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Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Judge or Manny Machado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
24 of 45 experts
47%
Recommended by
21 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 36
Best Rank# 16# 19
Worst Rank# 118# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 51# 57
Best Rank# 41# 40
Worst Rank# 76# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs3431
Home Runs1312
RBI3035
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.275.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 54
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 53# 56
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 19# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 35
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 40
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 82
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 40# 42
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 30# 40
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 19# 40
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 31# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 16# 43
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 35
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 42
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 39
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 33
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 17# 35
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 35# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 35# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 29# 27
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 40# 33
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 41# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 39
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 36
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 46# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 35
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 55# 34
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 56# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 59# 32
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 66# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 67# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 68# 35
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 76# 39
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 89# 40
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 118# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats378587
   
Runs7581
   
Hits103150
   
Singles5795
   
Doubles1821
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2732
   
RBI5585
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks6465
   
Strikeouts141128
   
Batting Average.273.256
   
On Base Pct.381.334
   
Slugging Pct.540.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.921.796
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats172212
   
Runs3431
   
Hits4758
   
Singles2635
   
Doubles810
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1312
   
RBI3035
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3223
   
Strikeouts6543
   
Batting Average.275.275
   
On Base Pct.388.345
   
Slugging Pct.533.499
   
On-base Plus Slugging.922.844
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
News 
 Aaron Judge was scratched from Saturday’s intrasquad game due to a stiff neck. The injury isn’t considered a “big deal.”
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 11th
Manny Machado singled on Monday in the Padres' 14-2 drubbing at the hands of the Dodgers.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Tue, Mar 10th
 Aaron Judge (rib) said "I'm game ready." "Like I told you guys in Spring Training, I was going to be ready for Opening Day."
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 6th
Manny Machado went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Friday's 4-3 victory against Texas, dropping his spring average to .059.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Sat, Mar 7th
 Aaron Judge is starting in right field for the Bomber squad in Monday night's intrasquad game.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Jul 6th
Manny Machado played in his first spring game on Monday versus the Royals and wasted no time collecting his first home run.
Jarod Rupp
Tue, Feb 25th
 Aaron Judge (rib) is swinging without pain, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Jul 4th
 
 Aaron Judge faces Gerrit Cole on Thursday in a simulated game at Yankee Stadium.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Thu, Jul 2nd
 
Notes 
 Staying healthy is a skill, and it's one that Aaron Judge hasn't possessed over the past couple of seasons. Could his size contribute to that? He's missed significant portions of the past two seasons, and he was dealing with an injury that caused his stock to drop during draft season. There's no denying the power and overall contributions that he brings, but he, like teammate Giancarlo Stanton, gives owners pause about taking them thanks to durability concerns. The tried and true rule is to not take injured players in the draft as there is enough risk baked into players already. Pass on Judge unless he has a clean bill of health.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
You can't bank on the steals from Manny Machado anymore, and it's too hard to consider him an elite fantasy player after his well-known struggles out of Camden Yards. But you aren't paying for elite production here - you're paying for a bounce-back candidate who can give you first- to second-round production. The pressure is on the Padres' front office to win, so Machado is going to be surrounded by an even better offense in his second year in San Diego. Machado's 2019 was split into three good months and three really bad months. Bet on the talent in these situations ... at least for one more year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Judge has a stress fracture in his rib, which showed "slight improvement" based on a CT scan in mid-April. But he is also dealing with a collapsed lung, and there is still no timetable for when he may be ready for baseball activity. Even with the postponement of the season, there's no guarantee that Judge will be ready to play at any point this season. Draft him with a heavy dose of pessimism and you should be fine.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Machado now has five consecutive seasons with 30+ homers, 80+ runs and 80+ RBIs. Yes, he struggled last year in batting average but this is a durable player with a great floor and Round 1 upside should he decide to steal 15 bags again like we've seen a few times.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Judge again missed 50+ games in 2019. While he is healthy, we are still looking at a 40+ homer pace with tons of runs and a batting average that won't kill fantasy owners, but with a second round ADP, the risk may be a little bit too much.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
One of my favorite picks at ADP this season (also one of my highest owned players). Has played the most games of all players over the last five years so there is zero injury concern. He is a lock for 30+ HRs, his average should revert back to near his career avg (.279), and should be able to let loose a bit more after pressing a bit his first season in SD. Sign me up.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Has played over 112 games once in four year. Very good player, but not taking on that injury risk in the second or third round.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy