Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Giancarlo Stanton (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
32 of 59 experts
46%
Recommended by
27 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 15
Best Rank# 7# 4
Worst Rank# 160# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 17# 22
Best Rank# 13# 17
Worst Rank# 21# 24
   
Projections 
   
Runs8899
Home Runs3244
RBI95111
Stolen Bases103
Batting Average.284.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 14# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 18
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 13# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 19
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 9# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 12
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 10# 20
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 12# 14
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 11# 19
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 11# 20
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 13# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 17
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 11# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 16
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 15
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 13# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 18
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 7# 19
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 14# 15
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 9
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 9# 14
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 16
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 11
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 18
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 7# 15
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 17
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 8# 19
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 14# 15
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 7# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 19
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 10# 5
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 11# 6
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 13# 11
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 13# 11
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 13# 8
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 14# 13
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 14# 6
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 14# 13
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 9
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 13
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 14# 12
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 15# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 10
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 15
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 13
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 14
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 21# 18
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 22# 8
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 22# 11
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 10
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 25# 4
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 31# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 160# 16
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats632617
   
Runs84102
   
Hits188164
   
Singles11391
   
Doubles3534
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs3738
   
RBI107100
   
Stolen Bases145
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks7070
   
Strikeouts104211
   
Batting Average.298.266
   
On Base Pct.367.343
   
Slugging Pct.538.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging.905.852
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats595560
   
Runs8899
   
Hits169149
   
Singles10176
   
Doubles3228
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs3244
   
RBI95111
   
Stolen Bases103
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks6069
   
Strikeouts104179
   
Batting Average.284.267
   
On Base Pct.349.347
   
Slugging Pct.510.556
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.903
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
News 
 Manny Machado hit his 30th homer of the year in the Padres' 11-10 loss to the Rockies on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
Giancarlo Stanton (knee) will be the Yankees' regular left fielder when he returns to action next week, Randy Miller of NJ.com reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
 Manny Machado went 0-for-5 with a strikeout as the Padres beat the Cubs 9-8 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton (knee) could rejoin the Yankees during their home stand next week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
 Manny Machado went 1-for-3 with a walk in the Padres' 4-1 loss to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 5th
Giancarlo Stanton (knee) will head to Tampa to start engaging in regular live batting practice, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 5th
 Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two runs scored in the Padres' 8-3 loss to the Giants on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
Giancarlo Stanton (knee) took part in agility drills on the field Monday and could take on-field batting practice Tuesday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 27th
 Manny Machado went 1-for-3 with a double and a stolen base in the Padres' 9-0 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 28th
Giancarlo Stanton (knee) is expected to be able to return in September.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 15th
Notes 
 Regardless of what you think about Machado, he has been a reliable force of nature the last few years and likely hasn't even come into his prime yet. The landing spot in San Diego isn't quite what you would think, as it has actually been a top half of the league ballpark for right-handed hitters since they moved their fences in. So don't hesitate to snag him at the end of the first round, as he seems destined for another 35+ homer, 90+ RBI, 90+ run season
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
 Machado has four straight seasons with at least 33 home runs, and has finished as a top-20 hitter in standard 5x5 leagues in three of the last four years (he finished a still solid 42nd in 2017). The move to San Diego isn't ideal for his fantasy value, but Petco Park isn't nearly as much of a problem for hitters as it once was, particularly when it comes to right-handed power hitters like Machado. Padres manager Andy Green also sends runners much more frequently than the Orioles or Dodgers do, which could help Machado's stolen base totals.
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
 Along with setting personal highs in each element of his .297/.367/.538 slash line, Machado bashed 37 homers and stole 14 bases, a significant development since he stole none in 2016. He has hit 33 homers in at least 690 plate appearances in each of the last four seasons, so he'd probably be considered a first-round lock if not for remaining unsigned. Now that he established 2017's funk as the clear outlier, Machado is a trustworthy stud eligible for shortstop and third (16 games) in most formats. Signing the Padres doesn't kill his worth, but he's someone to target near the Round ½ turn rather than inside the top 10.
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