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Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Judge or Manny Machado (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B - SD
Manny Machado
Aaron Judge
CF,RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
34 of 43 experts
21%
Recommended by
9 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 18
Best Rank# 11# 10
Worst Rank# 38# 32
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 21# 27
Best Rank# 16# 24
Worst Rank# 23# 36
   
Projections 
   
Runs9397
Home Runs3238
RBI10498
Stolen Bases115
Batting Average.279.279
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 23
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 22
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 17# 19
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 18# 19
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 16# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 19# 23
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 16# 21
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 12# 32
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 23
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 21
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 15# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 19
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 16# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 17
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 15# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 18
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 16# 21
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 18
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 11# 16
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 15# 18
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 17# 18
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 13# 16
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 15# 22
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 18# 32
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 15# 24
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 17# 19
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 19
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 28
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 10
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 17# 14
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 19# 14
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 19# 16
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 17# 16
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 38# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 19
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Manny Machado
3B - SD
Manny Machado
Aaron Judge
CF,RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats564550
   
Runs9289
   
Hits156156
   
Singles9594
   
Doubles3123
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs2839
   
RBI10698
   
Stolen Bases126
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks6375
   
Strikeouts102158
   
Batting Average.277.284
   
On Base Pct.345.370
   
Slugging Pct.488.538
   
On-base Plus Slugging.833.908
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Manny Machado
3B - SD
Manny Machado
Aaron Judge
CF,RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats576540
   
Runs9397
   
Hits161151
   
Singles9787
   
Doubles3025
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3238
   
RBI10498
   
Stolen Bases115
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks6477
   
Strikeouts108165
   
Batting Average.279.279
   
On Base Pct.352.369
   
Slugging Pct.505.537
   
On-base Plus Slugging.857.906
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Manny Machado
3B - SD
Manny Machado
Aaron Judge
CF,RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
News 
 NL MVP candidate Manny Machado was caught stealing a base for the first time this season in a 4-1 loss to Milwaukee.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 25th
Aaron Judge went 2-for-3 with two home runs, two runs scored and three RBIs in New York's 6-4 loss to Baltimore on Monday.
Luke Monaldo
Tue, May 24th
 Padres third baseman Manny Machado picked up four more hits in San Diego's 10-1 over the Giants.
Kendall Capps
Mon, May 23rd
Aaron Judge went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in New York's 3-1 loss to the White Sox in Game 1 of Sunday's double header.
Luke Monaldo
Mon, May 23rd
 Manny Machado went 4-for-4 with three doubles, one triple, two RBIs, and three runs in San Diego's 10-1 win over San Francisco on Sunday.
Dominic Hoscher
Sun, May 22nd
Aaron Judge went 4-for-5 with two home runs, a double, two runs scored and three RBIs in a 5-4 New York victory in Baltimore on Tuesday night.
Luke Monaldo
Wed, May 18th
 San Diego Padres 3B Manny Machado went 1-for-5 at the plate on Saturday, hitting a solo homer in the Padres' 2-1 win over the Giants.
Josh Thiessen
Sat, May 21st
Yankees OF Aaron Judge is not in the starting lineup Monday against the Orioles.
Vince DiSilvio
Mon, May 16th
 Manny Machado just continues to roll. He finished 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. He also stole his seventh base in the 8-7 win.
Kendall Capps
Sat, May 21st
Aaron Judge went 2-for-3 with a home run, two walks and three runs scored in a 10-4 New York victory against the White Sox on Friday.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, May 14th
Notes 
 It's a shame you don't get points for defense in fantasy baseball, as that would bolster Machado's falling stock. The former perennial top-10 selection is now going in the late second or early third round. Machado will turn 30 this year, and some positive regression seems to be in order. He's still a five-category contributor, and in a loaded Padres lineup, 80/25/80 with 10 SBs should be on the table. But expecting Machado to return to the 35 HR level would be downright delusional.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
All rise! His Honor enjoyed a season of reasonably good health in 2021 and posted a career-high .269 BA to go along with 39 HRs, 98 RBI and 89 runs. His 71% contact rate was the best of his career, and naturally his power peripherals were through the roof. No one punishes baseballs quite like Judge. Health is always a concern, and he doesn't run much, but the power skills should age well as this 6-7, 282-pound brute enters his 30s.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros