Who Should I Draft?

Giancarlo Stanton or Francisco Lindor (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 20
Best Rank# 4# 3
Worst Rank# 29# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 12
Best Rank# 17# 10
Worst Rank# 24# 20
   
Projections 
   
Runs99100
Home Runs4429
RBI11181
Stolen Bases317
Batting Average.267.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 16
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 31
   
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Going For 2
# 4# 17
   
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USA Today
# 10# 32
   
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RotoChamp
# 13# 20
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 13# 28
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 28
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 6# 10
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 14# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 59
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 5# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 33
   
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Razzball
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BretskyBall
# 11# 16
   
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The Athletic
# 8# 17
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 37
   
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Sporfolio
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RotoBaller
# 9# 64
   
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FantasyPros
# 13# 20
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 37
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 41
   
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Razzball
# 14# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 18
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 15# 19
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 11# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 14# 98
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 20
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 4
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 11# 8
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 13# 12
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 15# 7
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 15# 12
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 11
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 10
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 17# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 10
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 9
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 18# 3
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 19# 4
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 19# 6
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 18
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 19# 11
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 19# 12
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 20# 4
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 20# 15
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 18
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 20# 18
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 21# 12
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 23# 22
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 29# 25
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats617661
   
Runs102129
   
Hits164183
   
Singles91101
   
Doubles3442
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3838
   
RBI10092
   
Stolen Bases525
   
Caught Stealing010
   
Walks7070
   
Strikeouts211107
   
Batting Average.266.277
   
On Base Pct.343.352
   
Slugging Pct.509.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.852.871
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats560559
   
Runs99100
   
Hits149160
   
Singles7694
   
Doubles2835
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs4429
   
RBI11181
   
Stolen Bases317
   
Caught Stealing16
   
Walks6958
   
Strikeouts17987
   
Batting Average.267.285
   
On Base Pct.347.352
   
Slugging Pct.556.511
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.864
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
News 
 Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 and drove in four runs on Saturday, leading the Yankees to a 7-5 victory over the visiting Astros.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, an RBI, and a steal in an 8-3 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 24th
 Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-5 with two runs scored Thursday in the win against the Astros.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 21st
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a run, a walk, and a steal in a 7-6 win over Detroit on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) was officially reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 18th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a homer in a 7-2 loss to the Rangers on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 18th
 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
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with two steals in a 4-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
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
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a walk in a 2-1 win over the Reds on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
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
Originally expected to return from a calf injury in early April, Lindor suffered an ankle ailment while rehabbing. There's now no timetable for his recovery, and it's increasingly hard to see Cleveland letting him run once back on the diamond. Investors have little choice but to wait and hope for the best, but they shouldn't expect him to return first-round value.
Andrew Gould - 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
Lindor kicked it up another notch in 2018, mashing 38 homers to go with 25 steals and his league-leading 129 runs. We can't bank on a repeat performance in 2019, but with even 80% of those numbers at shortstop, he'd return easy 1st round value.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Coming off a tremendous season, Lindor would arguably deserve to be in a tier of his own at shortstop if he hadn't suffered a strained calf in early February. As it is, he falls into a similar category of player as Javier Baez and Trevor Story: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The concern for Lindor is that he misses the beginning of the season and/or doesn't run as much upon his return, but the good news is that he was so good last year that they can afford to drop off a bit and still remain an elite fantasy option.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros