Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Judge or Giancarlo Stanton (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
37 of 56 experts
34%
Recommended by
19 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 15
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 29# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 15# 22
Best Rank# 13# 17
Worst Rank# 19# 24
   
Projections 
   
Runs10299
Home Runs3944
RBI95111
Stolen Bases73
Batting Average.268.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 13# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 18
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 18# 19
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 10# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 19
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 9# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 13
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 14# 20
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 4# 6
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 15# 19
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 13# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 17
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 3# 5
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 13
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 9# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 8# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 16
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 7# 15
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 14# 17
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 9# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 11# 18
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 11# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 8# 9
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 11# 15
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 14
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 13# 18
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 9# 11
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 15# 19
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 14
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 11# 15
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 13# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 19
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 10
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 11# 8
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 11# 4
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 11
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 10
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 9
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 10
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 12
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 15# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 13
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 13
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 16# 15
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 18# 13
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 11
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 18# 11
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 19# 12
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 21# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 25# 7
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 29# 6
   
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats413617
   
Runs77102
   
Hits115164
   
Singles6691
   
Doubles2234
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs2738
   
RBI67100
   
Stolen Bases65
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks7670
   
Strikeouts152211
   
Batting Average.279.266
   
On Base Pct.392.343
   
Slugging Pct.528.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging.919.852
   
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats514560
   
Runs10299
   
Hits138149
   
Singles7476
   
Doubles2428
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3944
   
RBI95111
   
Stolen Bases73
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks9469
   
Strikeouts184179
   
Batting Average.268.267
   
On Base Pct.381.347
   
Slugging Pct.545.556
   
On-base Plus Slugging.926.903
   
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
News 
 Aaron Judge went 2-for-3 with a solo home run on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Dan Harris
Wed, Jun 26th
Giancarlo Stanton (knee) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays. He had an MRI Wednesday that revealed "no new injury."
Connor Rooney
Wed, Jun 26th
 Aaron Judge is absent from Monday’s lineup versus Toronto.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 24th
Updating a previous item, Giancarlo Stanton left Tuesday's game versus Toronto with a knee contusion.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 25th
 Aaron Judge (oblique) was activated from the injured list ahead of Friday's game against the Astros. He will start in right field and bat leadoff.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 21st
Giancarlo Stanton exited Tuesday's contest against the Blue Jays early with an undisclosed injury.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 25th
 Aaron Judge (oblique) is set to rejoin the Yankees on Friday versus the Astros.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 20th
Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Monday's 10-8 win over the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 25th
 Aaron Judge (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment in Triple-A this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 and drove in four runs on Saturday, leading the Yankees to a 7-5 victory over the visiting Astros.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
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
After obliterating pitchers in 2017, Stanton cooled off in a big way last year, striking out 211 times and hitting just .266 with 38 homers. There is upside for 60+ bombs this year, but believe it or not, he has only hit 40 or more once his entire career
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
Stanton was never likely to match the 59 home runs he hit in 2017, even after moving from a pitcher's park in Miami to a hitter's paradise in the Bronx. Still, hitting 38 long balls -- while also topping the century mark in both runs and RBIs -- is nothing to sneeze at. Stanton's 2017 power output seems like a distinct outlier, but the fact remains that the park upgrade should help his chances of reaching the 40 HR mark in any given season. However, it's important to recognize that his reduced strikeout rate in 2017 is also an outlier -- he's unlikely to hit much better than .260 as long as he's striking out in nearly 30 percent of his plate appearances.
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
Stanton's ISO dropped .107 points, and he was still pretty good. Spoiled Yankees fans got antsy all 211 times he struck out, but the star slugger still smashed 38 homers with a .360 wOBA. After spending years worrying about his health, it was encouraging to see him play 158 games (mostly at DH), which allowed him to compile 100 RBI and 102 runs in a stacked lineup. He gave back most of 2017's contact gains, so expect a batting average closer to 2018's .266. Now that durability isn't a pressing concern, that's good enough for drafters to take his bankable power-even if we're talking 40 instead of 60 homers-to close out the second round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros