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Who Should I Draft?

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. or Giancarlo Stanton (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
27 of 50 experts
46%
Recommended by
23 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 58
Best Rank# 44# 33
Worst Rank# 94# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 88# 108
Best Rank# 84# 85
Worst Rank# 98# 117
   
Projections 
   
Runs7479
Home Runs2734
RBI8391
Stolen Bases73
Batting Average.276.256
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 62# 69
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 47# 66
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 57# 64
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 58# 63
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 83
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 56
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 59# 66
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 61# 70
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 67
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 48# 58
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 60
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 75
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 57
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 65# 71
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 44# 59
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 51# 57
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 61# 66
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 55# 61
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 53# 62
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 73
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 61# 62
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 45# 66
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 57# 59
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 59# 85
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 55# 62
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 72# 76
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 49# 46
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 54# 53
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 57# 55
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 53
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 59# 51
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 59# 58
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 61# 51
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 60
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 62# 37
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 62# 60
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 63# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 64# 60
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 65# 62
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 67# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 68# 49
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 71# 37
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 71# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 63
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 72# 66
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 75# 56
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 52
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 86# 68
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 94# 33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats20876
   
Runs2812
   
Hits6419
   
Singles398
   
Doubles147
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs114
   
RBI3311
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1415
   
Strikeouts4827
   
Batting Average.308.250
   
On Base Pct.348.387
   
Slugging Pct.534.500
   
On-base Plus Slugging.882.887
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats531472
   
Runs7479
   
Hits146119
   
Singles8761
   
Doubles2923
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2734
   
RBI8391
   
Stolen Bases73
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks3264
   
Strikeouts129162
   
Batting Average.276.256
   
On Base Pct.318.346
   
Slugging Pct.490.527
   
On-base Plus Slugging.808.873
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
News 
 The Blue Jays have placed infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. on the COVID-19 list. He was forced out of Friday's game after just two innings due to side effects from receiving the vaccine.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Apr 10th
Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 at the plate driving in two and scoring a run on Friday as the Yankees lost to the Rays by a 10-5 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 10th
 Blue Jays OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was removed from Friday's game against the Angels due to vaccine-related symptoms.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 9th
Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 at the plate with a grand slam in Monday's 7-0 win over Baltimore.
John Aubin
Tue, Apr 6th
 Blue Jays OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. exited Friday's game against the Angels.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 9th
Giancarlo Stanton is out of the Yankees' lineup on Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Dan Harris
Sun, Apr 4th
 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 1-for-4 at the plate and scored a run on Tuesday night as the Blue Jays lost to the Rangers by a 7-4 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 7th
Giancarlo Stanton indicated on Saturday that he doesn't plan on playing in the outfield during any spring games. Stanton added he may still play in the outfield early in the regular season if he's needed.
Matt Flipi
Sat, Mar 20th
 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is absent from Monday's lineup against the Rangers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 5th
Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton could receive playing time in the outfield this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Feb 23rd
Notes 
 Gurriel Jr. has developed into an extremely strong major league hitter, showing far more power than he did in the minors. He makes consistently strong (though not elite) contact, and although he swings a ton, his strikeout rate isn't prohibitive. Gurriel isn't going to be elite in any category, but he's going to provide some value in all five. Batting in an excellent lineup and hitter's park (whichever one it may be), Gurriel should be a fine pick in drafts in all formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
It's all about the injuries with Stanton, as after two healthy seasons, he's been limited to just 41 games over the last two. There's little to analyze with the slugger other than his health. He still hits the ball as hard as anyone and walks and strikes out a ton. There's been little decline in his batted ball data over the last two years, but even if there had been, the sample size would be too small to draw any conclusions. Stanton is likely eligible at utility only in your league, but that limitation should let him come as a discount in drafts. Have power on your bench ready to fill in if you draft Stanton, but there's no reason to run from him.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is yet to play in over 84 games in a season due to injuries and the shortened season, so his numbers do not jump off the page on first glance. That is likely why his ADP is not a couple rounds higher. If you look at his past two seasons combined, a total of 149 games, we are looking at a .280 hitter with 82 runs, 31 HRs and 7 SBs. Now he gets an improved lineup around him as well. Very nice pick at ADP. Just have to hope he stays healthy.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Entering 2020 Stanton was being drafted around 65th overall. After another injury-riddled campaign, he's going outside the top 100 entering 2021. This creates an exciting buying opportunity, as Stanton was able to produce in a big way when healthy last year. Including the playoffs he hit 10 homers in 30 games. Meanwhile, all of his underlying numbers on Baseball Savant are right in line with his career norms. The injury risk is already being baked into his price. Stanton has a chance to drastically outperform his ADP if he stays healthy. Those are the type of league-winning draft picks I'm interested in making.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros