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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Giancarlo Stanton (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
29 of 43 experts
33%
Recommended by
14 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 50
Best Rank# 31# 23
Worst Rank# 78# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 69# 94
Best Rank# 59# 70
Worst Rank# 136# 104
   
Projections 
   
Runs8075
Home Runs2834
RBI8596
Stolen Bases151
Batting Average.254.266
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 54
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 47# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 53
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 39# 47
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 41# 58
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 49# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 50
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 51
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 53
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 44# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 41# 54
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 43# 51
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 51
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 45# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 51
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 64
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 65
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 43# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 53
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 39# 47
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 41
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 47# 52
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 33# 64
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 46# 68
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 31# 51
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 53
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 56
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 36
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 45
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 49# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 50# 48
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 54# 51
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 54# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 55# 43
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 55# 46
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 60# 52
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 60# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 63# 46
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 63# 53
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 67# 52
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 78# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats502510
   
Runs8064
   
Hits133139
   
Singles8285
   
Doubles1819
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs3135
   
RBI8797
   
Stolen Bases180
   
Caught Stealing50
   
Walks2863
   
Strikeouts184157
   
Batting Average.265.273
   
On Base Pct.319.354
   
Slugging Pct.494.516
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.870
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats558508
   
Runs8075
   
Hits142135
   
Singles8577
   
Doubles2623
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs2834
   
RBI8596
   
Stolen Bases151
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks2965
   
Strikeouts183160
   
Batting Average.254.266
   
On Base Pct.291.349
   
Slugging Pct.461.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging.752.859
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
News 
 Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 4-2 win over the Guardians on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 22nd
Giancarlo Stanton, who exited Tuesday’s game with tightness in his right calf, will have an MRI Wednesday morning, according to manager Aaron Boone.
Scott Youngson - FantasyPros
Tue, May 24th
 Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a run in a 6-1 loss to the Guardians on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 20th
Giancarlo Stanton was removed from Tuesday's game against the Orioles with right calf tightness.
Dan Harris
Tue, May 24th
 Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 0-for-4 with a run in a 4-2 win over the Orioles on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 13th
Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-4 with three singles and a strikeout in New York’s 7-5 win against the White Sox on Saturday.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, May 21st
 Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a single in a 3-2 loss to the Astros on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 7th
Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-3 with a home run, two walks, two runs scored and three RBIs in New York's 9-6 loss in Baltimore.
Luke Monaldo
Thu, May 19th
 Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and two RBI in a 5-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 1st
Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and an RBI in a 6-2 New York win in Baltimore.
Luke Monaldo
Tue, May 17th
Notes 
 The free-swinging middle infielder signed a six-year, $140 million contract with the Tigers. Baez led the NL with 184 strikeouts last year but also belted 31 homers, had 87 RBI and 80 runs, and batted a respectable .265. This is a strange, volatile skill set, but Baez can usually be counted on to provide help with the counting stats. He won't hurt you in leagues that use batting average, but his unwillingness to take a walk becomes a liability in OBP leagues.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
If he stays relatively healthy, Stanton is probably going to contend for the home run crown. But that's a huge "if," obviously. Stanton enjoyed two relatively healthy seasons in 2018-2019, played 41 combined games in 2019-2020, and managed to play 139 games last year with only one stay on the DL for a quad issue. Statcast numbers show that he's still one of the games top sluggers, and he should have better luck in RBIs and runs than he had last season, when he had 97 and 64, respectively. Stanton doesn't run, but he holds his own in batting average. There's a lot of risk here, particularly with Stanton now well into his 30s, but the lengthy injury history almost guarantees a discount in drafts.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros