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
84%
Recommended by
47 of 56 experts
16%
Recommended by
9 of 56 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
Sports Illustrated
# 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
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 9# 17
   
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
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 9# 19
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 8# 14
   
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
Going For 2
# 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 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two RBIs, and a walk in Monday's win over the Mets. The homer was his 17th of the season and his second in as many days.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 18th
Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) was officially reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 18th
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs in Sunday's blowout win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The homer was his 16th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton (calf) will be activated off the injured list on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-5 with a grand slam in Monday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton (calf) could return as early as next Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-6 with a three-run home run and a walk in Sunday's win over the Marlins. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with a home run in his first rehab game for the Single-A Tampa Tarpons.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 11th
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and three RBIs in Friday's win over the Miami Marlins. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment Monday or Tuesday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
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