Who Should I Draft?

Christian Yelich or Aaron Judge (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
45 of 56 experts
20%
Recommended by
11 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 11
Best Rank# 3# 3
Worst Rank# 23# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 15
Best Rank# 6# 13
Worst Rank# 9# 19
   
Projections 
   
Runs103102
Home Runs2839
RBI9495
Stolen Bases177
Batting Average.303.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 7# 13
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 11
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 5
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 5# 18
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 3# 11
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 7# 10
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 12
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 3# 15
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 13
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 10
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 6# 14
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 11# 21
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 9# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 5# 25
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 6# 18
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 5# 14
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 7# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 7# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 18
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 5# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 11
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 6# 9
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 6# 15
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 6# 10
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 7# 14
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 6# 11
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 11
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 6# 8
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 5# 18
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 7# 11
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 13
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 5# 19
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 4# 8
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 8# 12
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 6# 13
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 13# 16
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 7# 9
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 7# 15
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 7# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 13
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 10
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 8
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 10# 9
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 12# 11
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 8
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 7
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 14# 13
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 14# 9
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 15# 13
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 4
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 23# 3
   
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats574413
   
Runs11877
   
Hits187115
   
Singles11066
   
Doubles3422
   
Triples70
   
Home Runs3627
   
RBI11067
   
Stolen Bases226
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks6876
   
Strikeouts135152
   
Batting Average.326.279
   
On Base Pct.403.392
   
Slugging Pct.598.528
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.000.919
   
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats575514
   
Runs103102
   
Hits174138
   
Singles10774
   
Doubles3524
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs2839
   
RBI9495
   
Stolen Bases177
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks7294
   
Strikeouts133184
   
Batting Average.303.268
   
On Base Pct.380.381
   
Slugging Pct.523.545
   
On-base Plus Slugging.904.926
   
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
News 
 Christian Yelich went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, two runs scored, three RBI, and a stolen base in Friday's loss to the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jun 24th
Aaron Judge went 2-for-3 with a solo home run on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Dan Harris
Wed, Jun 26th
 Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Brewers' 7-1 loss to the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Jun 21st
Aaron Judge is absent from Monday’s lineup versus Toronto.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 24th
 Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Brewers' 8-7 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
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
 Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored in the Brewers' 8-7 loss to the Giants on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
Aaron Judge (oblique) is set to rejoin the Yankees on Friday versus the Astros.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 20th
 Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Brewers' 10-8 loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
Aaron Judge (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment in Triple-A this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Notes 
 There is no denying that Yelich was a first round value in 2018 and perhaps even the #1 fantasy asset thanks to a .326 average with 36 homers, 22 steals and 110+ runs and RBIs. These numbers blew away his career marks, however, so projection models all have him regressing to a high-end second round value this year
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 After several quietly productive seasons in Miami, Yelich was the biggest breakout star in MLB during his first season in Milwaukee, finishing tied with J.D. Martinez as the most valuable player overall in standard 5x5 roto/categories leagues. Yelich showed skills progression with a top-10 hard contact rate, was more aggressive on the base paths, and benefited from a major ballpark and lineup upgrade. His numbers were also driven by an unsustainable 35.0 percent HR/FB rate and a .373 BABIP that was a tad high even for a guy who generally excels in that metric. It's therefore prudent to expect Yelich to give back some homers and batting average, and he probably won't swipe quite as many bags either. But even if he goes .300-28-18 instead of .326-36-22, he can still be a top-five outfielder, especially when you consider the plus run production numbers he's sure to accrue in Milwaukee.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Anyone sick of hearing about launch angle will relish Yelich's MVP campaign. Sure, the career .297/.375/.463 hitter has proven capable of hitting for a high average with above-average power despite his lofty ground-ball rates. But 35% of his fly balls cleared the fences for his 36 home runs. No other qualified hitter posted a HR/FB% above 30. He's more likely to hit 25-30 homers, which is still great if he can swipe around 20 more bags for the Brewers. There's enough five-category goodness to keep him in the first round, but also enough regression concern to push him toward the latter half of it.
Andrew Gould - 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