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Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Aaron Judge (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Recommended by
28 of 52 experts
Recommended by
24 of 52 experts
ECR# 33# 34
Best Rank# 2# 13
Worst Rank# 118# 82
Composite# 41# 57
Best Rank# 40# 38
Worst Rank# 60# 60
Home Runs1312
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.272.275
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 43
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 54
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 61
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 41
Site Projections
# 50# 54
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 19# 31
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 35
Beast Dome
# 2# 13
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 40
Wayne Bretsky
# 27# 37
Chris Meaney
# 17# 82
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 42
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 40# 42
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 19# 40
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 31# 65
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 44
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 35
Donkey Teeth
# 19# 42
Dan Harris
# 23# 39
Andrew Seifter
# 23# 27
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 42
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 32
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 26
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 32
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 32
Brendan Tuma
# 27# 46
George Kurtz
# 17# 35
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 35# 42
Chris Mitchell
# 26# 18
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 19
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 25
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 56# 26
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 50# 27
Rudy Gamble
# 45# 28
Fantasy Team Advice
# 43# 28
Mario Mergola
# 39# 30
Andrew Gould
# 43# 32
Nick Mariano
# 33# 32
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 32
Ariel Cohen
# 53# 32
Pierre Camus
# 62# 35
Grey Albright
# 53# 36
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 36
Corbin Young
# 42# 38
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 76# 39
Nate Miller
# 42# 39
Mick Ciallela
# 42# 39
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 40
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 89# 40
Carmen Maiorano
# 118# 41
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 47# 45
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 67# 51
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Stats 
At Bats378587
Home Runs2732
Stolen Bases35
Caught Stealing23
Batting Average.273.256
On Base Pct.381.334
Slugging Pct.540.462
On-base Plus Slugging.921.796
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2020 Projections 
At Bats175214
Home Runs1312
Stolen Bases23
Caught Stealing11
Batting Average.272.275
On Base Pct.384.345
Slugging Pct.531.500
On-base Plus Slugging.915.845
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
 Aaron Judge went 1-for-3 with a home run and one walk during Friday's 2-1 win in Game 5 of the ALDS. The Yankees lost the series to the Rays 3-2.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 10th
Manny Machado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in the Padres 6-5 loss to the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
 Aaron Judge went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's 9-3 Game 1 win over the Rays.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
Manny Machado went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Padres 11-9 victory over the Cardinals in Game 2 of their Wild Card series on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
 Aaron Judge hit a two-run homer in the Yankees' Game 1 victory over the Indians on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 30th
Manny Machado hit two more homers in Friday's win over the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
 Aaron Judge went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in Friday‚Äôs extra-inning loss to the Marlins by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 26th
Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the Padres' 7-5 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 17th
 Aaron Judge went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and one RBI during Tuesday's 12-1 win over the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 23rd
Manny Machado belted his 13th homer of the summer in the Padres' 6-1 win over the Giants on Thursday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 11th
 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
30 home runs (in a 162 season adjusted for the 60 game sprint) is a LOCK for a guy that gets no respect AND qualifies at SS. I don't know what he has to do to get his respects but he has mine. I just wish he stole 20 bases so I could put him in the Top 10.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
You can't bank on the steals from Manny Machado anymore, and it's too hard to consider him an elite fantasy player after his well-known struggles out of Camden Yards. But you aren't paying for elite production here - you're paying for a bounce-back candidate who can give you first- to second-round production. The pressure is on the Padres' front office to win, so Machado is going to be surrounded by an even better offense in his second year in San Diego. Machado's 2019 was split into three good months and three really bad months. Bet on the talent in these situations ... at least for one more year.
Michael Waterloo - 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
One of my favorite picks at ADP this season (also one of my highest owned players). Has played the most games of all players over the last five years so there is zero injury concern. He is a lock for 30+ HRs, his average should revert back to near his career avg (.279), and should be able to let loose a bit more after pressing a bit his first season in SD. Sign me up.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Ranked in the top 1% in baseball in barrel%, hard hit rate, and exit velocity in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Willing to invest on a premium talent at a much lower cost than a season ago. Worth noting he hasn't been the same hitter outside of Camden Yards, however
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros