Who Should I Draft?

Alex Bregman or Giancarlo Stanton (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
36 of 56 experts
36%
Recommended by
20 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 15
Best Rank# 4# 4
Worst Rank# 22# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 13# 22
Best Rank# 10# 17
Worst Rank# 15# 24
   
Projections 
   
Runs9999
Home Runs2744
RBI94111
Stolen Bases113
Batting Average.287.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 9# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 18
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 12# 19
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 6# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 19
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 7# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 12
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 7# 18
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 12# 20
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 7# 19
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 10# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 17
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 12# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 12# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 13
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 10# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 12# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 16
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 20
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 13# 17
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 20# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 18
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 8# 19
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 10# 13
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 13# 15
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 10# 14
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 18
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 10# 15
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 5# 11
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 12# 19
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 11# 14
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 4# 15
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 8# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 19
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 11# 9
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 10
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 13# 12
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 13
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 15# 5
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 11
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 16# 6
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 16# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 10
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 17# 16
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 10
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 7
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 15
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 19# 4
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 20# 14
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 11
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 21# 8
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 22# 6
   
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats594617
   
Runs105102
   
Hits170164
   
Singles8791
   
Doubles5134
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3138
   
RBI103100
   
Stolen Bases105
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks9670
   
Strikeouts85211
   
Batting Average.286.266
   
On Base Pct.394.343
   
Slugging Pct.532.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging.926.852
   
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats572560
   
Runs9999
   
Hits164149
   
Singles9276
   
Doubles4228
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2744
   
RBI94111
   
Stolen Bases113
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks7769
   
Strikeouts88179
   
Batting Average.287.267
   
On Base Pct.372.347
   
Slugging Pct.514.556
   
On-base Plus Slugging.885.903
   
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
News 
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Tuesday against the Reds.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 19th
Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) was officially reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 18th
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a walk, home run, three RBI, and two runs scored against Toronto on Friday.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton (calf) will be activated off the injured list on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a single, two walks, and one run scored on Tuesday against the Brewers.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton (calf) could return as early as next Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 Alex Bregman went 3-for-6 with a walk, two singles, one homer, one RBI, and one run scored on Thursday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with a home run in his first rehab game for the Single-A Tampa Tarpons.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 11th
 Alex Bregman went 2-for-4 with a double, single, three RBI, and one run scored on Tuesday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment Monday or Tuesday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
Notes 
 Bregman had 83 extra-base hits last season to go with 105 runs and 103 RBIs despite being just 24 years old. Chances are high that his fantasy value continues to trend north. With that said, he is currently recovering from elbow surgery so be sure to keep an eye on his progress before picking him up in the 1st round this spring.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
After obliterating pitchers in 2017, Stanton cooled off in a big way last year, striking out 211 times and hitting just .266 with 38 homers. There is upside for 60+ bombs this year, but believe it or not, he has only hit 40 or more once his entire career
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 With great plate discipline and a great supporting cast, Bregman is a very safe, high-floor selection on draft day. He's an excellent bet to produce a .280 average, 25-30 HRs, and around 10 stolen bases, with big run and RBI totals thanks to the Astros' stacked lineup.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Stanton was never likely to match the 59 home runs he hit in 2017, even after moving from a pitcher's park in Miami to a hitter's paradise in the Bronx. Still, hitting 38 long balls -- while also topping the century mark in both runs and RBIs -- is nothing to sneeze at. Stanton's 2017 power output seems like a distinct outlier, but the fact remains that the park upgrade should help his chances of reaching the 40 HR mark in any given season. However, it's important to recognize that his reduced strikeout rate in 2017 is also an outlier -- he's unlikely to hit much better than .260 as long as he's striking out in nearly 30 percent of his plate appearances.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Bregman's superstar ascension featured a stellar .286/.394/.532 slash line, 32 homers, and more walks (96) than strikeouts (85). He finished among the top five in contact, outside-swing, and swinging-strike rates, so the elite plate approach could feasibly net a .300 average in 2019. Yet a .463 xSLG suggests he hit his power ceiling, which is concerning considering the drop in steals (10). Drafters now must also monitor his progress from offseason arthroscopic surgery on his elbow, making Bregman a dicey proposition in the first round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Stanton's ISO dropped .107 points, and he was still pretty good. Spoiled Yankees fans got antsy all 211 times he struck out, but the star slugger still smashed 38 homers with a .360 wOBA. After spending years worrying about his health, it was encouraging to see him play 158 games (mostly at DH), which allowed him to compile 100 RBI and 102 runs in a stacked lineup. He gave back most of 2017's contact gains, so expect a batting average closer to 2018's .266. Now that durability isn't a pressing concern, that's good enough for drafters to take his bankable power-even if we're talking 40 instead of 60 homers-to close out the second round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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