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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Aaron Judge (2023)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Judge
CF,RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
23 of 24 experts
4%
Recommended by
1 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 8
Best Rank# 1# 2
Worst Rank# 7# 12
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 2# 8
Best Rank# 1# 8
Worst Rank# 5# 12
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 7
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 8
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 7
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 4# 12
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 8
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 5# 8
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 4
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 3
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 8
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 2# 9
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 4# 8
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 1# 8
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 5# 8
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 1# 2
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 5# 12
   
Jesse Garcia
FantasyPros
# 3# 8
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 10
   
Kelly Kirby
FantasyPros
# 4# 11
   
Blake Meyer
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 6# 10
   
Pierre Camus
Fantasy Endgame
# 7# 3
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aaron Judge
CF,RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2022 Stats 
   
   
At Bats570465
   
Runs13393
   
Hits177141
   
Singles8776
   
Doubles2826
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs6237
   
RBI13197
   
Stolen Bases161
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks11178
   
Strikeouts175106
   
Batting Average.311.303
   
On Base Pct.425.405
   
Slugging Pct.686.607
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.1111.011
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aaron Judge
CF,RF,DH - NYY
Aaron Judge
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
News 
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Notes 
 A lot of 2023 draft boards will have Aaron Judge at the top of them, and there is no doubt he belongs there after his record-setting 2022. He famously broke the A.L. Home Run record with 62, scoring 133 runs, driving in 131, and stealing 16 bases to boot. His slash line was an other-worldly .311/.425/.686 with an xwOBA of .463 and wRC+ of 207. The reason he may fall out of the 1.1 slot on draft day is simply fantasy managers anticipating the regression that is likely to come. Steamer projections have him at 43/109/104 for the upcoming season, and his ratios should see a small decline as well. Other concerns include the fact that Judge will be 31 years old for the majority of the season and played in a career-high 157 games last year. What is not of concern are the 81 games he gets to play at Yankee Stadium this year and each one after until 2031, thanks to his 9-year, $360 million free-agent contract. Judge is the guy if fantasy managers want to shore up their slugging early. Just beware that his numbers might look much closer to 2021 than 2022.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros
Some players have power, whereas Yordan Alvarez has POWER. The 25-year-old ranks in the 100th percentile in average EV, HardHit%, xwOBA, xBA, xSLG, and Barrel% while coming in the 99th percentile in MaxEV. He has power to all fields, bats in the middle of a World Champion lineup, and will protect your ratios in traditional 5x5 leagues and those with advanced categories. Really, unless you are playing in a stolen base premium league, Alvarez offers little downside heading into 2023. (Those downsides are only injury concerns (he played in 135 games last year), and his outfield eligibility will probably expire after this season.) The four-category stud is worth a first-round pick.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros