone who would've rebounded over the course of a full season. Lindor posted a career-high 41.1% hard-hit rate as well as a career-best air contact (55.8%), which measures fly balls and line drives. His arrival in New York will keep him in the conversation for the first two rounds of fantasy drafts this spring.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros