Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or Giancarlo Stanton (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
37 of 56 experts
34%
Recommended by
19 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 15
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 35# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 14# 22
Best Rank# 7# 17
Worst Rank# 17# 24
   
Projections 
   
Runs9599
Home Runs1844
RBI80111
Stolen Bases223
Batting Average.317.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 12# 29
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 18
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 8# 19
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 15# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 13
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 13
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 13# 20
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 9# 14
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 6# 19
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 4# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 17
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 17
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 8# 11
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 6# 8
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 3# 16
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 9# 15
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 12# 17
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 5# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 18
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 14# 19
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 11# 13
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 10# 15
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 12
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 18
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 10# 11
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 11# 19
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 9# 14
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 9# 15
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 9# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 19
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 7# 4
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 10
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 11# 5
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 10
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 15# 6
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 13
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 15# 11
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 7
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 17# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 19# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 16
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 9
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 20# 13
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 14
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 29# 6
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 35# 18
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats534617
   
Runs84102
   
Hits169164
   
Singles12591
   
Doubles2934
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1338
   
RBI61100
   
Stolen Bases175
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks5570
   
Strikeouts79211
   
Batting Average.317.266
   
On Base Pct.386.343
   
Slugging Pct.451.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging.837.852
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats582560
   
Runs9599
   
Hits184149
   
Singles12876
   
Doubles3528
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs1844
   
RBI80111
   
Stolen Bases223
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks5669
   
Strikeouts80179
   
Batting Average.317.267
   
On Base Pct.377.347
   
Slugging Pct.483.556
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.903
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
News 
 Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a double, home run, one RBI, and two runs scored on Sunday against the Yankees.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 24th
Updating a previous item, Giancarlo Stanton left Tuesday's game versus Toronto with a knee contusion.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 25th
 Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with three singles and a walk on Friday against the Yankees.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 22nd
Giancarlo Stanton exited Tuesday's contest against the Blue Jays early with an undisclosed injury.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 25th
 The Astros activated Jose Altuve (knee, hamstring) off the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Monday's 10-8 win over the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 25th
 Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday that Jose Altuve (knee, hamstring) could return as soon as Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 and drove in four runs on Saturday, leading the Yankees to a 7-5 victory over the visiting Astros.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Altuve will kick off a rehab assignment Friday night with the Astros' Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-5 with two runs scored Thursday in the win against the Astros.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 21st
Notes 
 It can be easy to be discouraged by Altuve "only" batting .316 with limited power and steals, but the injury seemed to influence his performance much more than most realize. You can expect a return to his 20 homer, 30 steal, 110 runs season with a batting average north of .330
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Altuve is coming off a down year by his high standards, although he still finished just inside the top-60 players in standard 5x5 roto formats. Fantasy owners should expect a modest rebound, but it would be unwise to expect Altuve to fully return to the first round player he once was. His back-to-back 24 HR seasons in 2016 and 2017 always looked unsustainable based on his high ground ball rate, and while last year's 13 homers may be his floor in that department, fantasy owners shouldn't realistically expect more than 15-17. Meanwhile, Altuve's sprint speed is down and his stolen base attempts have declined for five straight years, suggesting that he may not steal 20 bases, let alone 30.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Last year's consensus No. 2 pick, Altuve stumbled to just 13 homers and 17 steals in 137 games. Despite the down year, drafters should pounce if the 2017 AL MVP falls into the second round. He was batting .342 through June before a knee injury interfered, eventually forcing the first DL appearance of his career. After an offseason to heal, he should veer closer to 20-homer, 25-steal form with a sky-high average and plenty of scoring output in Houston's star-studded lineup.
Andrew Gould - 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