Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Story or Freddie Freeman (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 17
Best Rank# 4# 7
Worst Rank# 25# 25
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 23
Best Rank# 17# 16
Worst Rank# 27# 25
   
Projections 
   
Runs8793
Home Runs3427
RBI10095
Stolen Bases198
Batting Average.273.302
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 10# 16
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 14
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 13# 15
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 14# 17
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 4# 24
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 17
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 11# 16
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 15# 23
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 8# 17
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 16# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 21
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 12# 17
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 23
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 17
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 13# 23
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 17
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 8# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 17
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 13# 20
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 18
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 15# 16
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 14# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 17
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 13# 17
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 7# 16
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 9# 16
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 16# 18
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 18
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 19
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 18# 25
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 14# 17
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 16# 17
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 16# 17
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 16# 24
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 14# 17
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 9
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 11# 9
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 12# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 11
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 14
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 15
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 15
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 7
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 16
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 17# 14
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 18# 13
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 14
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 16
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 21# 9
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 23# 17
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 25# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 11
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats598618
   
Runs8894
   
Hits174191
   
Singles89120
   
Doubles4244
   
Triples64
   
Home Runs3723
   
RBI10898
   
Stolen Bases2710
   
Caught Stealing63
   
Walks4776
   
Strikeouts168132
   
Batting Average.291.309
   
On Base Pct.348.388
   
Slugging Pct.567.505
   
On-base Plus Slugging.915.892
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568568
   
Runs8793
   
Hits155171
   
Singles79101
   
Doubles3739
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs3427
   
RBI10095
   
Stolen Bases198
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks5077
   
Strikeouts170126
   
Batting Average.273.302
   
On Base Pct.332.385
   
Slugging Pct.534.525
   
On-base Plus Slugging.865.910
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
News 
 Rockies shortstop Trevor Story has left Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks after a hard slide into second base. He was replaced by Pat Valaika.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 19th
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 19th
 Trevor Story went 3-for-4 with a double, two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 14-8 on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two RBIs in Friday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 19th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 Trevor Story was removed from Friday's game versus the Padres after taking a bad hop off his head.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Monday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer was his 18th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
 Trevor Story went 1-for-5 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 9-6 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with a double, a two-run home run, three RBIs, and two walks in Friday's win over the Miami Marlins. The homer was his 17th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
 Trevor Story went 0-for-4 in Monday's 6-5 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer was his 16th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 7th
Notes 
 You can snag Story in the late second, or even third round despite the fact that he outproduced top-five pick, Francisco Lindor in BA, SB, RBI and was just one behind him in homers. There is more risk with Story, but his 2018 campaign was among the all-time greats for fantasy shortstops
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
First basemen isn't as deep as it once was so commodities like Freeman are well worth investing in toward the middle of the third round. He is a lock for 90 runs, 90 RBIs and a .300 batting average each year and that type of player doesn't grow on trees
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Story fits into a similar category of player as Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The biggest risk for Story is that his elevated strikeout rate leads to some regression in last season's .291 batting average. But even if he hits closer to his .268 career average, Story's combination of power and speed should keep him among the top fantasy shortstops in 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Freeman bounced back from an injury-shortened 2017 season to finish as the number one fantasy first baseman in 2018, despite a precipitous drop in his power output. Freeman may struggle to return to the 30-HR plateau if he continues to hit as few fly balls as he did last year, but he's now produced a .300 batting average in three straight seasons, is good for 5-10 steals, and should continue to see healthy run and RBI totals as the Braves' lineup comes into its own. Consider him a decent bet to again finish as the number one 1B in fantasy.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Story bounced back from a wretched 2017 and improved upon 2016's breakout. Slicing his strikeout rate from 34.4 to 25.6% helped him bat .291, and he stole 27 bases (19 more than his previous career high) alongside 37 long balls. A full repeat would make him an easy first rounder, but his contact skills still don't support such a high batting average. Statcast's .261 xAVG agrees. He's still a shortstop who calls Coors Field home, and regression could still offer 30/20 campaign, so don't shy away since the late-second round price accounts for these concerns.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Replacing Joey Votto as the line-drive king, Freeman has batted above .300 with a slugging percentage over .500 in each of the last three seasons. He played all 162 games and even poached a career-high 10 bases in 2018. He'd be fantasy's undisputed top first baseman if not for a late power outage limiting him to 23 homers. Now he's simply competing with Paul Goldschmidt for top billing as second-round mainstays. Now that he has slowly repealed the injury-prone label, Freeman is a relatively safe pick with MVP upside.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros