Who Should I Draft?

Giancarlo Stanton or Andrew Benintendi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
51 of 56 experts
9%
Recommended by
5 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 21
Best Rank# 4# 12
Worst Rank# 29# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 29
Best Rank# 17# 29
Worst Rank# 24# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs9999
Home Runs4419
RBI11183
Stolen Bases319
Batting Average.267.286
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 22
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 19# 20
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 4# 33
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 21# 22
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 13# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 24
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 20
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 20# 25
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 6# 24
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 14# 25
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 19# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 22
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 20
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 5# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 11# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 20
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 6# 17
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 11# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 8# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 21
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 13# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 21
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 17
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 24
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 22
   
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Sporfolio
# 15# 20
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 17# 22
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 23# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 20
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 19# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 22
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 13# 28
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 15# 23
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 22
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 17
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 14# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 21
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 19
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 11# 19
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 19# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 14# 18
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 15# 20
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 21
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 20# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 21
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 15# 14
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 15
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 18# 17
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 20# 12
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 29# 20
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats617579
   
Runs102103
   
Hits164168
   
Singles91105
   
Doubles3441
   
Triples16
   
Home Runs3816
   
RBI10087
   
Stolen Bases521
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks7071
   
Strikeouts211106
   
Batting Average.266.290
   
On Base Pct.343.366
   
Slugging Pct.509.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.852.830
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats560578
   
Runs9999
   
Hits149165
   
Singles76103
   
Doubles2838
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs4419
   
RBI11183
   
Stolen Bases319
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks6969
   
Strikeouts179104
   
Batting Average.267.286
   
On Base Pct.347.362
   
Slugging Pct.556.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.827
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
News 
 Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) was officially reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 18th
Andrew Benintendi (quad) has returned to Boston's lineup on Monday in Minnesota.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Andrew Benintendi has been scratched from the Red Sox' lineup on Sunday against the Orioles with a sore left quad.
Dan Harris
Sun, Jun 16th
 Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton (calf) could return as early as next Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-5 and scored a run as the Red Sox beat the Orioles by a 7-2 score on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Andrew Benintendi went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored before being ejected from Tuesday's 9-5 loss to the Rangers.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
 Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment Monday or Tuesday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
Andrew Benintendi went 1-for-5 and hit a two-run homer in the first inning in the loss to the Rangers on Monday in extra innings.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
Notes 
 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
Benintendi is a spectacular real life player, but in fantasy, he was extremely similar to Jean Segura who happens to be going five rounds later. The arrow is pointing up for Benintendi, but not enough to warrant a top 30 draft pick
Bobby Sylvester - 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
At 24 years old, Benintendi has yet to experience a major breakthrough in terms of home runs or stolen bases, but he's nonetheless settled in as a valuably reliable contributor across every offensive category. At this stage of his career, it's fair to expect more of the same -- close to 20-20 with an average in the .280-.290 range and strong run production numbers in Boston's loaded lineup. That was enough to make Benintendi a top-20 hitter in standard 5x5 formats last season, and should be again this year.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Great in every category but not spectacular in one, a player of Benintendi's ilk typically doesn't merit top-25 consideration. But 20/20 candidates are hard to come by, especially if they provide a high batting-average floor and can score 100 times atop a loaded Red Sox lineup. The 24-year-old also might not have peaked yet, as he has improved his strikeout and walk rates each season. While he offers a relatively safe profile, this possible upside forces drafters to pay a steep price to snag him around the Round 2/3 turn.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros