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
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 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--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 19# 20
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 22
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 17# 20
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 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
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 20# 22
   
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
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 17
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 21# 14
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 21# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 19
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 25# 20
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 26# 25
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 25
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 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-4 with a solo homer in the Rockies' 4-2 loss to the Dodgers on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored as the Red Sox beat the White Sox by a 6-5 score.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 25th
 Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a walk and two runs scored Friday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Charlie Blackmon once again collected three hits on Tuesday versus the D'Backs, doubling once while also scoring two runs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
Andrew Benintendi (quad) has returned to Boston's lineup on Monday in Minnesota.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
 Charlie Blackmon was at it again on Sunday, totaling three hits, including a homer, and three RBI in Sunday's 14-13 loss to the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
Andrew Benintendi has been scratched from the Red Sox' lineup on Sunday against the Orioles with a sore left quad.
Dan Harris
Sun, Jun 16th
 Charlie Blackmon went 4-for-5 with two homers, four RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 9-6 on Thursday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-5 and scored a run as the Red Sox beat the Orioles by a 7-2 score on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
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