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Giancarlo Stanton or Starling Marte (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
53 of 56 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 25
Best Rank# 4# 11
Worst Rank# 29# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 37
Best Rank# 17# 34
Worst Rank# 24# 40
   
Projections 
   
Runs9981
Home Runs4418
RBI11168
Stolen Bases333
Batting Average.267.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 21
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 23
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 19# 24
   
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Going For 2
# 4# 22
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 21# 42
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 27
   
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USA Today
# 10# 24
   
Site Projections
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# 13# 54
   
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Razzball
# 13# 30
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 12# 25
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 18# 34
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 22
   
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The Athletic
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CBS Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
# 6# 11
   
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BretskyBall
# 11# 31
   
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The Athletic
# 8# 20
   
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# 13# 28
   
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The Athletic
# 13# 28
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 20
   
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Fake Teams
# 16# 29
   
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# 16# 71
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 20# 21
   
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# 15# 27
   
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Athlon Sports
# 17# 25
   
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# 18# 24
   
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# 19# 27
   
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RotoBaller
# 9# 24
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 13# 17
   
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FanGraphs
# 15# 20
   
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# 9# 26
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 18
   
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Razzball
# 14# 26
   
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FantasyPros
# 17# 24
   
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RotoBaller
# 16# 24
   
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FantasyPros
# 11# 24
   
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Freeze Stats
# 18# 29
   
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Razzball
# 15# 24
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 11# 25
   
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SportsLine
# 19# 27
   
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# 14# 24
   
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Fake Teams
# 15# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 32
   
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# 20# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 23
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 14# 13
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 23# 18
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 29# 26
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats617559
   
Runs10281
   
Hits164155
   
Singles9198
   
Doubles3432
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs3820
   
RBI10072
   
Stolen Bases533
   
Caught Stealing014
   
Walks7035
   
Strikeouts211109
   
Batting Average.266.277
   
On Base Pct.343.327
   
Slugging Pct.509.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.852.787
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats560558
   
Runs9981
   
Hits149157
   
Singles76107
   
Doubles2830
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs4418
   
RBI11168
   
Stolen Bases333
   
Caught Stealing111
   
Walks6934
   
Strikeouts179110
   
Batting Average.267.282
   
On Base Pct.347.323
   
Slugging Pct.556.445
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.769
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
News 
 Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton (calf) could return as early as next Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Starling Marte went 2-for-6 with a homer and a strikeout in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Jun 13th
 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
Starling Marte went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI in the Pirates' 13-7 loss to the Braves on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
 Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment Monday or Tuesday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with a single in the Pirates' 5-3 loss to the Brewers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
 Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) has been running and getting closer to a rehab assignment, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 3rd
Starling Marte went 4-for-7 with a three-run home run in the Pirates' 12-10 loss to the Brewers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Giancarlo Stanton (calf) ran sprints and hit in the batting cage on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
Starling Marte went 3-for-5 with a stolen base, an RBI, and three runs scored in the Pirates' 9-4 win over the Brewers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 1st
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
Marte bounced back from his 2017 suspension season with another big year. He stolen 33 bases, knocked 20 homers and batted a quality .277. While he may not swipe 45 bags anymore, that power/speed combo makes him well worth a fourth round pick in standard leagues
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
With 30+ steals in five of the last six seasons and a batting average that is generally more useful than his on-base percentage, Marte is the definition of a roto league specialist. He also hit a career-high 20 home runs last season, and while that may be close to his ceiling for power, last season's .277 average is on the low end of what you can expect from him. While his HRs and average have fluctuated a bit from year to year, Marte has consistently been a top-50 player in standard 5x5 formats, and he should be so again in 2019.
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
The only players to bat at least .275 with 20 homers and 30 steals last season: Mookie Betts and Starling Marte. Lower the steals query to 20, and they're joined by Mike Trout, Francisco Lindor, Christian Yelich, Trevor Story, and Javier Baez. Only one of those guys frequently lasts beyond the third round. Marte will struggle to repeat that career-high in homers given his ground-ball tendencies, but he has swiped at least 30 bags in each of his last five full seasons. (He stole 21 in 77 games in 2017.) Don't worry too much about his poor walk rate in five-by-five leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros