Who Should I Draft?

Christian Yelich or Giancarlo Stanton (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
55 of 59 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 15
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 23# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 22
Best Rank# 6# 17
Worst Rank# 9# 24
   
Projections 
   
Runs10399
Home Runs2844
RBI94111
Stolen Bases173
Batting Average.303.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertMiLB-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 7# 29
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 18
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 5# 19
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 3# 4
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 7# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 13
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 3# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 12
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 14# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 13
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 6# 20
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 11# 14
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 9# 19
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 14# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 5# 7
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 6# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 5# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 7# 17
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 11
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 5# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 13
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 6# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 6# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 16
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 6# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 15
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 10# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 6# 18
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 6# 9
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 5# 13
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 7# 15
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 9
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 5# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 4# 14
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 8# 16
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 11
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 6# 18
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 13# 15
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 7# 11
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 17
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 7# 19
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 7# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 3# 14
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 15
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 12# 15
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 10
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 15# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 19
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 7# 6
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 10# 8
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 6
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 23# 5
   
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats574617
   
Runs118102
   
Hits187164
   
Singles11091
   
Doubles3434
   
Triples71
   
Home Runs3638
   
RBI110100
   
Stolen Bases225
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks6870
   
Strikeouts135211
   
Batting Average.326.266
   
On Base Pct.403.343
   
Slugging Pct.598.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.000.852
   
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats575560
   
Runs10399
   
Hits174149
   
Singles10776
   
Doubles3528
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs2844
   
RBI94111
   
Stolen Bases173
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks7269
   
Strikeouts133179
   
Batting Average.303.267
   
On Base Pct.380.347
   
Slugging Pct.523.556
   
On-base Plus Slugging.904.903
   
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
News 
 Christian Yelich will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his right kneecap in Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
Dan Harris
Tue, Sep 10th
Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-3 with a home run as the Yankees defeated the Rangers 14-7.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 28th
 Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich left Tuesday night’s game at against the Marlins after fouling a ball off his right knee during his first at-bat. He stayed down on the ground for several minutes before eventually being able to walk off under his own power.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI to lead his club to a 7-2 victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in Friday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
Giancarlo Stanton is batting second for the Yankees on Thursday night against the Angels and will be the designated hitter.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 Christian Yelich went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 3rd
Giancarlo Stanton (knee) will be the Yankees' regular left fielder when he returns to action next week, Randy Miller of NJ.com reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
 Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 with a walk and a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 1st
Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton (knee) could rejoin the Yankees during their home stand next week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
Notes 
 There is no denying that Yelich was a first round value in 2018 and perhaps even the #1 fantasy asset thanks to a .326 average with 36 homers, 22 steals and 110+ runs and RBIs. These numbers blew away his career marks, however, so projection models all have him regressing to a high-end second round value this year
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
 After several quietly productive seasons in Miami, Yelich was the biggest breakout star in MLB during his first season in Milwaukee, finishing tied with J.D. Martinez as the most valuable player overall in standard 5x5 roto/categories leagues. Yelich showed skills progression with a top-10 hard contact rate, was more aggressive on the base paths, and benefited from a major ballpark and lineup upgrade. His numbers were also driven by an unsustainable 35.0 percent HR/FB rate and a .373 BABIP that was a tad high even for a guy who generally excels in that metric. It's therefore prudent to expect Yelich to give back some homers and batting average, and he probably won't swipe quite as many bags either. But even if he goes .300-28-18 instead of .326-36-22, he can still be a top-five outfielder, especially when you consider the plus run production numbers he's sure to accrue in Milwaukee.
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
 Anyone sick of hearing about launch angle will relish Yelich's MVP campaign. Sure, the career .297/.375/.463 hitter has proven capable of hitting for a high average with above-average power despite his lofty ground-ball rates. But 35% of his fly balls cleared the fences for his 36 home runs. No other qualified hitter posted a HR/FB% above 30. He's more likely to hit 25-30 homers, which is still great if he can swipe around 20 more bags for the Brewers. There's enough five-category goodness to keep him in the first round, but also enough regression concern to push him toward the latter half of it.
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