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Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Blackmon or Clayton Kershaw (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
33 of 55 experts
40%
Recommended by
22 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 38
Best Rank# 18# 11
Worst Rank# 82# 95
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 37# 33
Best Rank# 35# 30
Worst Rank# 45# 47
   
Projections 
   
Runs35
Home Runs1010
RBI29
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.303
Strikeouts4067
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.62
WHIP1.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 35# 45
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 38
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 31# 69
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 58
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 71# 76
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 30# 65
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 35# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 95
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 42
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 31# 80
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 39
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 29# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 44# 48
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 39
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 37
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 34# 43
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 29# 51
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 46
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 47
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 32# 44
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 39# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 52
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 44
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 37# 62
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 37
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 81
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 28# 42
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 37# 47
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 45
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 22# 11
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 29# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 30
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 35# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 40# 21
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 39
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 41# 39
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 52# 33
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 53# 36
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 54# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 54# 50
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 54# 42
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 61# 24
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 61# 44
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 62# 37
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 76# 60
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 78# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 78# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs112
   
Home Runs3228
   
RBI86
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.316
   
Strikeouts104189
   
Wins16
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.08
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs35
   
Home Runs1010
   
RBI29
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.303
   
Strikeouts4067
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.62
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
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
Clayton Kershaw picked up the win on Sunday when he allowed two runs on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks over 5 2/3 innings in the Dodgers 4-2 win over the Rays in Game 5 of the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 26th
 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
Clayton Kershaw picked up the win on Tuesday when he allowed just one run on two hits with eight strikeouts and one walk across six innings in the Dodgers 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 21st
 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
The Dodgers announced LHP Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the 2020 World Series, which begins on Tuesday evening against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
Clayton Kershaw took the loss on Thursday when he surrendered four runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk in the Dodgers 10-2 loss to the Braves in Game 4 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 16th
 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
Clayton Kershaw, who was scratched prior to his scheduled start on Tuesday due to back spasms, will start Game 4 of the NLCS on Thursday, according to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 14th
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
Durability is an issue that concerns me less in 60 games than it might if we were in 162, but he isn't an Ace any more. He gets hurt too much and a DL/IL stint is a killer in a 9 week season.
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
Kershaw silenced the decline talks last year after he put up another good season with an improved SwStr%. In quality starts leagues, he was money for managers, as he consistently went six and seven innings in his starts. He's had to change who he is as a pitcher, as the velocity just isn't there, which gives him little margin for error. He's worth taking still, but he's more of an SP2 at this point.
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
Peak Kershaw may be gone, but the version that remains is pretty darn good himself. Kershaw passed 175 innings pitched for the first time since 2015 despite starting the season on the IL, and although his ERA crept above 3.00 for the first time since 2008, his overall numbers remain elite. With strong win potential always present, Kershaw is a fine second starter on your staff. But his days of carrying a fantasy team are behind him.
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
No longer an ace but the price to draft him is reasonable. Can expect wins playing for the Dodgers, which can be tough for SPs to find
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Four category stud playing in Coors Field is once again being underrated
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros