Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Blackmon or Andrew Benintendi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 21
Best Rank# 5# 12
Worst Rank# 31# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 26# 29
Best Rank# 25# 29
Worst Rank# 28# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs10999
Home Runs2819
RBI7883
Stolen Bases1219
Batting Average.296.286
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 19# 20
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 22
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 17# 20
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 9# 33
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 16# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 6# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 20
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 17# 25
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 24
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 17# 23
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 20
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 13# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 14# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 20
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 21# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 14# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 21
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 19# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 21
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 10# 24
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 20
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 11# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 20
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 21# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 22
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 12# 28
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 21# 23
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 22
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 21
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 22
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 14# 21
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 21
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 18# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 17
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 17
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 19# 12
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 19# 17
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 20# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 19
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 17
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 21# 14
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 21# 19
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 22# 21
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 22
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 19
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 25# 20
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 25# 24
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 26# 25
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 25
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 26# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 24
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 29# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 15
   
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats626579
   
Runs119103
   
Hits182168
   
Singles115105
   
Doubles3141
   
Triples76
   
Home Runs2916
   
RBI7087
   
Stolen Bases1221
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks5971
   
Strikeouts134106
   
Batting Average.291.290
   
On Base Pct.358.366
   
Slugging Pct.502.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.860.830
   
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats593578
   
Runs10999
   
Hits176165
   
Singles109103
   
Doubles3138
   
Triples75
   
Home Runs2819
   
RBI7883
   
Stolen Bases1219
   
Caught Stealing55
   
Walks5569
   
Strikeouts122104
   
Batting Average.296.286
   
On Base Pct.356.362
   
Slugging Pct.516.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.872.827
   
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
News 
 Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk in the Rockies' 6-1 loss to the Mets on Tuesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 18th
Andrew Benintendi (thumb) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with a solo homer as the Rockies beat the Padres 11-10 on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
Andrew Benintendi left Friday's game against the Rays with a bruised left thumb, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-4 with a double in the Rockies' 2-1 loss to the Padres on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a walk and scored two runs as the Red Sox beat the Giants by a 5-4 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-4 with three doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored in the Rockies' loss to the Dodgers on Labor Day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 3rd
Andrew Benintendi is not in Saturday's lineup in Philadelphia, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 Charlie Blackmon in not in the lineup for Friday‚Äôs game against the Pirates.
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 30th
Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Tuesday in the loss against the Twins.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 4th
Notes 
 While Blackmon wasn't the number one fantasy asset like in 2017, he still knocked 29 homers, led the league in runs and batted .291, and don't forget, that was a down year. If that is his floor, fantasy owners are getting a steal in the late 2nd round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Benintendi is a spectacular real life player, but in fantasy, he was extremely similar to Jean Segura who happens to be going five rounds later. The arrow is pointing up for Benintendi, but not enough to warrant a top 30 draft pick
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Blackmon doesn't receive the fanfare of guys like Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton, but he's outperformed them in standard roto/categories leagues for three years running. Even though his numbers predictably tailed off considerably from his bonkers 2017 season, Blackmon still finished as a top-six outfielder and top-14 overall hitter last season. His stolen bases are on a three-year decline, but he should still be able to reach double digits, and there's not much evidence his skills are otherwise deteriorating at age 32. As long as his skills remain constant and he remains in Colorado, last season's .291 batting average is close to the floor for Blackmon, and another year above .320 is entirely possible.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
At 24 years old, Benintendi has yet to experience a major breakthrough in terms of home runs or stolen bases, but he's nonetheless settled in as a valuably reliable contributor across every offensive category. At this stage of his career, it's fair to expect more of the same -- close to 20-20 with an average in the .280-.290 range and strong run production numbers in Boston's loaded lineup. That was enough to make Benintendi a top-20 hitter in standard 5x5 formats last season, and should be again this year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Blackmon's down year (.291, 29 HR, 119 R, 12 SB) was still far better than most players' best year. Nevertheless, 2017's 37 homers now looks like the clear outlier for a 32-year-old yet to reach 30 in another season. He has also stolen fewer bases in each of the last three seasons. Yet this is still someone who has logged over 640 plate appearances and hit at least .287 in each of his five full seasons as an everyday starter. Nobody has scored more runs (542) during that timeframe, and he's no longer a flight risk after signing an extension through 2023 with the Rockies. Blackmon remains an elite stat-stuffer with little downside as a borderline top-25 pick.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Great in every category but not spectacular in one, a player of Benintendi's ilk typically doesn't merit top-25 consideration. But 20/20 candidates are hard to come by, especially if they provide a high batting-average floor and can score 100 times atop a loaded Red Sox lineup. The 24-year-old also might not have peaked yet, as he has improved his strikeout and walk rates each season. While he offers a relatively safe profile, this possible upside forces drafters to pay a steep price to snag him around the Round 2/3 turn.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros