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Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Judge or Yoan Moncada (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
28 of 46 experts
39%
Recommended by
18 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 42
Best Rank# 16# 18
Worst Rank# 116# 80
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 51# 69
Best Rank# 42# 63
Worst Rank# 66# 109
   
Projections 
   
Runs3432
Home Runs139
RBI3028
Stolen Bases24
Batting Average.275.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 63
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 61
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 39
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 19# 40
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 43
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 62
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 39
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 29
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 40# 52
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 30# 71
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 19# 42
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 31# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 40
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 16# 51
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 36# 53
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 47
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 44
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 44
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 55
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 29# 36
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 17# 42
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 35# 40
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 35# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 41# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 34
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 47
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 51# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 53
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 55# 46
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 56# 46
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 58
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 59# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 66# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 67# 36
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 76# 45
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 89# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 116# 80
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats378511
   
Runs7583
   
Hits103161
   
Singles5797
   
Doubles1834
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs2725
   
RBI5579
   
Stolen Bases310
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks6440
   
Strikeouts141154
   
Batting Average.273.315
   
On Base Pct.381.367
   
Slugging Pct.540.548
   
On-base Plus Slugging.921.915
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats172200
   
Runs3432
   
Hits4756
   
Singles2633
   
Doubles812
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs139
   
RBI3028
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3220
   
Strikeouts6564
   
Batting Average.275.280
   
On Base Pct.388.345
   
Slugging Pct.533.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.921.839
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
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
Yoan Moncada (undisclosed) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
 Aaron Judge (neck) could return for Tuesday's intrasquad matchup, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Jul 13th
Yoan Moncada was held out of team workouts on Monday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Mon, Jul 6th
 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
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports the White Sox and Yoan Moncada are in agreement on a five-year extension that includes a club option.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 5th
 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
Yoan Moncada is going to have a high BABIP, but a .406 BABIP even for Moncada is high, and it's a big reason for his .315 batting average in 2019, which is the clear outlier of his albeit young career so far. Moncada saw his strikeout rate go down in 2019 to 27.5%, but his walk rate also decreased from 2018. For a player who has a 70 speed tool, his high for steals in a season in the big leagues is 12. The way the White Sox are with their approach to steals is a reason that you shouldn't expect Moncada, Luis Robert, or Tim Anderson to carry you in those categories. At a deep position, you can easily pivot away from Moncada at this price point.
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
The former top overall prospect had a heck of a season in 2019 but his .400 BABIP is almost certainly not going to repeat in 2020. Even still, this young stud has room for more growth and could provide 30 homers plus 10 steals for fantasy owners.
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
Moncada has imperfections but I can't help but dream on the tools. He is a physical freak with flaws that have prevented him from fully realizing his ability. I will continue to push him higher up my rankings than others do until I finally no longer can justify doing it. 2B/3B eligibility in leagues where he qualifies that way makes it that much easier to buy into the upside.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
High upside pick, well worth his ADP. Broke out last season and is still only 24 years old. Has good a shot as anyone to jump into the top two rounds next season.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Ranked in the top 1% in baseball in barrel%, hard hit rate, and exit velocity in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Took a major step forward in 2019. Still just 24 years old.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros