Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or Aaron Judge (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 11
Best Rank# 3# 3
Worst Rank# 35# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 14# 15
Best Rank# 7# 13
Worst Rank# 17# 19
   
Projections 
   
Runs95102
Home Runs1839
RBI8095
Stolen Bases227
Batting Average.317.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 12# 13
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 11
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 8# 18
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 7# 11
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 15
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 10
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 13# 14
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 9# 21
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 6# 15
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 4# 13
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 25
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 15# 18
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 14
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 15# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 8# 18
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 6# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 15
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 3# 8
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 10
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 12# 14
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 5# 9
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 11# 18
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 10# 11
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 19
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 13
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 11# 15
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 9# 10
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 9# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 13
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 9# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 9# 7
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 10# 9
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 11# 3
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 5
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 10
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 14# 11
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 12
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 11
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 15# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 11
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 17# 16
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 19# 15
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 12
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 13
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 20# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 12
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 13
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 8
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 29# 4
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 35# 9
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats534413
   
Runs8477
   
Hits169115
   
Singles12566
   
Doubles2922
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1327
   
RBI6167
   
Stolen Bases176
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks5576
   
Strikeouts79152
   
Batting Average.317.279
   
On Base Pct.386.392
   
Slugging Pct.451.528
   
On-base Plus Slugging.837.919
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats582514
   
Runs95102
   
Hits184138
   
Singles12874
   
Doubles3524
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs1839
   
RBI8095
   
Stolen Bases227
   
Caught Stealing63
   
Walks5694
   
Strikeouts80184
   
Batting Average.317.268
   
On Base Pct.377.381
   
Slugging Pct.483.545
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.926
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
News 
 Altuve will kick off a rehab assignment Friday night with the Astros' Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
Aaron Judge (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment in Triple-A this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 Jose Altuve (hamstring, knee) appears close to beginning a rehab assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters that Judge could begin a rehab assignment as early as this weekend.
James Bisson
Mon, Jun 10th
 Jose Altuve has been pulled from his minor league rehab assignment due to "fatigue and soreness" in his knee.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 28th
Aaron Judge (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment in two weeks, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 Jose Altuve (hamstring) took batting practice on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 20th
Aaron Judge (oblique) took swings in the batting cage on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Astros manager A.J. Hinch says Jose Altuve is likely heading to the injured list with a hamstring injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 11th
Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed that Judge began hitting off a tee Monday, in addition to taking dry swings and throwing.
James Bisson
Tue, May 28th
Notes 
 It can be easy to be discouraged by Altuve "only" batting .316 with limited power and steals, but the injury seemed to influence his performance much more than most realize. You can expect a return to his 20 homer, 30 steal, 110 runs season with a batting average north of .330
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
 Altuve is coming off a down year by his high standards, although he still finished just inside the top-60 players in standard 5x5 roto formats. Fantasy owners should expect a modest rebound, but it would be unwise to expect Altuve to fully return to the first round player he once was. His back-to-back 24 HR seasons in 2016 and 2017 always looked unsustainable based on his high ground ball rate, and while last year's 13 homers may be his floor in that department, fantasy owners shouldn't realistically expect more than 15-17. Meanwhile, Altuve's sprint speed is down and his stolen base attempts have declined for five straight years, suggesting that he may not steal 20 bases, let alone 30.
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
 Last year's consensus No. 2 pick, Altuve stumbled to just 13 homers and 17 steals in 137 games. Despite the down year, drafters should pounce if the 2017 AL MVP falls into the second round. He was batting .342 through June before a knee injury interfered, eventually forcing the first DL appearance of his career. After an offseason to heal, he should veer closer to 20-homer, 25-steal form with a sky-high average and plenty of scoring output in Houston's star-studded lineup.
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