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
58%
Recommended by
34 of 59 experts
42%
Recommended by
25 of 59 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 AlertDTD-
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 14
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 4# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 11
   
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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
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 16
   
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Razzball
# 6# 23
   
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BretskyBall
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The Athletic
# 8# 23
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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Sporfolio
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RotoBaller
# 9# 16
   
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FantasyPros
# 13# 16
   
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FanGraphs
# 15# 18
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 15
   
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Razzball
# 14# 18
   
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FantasyPros
# 11# 19
   
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Razzball
# 15# 25
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 11# 17
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
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# 15# 17
   
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Fake Teams
# 15# 24
   
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FanGraphs
# 10# 9
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 9
   
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# 14# 13
   
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RotoBaller
# 16# 7
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 9
   
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FantasyPros
# 17# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 14
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 14
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 15
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 14
   
Nick Pollack
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# 18# 17
   
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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
   
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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
The Athletic
# 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 3-for-3 with a home run as the Yankees defeated the Rangers 14-7.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 28th
Freddie Freeman underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Oct 18th
 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
Freddie Freeman reportedly might need off-season surgery to address bone spurs in his elbow.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 30th
 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
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a walk in Thursday's win over the Phillies.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 20th
 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
Freddie Freeman (elbow) is starting at first base and batting third against the Nationals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Freddie Freeman was removed from Friday's game against the Nationals due to right elbow soreness.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
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