Who Should I Draft?

Ronald Acuna Jr. or Giancarlo Stanton (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Expert
Recommendation
85%
Recommended by
50 of 59 experts
15%
Recommended by
9 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 15
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 21# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 9# 22
Best Rank# 8# 17
Worst Rank# 16# 24
   
Projections 
   
Runs9699
Home Runs3044
RBI89111
Stolen Bases243
Batting Average.282.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 6# 29
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 18
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 6# 19
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 11# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 7# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 8# 13
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 6# 12
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 6# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 13
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 7# 20
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 10# 14
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 14# 19
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 16# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 17
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 10# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 8# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 13
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 5# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 15# 16
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 15
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 21# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 18
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 10# 19
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 6# 13
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 8# 15
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 9
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 11# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 3# 14
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 16
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 11
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8# 18
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 4# 15
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 17
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 9# 19
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 7# 8
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 8# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 8# 14
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 15
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 3# 15
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 10
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 16# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 19
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 9# 8
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 10# 6
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 12# 7
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 12# 5
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 15# 11
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 15# 11
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 15# 4
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 9
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 19# 6
   
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats433617
   
Runs78102
   
Hits127164
   
Singles7191
   
Doubles2634
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs2638
   
RBI64100
   
Stolen Bases165
   
Caught Stealing50
   
Walks4570
   
Strikeouts123211
   
Batting Average.293.266
   
On Base Pct.366.343
   
Slugging Pct.552.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging.918.852
   
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats576560
   
Runs9699
   
Hits162149
   
Singles9576
   
Doubles3228
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs3044
   
RBI89111
   
Stolen Bases243
   
Caught Stealing91
   
Walks5869
   
Strikeouts158179
   
Batting Average.282.267
   
On Base Pct.348.347
   
Slugging Pct.513.556
   
On-base Plus Slugging.860.903
   
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
News 
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 2-for-2 with a home run, a double, three runs scored, and two walks in Friday's win over the Giants. The homer was his 41st of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 21st
Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI to lead his club to a 7-2 victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-3 with a walk, a two-run home run, and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 40th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 20th
Giancarlo Stanton is batting second for the Yankees on Thursday night against the Angels and will be the designated hitter.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies. The steal was his 37th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
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
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-5 with a solo home run, two stolen bases, and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Phillies. The homer was his 39th and the steals were his 35th and 36th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
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
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks, and three runs scored in Monday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 38th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
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
Notes 
 Acuna met the seismic hype, and then some, by hitting .293/.366/.552 with 26 homers and 16 steals in 111 sizzling rookie games. He flaunted his MVP ceiling by posting a .429 wOBA and 19 of those long balls after the All-Star break. Challenging Mike Trout as baseball's best player is a real ceiling he could reach as soon as 2019. Before drafting him accordingly, beware a 25.3 K% and 74.6% contact rate sending his average backyard in his age-21 season. He may also run less often in the leadoff role.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Per plate apperance, Acuna was every bit as productive as consensus top-5 pick, Francisco Lindor, last season. Granted, Acuna doesn't qualify at shortstop, but that should tell you that the hype somehow hasn't driven him far enough up draft boards yet.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Talk about a debut. At just 20 years old, Acuna performed like a seasoned fantasy star, producing 26 HRs, 16 SBs, and a .293 average across his first 111 Big League games. Some batting average regression could be coming his way following last year's high BABIP and strikeout rate, but then again Acuna whiffed much less in the second half, so perhaps he's already made an adjustment that can make him a consistent batting average asset. Acuna trailed only Mookie Betts, Christian Yelich, J.D. Martinez, and Mike Trout in per game value in standard roto/categories leagues, and barring a sophomore slump, he should once again be a top-five outfielder.
Andrew Seifter - 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