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Who Should I Draft?

Matt Olson or Giancarlo Stanton (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
32 of 50 experts
36%
Recommended by
18 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 58
Best Rank# 24# 33
Worst Rank# 94# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 80# 108
Best Rank# 66# 85
Worst Rank# 91# 117
   
Projections 
   
Runs8179
Home Runs3634
RBI9891
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.244.256
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 53
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 57# 69
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 24# 64
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 63
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 58# 83
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 56
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 57# 66
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 54# 70
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 67
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 52# 60
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 58
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 53# 60
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 47# 75
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 51# 57
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 54# 71
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 38# 53
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 53# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 53# 55
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 53# 62
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 55# 66
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 60
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 59# 61
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 62# 73
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 66
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 57# 62
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 48# 51
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 45# 59
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 57# 58
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 60# 85
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 51# 62
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 46# 56
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 60# 76
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 52# 33
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 53# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 53# 49
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 53# 50
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 46
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 55# 37
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 52
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 60# 57
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 60# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 63
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 64# 62
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 65# 51
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 70# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 78# 66
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 89# 37
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 91# 66
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 94# 68
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats21076
   
Runs2812
   
Hits4119
   
Singles228
   
Doubles47
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs144
   
RBI4211
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks3415
   
Strikeouts7727
   
Batting Average.195.250
   
On Base Pct.310.387
   
Slugging Pct.424.500
   
On-base Plus Slugging.734.887
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats538472
   
Runs8179
   
Hits130119
   
Singles6861
   
Doubles2423
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3634
   
RBI9891
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks7164
   
Strikeouts168162
   
Batting Average.244.256
   
On Base Pct.332.346
   
Slugging Pct.492.527
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.873
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
News 
 Matt Olson went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and one run scored in the Athletics 6-2 win Friday over the Astros.
Ari Koslow
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
 Matt Olson (knee) is once again absent from Wednesday's lineup against the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 7th
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
 Matt Olson is not in the Athletics lineup Tuesday against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers as he is considered day-to-day with a left knee contusion.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Apr 6th
Giancarlo Stanton is out of the Yankees' lineup on Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Dan Harris
Sun, Apr 4th
 Matt Olson went 0-for-3 with one walk drawn and two strikeouts in the Athletics 10-3 loss Monday against the Dodgers.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Apr 6th
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
 Matt Olson went 0-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout in the Athletics loss Sunday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
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 
 Olson again hit for a ton of power last year, and ranked in the top nine percent of the league in average exit velocity for the third straight season. But he struck out 31.4% of the time, which contributed to a massive average drop to just .195. Olson had a bit of bad luck, as his xBA was .224, but still, it was by far his worst career mark. Although he'll never be a high average hitter, it's a good bet that he'll return something this year closer to his .245 career mark. Combine that with his likely near-40 home run season, and he'll make a fine mid-round selection and starting first baseman for any fantasy team.
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
 Olson's Statcast profile was a bit all over the place last year. However, the biggest reason to buy back in this season is the disastrous .227 BABIP he posted (compared to .292 and .300 marks from the previous two campaigns). Olson still managed to hit 14 homers in the shortened season, which means the power is still there. The expectation of some better luck means he might be my single biggest first base target in drafts this spring.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
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