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Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Story or Francisco Lindor (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
35 of 53 experts
34%
Recommended by
18 of 53 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 7
Best Rank# 4# 4
Worst Rank# 18# 15
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 9
Best Rank# 7# 9
Worst Rank# 9# 17
   
Projections 
   
Runs3837
Home Runs1213
RBI3335
Stolen Bases77
Batting Average.288.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 6
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 8
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 7
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 6
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 8
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 7
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 14
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 6
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 6# 7
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 6# 8
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 7
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 6# 7
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 9
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 6# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 6# 7
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 5# 7
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 6
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 7
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 6# 9
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 7
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 13
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 15
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 7# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 8
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 7# 8
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 10# 13
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 6# 7
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 6# 7
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 7# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 7# 4
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 5# 4
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 7# 5
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 5
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 7# 6
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 6
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 7# 6
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 6
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 6
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 7# 6
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 6
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 8# 6
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 6
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 7
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 8# 7
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 8
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 16# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 15# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats598588
   
Runs101111
   
Hits170173
   
Singles9695
   
Doubles4038
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs3235
   
RBI7485
   
Stolen Bases2223
   
Caught Stealing58
   
Walks4658
   
Strikeouts98174
   
Batting Average.284.294
   
On Base Pct.335.363
   
Slugging Pct.518.554
   
On-base Plus Slugging.854.917
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats219212
   
Runs3837
   
Hits6360
   
Singles3632
   
Doubles1413
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1213
   
RBI3335
   
Stolen Bases77
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks2020
   
Strikeouts3664
   
Batting Average.288.283
   
On Base Pct.349.345
   
Slugging Pct.524.540
   
On-base Plus Slugging.872.885
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
News 
 Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with a double and a run in a 7-1 win over the White Sox on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 8th
Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with a solo homer as the Rockies beat the Giants 6-4 on Thursday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 6th
 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
Trevor Story went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk in the Rockies' 6-1 win over the Padres on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 2nd
 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
Trevor Story went 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, and a stolen baes in the Rockies' 5-1 win over the A's on Wednesday afternoon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 29th
 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
Trevor Story went 2-for-2 with two homers, three RBI, and two walks as the Rockies beat the Rangers 5-2 on Sunday afternoon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
 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
Trevor Story went 0-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base in the Rockies' 1-0 loss to the Rangers on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 25th
Notes 
 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
30 HRs and 20 SBs feels reasonable adjusted for the 60 game sprint.The upside of 40/20 is what intrigues me. Lindor and Betts don't have that HR ceiling.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
You'd, of course, love 81 games in Coors Field for Story, but we'll take what we can get with him. He replicated his stolen base numbers from 2018 in 2019 enough that there's no reason to doubt his speed. He's a 15/15 candidate in the shortened season.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Betts and Lindor should be statistical equals, so I'll take the shortstop over the outfielder.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
It's safe to say that Story's 2017 season was just an outlier, and he's established a fairly reliable 35-homer, 20-plus steal baseline. Pay no attention to Story's dramatically lower xBA - Coors Field will always inflate batting average and should keep Story's mark with roughly a .280 floor at worst. Even at a deep shortstop position, he's a unique five-category player, and is an easy first-round selection.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Missed the first few weeks of 2019 and still went 32/22
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Back to back seasons with 35+ homers and 20+ steals
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros