Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Blackmon or Anthony Rizzo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
47 of 56 experts
16%
Recommended by
9 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 23
Best Rank# 5# 17
Worst Rank# 31# 34
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 26# 34
Best Rank# 25# 29
Worst Rank# 28# 37
   
Projections 
   
Runs10988
Home Runs2829
RBI78100
Stolen Bases127
Batting Average.296.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 19# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 25
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 17# 23
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 9# 29
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 16# 21
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 6# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 19# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 24
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 17# 22
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 30
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 17# 21
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 19# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 22
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 13# 34
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 14# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 21
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 22
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 20
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 21# 23
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 14# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 20
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 19# 22
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 22
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 10# 22
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 29
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 20# 23
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 11# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 23
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 21# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 23
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 12# 24
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 21# 26
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 20
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 23
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 21# 26
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 21# 24
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 14# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 20# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 28
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 18# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 24
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 22
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 25# 19
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 26# 19
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 22
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 26# 24
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 18
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 29# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 26
   
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats626566
   
Runs11974
   
Hits182160
   
Singles115105
   
Doubles3129
   
Triples71
   
Home Runs2925
   
RBI70101
   
Stolen Bases126
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks5970
   
Strikeouts13480
   
Batting Average.291.283
   
On Base Pct.358.376
   
Slugging Pct.502.470
   
On-base Plus Slugging.860.846
   
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats593557
   
Runs10988
   
Hits176157
   
Singles10993
   
Doubles3132
   
Triples72
   
Home Runs2829
   
RBI78100
   
Stolen Bases127
   
Caught Stealing54
   
Walks5575
   
Strikeouts12287
   
Batting Average.296.281
   
On Base Pct.356.367
   
Slugging Pct.516.501
   
On-base Plus Slugging.872.867
   
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
News 
 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
Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Cubs' 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Cubs' 6-5 loss to the Rockies on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
 Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-5 with a homer, a double, three RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Cubs 10-3 on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-2 with a single and two walks in the Cubs' 3-1 win over the Cardinals on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
 Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two RBI as the Rockies beat the Cubs 6-5 on Monday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the Cubs' 7-4 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
Rizzo took a major step backwards in the first half last year, but his final line of 25 homers, 101 RBIs and a .283 batting average ended up being about as good as his average season. We were drafting him in the 3rd round last year so don't hesitate to scoop him up for a discount this season
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
Rizzo's streak of four consecutive 30-HR seasons came to an end in 2018, but he's still working on a streak of four straight 100-RBI seasons, and his batted ball profile suggests he's still the same player he's always been. He's an asset in all five standard rotisserie categories, and has finished as a top-five fantasy first baseman in four of the last five seasons (he was eighth in 2016). With that level of high-end production and consistency, Rizzo belongs in the same breath as Freddie Freeman and Paul Goldschmidt as the top options at an increasingly-scarce position.
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
For the first time since 2014, Rizzo fell short of 30 homers (25) and a .500 slugging percentage (.470). An atrocious April in which he batted .149 with one extra-base hit is entirely to blame. He hit his fewest fly balls (37.3%) since 2012, but the accompanying career bests in contact (85.1%), strikeout (12.0%) and line-drive (24.7%) rate did not show fully in his .283 average. Either he sustains these profile changes and inches closer to batting .300, or he regains enough of his power stroke to leap back to 30 long balls. Or both. Either way, Rizzo, who batted .303/.393/.512 after an atrocious April, is a sturdy foundational piece worth grabbing in the third or fourth round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros