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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Aaron Judge (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
31 of 52 experts
40%
Recommended by
21 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 36
Best Rank# 2# 18
Worst Rank# 118# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 41# 42
Best Rank# 40# 34
Worst Rank# 60# 58
   
Projections 
   
Runs3430
Home Runs1312
RBI3035
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.272.287
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 76
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 30
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 19# 22
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 2# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 45
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 46
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 27# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 67
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 60
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 24
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 47# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 39# 46
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 19# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 73
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 19
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 22
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 50# 69
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 42# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 58
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 68
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 30
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 27# 50
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 17# 23
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 26# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 76# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 43# 19
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 89# 20
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 31# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 23
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 40# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 35# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 25
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 56# 25
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 42# 25
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 28
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 28
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 67# 28
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 53# 42
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 54
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 118# 55
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats378313
   
Runs7558
   
Hits10398
   
Singles5745
   
Doubles1826
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs2727
   
RBI5578
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks6452
   
Strikeouts14194
   
Batting Average.273.313
   
On Base Pct.381.412
   
Slugging Pct.540.655
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9211.067
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats175168
   
Runs3430
   
Hits4748
   
Singles2626
   
Doubles810
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1312
   
RBI3035
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3224
   
Strikeouts6648
   
Batting Average.272.287
   
On Base Pct.384.377
   
Slugging Pct.531.565
   
On-base Plus Slugging.915.941
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
News 
 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
Yordan Alvarez (knees) has resumed running.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 26th
 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
Yordan Alvarez underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 28th
 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
The Astros transferred Yordan Alvarez (knee) to the 45-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 23rd
 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
Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is having surgery next week to repair a partially torn patella tendon and will miss the rest of the season, according to a report from The Athletic's Jake Kaplan.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 19th
 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
Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez could miss the rest of the season due to a knee issue, manager Dusty Baker revealed Wednesday. Alvarez began the year on the COVID-19 injured list and appeared in just two games before being sidelined with a knee issue.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 19th
Notes 
 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
A TON of potential to be a monster in 2020. He has 50 HR , .300 BA type potential but I am not fully sold and as a DH only in many leagues, I can't go all in on him yet. 2021 he may be a TOp 10 guy.
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
Ignore the eligibility concerns. Ignore the cheating scandal. Don't totally ignore the knees, but do pay attention to the results. Alvarez put on a historic performance last year across the majors and minors, and there's really nothing to his profile that suggests it wasn't all legit. Before last season, he was really good in the minors, but not quite this good. Fortunately, we can chalk that up to another year of development. Alvarez won't give you steals, but the rest of the numbers are up there with the elite options in fantasy. Yeah, we're talking about a top-five pick if he does it again. He has the pedigree, and he's had the success early in his career.
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
Yordan is getting the sophomore discount, meaning you don't have to pay up to get top five player potential. If all goes well, Alvarez will be a monster in all areas except SBs. Perfect third round pick if looking for upside and power. Hits the ball ridiculously hard.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Ranked in the top 1% in baseball in barrel%, hard hit rate, and exit velocity in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Swatted 50 homers and 42 doubles between minors and majors in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros