Who Should I Draft?

Giancarlo Stanton or Juan Soto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
54 of 59 experts
8%
Recommended by
5 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 23
Best Rank# 4# 10
Worst Rank# 29# 38
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 30
Best Rank# 17# 27
Worst Rank# 24# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs9994
Home Runs4429
RBI11196
Stolen Bases37
Batting Average.267.290
   
Misc 
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 20
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 24
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 19# 21
   
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DailyOverlay
# 4# 34
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 23
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 13# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 18# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 21
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 20# 24
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 6# 25
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 14# 38
   
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CBS Sports
# 19# 22
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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FantasyPros
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# 15# 22
   
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# 11# 23
   
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# 17# 22
   
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# 19# 24
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 8# 20
   
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# 14# 31
   
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# 14# 19
   
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# 15# 20
   
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# 15# 18
   
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FanGraphs
# 10# 22
   
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# 20# 32
   
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# 19# 25
   
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# 13# 12
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 16
   
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CBS Sports
# 20# 17
   
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The Athletic
# 21# 18
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 29# 23
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats617414
   
Runs10277
   
Hits164121
   
Singles9173
   
Doubles3425
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3822
   
RBI10070
   
Stolen Bases55
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks7079
   
Strikeouts21199
   
Batting Average.266.292
   
On Base Pct.343.406
   
Slugging Pct.509.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.852.923
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats560538
   
Runs9994
   
Hits149156
   
Singles7694
   
Doubles2830
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs4429
   
RBI11196
   
Stolen Bases37
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks6990
   
Strikeouts179121
   
Batting Average.267.290
   
On Base Pct.347.392
   
Slugging Pct.556.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.913
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
News 
 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
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run, three RBI, and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Twins. The homer was his 34th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 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
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 33rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 9th
 Giancarlo Stanton (knee) will head to Tampa to start engaging in regular live batting practice, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 5th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI, and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Mets. The homer was his 32nd of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 4th
 Giancarlo Stanton (knee) took part in agility drills on the field Monday and could take on-field batting practice Tuesday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 27th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, three RBI, and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Marlins.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 2nd
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
Soto was every bit as good as top-ten pick, Alex Bregman per plate appearance last season, but is going 20 picks later. Keep in mind, he accomplished that as a teenager. Don't hesitate to reach an entire round to grab him before he progresses even more
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
Soto breezed through the minor leagues and kept raking as a 19-year old rookie with the Nationals, hitting .292 with 22 home runs across his first 116 Big Leagues games. Perhaps most impressive of all, he walked nearly as often as he struck out, producing a .406 on-base percentage that proves he is more than comfortable at the Major League level. Soto hit the ball on the ground an awful lot as a rookie, so it remains to be seen if he is capable of delivering 30+ home runs, but at least 25 homers seems likely, and he should be a major plus in terms of batting average and run production while also providing at least a handful of steals. The kid is legit.
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
Expected to play at least one more full season in the minors, Soto instead showed elite skills beyond his years, batting .292/.406/.517 at age 19. After popping 22 homers in 494 plate appearance, supporters are dreaming of a .300, 30-homer, 10-steal breakout. It will happen soon enough, but don't reach for those lofty expectations in 2019. A 53.7% ground-ball rate dampens his power prospects, especially since nearly a quarter of his fly balls went yard last season. If his top-30 ECR holds, drafters are likely overpaying for a 25-homer, five-steal hitter who should be going closer to Anthony Rendon than Andrew Benintendi.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros