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Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Judge or Yordan Alvarez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
32 of 45 experts
29%
Recommended by
13 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 35
Best Rank# 16# 16
Worst Rank# 39# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 50
Best Rank# 33# 40
Worst Rank# 51# 78
   
Projections 
   
Runs3333
Home Runs1413
RBI3929
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.292.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 40
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 20# 89
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 58
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 28
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 53
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 60
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 51
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 53
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 29
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 24# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 30
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 21# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 44
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 17# 40
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 67
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 68
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 66
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 32
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 19# 24
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 31
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 76
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 118
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 25# 56
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 42
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 23# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 35
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 33# 16
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 26# 17
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 23# 17
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 18
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 18
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 19
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 21# 19
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 22# 19
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 19
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 28
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats313378
   
Runs5875
   
Hits98103
   
Singles4557
   
Doubles2618
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs2727
   
RBI7855
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks5264
   
Strikeouts94141
   
Batting Average.313.273
   
On Base Pct.412.381
   
Slugging Pct.655.540
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.067.921
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats183167
   
Runs3333
   
Hits5346
   
Singles2825
   
Doubles128
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1413
   
RBI3929
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2731
   
Strikeouts5364
   
Batting Average.292.273
   
On Base Pct.381.388
   
Slugging Pct.574.538
   
On-base Plus Slugging.955.925
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
News 
 Yordan Alvarez (personal) hasn’t arrived in Houston for spring training 2.0 due to personal reasons.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
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
 The Astros are planning to have Yordan Alvarez play the field more often in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 21st
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
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) will not play on Wednesday as previously scheduled.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
Aaron Judge (rib) is swinging without pain, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Jul 4th
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) could return to Grapefruit League action on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
Aaron Judge faces Gerrit Cole on Thursday in a simulated game at Yankee Stadium.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Thu, Jul 2nd
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) is improving.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
Aaron Judge is expected to be ready for Opening Day, as GM Brian Cashman expressed optimism on his Opening Day prospects during a call with reporters.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jun 30th
Notes 
 Ignore the eligibility concerns. Ignore the cheating scandal. Don't totally ignore the knees, but do pay attention to the results. Alvarez put on a historic performance last year across the majors and minors, and there's really nothing to his profile that suggests it wasn't all legit. Before last season, he was really good in the minors, but not quite this good. Fortunately, we can chalk that up to another year of development. Alvarez won't give you steals, but the rest of the numbers are up there with the elite options in fantasy. Yeah, we're talking about a top-five pick if he does it again. He has the pedigree, and he's had the success early in his career.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 It was just an 87 game sample size but in that time, Yordan was clearly one of the top five hitters in baseball. He won't steal any bags, but 50 homers, 140 RBIs and a .320 batting average is within the realm of realistic possibilities. He comes with some risk, however, since we haven't seen it for an extended time.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Yordan is getting the sophomore discount, meaning you don't have to pay up to get top five player potential. If all goes well, Alvarez will be a monster in all areas except SBs. Perfect third round pick if looking for upside and power. Hits the ball ridiculously hard.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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
  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