Who Should I Draft?

Trea Turner or Francisco Lindor (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
49 of 56 experts
13%
Recommended by
7 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 20
Best Rank# 3# 3
Worst Rank# 20# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 12
Best Rank# 6# 10
Worst Rank# 10# 20
   
Projections 
   
Runs97100
Home Runs1829
RBI7081
Stolen Bases4517
Batting Average.282.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 11# 25
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 16
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 31
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 7# 11
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 5# 17
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 18
   
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USA Today
# 6# 32
   
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# 11# 20
   
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Razzball
# 5# 28
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 19
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 8# 28
   
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The Athletic
# 8# 15
   
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Beast Dome
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The Athletic
# 6# 16
   
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# 8# 12
   
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 59
   
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The Athletic
# 19# 37
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 7# 8
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 7# 11
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 33
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 3# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 7# 16
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 10# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 23
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 7# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 3# 10
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 4# 19
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 18
   
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# 11# 42
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 6# 10
   
Paul Sporer
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# 6# 22
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 7# 10
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 64
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 8# 20
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 6# 12
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 37
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 4# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 13
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 7# 18
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 9
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 5# 19
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 6# 20
   
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Fantrax
# 3# 98
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 5# 7
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 20
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 4
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 10# 4
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 10# 6
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 12# 3
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 16# 4
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 18# 12
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 20# 12
   
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats664661
   
Runs103129
   
Hits180183
   
Singles128101
   
Doubles2742
   
Triples62
   
Home Runs1938
   
RBI7392
   
Stolen Bases4325
   
Caught Stealing910
   
Walks6970
   
Strikeouts132107
   
Batting Average.271.277
   
On Base Pct.344.352
   
Slugging Pct.416.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.760.871
   
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats603559
   
Runs97100
   
Hits170160
   
Singles11594
   
Doubles3035
   
Triples73
   
Home Runs1829
   
RBI7081
   
Stolen Bases4517
   
Caught Stealing106
   
Walks5558
   
Strikeouts11987
   
Batting Average.282.285
   
On Base Pct.342.352
   
Slugging Pct.446.511
   
On-base Plus Slugging.788.864
   
  Trea Turner
SS - WSH
Trea Turner
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
News 
 Trea Turner went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Jun 26th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs, and a steal in a 5-3 win over the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 26th
 Trea Turner went 2-for-5 with an RBI in Sunday's loss to Atlanta.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jun 24th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, an RBI, and a steal in an 8-3 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 24th
 Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 0-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks. The steal was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a run, a walk, and a steal in a 7-6 win over Detroit on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and a stolen base in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks. The steal was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a homer in a 7-2 loss to the Rangers on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 18th
 Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 3-for-6 with a double, a triple, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBIs in Monday's win over the Chicago White Sox. The homer was his fifth of the season and second in as many days.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with two steals in a 4-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 16th
Notes 
 Fantasy owners may have been disappointed with Turner's performance last year, but he still averages 20 HR, 56 SB and 106 runs with a .289 average per 162 games. Only Rickey Henderson and Joe Morgan have matched those totals over a full season. Turner is an extraordinary fantasy baseball asset and well worth a top 15 pick
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Originally expected to return from a calf injury in early April, Lindor suffered an ankle ailment while rehabbing. There's now no timetable for his recovery, and it's increasingly hard to see Cleveland letting him run once back on the diamond. Investors have little choice but to wait and hope for the best, but they shouldn't expect him to return first-round value.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 With stolen bases increasingly hard to come by across MLB, Turner has justifiably seen his draft stock soar. Whether you prefer drafting him or another player in the first round is largely a question of roster construction, but his odds of rewarding the investment are high. Various reports coming out of Spring Training suggest Turner could produce even more than the 43 stolen bases he had last year, and his peripherals indicate that he should improve on last season's .271 batting average, too. Even if neither happens, Turner's apparent floor of 40+ stolen bases makes him a very safe pick, especially in roto/categories leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Lindor kicked it up another notch in 2018, mashing 38 homers to go with 25 steals and his league-leading 129 runs. We can't bank on a repeat performance in 2019, but with even 80% of those numbers at shortstop, he'd return easy 1st round value.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Turner didn't break fantasy baseball the way some backers hoped, but 2017 was by no means a disappointment. His 43 steals ranked second behind Whit Merrifield, and his pop properly prorated to 16 homers over 162 games. As arguably the biggest knock against him last spring, simply playing a full season marked a huge step toward trusting the shortstop as a first-round investment. A .271 batting average blocked a true ascent into top-tier territory. Yet the career .289 hitter improved his contact (81.7%) and walk (9.3%) rates, so he should earn more opportunities to run. Turner still merits a top-10 distinction in five-by-five roto leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Coming off a tremendous season, Lindor would arguably deserve to be in a tier of his own at shortstop if he hadn't suffered a strained calf in early February. As it is, he falls into a similar category of player as Javier Baez and Trevor Story: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The concern for Lindor is that he misses the beginning of the season and/or doesn't run as much upon his return, but the good news is that he was so good last year that they can afford to drop off a bit and still remain an elite fantasy option.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros