Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Judge or Paul Goldschmidt (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
46 of 56 experts
18%
Recommended by
10 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 16
Best Rank# 3# 10
Worst Rank# 29# 31
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 15# 19
Best Rank# 13# 14
Worst Rank# 19# 23
   
Projections 
   
Runs10297
Home Runs3930
RBI9594
Stolen Bases711
Batting Average.268.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 13# 17
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 15
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 16
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 11# 31
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 10# 16
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 15
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 13
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 15# 16
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 14
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 9# 15
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 16
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 14# 18
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 4# 16
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 13# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 19
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 3# 17
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 18# 20
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 17
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 11# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 16
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 9# 15
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 18
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 8# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 13
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 16
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 7# 14
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 14# 18
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 9# 15
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 11# 13
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 11# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 8# 15
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 18# 23
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 11# 17
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 19# 22
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 19
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 13# 17
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 9# 16
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 15# 18
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 13
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 11# 17
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 14
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 13# 12
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 13
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 15# 13
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 10
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 16# 12
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 18# 14
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 12
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 21# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 25# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 29# 24
   
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats413593
   
Runs7795
   
Hits115172
   
Singles6699
   
Doubles2235
   
Triples05
   
Home Runs2733
   
RBI6783
   
Stolen Bases67
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks7690
   
Strikeouts152173
   
Batting Average.279.290
   
On Base Pct.392.389
   
Slugging Pct.528.533
   
On-base Plus Slugging.919.922
   
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats514563
   
Runs10297
   
Hits138160
   
Singles7496
   
Doubles2431
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3930
   
RBI9594
   
Stolen Bases711
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks9490
   
Strikeouts184153
   
Batting Average.268.284
   
On Base Pct.381.383
   
Slugging Pct.545.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging.926.892
   
  Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
News 
 Aaron Judge is absent from Monday’s lineup versus Toronto.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 24th
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with a walk-off home run in the Cardinals' 2-1 extra innings win over the Marlins on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 20th
 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
Paul Goldschmidt is absent from Wednesday's lineup versus the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
 Aaron Judge (oblique) is set to rejoin the Yankees on Friday versus the Astros.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 20th
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, two walks, and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Mets on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 Aaron Judge (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment in Triple-A this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Paul Goldschmidt went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Mets on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
 Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters that Judge could begin a rehab assignment as early as this weekend.
James Bisson
Mon, Jun 10th
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a single, a walk, and a run scored in the Cardinals' 9-4 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
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
Goldschmidt was incredible over his last 100 games, posting a .334/.424/.608 line. You may think his stats will take a big hit moving out of Chase Field, but with the humidor in place, it was actually among the worst park for hitters last season. In St. Louis, he should continue his run of 30+ homers, 95+ runs and a .290+ batting average
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
Goldschmidt recovered from a dreadful first two months to finish as the second-best first baseman in fantasy in 2018, providing his typical production aside from a drop in stolen bases. The steals may not fully return, and Goldy's gradually increasing strikeout rate suggests he may not continue to hit above .290, either, particularly as he moves to a more pitcher-friendly home ballpark in St. Louis. Still, he is a strong bet to approach 30-100-100 and should go in the first two or three rounds of most fantasy drafts.
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
Whatever happened in May, Goldschmidt remedied it. After batting .144/.252/.278 in the worst month of the career, he then hit .330/.420/.602 with 26 of his 33 homers. He still batted .290-his lowest average since 2012-with 33 homers and a .390 wOBA. Now stationed behind bat walks machine Matt Carpenter in St. Louis, the durable veteran makes a sturdy second-round selection who could return first-round value by reviving gaudy stolen-base tallies of years' past.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros