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Who Should I Draft?

Giancarlo Stanton or DJ LeMahieu (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
30 of 46 experts
35%
Recommended by
16 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 52
Best Rank# 23# 27
Worst Rank# 394# 99
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 73# 59
Best Rank# 55# 54
Worst Rank# 84# 67
   
Projections 
   
Runs3234
Home Runs146
RBI3627
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.274.300
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 99
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 77
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 33# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 58
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 72
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 35# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 51
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 50# 59
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 33# 40
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 69
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 33# 53
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 43# 46
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 31# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 33# 36
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 28# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 27# 47
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 28# 59
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 58
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 33# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 58
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 54# 81
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 56
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 85
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 47
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 44# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 51# 56
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 30# 37
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 76# 78
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 44# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 32
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 48# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 53# 50
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 57# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 56
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 62# 54
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 67# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 56
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 41
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 66
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 71# 57
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 76# 53
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 76# 56
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 394# 37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats59602
   
Runs8109
   
Hits17197
   
Singles11136
   
Doubles333
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs326
   
RBI13102
   
Stolen Bases05
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks1246
   
Strikeouts2490
   
Batting Average.288.327
   
On Base Pct.403.375
   
Slugging Pct.492.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.894.893
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats179203
   
Runs3234
   
Hits4961
   
Singles2543
   
Doubles911
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs146
   
RBI3627
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2317
   
Strikeouts6233
   
Batting Average.274.300
   
On Base Pct.357.352
   
Slugging Pct.558.452
   
On-base Plus Slugging.915.804
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
News 
 Giancarlo Stanton took part in baserunning drills with the Yankees on Tuesday, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Jul 15th
The Yankees officially placed LeMahieu on the 10-day IL following his COVID-19 diagnosis on Saturday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
 Giancarlo Stanton, who started at designated hitter and batted cleanup in Monday's intrasquad game, said his calf feels 100 percent healthy, Marly Rivera of ESPN reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Jul 7th
2B DJ LeMahieu has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
 Yankees GM Brian Cashman says Giancarlo Stanton (calf) could be ready to DH by Opening Day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 30th
 
 Regarding outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters "if we were to start Spring Training games up tomorrow, he’d probably be ready to go."
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Mar 24th
 
 Giancarlo Stanton with a calf injury took swings on the field at the Yankees' spring-training complex Wednesday.
Craig Rosenkrantz
Sun, Mar 22nd
 
Notes 
 How should you approach Giancarlo Stanton in the draft? Look, there's no denying his talent, but has any player snake-bitten fantasy managers as often as Stanton has? He's worth the gamble here, but you're still in the early part of your draft where you're building your foundation. You don't want your foundation to come with built-in cracks.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
LeMahieu tested positive for COVID-19 and is asymptomatic, according to the Yankees. Assuming he rejoins the team by the start of the season - a big "if" but somewhat likely given his early positive test - then he should have little difficulty getting ready for the season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Stanton's Grade-1 hamstring strain was going to keep him out of action for Opening Day, but he now should be ready to go whenever the season begins. Stanton will always be an injury risk, but for now, view him as a healthy option heading into the season. His power potential therefore makes him an option in Round 3 or 4, depending on your risk tolerance.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
There's a fallacy out there that when players leave Coors Field, their production and subsequent fantasy value dips. DJ LeMahieu disproved that in 2019, as he had the best numbers of his career. There aren't a lot of question marks with his peripherals, but the main hesitation that fantasy managers should have with LeMahieu is that 2019 was his clear outlier. With the multi-position eligibility, he's worth grabbing at this point in hopes for a repeat or at least close to a repeat for his on-pace numbers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Stanton missed virtually the entire season but let's not forget that he only missed 7 games in the prior two years and combined for 97 homers, 232 RBIs and 225 runs scored. Don't be mistaken, this is still one of the best hitters in baseball. With that said, he is already dealing with another injury.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
LeMahieu may have been the most shocking breakout last year, moving from a .276 hitter with limited power at Coors to all of a sudden 26 HRs, 102 RBIs and a .327 BA away from Coors. You can expect some regression but his 2019 campaign was just too great to discount him in the 6th or 7th round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 A massive injury risk as always but ADP leaves plenty of room for upside
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Exit velocity and had hit rate both ranked in the top 10% in baseball last year, which could be a sign that his mid-career breakout was legit
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros