Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Aaron Judge (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
54 of 56 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 11
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 24# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 2# 15
Best Rank# 2# 13
Worst Rank# 2# 19
   
Projections 
   
Runs117102
Home Runs3039
RBI9495
Stolen Bases277
Batting Average.307.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 2# 13
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 11
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 5
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 2# 18
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 2# 10
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 8
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 12
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 2# 15
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 13
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 2# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 10
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 2# 14
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 2# 21
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 2# 15
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 1# 13
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 25
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 2# 3
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 2# 18
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 14
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 2# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 2# 18
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 2# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 11
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 2# 9
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 15
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 2# 8
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 2# 7
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 2# 14
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 2# 9
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 11
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 2# 11
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 8
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 2# 18
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 2# 11
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 13
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 2# 19
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 2# 8
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 12
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 2# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 13
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 2# 16
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 2# 9
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 2# 15
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 2# 10
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 2# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 13
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 2# 13
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 10
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 4
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 24# 11
   
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats520413
   
Runs12977
   
Hits180115
   
Singles9666
   
Doubles4722
   
Triples50
   
Home Runs3227
   
RBI8067
   
Stolen Bases306
   
Caught Stealing63
   
Walks8176
   
Strikeouts91152
   
Batting Average.346.279
   
On Base Pct.438.392
   
Slugging Pct.640.528
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.079.919
   
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats587514
   
Runs117102
   
Hits180138
   
Singles10274
   
Doubles4324
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs3039
   
RBI9495
   
Stolen Bases277
   
Caught Stealing63
   
Walks7694
   
Strikeouts90184
   
Batting Average.307.268
   
On Base Pct.386.381
   
Slugging Pct.549.545
   
On-base Plus Slugging.935.926
   
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
News 
 Mookie Betts went 1-for-6 with two walks, a solo home run, a second run scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's extra-innings loss to the Twins.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
Aaron Judge (oblique) is set to rejoin the Yankees on Friday versus the Astros.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 20th
 Mookie Betts went 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBI, a walk, a run scored and a stolen base Sunday against the Orioles.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 17th
Aaron Judge (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment in Triple-A this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 Mookie Betts is absent from Friday‚Äôs lineup versus the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters that Judge could begin a rehab assignment as early as this weekend.
James Bisson
Mon, Jun 10th
 Mookie Betts went 1-for-4 with a walk and solo home run Tuesday against the Rangers.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
Aaron Judge (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment in two weeks, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 Mookie Betts went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored on Saturday against the Rays in game two of a doubleheader.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
Aaron Judge (oblique) took swings in the batting cage on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Notes 
 It may be tempting to snag Betts with the 1st pick over Trout, after the ridiculous season he just put together, but remember that he is just one year removed from batting .264 with 24 homers. There is a chance Betts outproduces Trout, but that isn't a risk you should gamble on.
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
 While Mike Trout is the consensus number one pick in fantasy drafts, Betts is a pretty nice consolation prize. Coming off a "down" 2017 season in which he hit just .268 but still went 20-20 and topped 100 runs and RBIs, Betts took his performance to another level in 2018, going 30-30 while hitting .346. Betts' .368 BABIP was a bit fortunate (making up for his .268 BABIP in 2017), but his true skill is that of a consistent .300 hitter. He also drew more walks and hit the ball with more authority than ever before. Betts was the number one player in standard 5x5 formats last season, and it wouldn't be the least bit surprising if he did it again.
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
 Following a down 2017, Betts became the first player since 2012 (Mike Trout and Ryan Braun) to hit .300 with 30 home runs and steals apiece. The career .303/.370/.518 hitter is averaging 29 homers, 27 steals, 117 runs, and 98 RBI over the past three years, upping his walk and hard-hit rates each step of the way. While last season's .346/.438/.640 slash line will be borderline impossible to fully sustain, a .430 wOBA (tied with Trout for MLB's lead) indicates limited regression. He's a five-category phenom who should lock down the second spot behind Trout in all formats.
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