Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Story or Giancarlo Stanton (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 15
Best Rank# 4# 4
Worst Rank# 25# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 22
Best Rank# 17# 17
Worst Rank# 27# 24
   
Projections 
   
Runs8799
Home Runs3444
RBI100111
Stolen Bases193
Batting Average.273.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 10# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 18
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 13# 19
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 19
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 4# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 13
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 11# 20
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 8# 14
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 16# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 13
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 8# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 13# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 11# 16
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 20
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 14# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 18
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 13# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 7# 9
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 9# 13
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 14
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 18
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 16# 19
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 14
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 15
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 14# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 19
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 12# 10
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 12# 11
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 13# 8
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 14# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 7
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 14# 11
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 11
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 11
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 15# 6
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 16# 15
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 16# 14
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 9
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 16# 15
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 16
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 17# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 15
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 17
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 18# 15
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 18# 4
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 15
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 19# 8
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 21# 20
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 23# 21
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 25# 5
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 10
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats598617
   
Runs88102
   
Hits174164
   
Singles8991
   
Doubles4234
   
Triples61
   
Home Runs3738
   
RBI108100
   
Stolen Bases275
   
Caught Stealing60
   
Walks4770
   
Strikeouts168211
   
Batting Average.291.266
   
On Base Pct.348.343
   
Slugging Pct.567.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging.915.852
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568560
   
Runs8799
   
Hits155149
   
Singles7976
   
Doubles3728
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs3444
   
RBI100111
   
Stolen Bases193
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks5069
   
Strikeouts170179
   
Batting Average.273.267
   
On Base Pct.332.347
   
Slugging Pct.534.556
   
On-base Plus Slugging.865.903
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
News 
 Trevor Story went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer and a walk in Monday's 9-4 win over the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 17th
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
 Trevor Story went 3-for-5 with two homers, three RBI, and three runs scored in the Rockies' 10-8 win over the Padres on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
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
 Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored in the Rockies' loss to the Dodgers on Labor Day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 3rd
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
 Trevor Story went 2-for-5 with a homer, a double, and two runs scored in the Rockies' 9-4 loss to the Pirates on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
Giancarlo Stanton (knee) took part in agility drills on the field Monday and could take on-field batting practice Tuesday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 27th
 Trevor Story went 3-for-4 with a stolen base in the Rockies' 3-1 win over the Braves on Monday afternoon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 27th
Giancarlo Stanton (knee) is expected to be able to return in September.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 15th
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
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
 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
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
 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
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