Who Should I Draft?

Giancarlo Stanton or Freddie Freeman (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 17
Best Rank# 4# 7
Worst Rank# 29# 25
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 23
Best Rank# 17# 16
Worst Rank# 24# 25
   
Projections 
   
Runs9993
Home Runs4427
RBI11195
Stolen Bases38
Batting Average.267.302
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 14
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 4# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 11
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 13# 17
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 15
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 18# 24
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 17
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 6# 23
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 14# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 21
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 5# 22
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 11# 17
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 16
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 6# 23
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 11# 17
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 8# 23
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 17
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 13# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 17
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 15# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 16
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 13# 16
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 15# 18
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 15
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 14# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 19
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 15# 25
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 11# 17
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 14# 17
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 15# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 9
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 7
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 9
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 14
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 14
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 17# 16
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 14
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 11
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 19# 17
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 19# 17
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 16
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 19# 15
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 19# 18
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 20# 17
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 20# 16
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 19
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 20# 9
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 21# 17
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 23# 16
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 29# 16
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats617618
   
Runs10294
   
Hits164191
   
Singles91120
   
Doubles3444
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs3823
   
RBI10098
   
Stolen Bases510
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks7076
   
Strikeouts211132
   
Batting Average.266.309
   
On Base Pct.343.388
   
Slugging Pct.509.505
   
On-base Plus Slugging.852.892
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats560568
   
Runs9993
   
Hits149171
   
Singles76101
   
Doubles2839
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs4427
   
RBI11195
   
Stolen Bases38
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks6977
   
Strikeouts179126
   
Batting Average.267.302
   
On Base Pct.347.385
   
Slugging Pct.556.525
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.910
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
News 
 Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Monday's 10-8 win over the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 25th
Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with two walks, a double, a run scored, and five RBI in Saturday's 13-9 win over the Nationals.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
 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
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Mets. The homer was his 21st of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 20th
 Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-5 with two runs scored Thursday in the win against the Astros.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 21st
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets.
Mike Maher
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
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two RBIs in Friday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 19th of the season.
Mike Maher
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
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Monday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer was his 18th of the season.
Mike Maher
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
First basemen isn't as deep as it once was so commodities like Freeman are well worth investing in toward the middle of the third round. He is a lock for 90 runs, 90 RBIs and a .300 batting average each year and that type of player doesn't grow on trees
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
Freeman bounced back from an injury-shortened 2017 season to finish as the number one fantasy first baseman in 2018, despite a precipitous drop in his power output. Freeman may struggle to return to the 30-HR plateau if he continues to hit as few fly balls as he did last year, but he's now produced a .300 batting average in three straight seasons, is good for 5-10 steals, and should continue to see healthy run and RBI totals as the Braves' lineup comes into its own. Consider him a decent bet to again finish as the number one 1B in fantasy.
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
Replacing Joey Votto as the line-drive king, Freeman has batted above .300 with a slugging percentage over .500 in each of the last three seasons. He played all 162 games and even poached a career-high 10 bases in 2018. He'd be fantasy's undisputed top first baseman if not for a late power outage limiting him to 23 homers. Now he's simply competing with Paul Goldschmidt for top billing as second-round mainstays. Now that he has slowly repealed the injury-prone label, Freeman is a relatively safe pick with MVP upside.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros