Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Judge or Charlie Blackmon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
49 of 59 experts
17%
Recommended by
10 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 19
Best Rank# 3# 5
Worst Rank# 29# 31
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 15# 26
Best Rank# 13# 25
Worst Rank# 19# 28
   
Projections 
   
Runs102109
Home Runs3928
RBI9578
Stolen Bases712
Batting Average.268.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 13# 19
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 19
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 10# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 16
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 15# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 9# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 18
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 14# 17
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 4# 14
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 21# 26
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 15# 17
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 13# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 23
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 3# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 18
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 21
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 11# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 19
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 9# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 8# 18
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 10
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 11
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 9# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 11# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 11# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 8# 18
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 11# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 18
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 19# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 22
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 13# 24
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 16# 21
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 9# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 20
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 12# 25
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 12# 22
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 12# 23
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 11# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 19
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 13# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 7# 5
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 11# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 8
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 15# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 6
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 18# 12
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 18# 17
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 18# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 25# 13
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 29# 18
   
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats413626
   
Runs77119
   
Hits115182
   
Singles66115
   
Doubles2231
   
Triples07
   
Home Runs2729
   
RBI6770
   
Stolen Bases612
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks7659
   
Strikeouts152134
   
Batting Average.279.291
   
On Base Pct.392.358
   
Slugging Pct.528.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.919.860
   
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats514593
   
Runs102109
   
Hits138176
   
Singles74109
   
Doubles2431
   
Triples17
   
Home Runs3928
   
RBI9578
   
Stolen Bases712
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks9455
   
Strikeouts184122
   
Batting Average.268.296
   
On Base Pct.381.356
   
Slugging Pct.545.516
   
On-base Plus Slugging.926.872
   
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
News 
 Aaron Judge went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and walk during a 4-3 loss against the Blue Jays on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Charlie Blackmon hit his 31st homer of the year in the Rockies' 16-inning victory over the Giants on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 25th
 Aaron Judge went 1-for-4 and hit a two-run home run on Wednesday as the Yankees lost to the Angels by a 3-2 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk in the Rockies' 6-1 loss to the Mets on Tuesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 18th
 Aaron Judge's day off Friday is unrelated to his collision with the outfield wall during Thursday's doubleheader against Detroit, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with a solo homer as the Rockies beat the Padres 11-10 on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
 Aaron Judge is absent from Tuesday's lineup versus the Tigers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 10th
Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-4 with a double in the Rockies' 2-1 loss to the Padres on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
 Aaron Judge went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk on Monday as the Yankees beat the Red Sox by a 5-0 score.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 10th
Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-4 with three doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored in the Rockies' loss to the Dodgers on Labor Day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 3rd
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
While Blackmon wasn't the number one fantasy asset like in 2017, he still knocked 29 homers, led the league in runs and batted .291, and don't forget, that was a down year. If that is his floor, fantasy owners are getting a steal in the late 2nd round.
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
Blackmon doesn't receive the fanfare of guys like Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton, but he's outperformed them in standard roto/categories leagues for three years running. Even though his numbers predictably tailed off considerably from his bonkers 2017 season, Blackmon still finished as a top-six outfielder and top-14 overall hitter last season. His stolen bases are on a three-year decline, but he should still be able to reach double digits, and there's not much evidence his skills are otherwise deteriorating at age 32. As long as his skills remain constant and he remains in Colorado, last season's .291 batting average is close to the floor for Blackmon, and another year above .320 is entirely possible.
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
Blackmon's down year (.291, 29 HR, 119 R, 12 SB) was still far better than most players' best year. Nevertheless, 2017's 37 homers now looks like the clear outlier for a 32-year-old yet to reach 30 in another season. He has also stolen fewer bases in each of the last three seasons. Yet this is still someone who has logged over 640 plate appearances and hit at least .287 in each of his five full seasons as an everyday starter. Nobody has scored more runs (542) during that timeframe, and he's no longer a flight risk after signing an extension through 2023 with the Rockies. Blackmon remains an elite stat-stuffer with little downside as a borderline top-25 pick.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros