Who Should I Draft?

Ronald Acuna Jr. or Aaron Judge (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
42 of 56 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 11
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 21# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 9# 15
Best Rank# 8# 13
Worst Rank# 16# 19
   
Projections 
   
Runs96102
Home Runs3039
RBI8995
Stolen Bases247
Batting Average.282.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 6# 13
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 11
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 6# 18
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 8
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 7# 12
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 8# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 15
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 6# 13
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 6# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 10
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 7# 14
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 10# 21
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 14# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 12# 25
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 10# 18
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 8# 14
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 10# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 15# 18
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 9# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 11
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 5# 9
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 15
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 8
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 9# 14
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 11
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 10# 11
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 6# 18
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 8# 11
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 13
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 11# 19
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 3# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 12
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8# 13
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 4# 16
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 9# 15
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 8# 10
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 3# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 13
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 7
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 5
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 11# 10
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 12# 3
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 10
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 15# 8
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 15# 9
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 15# 11
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 12
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 16# 13
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 16# 13
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 8
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 19# 4
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 21# 9
   
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats433413
   
Runs7877
   
Hits127115
   
Singles7166
   
Doubles2622
   
Triples40
   
Home Runs2627
   
RBI6467
   
Stolen Bases166
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks4576
   
Strikeouts123152
   
Batting Average.293.279
   
On Base Pct.366.392
   
Slugging Pct.552.528
   
On-base Plus Slugging.918.919
   
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats576514
   
Runs96102
   
Hits162138
   
Singles9574
   
Doubles3224
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs3039
   
RBI8995
   
Stolen Bases247
   
Caught Stealing93
   
Walks5894
   
Strikeouts158184
   
Batting Average.282.268
   
On Base Pct.348.381
   
Slugging Pct.513.545
   
On-base Plus Slugging.860.926
   
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Aaron Judge
RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
News 
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two RBIs, and a walk in Monday's win over the Mets. The homer was his 17th of the season and his second in as many days.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 18th
Aaron Judge (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment in Triple-A this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs in Sunday's blowout win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The homer was his 16th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters that Judge could begin a rehab assignment as early as this weekend.
James Bisson
Mon, Jun 10th
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-5 with a grand slam in Monday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
Aaron Judge (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment in two weeks, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-6 with a three-run home run and a walk in Sunday's win over the Marlins. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
Aaron Judge (oblique) took swings in the batting cage on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and three RBIs in Friday's win over the Miami Marlins. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
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 
 Acuna met the seismic hype, and then some, by hitting .293/.366/.552 with 26 homers and 16 steals in 111 sizzling rookie games. He flaunted his MVP ceiling by posting a .429 wOBA and 19 of those long balls after the All-Star break. Challenging Mike Trout as baseball's best player is a real ceiling he could reach as soon as 2019. Before drafting him accordingly, beware a 25.3 K% and 74.6% contact rate sending his average backyard in his age-21 season. He may also run less often in the leadoff role.
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
 Per plate apperance, Acuna was every bit as productive as consensus top-5 pick, Francisco Lindor, last season. Granted, Acuna doesn't qualify at shortstop, but that should tell you that the hype somehow hasn't driven him far enough up draft boards yet.
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
 Talk about a debut. At just 20 years old, Acuna performed like a seasoned fantasy star, producing 26 HRs, 16 SBs, and a .293 average across his first 111 Big League games. Some batting average regression could be coming his way following last year's high BABIP and strikeout rate, but then again Acuna whiffed much less in the second half, so perhaps he's already made an adjustment that can make him a consistent batting average asset. Acuna trailed only Mookie Betts, Christian Yelich, J.D. Martinez, and Mike Trout in per game value in standard roto/categories leagues, and barring a sophomore slump, he should once again be a top-five outfielder.
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