Monday, April 04, 2011

Head-to-Head League Player Comparison - Mike Stanton vs Delmon Young

As with every year, I have been totally absorbed with fantasy baseball these first few days. Two guys I have my eye on early this season are Delmon Young and Mike Stanton. Both of these young outfielders are high on my fantasy radar this season. Depending on the type of league you are in, you need to pay attention to these guys as well.

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AVG/HR/RBI/R/SB
Mike Stanton 2010: .259/22/59/45/5

As you well know by now, Stanton is a prime target for anyone in a dynasty or other deeper style league. He is also very valuable in redraft leagues as well. He is a great player to target in both H2H and roto leagues as he has a very good chance to really breakout in the power department in particular. The numbers shown above are the product of only 359 at-bats, so the chance that Stanton hits 30-35 homeruns in 2011 are pretty good indeed.

AVG/HR/RBI/R/SB
Delmon Young 2010: .298/21/112/77/5

Young had the best year of his short career last season. If he didn't play half his games at Target Field, just imagine how impressive his numbers could have been last season. Minnesota's deep lineup insures Young has plenty of opportunities to knock in runs helping him overcome the effects of Target Field.

AVG/HR/RBI/R/SB/2B/BB/K
Mike Stanton 2010: .259/22/59/45/5/21/34/123
Delmon Young 2010: .298/21/112/77/5/46/28/81

After looking at the standard 5x5 roto categories I would prefer Stanton because of the great power potential. If you are in a dynasty or deep keeper league I would say that the gap between the two in 5x5 roto leagues is even greater. Now lets think about the two players in the context of the three added categories used often in H2H leagues shown above. Delmon Young was a monster last season in the 2B category. Young's dominance in 2B really boosts him a lot in H2H leagues which use 2B. While neither player has a wonderful K/BB ratio, Young doesn't hurt you quite as bad there as Stanton does at this point in their careers.

In conclusion, I would say it is to your benefit to target both players for your team in 2011. As a testament to this fact, I either own Delmon Young or have offered multiple trades for him in every H2H league using 2B which I am in this season. Even though I prefer Young in H2H and Stanton in 5x5 roto, I prefer owning both of these players as opposed to owning neither.

Andrew Bilbo

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