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
54%
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 56 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-IL10
   
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
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 15# 17
   
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
   
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
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 18# 15
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 18# 4
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 15
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 21# 20
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 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 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
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
 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
Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton (calf) could return as early as next Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
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
 Trevor Story went 0-for-4 in Monday's 6-5 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment Monday or Tuesday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 Trevor Story went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, an RBI, three runs scored, and a steal as the Rockies fell to the Cubs 9-8 on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) has been running and getting closer to a rehab assignment, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 3rd
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