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Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Aaron Judge (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
29 of 45 experts
36%
Recommended by
16 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 36
Best Rank# 18# 16
Worst Rank# 68# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 41# 51
Best Rank# 28# 41
Worst Rank# 47# 76
   
Projections 
   
Runs4034
Home Runs1313
RBI3330
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.282.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 33
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 89
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 39# 53
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 60
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 23# 55
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 43
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 41
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 25# 40
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 29# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 44
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 20# 40
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 31# 67
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 68
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 66
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 50
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 76
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 30# 118
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 24# 56
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 42
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 18# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 28# 35
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 18
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 19
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 18
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 24# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 17
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 28# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 19
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 29# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 30# 16
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 31
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats479378
   
Runs9675
   
Hits139103
   
Singles7757
   
Doubles2018
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs3927
   
RBI9655
   
Stolen Bases63
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks6764
   
Strikeouts113141
   
Batting Average.290.273
   
On Base Pct.381.381
   
Slugging Pct.589.540
   
On-base Plus Slugging.970.921
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats199172
   
Runs4034
   
Hits5647
   
Singles3326
   
Doubles108
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1313
   
RBI3330
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2632
   
Strikeouts4765
   
Batting Average.282.275
   
On Base Pct.366.388
   
Slugging Pct.524.533
   
On-base Plus Slugging.890.922
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
News 
 Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle writes the Astros have "made it clear" to George Springer's representatives that the franchise wants to sign him to a long-term deal.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 9th
Aaron Judge (neck) could return for Tuesday's intrasquad matchup, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Jul 13th
 George Springer went 2-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in the Astros' split squad game versus the Braves on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
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
 George Springer went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 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
  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
  Aaron Judge (rib) is swinging without pain, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Jul 4th
Notes 
 It's weird that George Springer is already 30 years old, no? It seems like just yesterday that he made his debut. We know that players start to decline on the wrong side of 30, and when you look at Springer, he hasn't exactly been the model of health over the past few years, playing in more than 140 games just once in his career. Add to that the cheating scandal, and we really don't know how much of an impact it will have on Springer. There are enough signs here to pivot in another direction.
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
 If not for the 40 games missed, we might be talking about Springer as the reigning AL MVP. He was on pace for over 50 homers, 125 RBIs and 125 runs. There isn't much speed but the upside for the other four categories makes him an amazing value in the fourth round of drafts.
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
 Was off Springer at ADP last season, and that was wrong. However, I am diving right back into it this season, and will likely own zero shares. He has been a decent fantasy player being drafted at ceiling since he joined the league, and 2019 was the first season that it actually worked out. With the potential dejuicing of the ball and the cheating scandal, on top of his career averages, he is a hard pass for me.
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