Who Should I Draft?

J.D. Martinez or Aaron Judge (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
54 of 59 experts
8%
Recommended by
5 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 11
Best Rank# 2# 3
Worst Rank# 21# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 5# 15
Best Rank# 4# 13
Worst Rank# 5# 19
   
Projections 
   
Runs98102
Home Runs4039
RBI11695
Stolen Bases47
Batting Average.305.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 4# 13
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 11
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 4# 18
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 2# 11
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 4# 10
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 8
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 3# 12
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 12# 15
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 13
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 10
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 4# 14
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 3# 21
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 5# 15
   
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CBS Sports
# 7# 13
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 9# 25
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 4# 18
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 6# 14
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 4# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 5# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 5# 18
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 3# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 11
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 3# 9
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 4# 15
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 7# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 6# 8
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 7
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 8# 9
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 3# 11
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 5# 11
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 8
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 4# 18
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 4# 11
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 13
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 3# 19
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 12
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 4# 13
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 6# 16
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 4# 9
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 13
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 5# 15
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 4# 12
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 6# 10
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 5# 12
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 5# 12
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 6# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 13
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 6# 13
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 5
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 13# 9
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17# 4
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 18# 3
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 21# 8
   
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats569413
   
Runs11177
   
Hits188115
   
Singles10666
   
Doubles3722
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs4327
   
RBI13067
   
Stolen Bases66
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks6976
   
Strikeouts146152
   
Batting Average.330.279
   
On Base Pct.402.392
   
Slugging Pct.629.528
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.031.919
   
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats544514
   
Runs98102
   
Hits166138
   
Singles9174
   
Doubles3324
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs4039
   
RBI11695
   
Stolen Bases47
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks6494
   
Strikeouts146184
   
Batting Average.305.268
   
On Base Pct.378.381
   
Slugging Pct.593.545
   
On-base Plus Slugging.971.926
   
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
News 
 J.D. Martinez went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo homer in Saturday's loss to Baltimore by a 9-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 29th
Aaron Judge went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and walk during a 4-3 loss against the Blue Jays on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 J.D. Martinez went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored on Thursday as the Red Sox lost to the Rangers by a 7-5 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 27th
Aaron Judge went 1-for-4 and hit a two-run home run on Wednesday as the Yankees lost to the Angels by a 3-2 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 J.D. Martinez went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored as the Red Sox defeated the Rangers 12-10 on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 25th
Aaron Judge's day off Friday is unrelated to his collision with the outfield wall during Thursday's doubleheader against Detroit, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 J.D. Martinez went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in his return to the lineup Saturday as the Red Sox lost to the Rays by a 5-4 score in a game that went 13 innings.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
Aaron Judge is absent from Tuesday's lineup versus the Tigers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 10th
 J.D. Martinez (groin) will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup Saturday against the Rays.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Aaron Judge went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk on Monday as the Yankees beat the Red Sox by a 5-0 score.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 10th
Notes 
 Martinez is a rare first-round hitter who rarely runs, but he'll make up for it in every other spot. While the 31-year-old probably won't win another batting title at .330, he's a .307 hitter since 2014's breakout who has exceeded .300 in three straight years. He boasts an MLB-high .655 slugging percentage in the past two seasons with 88 long balls. Last season, he placed within the 97th percentile or better in exit velocity, hard-hit%, xAVG, xSLG, and xWOBA. Hitting in the middle of Boston's lineup also makes him a strong bet to drive in and score over 100 runs. Limited fielding reps helped him stay healthy, but he played enough OF (25 games) to maintain fantasy eligibility, making him a strong four-category star.
Andrew Gould - 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
 It's funny how one healthy season can help you forget that a player missed 40+ games in three of the past four seasons. While Martinez has a legitimate shot at the Triple Crown, he is also a bit riskier than many of the other first round picks so proceed soberly.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 There is no better bet in baseball to hit .300 with 40+ home runs than Martinez. He's now accomplished that feat two years in a row, hit at least 38 homers in three of the last four seasons, and hit over .300 in four of the last five. Still in the prime of his career and in a great hitting environment in Boston, a repeat performance looks likely.
Andrew Seifter - 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