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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Giancarlo Stanton (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
43 of 45 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 49
Best Rank# 16# 23
Worst Rank# 39# 394
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 73
Best Rank# 33# 54
Worst Rank# 51# 84
   
Projections 
   
Runs3332
Home Runs1415
RBI3937
Stolen Bases11
Batting Average.292.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 33
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 67
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 20# 62
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 69
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 77
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 53
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 22# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 45
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 66
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 21# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 45
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 50
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 65
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 26# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 33
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 24# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 394
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 21# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 28
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 17# 25
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 30
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 44
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 54
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 23
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 67
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 48
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 76
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 19# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 61
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 51
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 69
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 25# 71
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 23# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 53
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 23# 76
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 57
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 33# 28
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats31359
   
Runs588
   
Hits9817
   
Singles4511
   
Doubles263
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs273
   
RBI7813
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks5212
   
Strikeouts9424
   
Batting Average.313.288
   
On Base Pct.412.403
   
Slugging Pct.655.492
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.067.894
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats183179
   
Runs3332
   
Hits5349
   
Singles2825
   
Doubles129
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1415
   
RBI3937
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2723
   
Strikeouts5363
   
Batting Average.292.273
   
On Base Pct.381.356
   
Slugging Pct.574.562
   
On-base Plus Slugging.955.918
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
News 
 Yordan Alvarez (personal) hasn’t arrived in Houston for spring training 2.0 due to personal reasons.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
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
 The Astros are planning to have Yordan Alvarez play the field more often in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 21st
Yankees GM Brian Cashman says Giancarlo Stanton (calf) could be ready to DH by Opening Day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 30th
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) will not play on Wednesday as previously scheduled.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 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
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) could return to Grapefruit League action on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
Giancarlo Stanton with a calf injury took swings on the field at the Yankees' spring-training complex Wednesday.
Craig Rosenkrantz
Sun, Mar 22nd
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) is improving.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
Giancarlo Stanton (calf) took on-field batting practice at Yankees camp on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 18th
Notes 
 Ignore the eligibility concerns. Ignore the cheating scandal. Don't totally ignore the knees, but do pay attention to the results. Alvarez put on a historic performance last year across the majors and minors, and there's really nothing to his profile that suggests it wasn't all legit. Before last season, he was really good in the minors, but not quite this good. Fortunately, we can chalk that up to another year of development. Alvarez won't give you steals, but the rest of the numbers are up there with the elite options in fantasy. Yeah, we're talking about a top-five pick if he does it again. He has the pedigree, and he's had the success early in his career.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 It was just an 87 game sample size but in that time, Yordan was clearly one of the top five hitters in baseball. He won't steal any bags, but 50 homers, 140 RBIs and a .320 batting average is within the realm of realistic possibilities. He comes with some risk, however, since we haven't seen it for an extended time.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Yordan is getting the sophomore discount, meaning you don't have to pay up to get top five player potential. If all goes well, Alvarez will be a monster in all areas except SBs. Perfect third round pick if looking for upside and power. Hits the ball ridiculously hard.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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