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Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Judge or Matt Olson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
28 of 46 experts
39%
Recommended by
18 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 41
Best Rank# 16# 21
Worst Rank# 116# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 51# 60
Best Rank# 42# 42
Worst Rank# 66# 70
   
Projections 
   
Runs3431
Home Runs1313
RBI3036
Stolen Bases20
Batting Average.275.261
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 37
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 102
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 19# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 102
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 47
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 24
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 41# 43
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 48
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 40# 49
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 30# 31
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 19# 41
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 31# 51
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 47
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 16# 35
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 42
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 50
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 75
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 47
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 44
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 29# 33
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 56# 61
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 17# 47
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 35# 66
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 21
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 35# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 36# 34
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 32
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 32
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 49
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 51# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 55# 43
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 44
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 59# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 66# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 40
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 67# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 76# 42
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 89# 47
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 116# 48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats378483
   
Runs7573
   
Hits103129
   
Singles5767
   
Doubles1826
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs2736
   
RBI5591
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks6451
   
Strikeouts141138
   
Batting Average.273.267
   
On Base Pct.381.351
   
Slugging Pct.540.545
   
On-base Plus Slugging.921.896
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats172198
   
Runs3431
   
Hits4752
   
Singles2628
   
Doubles810
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1313
   
RBI3036
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3223
   
Strikeouts6558
   
Batting Average.275.261
   
On Base Pct.388.339
   
Slugging Pct.533.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.921.847
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
News 
 Aaron Judge (neck) took batting practice on Tuesday but is being held out of the Yankees' intrasquad game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 14th
Matt Olson went 0-for-2 with a walk in Thursday’s match up with the Dodgers. He is hitting .125 with a .550 OPS so far this spring.
Aaron Hudson
Fri, Mar 6th
 Aaron Judge (neck) could return for Tuesday's intrasquad matchup, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Jul 13th
 
 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
 
 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
 
 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
 
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
Remember when a broken hamate bone was supposed to zap power? Matt Olson laughed at that notion, as he still hit 36 home runs last season after suffering the injury in the first week of the season. Olson is a popular target in the industry, and it makes sense, given his job security, power, and production. There are concerns about his home ballpark and his numbers against lefties, but if you miss out on the first wave of first basemen, this is your last chance to grab a true contender to finish top three at the position.
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
After two years of a low BABIP, Olson's BA finally jumped to .267. It isn't probable he will offer more than that but fantasy owners know 50 HRs and 120 RBIs is truly within reach if he doesn't miss a full month this season.
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
If chasing upside, I prefer Olson to Rizzo. If Olson stays healthy, I can see a HR title type year.
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
Hit 36 homers in just 127 games last year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Ranked in the top 1% in baseball in barrel%, hard hit rate, and exit velocity in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros