This article is part of our Rebound Candidate series.
Next up is Giancarlo Stanton, who again falls into his own category. For years, Stanton has been a first- or second-round pick, mainly based on the hope that his immense physical gifts will propel him to hit somewhere around 50 home runs in a season.
Although he mustered 37 in 2012 and 2014, the high cost to get a jump on that magical year has burned aggressive owners, who've received from him an average of only 394 plate appearances the last two seasons. He once again dealt with injuries in 2016, this time to his hip, rib and groin.
With the ongoing duel between the optimism in his fantasy-league-winning power and the pessimism in his ability to stay healthy, what's his 2017 draft value?
The 6-foot-6, 245-pounder's power undoubtedly continues to pass the eye and analytics tests.
Per MLB Statcast, he rocketed the five hardest-hit balls and 21 of the top 46 last season while ranking behind only Nelson Cruz in average exit velocity (95.1 mph). Stanton also tied for eighth last year in the rate of barreled balls per plate appearance, as RotoWire colleague Derek VanRiper pointed out.
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