Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Judge or Juan Soto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
56 of 59 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 23
Best Rank# 3# 10
Worst Rank# 29# 38
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 15# 30
Best Rank# 13# 27
Worst Rank# 19# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs10294
Home Runs3929
RBI9596
Stolen Bases77
Batting Average.268.290
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 13# 23
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 20
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 24
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 18# 21
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 11# 34
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 10# 18
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 23
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 15# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 9# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 21
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 14# 24
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 4# 25
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 21# 38
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 15# 22
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 13# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 16
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 3# 20
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 18# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 27
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 28
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 11# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 22
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 9# 24
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 8# 24
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 18
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 7# 24
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 9# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 11# 25
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 11# 20
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 8# 25
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 18# 27
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 11# 28
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 17
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 19# 25
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 13# 30
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 16# 22
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 9# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 22
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 15# 24
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 12# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 31
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 12# 19
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 12# 20
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 11# 18
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 22
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 13# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 25
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 12
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 25# 10
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 29# 19
   
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats413414
   
Runs7777
   
Hits115121
   
Singles6673
   
Doubles2225
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs2722
   
RBI6770
   
Stolen Bases65
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks7679
   
Strikeouts15299
   
Batting Average.279.292
   
On Base Pct.392.406
   
Slugging Pct.528.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.919.923
   
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats514538
   
Runs10294
   
Hits138156
   
Singles7494
   
Doubles2430
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3929
   
RBI9596
   
Stolen Bases77
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks9490
   
Strikeouts184121
   
Batting Average.268.290
   
On Base Pct.381.392
   
Slugging Pct.545.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.926.913
   
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
News 
 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
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run, three RBI, and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Twins. The homer was his 34th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 Aaron Judge is absent from Tuesday's lineup versus the Tigers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 10th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 33rd of the season.
Mike Maher
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
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI, and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Mets. The homer was his 32nd of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 4th
 Aaron Judge went 1-for-4 with a home run as the Yankees defeated the Rangers 4-1.
Brandon Plutner
Wed, Sep 4th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, three RBI, and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Marlins.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Aaron Judge went 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk as the Yankees defeated the A’s 4-3.
Brandon Plutner
Sun, Sep 1st
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs scored, and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Marlins. The homer was his 30th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 1st
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
Soto was every bit as good as top-ten pick, Alex Bregman per plate appearance last season, but is going 20 picks later. Keep in mind, he accomplished that as a teenager. Don't hesitate to reach an entire round to grab him before he progresses even more
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
Soto breezed through the minor leagues and kept raking as a 19-year old rookie with the Nationals, hitting .292 with 22 home runs across his first 116 Big Leagues games. Perhaps most impressive of all, he walked nearly as often as he struck out, producing a .406 on-base percentage that proves he is more than comfortable at the Major League level. Soto hit the ball on the ground an awful lot as a rookie, so it remains to be seen if he is capable of delivering 30+ home runs, but at least 25 homers seems likely, and he should be a major plus in terms of batting average and run production while also providing at least a handful of steals. The kid is legit.
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
Expected to play at least one more full season in the minors, Soto instead showed elite skills beyond his years, batting .292/.406/.517 at age 19. After popping 22 homers in 494 plate appearance, supporters are dreaming of a .300, 30-homer, 10-steal breakout. It will happen soon enough, but don't reach for those lofty expectations in 2019. A 53.7% ground-ball rate dampens his power prospects, especially since nearly a quarter of his fly balls went yard last season. If his top-30 ECR holds, drafters are likely overpaying for a 25-homer, five-steal hitter who should be going closer to Anthony Rendon than Andrew Benintendi.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros