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Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Blackmon or Blake Snell (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
40 of 55 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 40
Best Rank# 18# 20
Worst Rank# 82# 117
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 37# 43
Best Rank# 35# 36
Worst Rank# 45# 47
   
Projections 
   
Runs35
Home Runs107
RBI29
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.303
Strikeouts4075
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.39
WHIP1.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 35# 36
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 53
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 53
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 31# 48
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 67
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 117
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 71# 72
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 35# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 36
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 22# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 80
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 35
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 49
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 31# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 38
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 29# 60
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 77
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 54# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 38
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 34# 35
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 29# 66
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 41# 61
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 32# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 29# 52
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 39# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 61# 75
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 42
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 37# 38
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 60
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 35# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 71
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 40# 74
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 28# 34
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 37# 39
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 54# 55
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 62# 65
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 29
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 30# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 44# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 52# 47
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 53# 44
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 54# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 61# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 76# 37
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 78# 52
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 78# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs112
   
Home Runs3214
   
RBI86
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.316
   
Strikeouts104147
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA4.29
   
WHIP1.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs35
   
Home Runs107
   
RBI29
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.303
   
Strikeouts4075
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.39
   
WHIP1.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
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
Blake Snell allowed one run on two hits and no walks while striking out nine over five 1/3 innings during Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 6 of the World Series. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 28th
 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
Blake Snell allowed two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out nine over four 2/3 innings during Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 22nd
 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
Blake Snell named the Rays’ Game 2 starter of the World Series against the Dodgers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 19th
 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
Blake Snell allowed two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out four across four innings during Friday's 7-4 loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 17th
 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
Blake Snell will start Friday in Game 6 of the ALCS against the Astros.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
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
Better pitcher than some of the others ahead of him but I don't trust him to be consistent. Go big or go home is one way to look at it and if that's your way, move Snell up 20 picks. I am a steady as we go guy and Snell is riskier than I feel good about .
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
You need to pull the trigger on a starter eventually. With Snell, there's no debating the ace-type ceiling that he has - look at his 2018 season if you need further proof - but so far, that's been the big outlier for him. He's dealt with a rash of injuries, which has forced the Rays to limit his workload. In Spring Training, he was dealing with elbow soreness. He's a high-risk, high-reward pick this year. You've been warned.
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
Snell's subpar season was limited to just 107 innings after he underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery. Although owners might want to shy away after last year, there were plenty of encouraging signs. His FIP and xFIP were roughly a run lower than his ERA, his 33.3% strikeout rate was actually an improvement on his breakout year, and batters continued to make incredibly weak contact. If healthy, he should return to dominance.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 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
Easy bounce-back candidate. Would've led baseball in swinging strike rate if he had the innings to qualify
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Four category stud playing in Coors Field is once again being underrated
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros