Who Should I Draft?

Giancarlo Stanton or Kris Bryant (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
52 of 56 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 22
Best Rank# 4# 6
Worst Rank# 29# 37
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 33
Best Rank# 17# 26
Worst Rank# 24# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs9997
Home Runs4428
RBI11187
Stolen Bases36
Batting Average.267.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 19# 26
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 4# 14
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 32
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 13# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 17
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 18# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 23
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 20# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 6# 21
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 14# 22
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 19# 31
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 20# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 20
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 29
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 5# 7
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 11# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 6# 28
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 8# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 25
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 13# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 21
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 21
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 15# 16
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 17# 21
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 23# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 22
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 19# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 20
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 13# 26
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 15# 29
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 28
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 14# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 26
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 15# 20
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 11# 13
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 19# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 14# 21
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 15# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 33
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 20# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 26
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 11# 6
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 13
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 21# 9
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 29# 18
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats617389
   
Runs10259
   
Hits164106
   
Singles9162
   
Doubles3428
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3813
   
RBI10052
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks7048
   
Strikeouts211107
   
Batting Average.266.273
   
On Base Pct.343.374
   
Slugging Pct.509.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.852.834
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats560552
   
Runs9997
   
Hits149155
   
Singles7688
   
Doubles2835
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs4428
   
RBI11187
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks6977
   
Strikeouts179140
   
Batting Average.267.281
   
On Base Pct.347.369
   
Slugging Pct.556.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.879
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton (calf) could return as early as next Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cubs' 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
 Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with a home run in his first rehab game for the Single-A Tampa Tarpons.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 11th
Kris Bryant went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks, and two runs scored in the Cubs' 7-3 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Jun 14th
 Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment Monday or Tuesday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
Rogers reports that Bryant will miss Monday's game against the Colorado Rockies with a right ankle injury.
James Bisson
Mon, Jun 10th
 Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) has been running and getting closer to a rehab assignment, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 3rd
Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
 Giancarlo Stanton (calf) ran sprints and hit in the batting cage on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the Cubs' 6-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 4th
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
Bryant missed 60 games last year and had his least efficient season of his career by quite a bit. There is some risk in drafting Bryant in the 3rd round, but he also comes with 40 homer upside, a batting average near .300 and both 100+ runs and RBIs
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
Bryant appeared to be on the verge of establishing himself as a perennial first round fantasy pick following his MVP 2016 season. Then his home run total dropped from 39 to 29 in 2017, but it seemed like an outlier as his production remained otherwise excellent. But the bottom really fell out last season, as Bryant struggled through a shoulder injury while producing a paltry 13 homers over 102 games. Bryant's strikeout rate grew and his hard contact rate declined, but he simply wasn't healthy -- he was actually off to a strong start before suffering the injury in mid-May. Bryant has pronounced himself fully healthy, and the fact the injury was a bone bruise rather than ligament damage is reason to believe he can make a full recovery. It wouldn't be the least bit surprising to see him rocket back into the first round of fantasy drafts by this time next year.
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
Everyone kept waiting for Bryant to turn the corner last season. They're still waiting. He hit a pedestrian .272/.374/.460 and continued a concerning power slide with 13 homers. The former MVP, who is only 27, was dealing with a shoulder injury. He could easily bounce back and deliver near first-round value, but drafters won't receive much of a discount at his third-round going rate. It's a fair price given his batting average and power upside, but the lack of speed and health certainty makes him far from a lock.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros