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Who Should I Draft?

Keston Hiura or Aaron Judge (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Recommended by
25 of 45 experts
Recommended by
20 of 45 experts
ECR# 35# 33
Best Rank# 16# 19
Worst Rank# 118# 67
Composite# 50# 49
Best Rank# 40# 42
Worst Rank# 78# 67
Home Runs1311
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.273.283
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 40
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 36
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 19# 30
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 33
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 40
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 38
Chris Meaney
# 17# 36
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 34
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 55
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 19# 35
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 31# 36
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 37
Bill Dubiel
# 16# 44
Bobby Sylvester
# 40# 42
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 37
Donkey Teeth
# 19# 40
Andrew Seifter
# 29# 37
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 31
Ariel Cohen
# 32# 46
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 40
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 39
George Kurtz
# 17# 36
Nate Miller
# 42# 55
Chris Mitchell
# 35# 39
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 35# 38
Mario Mergola
# 30# 19
Site Projections
# 53# 24
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 59# 25
Dan Harris
# 46# 27
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 28
Pierre Camus
# 68# 29
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 67# 29
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 31
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 31
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 32
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 33
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 34
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 66# 37
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 76# 38
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 40# 39
Nick Mariano
# 44# 40
Andrew Gould
# 51# 41
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 56# 41
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 89# 49
Carmen Maiorano
# 118# 67
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2019 Stats 
At Bats378314
Home Runs2719
Stolen Bases39
Caught Stealing23
Batting Average.273.303
On Base Pct.381.368
Slugging Pct.540.570
On-base Plus Slugging.921.938
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2020 Projections 
At Bats167199
Home Runs1311
Stolen Bases25
Caught Stealing12
Batting Average.273.283
On Base Pct.388.334
Slugging Pct.538.516
On-base Plus Slugging.925.850
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
 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
 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
 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
Keston Hiura was my favorite player to go after in 2018 first-year player drafts who wasn't named Shohei Ohtani. Yes, more than Luis Robert. I compared him at the time to prime Dustin Pedroia but with more power. Hiura's early returns were better than I had imagined. He's in the perfect ballpark, and he's at the shallowest position outside of catcher to justify this ranking - even with the high strikeout marks. Hiura is going to be a top-three second baseman in fantasy for the next decade."
Michael Waterloo - 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
In his first year with the big league club, Hiura was every bit as good as advertised, going for 19 homers, 9 steals and a .303 BA in just half a season. We could very well see him among the top three in the position by year's end, but he isn't quite as safe as any of the options above him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 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
Keston Hiura is one of my most owned players and one of my favorite picks at ADP this season. You are getting what I call the "Sophomore Discount," which is when rookies blow up on to the scene and people are hesitant to fully buy into it. Hiura is a pure hitter, hits the ball ridiculously hard, and will bat in the heart of a solid lineup. Sign me up as he has clear 30/15 upside and room for more.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 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