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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or Aaron Judge (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
26 of 45 experts
42%
Recommended by
19 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 35
Best Rank# 16# 16
Worst Rank# 47# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 50
Best Rank# 32# 40
Worst Rank# 54# 78
   
Projections 
   
Runs3033
Home Runs1113
RBI3029
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.283.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 33
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 45# 89
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 34# 53
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 60
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 51
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 53
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 27# 29
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 35# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 24# 44
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 34# 40
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 26# 67
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 68
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 66
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 31
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 31# 76
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 118
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 36# 56
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 18
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 25# 16
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 27# 24
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 28# 19
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 18
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 29# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 30# 17
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 19
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 18
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 19
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 29
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 37# 31
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 40# 17
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 47# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 47# 30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats530378
   
Runs8375
   
Hits154103
   
Singles8557
   
Doubles2918
   
Triples71
   
Home Runs3327
   
RBI8955
   
Stolen Bases123
   
Caught Stealing72
   
Walks5464
   
Strikeouts131141
   
Batting Average.291.273
   
On Base Pct.364.381
   
Slugging Pct.559.540
   
On-base Plus Slugging.922.921
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats197167
   
Runs3033
   
Hits5646
   
Singles3225
   
Doubles118
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1113
   
RBI3029
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1831
   
Strikeouts4764
   
Batting Average.283.273
   
On Base Pct.345.388
   
Slugging Pct.519.538
   
On-base Plus Slugging.863.925
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
News 
 Austin Meadows was not present for both Saturday and Sunday's summer camp workouts.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
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
 Austin Meadows went 0-for-3 with a walk an a run scored in the Rays' 9-5 win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
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
 Austin Meadows went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in the Rays' 3-3 tie versus the Orioles on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 2nd
Aaron Judge (rib) is swinging without pain, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Jul 4th
  Aaron Judge faces Gerrit Cole on Thursday in a simulated game at Yankee Stadium.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Thu, Jul 2nd
  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 
 If you draft a Tampa Bay position player - especially this year - you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Well, except for Austin Meadows. The Rays have so many platoon options on their team, but Meadows is one of the few players who are locked into an everyday role. Meadows finally lived up to his prospect pedigree last season, and there's room for more growth if he can channel the speed that he flashed in the minors. The big thing to watch with Meadows is how he performs against lefties, but don't overthink it - especially in that division."
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
 Although we haven't seen it for an extended stretch, what Meadows did last year, hitting 33 homers with a .291 average and 12 steals makes him well worth considering if he lasts into the fifth round of your drafts. There may be room for more upside as well.
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
 Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
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