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Who Should I Draft?

Lucas Giolito or Giancarlo Stanton (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
28 of 55 experts
49%
Recommended by
27 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 61# 59
Best Rank# 16# 34
Worst Rank# 111# 127
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 67# 52
Best Rank# 45# 44
Worst Rank# 83# 64
   
Projections 
   
Runs31
Home Runs1410
RBI36
Stolen Bases1
Batting Avg.271
Strikeouts6179
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.95
WHIP1.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 44# 61
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 54
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 69
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 111# 121
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 43# 62
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 30
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 50# 127
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 41# 59
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 16# 106
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 57# 61
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 46# 67
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 53# 102
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 41# 62
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 60# 61
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 68
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 63
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 78
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 55# 65
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 44# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 49
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 27# 66
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 67
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 69# 80
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 45
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 59# 65
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 63# 73
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 41# 66
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 72# 78
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 55# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 63# 38
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 45# 39
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 99# 39
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 68# 40
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 84# 43
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 77# 45
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 69# 45
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 74# 46
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 50# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 58# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 85# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 69# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 75# 51
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 109# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 57
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 87# 57
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 77# 58
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 87# 60
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 95# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 62# 61
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 61
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 67# 63
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 70# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 67
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 110# 79
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs8
   
Home Runs324
   
RBI13
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.288
   
Strikeouts24228
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.41
   
WHIP1.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs31
   
Home Runs1410
   
RBI36
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.271
   
Strikeouts6179
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.95
   
WHIP1.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
News 
 Gincarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday’s 8-4 loss to the Rays in Game 3 of the ALDS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 8th
Lucas Giolito grabbed the win in Game 1 of Chicago's Wild Card series on Tuesday when he allowed just one run on two hits while striking out eight and walking one as the White Sox took down the A's 4-1.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Sep 29th
 Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with a pair of homers and four RBI in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to the Rays in Game 2 of the ALDS.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 7th
Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito allowed two runs over six innings in a 3-2 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday. Giolito struck out 11 and walked three in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
 Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 with grand slam and one walk in Monday's 9-3 Game 1 win over the Rays.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito turned in a quality start in a 5-1 loss to the Twins on Wednesday. Giolito allowed three runs over six innings while striking out four and walking three.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 17th
 Giancarlo Stanton hit his second homer in as many games as the Yankees beat the Indians 10-9 in Game of the Wild Card Round to advance to the ALDS.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 1st
Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings in a 4-3 win over the Tigers on Friday. Giolito struck out seven and walked four.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 12th
 Giancarlo Stanton hit a solo homer in the Yankees' 12-3 Game 1 win over the Indians on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 30th
Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito allowed three runs over six innings in a 5-3 win over the Royals on Saturday. He struck out nine on the way to his fourth win.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 6th
Notes 
 How should you approach Giancarlo Stanton in the draft? Look, there's no denying his talent, but has any player snake-bitten fantasy managers as often as Stanton has? He's worth the gamble here, but you're still in the early part of your draft where you're building your foundation. You don't want your foundation to come with built-in cracks.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
There's a reason that you hear fantasy analysts say that you should target post-hype players: baseball is hard, man, and it takes time for players to fully figure it out. With his prospect pedigree, it took longer than most thought for Lucas Giolito to figure things out. But boy did he ever in 2019, with his 25-start dominating stretch to end the season. He looked like a totally different pitcher - but one who mowed down the league. Hitters are more often to click sooner than pitchers are in the big leagues, and if you look at his peripherals, there's not much to question about Giolito's breakout performance. As long as he keeps his increased velocity on his fastball, he'll continue to be a solid SP2 for fantasy managers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Stanton's Grade-1 hamstring strain was going to keep him out of action for Opening Day, but he now should be ready to go whenever the season begins. Stanton will always be an injury risk, but for now, view him as a healthy option heading into the season. His power potential therefore makes him an option in Round 3 or 4, depending on your risk tolerance.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Giolito earned every bit of his breakout season, putting up an ERA that we nearly identical to his FIP and xFIP and a major gain in control. Most impressive for Giolito was his ability to limit contact on pitches in the strike zone - just 77.3%, second best in MLB behind Gerrit Cole. His raw stuff is elite, and another fantastic season should follow in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 A massive injury risk as always but ADP leaves plenty of room for upside
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
2019 breakout can be attributed to an uptick in velocity and an improved changeup. Can he do it again?
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros