Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Story or Francisco Lindor (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 20
Best Rank# 4# 3
Worst Rank# 25# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 12
Best Rank# 17# 10
Worst Rank# 27# 20
   
Projections 
   
Runs87100
Home Runs3429
RBI10081
Stolen Bases1917
Batting Average.273.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 10# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 31
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 17# 20
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 14# 28
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 28
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 11# 15
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 8# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 59
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 25# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 33
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 16
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 13# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 23
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 8# 12
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 37
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 11# 19
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 42
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 14# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 7# 64
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 9# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 37
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 18
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 18# 19
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 14# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 16# 98
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 12# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 20
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 4# 3
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 12# 8
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 13# 4
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 13# 10
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 13# 11
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 14# 4
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 10
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 4
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 9
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 15# 10
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 15# 10
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 16# 7
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 16# 12
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 16# 6
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 16# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 13
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 18# 17
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 11
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 21# 18
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 23# 12
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats598661
   
Runs88129
   
Hits174183
   
Singles89101
   
Doubles4242
   
Triples62
   
Home Runs3738
   
RBI10892
   
Stolen Bases2725
   
Caught Stealing610
   
Walks4770
   
Strikeouts168107
   
Batting Average.291.277
   
On Base Pct.348.352
   
Slugging Pct.567.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.915.871
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568559
   
Runs87100
   
Hits155160
   
Singles7994
   
Doubles3735
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs3429
   
RBI10081
   
Stolen Bases1917
   
Caught Stealing56
   
Walks5058
   
Strikeouts17087
   
Batting Average.273.285
   
On Base Pct.332.352
   
Slugging Pct.534.511
   
On-base Plus Slugging.865.864
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
News 
 Trevor Story went 3-for-4 with a double, two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 14-8 on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
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
 Trevor Story was removed from Friday's game versus the Padres after taking a bad hop off his head.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a walk in a 2-1 win over the Reds on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
 Trevor Story went 1-for-5 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 9-6 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a homer, three runs, and a steal in a 9-7 win over the Twins on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
 Trevor Story went 0-for-4 in Monday's 6-5 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 3-for-3 with two homers, a walk, and three RBI in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
 Trevor Story went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, an RBI, three runs scored, and a steal as the Rockies fell to the Cubs 9-8 on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 6-1 loss to the White Sox on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
Notes 
 You can snag Story in the late second, or even third round despite the fact that he outproduced top-five pick, Francisco Lindor in BA, SB, RBI and was just one behind him in homers. There is more risk with Story, but his 2018 campaign was among the all-time greats for fantasy shortstops
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
 Story fits into a similar category of player as Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The biggest risk for Story is that his elevated strikeout rate leads to some regression in last season's .291 batting average. But even if he hits closer to his .268 career average, Story's combination of power and speed should keep him among the top fantasy shortstops in 2019.
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
 Story bounced back from a wretched 2017 and improved upon 2016's breakout. Slicing his strikeout rate from 34.4 to 25.6% helped him bat .291, and he stole 27 bases (19 more than his previous career high) alongside 37 long balls. A full repeat would make him an easy first rounder, but his contact skills still don't support such a high batting average. Statcast's .261 xAVG agrees. He's still a shortstop who calls Coors Field home, and regression could still offer 30/20 campaign, so don't shy away since the late-second round price accounts for these concerns.
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