Who Should I Draft?

J.D. Martinez or Giancarlo Stanton (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
52 of 56 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 15
Best Rank# 2# 4
Worst Rank# 21# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 5# 22
Best Rank# 4# 17
Worst Rank# 5# 24
   
Projections 
   
Runs9899
Home Runs4044
RBI116111
Stolen Bases43
Batting Average.305.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 4# 29
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 18
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 4# 19
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 2# 4
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 4# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 3# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 13
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 12# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 12
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 13# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 13
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 4# 20
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 3# 14
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 5# 19
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 7# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 17
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 4# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 6# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 4# 17
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 5# 6
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 5# 11
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 3# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 13
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 3# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 4# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 7# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 6# 16
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 15
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 5# 17
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 8# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 3# 18
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 5# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 9
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 4# 13
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 4# 15
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 9
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 3# 12
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 16
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 11
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 4# 18
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 6# 15
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 4# 11
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 5# 19
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 6# 14
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 6# 15
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 10
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 6# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 9# 7
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17# 6
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 18# 5
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 21# 14
   
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats569617
   
Runs111102
   
Hits188164
   
Singles10691
   
Doubles3734
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs4338
   
RBI130100
   
Stolen Bases65
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks6970
   
Strikeouts146211
   
Batting Average.330.266
   
On Base Pct.402.343
   
Slugging Pct.629.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.031.852
   
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats544560
   
Runs9899
   
Hits166149
   
Singles9176
   
Doubles3328
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs4044
   
RBI116111
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks6469
   
Strikeouts146179
   
Batting Average.305.267
   
On Base Pct.378.347
   
Slugging Pct.593.556
   
On-base Plus Slugging.971.903
   
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
News 
 J.D. Martinez went 1-for-5 with his lone hit being a solo home run as the Red Sox beat the Orioles on Saturday by a 7-2 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton (calf) could return as early as next Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 J.D. Martinez went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and two walks in Friday's 13-2 win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
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
 J.D. Martinez went 2-for-3 with a walk in Monday's 4-3 extra-innings loss to Texas.
John Aubin
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
 J.D. Martinez (back) has returned to Boston’s lineup for Monday’s game versus the Rangers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
 Red Sox manager Alex Cora says the team is hopeful J.D. Martinez doesn't need to end on the IL with back spasms.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
Giancarlo Stanton (calf) ran sprints and hit in the batting cage on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
Notes 
 Martinez is a rare first-round hitter who rarely runs, but he'll make up for it in every other spot. While the 31-year-old probably won't win another batting title at .330, he's a .307 hitter since 2014's breakout who has exceeded .300 in three straight years. He boasts an MLB-high .655 slugging percentage in the past two seasons with 88 long balls. Last season, he placed within the 97th percentile or better in exit velocity, hard-hit%, xAVG, xSLG, and xWOBA. Hitting in the middle of Boston's lineup also makes him a strong bet to drive in and score over 100 runs. Limited fielding reps helped him stay healthy, but he played enough OF (25 games) to maintain fantasy eligibility, making him a strong four-category star.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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
 It's funny how one healthy season can help you forget that a player missed 40+ games in three of the past four seasons. While Martinez has a legitimate shot at the Triple Crown, he is also a bit riskier than many of the other first round picks so proceed soberly.
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
 There is no better bet in baseball to hit .300 with 40+ home runs than Martinez. He's now accomplished that feat two years in a row, hit at least 38 homers in three of the last four seasons, and hit over .300 in four of the last five. Still in the prime of his career and in a great hitting environment in Boston, a repeat performance looks likely.
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