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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or Aaron Judge (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
30 of 52 experts
42%
Recommended by
22 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 37
Best Rank# 2# 20
Worst Rank# 118# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 41# 58
Best Rank# 40# 44
Worst Rank# 60# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs3433
Home Runs1310
RBI3034
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.272.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 62
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 19# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 36
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 2# 27
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 44
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 27# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 42
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 34
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 47# 64
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 39# 41
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 19# 33
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 31# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 45
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 61
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 32
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 50# 61
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 34
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 43
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 37
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 27# 40
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 17# 34
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 26# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 35# 37
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 20
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 40# 27
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 56# 28
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 30
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 53# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 31
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 43# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 67# 35
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 42# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 37
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 37
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 41
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 42# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 42
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 76# 43
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 89# 43
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 46
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 49
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 118# 59
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats378512
   
Runs7589
   
Hits103150
   
Singles5791
   
Doubles1829
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs2727
   
RBI5594
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks6471
   
Strikeouts14186
   
Batting Average.273.293
   
On Base Pct.381.405
   
Slugging Pct.540.520
   
On-base Plus Slugging.921.924
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats175191
   
Runs3433
   
Hits4755
   
Singles2633
   
Doubles811
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1310
   
RBI3034
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3226
   
Strikeouts6632
   
Batting Average.272.285
   
On Base Pct.384.371
   
Slugging Pct.531.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.915.874
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
News 
 Aaron Judge went 1-for-3 with a home run and one walk during Friday's 2-1 win in Game 5 of the ALDS. The Yankees lost the series to the Rays 3-2.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 10th
Anthony Rizzo is not focused on his $16.5M contract option that the Cubs can exercise for 2021.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Oct 2nd
 Aaron Judge went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's 9-3 Game 1 win over the Rays.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
Anthony Rizzo homered in the top of the first inning Wednesday to put the Cubs up 1-0. It was his 11th of the season and second in two days. For the second straight game, the Rizzo blast was the only time the Cubs scored.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Sep 24th
 Aaron Judge hit a two-run homer in the Yankees' Game 1 victory over the Indians on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 30th
Anthony Rizzo drove an eighth-inning pitch into the rightfield stands to tie the game. It was his 10th home run of the season, and the first to come with a runner on.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, Sep 23rd
 Aaron Judge went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in Friday‚Äôs extra-inning loss to the Marlins by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 26th
Anthony Rizzo walked to lead off the bottom of the first inning Friday. He would come around to score and the run would hold up as the Cubs would win 1-0.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Sep 19th
 Aaron Judge went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and one RBI during Tuesday's 12-1 win over the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 23rd
Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 on Tuesday with a hit-by-pitch and RBI against the Indians. The Cubs won, 6-5.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Sep 15th
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
I consider 1B's less valuable and while Rizzo is a heck of a hitter, I can't draft them or him as high as equal or dual-threat guys. I do still take him before the next tier of SP, which begins with Castillo and Corbin.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
It's like the fantasy community finally caught on to Rizzo. For years, he's gone in the first few rounds of drafts, but there was really no justification for it. Even now, going 43rd overall is early for Rizzo, who fails to stand out in any real way. He's a poor man's Freddie Freeman, but, like, really poor. The power production has dipped, too, and that's in an age where you need your first baseman to hit home runs. If you want to grab him as a safe play at a shallow position, go for it, but you're passing up on better talent to do so.
Michael Waterloo - 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
About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Ranked in the top 1% in baseball in barrel%, hard hit rate, and exit velocity in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Consistent but lacking upside at this stage of his career. Receives a boost in OBP leagues
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
  better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts