Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Judge or Andrew Benintendi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
51 of 56 experts
9%
Recommended by
5 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 21
Best Rank# 3# 12
Worst Rank# 29# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 15# 29
Best Rank# 13# 29
Worst Rank# 19# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs10299
Home Runs3919
RBI9583
Stolen Bases719
Batting Average.268.286
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 13# 20
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 22
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 18# 20
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 11# 33
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 10# 22
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 15# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 24
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 9# 17
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 20
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 14# 25
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 4# 24
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 21# 25
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 15# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 22
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 3# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 18# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 20
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 11# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 21
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 9# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 21
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 8# 17
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 24
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 7# 20
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 14# 22
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 9# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 11# 20
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 11# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 8# 22
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 18# 28
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 11# 23
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 22
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 21
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 13# 19
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 9# 19
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 15# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 18
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 11# 20
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 21
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 13# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 21
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 13# 12
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 16# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 19# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 25# 20
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 29# 17
   
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats413579
   
Runs77103
   
Hits115168
   
Singles66105
   
Doubles2241
   
Triples06
   
Home Runs2716
   
RBI6787
   
Stolen Bases621
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks7671
   
Strikeouts152106
   
Batting Average.279.290
   
On Base Pct.392.366
   
Slugging Pct.528.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.919.830
   
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats514578
   
Runs10299
   
Hits138165
   
Singles74103
   
Doubles2438
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs3919
   
RBI9583
   
Stolen Bases719
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks9469
   
Strikeouts184104
   
Batting Average.268.286
   
On Base Pct.381.362
   
Slugging Pct.545.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.926.827
   
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
News 
 Aaron Judge (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment in Triple-A this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Andrew Benintendi went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored before being ejected from Tuesday's 9-5 loss to the Rangers.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
 Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters that Judge could begin a rehab assignment as early as this weekend.
James Bisson
Mon, Jun 10th
Andrew Benintendi went 1-for-5 and hit a two-run homer in the first inning in the loss to the Rangers on Monday in extra innings.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
 Aaron Judge (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment in two weeks, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
Andrew Benintendi went 1-for-4 and scored a run on Saturday in the Red Sox victory over the Rays in game two of a doubleheader.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 Aaron Judge (oblique) took swings in the batting cage on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Andrew Benintendi went 1-for-4 with a double and scored a run as the Red Sox beat the Royals on Tuesday night.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
 Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed that Judge began hitting off a tee Monday, in addition to taking dry swings and throwing.
James Bisson
Tue, May 28th
Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-5 with a double, home run, three RBI and a run scored Wednesday against the Indians.
John Aubin
Thu, May 30th
Notes 
 Judge had a down year in 2018 which means his OPS was merely .919. If he can get back to playing 150 games this year, fantasy owners can bank on 45 homers, 110 runs and 100 RBIs. That may have you ready to grab him in the first round, but he comes with more injury risk than anyone else in the top 20
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Benintendi is a spectacular real life player, but in fantasy, he was extremely similar to Jean Segura who happens to be going five rounds later. The arrow is pointing up for Benintendi, but not enough to warrant a top 30 draft pick
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 After struggling during a brief cup of coffee with the Yankees in 2016, Judge took the world by storm with 52 home runs in 2017. His 2018 encore wasn't quite as tremendous, particularly when you factor in the missed time due to injury, but Judge still smacked 27 HRs in just 413 at-bats. His .278 batting average is due to drop -- Judge has had a surprisingly high BABIP for two years running -- but he is primed to again approach 40 HRs with 100+ runs and RBIs and even 5-10 steals.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
At 24 years old, Benintendi has yet to experience a major breakthrough in terms of home runs or stolen bases, but he's nonetheless settled in as a valuably reliable contributor across every offensive category. At this stage of his career, it's fair to expect more of the same -- close to 20-20 with an average in the .280-.290 range and strong run production numbers in Boston's loaded lineup. That was enough to make Benintendi a top-20 hitter in standard 5x5 formats last season, and should be again this year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 After scorching a rookie-record 52 homers in 52, Judge settled for 27 in 498 plate appearances last season. Yet a feared average regression never materialized, as he batted .278 despite posting a 30.5 strikeout %. He led all hitters in average exit velocity (94.7 mph) with the highest % of batted balls hit a least 95 mph (54.1), so don't make the mistake of expecting a regressed BABIP to ruin his average. He might have peaked right out of the gate, but Judge should at least settle into 35-40 homers with a handful of steals if last year's oblique injuries don't resurface.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Great in every category but not spectacular in one, a player of Benintendi's ilk typically doesn't merit top-25 consideration. But 20/20 candidates are hard to come by, especially if they provide a high batting-average floor and can score 100 times atop a loaded Red Sox lineup. The 24-year-old also might not have peaked yet, as he has improved his strikeout and walk rates each season. While he offers a relatively safe profile, this possible upside forces drafters to pay a steep price to snag him around the Round 2/3 turn.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros