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Thursday, January 26, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL DRAFT BUST: GIANCARLO STANTON OUTFIELDER MIAMI MARLINS

The wait for 40 home runs goes on.  For the third frustrating season in a row, Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton had a large chunk of his season interrupted due to injury.  This time it was a serious groin pull in mid-August that shut Stanton down for a majority of the rest of 2016 as his owners were once again left without their big home run weapon when fantasy baseball leagues were being decided.  Prior to the injury, Stanton was having a somewhat rough season as his home run rate was behind his 2014 and 2015 pace and the batting average became a major liability as he finished with a shaky .240 mark.  With a near-neutral BABIP of .290, no luck could save Stanton’s average after he put up an insane K/9 rate of 29.8 percent and combined that with a 10.6 BB/9 that was his lowest number there since 2010.  In other words, Stanton was hacking like never before and while the 27 home runs were very helpful indeed, the rest of his offensive package was not very good.  Right now we have to accept that Stanton is not the first round pick that he was the last two years given the average troubles and rampant injuries.  Also the brief burst of steals from 2014-15 seems gone for good as well.  There is not a better pure home run hitter in all of fantasy baseball though than Stanton but he simply can’t be counted on for a full year of at-bats which calls into question what you are willing to pay at the draft table this season. 
2017 PROJECTION:  .255 34 HR 92 RBI 88 R 1 SB  

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