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Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Blackmon or Austin Meadows (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
36 of 52 experts
31%
Recommended by
16 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 31
Best Rank# 15# 16
Worst Rank# 59# 86
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 37# 48
Best Rank# 35# 35
Worst Rank# 45# 74
   
Projections 
   
Runs3529
Home Runs1010
RBI2929
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.303.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 68
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 22# 45
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 31
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 26# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17# 53
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 29
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 58
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 40
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 32
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 25# 28
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 22# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 74
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 29# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 54
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 36# 86
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 29
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 37# 44
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 24# 51
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 31# 33
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 22# 36
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 27# 40
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 23# 24
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 53# 59
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 25
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 29# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 38# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 40# 21
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 40# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 43# 16
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 44# 28
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 45# 24
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 54# 34
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 55
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 58# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 59# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats580530
   
Runs11283
   
Hits183154
   
Singles10285
   
Doubles4229
   
Triples77
   
Home Runs3233
   
RBI8689
   
Stolen Bases212
   
Caught Stealing57
   
Walks4054
   
Strikeouts104131
   
Batting Average.316.291
   
On Base Pct.366.364
   
Slugging Pct.578.559
   
On-base Plus Slugging.944.922
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats198185
   
Runs3529
   
Hits6052
   
Singles3530
   
Doubles1211
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs1010
   
RBI2929
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks1617
   
Strikeouts4043
   
Batting Average.303.284
   
On Base Pct.355.345
   
Slugging Pct.534.513
   
On-base Plus Slugging.889.858
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
News 
 Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in the Rockies' 10-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 27th
Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 2-1 win in Game 5 of the ALDS. The Rays beat the Yankees 3-2 in the series.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 10th
 Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored as the Rockies beat the Giants 7-2 on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 22nd
OF Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 7th
 Charlie Blackmon went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the Rockies' 3-1 loss to the A's on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 17th
Austin Meadows is leading off in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Oct 6th
 Charlie Blackmon belted a walk-off grand slam in the Rockies' 8-4 win over the Angels on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 12th
Austin Meadows (oblique) is absent from the Rays' lineup in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 5th
 Charlie Blackmon singled twice in four at bats as the Rockies fell to the Padres 5-3 on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 10th
OF Austin Meadows (oblique) will be on the roster for the ALDS against the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 5th
Notes 
 Decline. The steals are gone, the BA is next followed by the HR last and that's because the Coors effect buoys many a mediocre slugger. Late bloomer whose decline has been slow but consistent.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Great 2019 but I just don't buy it. (Hypocritical considering I am a Danny Santana buyer I realize). I don't even consider a drop-off in 2020 regression because I don't believe 2019 was anything close to what he actually is. I won't draft him in any league unless he falls outside the Top 100.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Blackmon was one of the first players who was known to test positive for COVID-19. As of July 10, he still had not yet reported to Rockies camp. Given the lack of input into Blackmon's situation, it's certainly possible that he'll be healthy and ready to go by the time the season starts. But, for now, drop him at least a round or two in your rankings until you hear more.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
If you draft a Tampa Bay position player - especially this year - you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Well, except for Austin Meadows. The Rays have so many platoon options on their team, but Meadows is one of the few players who are locked into an everyday role. Meadows finally lived up to his prospect pedigree last season, and there's room for more growth if he can channel the speed that he flashed in the minors. The big thing to watch with Meadows is how he performs against lefties, but don't overthink it - especially in that division."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Coors Field. That's the driving force for Charlie Blackmon right now. Gone are the days of 20 steals. Hell, gone are the days of double-digit steals as he stole just two bases in 2019. It makes sense, of course, since he's 34 years old. He's a boring, relatively safe player right now, but not everyone mid-30s player is David Ortiz or Nelson Cruz. The drop off could happen this year for Blackmon where he gives you an empty average, and that's it."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Perennially underrated, but his ADP makes sense due to his complete drop in SBs. Only stole 2 bags in 2019 after stealing double digits every year prior. This means you have to buy Blackmon with no help at SBs, which has never been the case. Also may take a hit in runs if Arenado does get traded.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Love the player but ADP is just a tad too rich for my blood
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Four category stud playing in Coors Field is once again being underrated
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros