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Who Should I Draft?

Tommy Pham or Giancarlo Stanton (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
23 of 45 experts
49%
Recommended by
22 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 47
Best Rank# 23# 31
Worst Rank# 394# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 74# 78
Best Rank# 53# 64
Worst Rank# 84# 108
   
Projections 
   
Runs3229
Home Runs147
RBI3623
Stolen Bases17
Batting Average.274.279
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 59
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 33# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 35# 43
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 47
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 33# 43
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 33# 38
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 31# 46
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 48# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 33# 51
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 28# 50
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 57
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 25# 61
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 52
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 44# 49
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 33# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 64
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 54# 71
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 71
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 64
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 50
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 30# 45
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 69# 31
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 32
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 43# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 77# 36
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 51# 37
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 53# 37
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 37
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 37
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 71# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 43
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 76# 46
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 50# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 57# 50
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 62# 52
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 54
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 76# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 57
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 394# 57
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats59567
   
Runs877
   
Hits17156
   
Singles11100
   
Doubles333
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs321
   
RBI1369
   
Stolen Bases025
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks1281
   
Strikeouts24123
   
Batting Average.288.275
   
On Base Pct.403.370
   
Slugging Pct.492.452
   
On-base Plus Slugging.894.822
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats179174
   
Runs3229
   
Hits4948
   
Singles2531
   
Doubles99
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs147
   
RBI3623
   
Stolen Bases17
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks2325
   
Strikeouts6244
   
Batting Average.274.279
   
On Base Pct.357.369
   
Slugging Pct.559.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.916.831
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
News 
 Giancarlo Stanton, who started at designated hitter and batted cleanup in Monday's intrasquad game, said his calf feels 100 percent healthy, Marly Rivera of ESPN reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Jul 7th
Tommy Pham is expected to be ready for Opening Day, per manager Jayce Tingler. He was the designated hitter in Friday's intrasquad game.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Jul 11th
 Yankees GM Brian Cashman says Giancarlo Stanton (calf) could be ready to DH by Opening Day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 30th
OF Tommy Pham (Coronavirus) has received two negative tests and was cleared to join the Padres for spring training 2.0.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
 Regarding outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters "if we were to start Spring Training games up tomorrow, he’d probably be ready to go."
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Mar 24th
OF Tommy Pham has tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
 Giancarlo Stanton with a calf injury took swings on the field at the Yankees' spring-training complex Wednesday.
Craig Rosenkrantz
Sun, Mar 22nd
Tommy Pham went 0-for-3 with a strikeout as the DH in Monday's 14-2 loss to the Dodgers.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Tue, Mar 10th
 Giancarlo Stanton (calf) took on-field batting practice at Yankees camp on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 18th
Tommy Pham (elbow, side) could be ready to play the outfield by next Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 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
You really need to try to remember that Pham is already 32 because of the late start he got to his career. While he's been a top fantasy contributor for the past three years, he's at the age where skills tend to fall off. If you look at Pham's batted ball data, he still has a high exit velocity and hard-hit rate (both 82nd percentile), and his sprint speed and xOBA and xBA are all great and above average, respectively. But there are signs that a decline could take place, making him a guy you could be over-drafting at 83rd overall. He recorded the lowest launch angle of his career in 2019, which resulted in the fourth-highest groundball rate in the big leagues. What's more, he also was 128th in baseball in Brls/BBE%, tied with the likes of Adalberto Mondesi, Travis d'Arnaud, Maikel Franco, and Andrew Benintendi. Take into account his batted ball profile and his age, seeing the loss of a handful of steals and homers could make him a pick you regret, especially when you see names like Nelson Cruz, Eddie Rosario, Matt Chapman, and Nick Castellanos going after him.
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
Pham may not be the biggest name in baseball but by now, we should know he is going to give fantasy owners 20 homers, 20 steals and a strong batting average with loads of runs. He offers similar expectations to Austin Meadows but four rounds later.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Stanton missed virtually the entire season but let's not forget that he only missed 7 games in the prior two years and combined for 97 homers, 232 RBIs and 225 runs scored. Don't be mistaken, this is still one of the best hitters in baseball. With that said, he is already dealing with another injury.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros