Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Blackmon or Francisco Lindor (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 19
Best Rank# 3# 5
Worst Rank# 98# 31
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 26
Best Rank# 10# 25
Worst Rank# 20# 28
   
Projections 
   
Runs100109
Home Runs2928
RBI8178
Stolen Bases1712
Batting Average.285.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 26
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 11# 17
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 12# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 20
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 3# 19
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 15# 17
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 10# 14
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 16# 26
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 12# 17
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 18# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 13
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 8# 14
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 18
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 16# 21
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 12# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 10# 18
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 10# 20
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 4# 21
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 12# 21
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 13# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 24
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 19# 21
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 20# 21
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 6# 14
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 7# 25
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 4# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 5
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 6
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 8
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 17# 9
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 19# 10
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 22# 11
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 11
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 20# 12
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 37# 13
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 17# 14
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 16
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 18
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 32# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 64# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 18
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 20# 19
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 25# 19
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 98# 20
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 41# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 33# 22
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 23
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats661626
   
Runs129119
   
Hits183182
   
Singles101115
   
Doubles4231
   
Triples27
   
Home Runs3829
   
RBI9270
   
Stolen Bases2512
   
Caught Stealing104
   
Walks7059
   
Strikeouts107134
   
Batting Average.277.291
   
On Base Pct.352.358
   
Slugging Pct.519.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.871.860
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats559593
   
Runs100109
   
Hits160176
   
Singles94109
   
Doubles3531
   
Triples37
   
Home Runs2928
   
RBI8178
   
Stolen Bases1712
   
Caught Stealing65
   
Walks5855
   
Strikeouts87122
   
Batting Average.285.296
   
On Base Pct.352.356
   
Slugging Pct.511.516
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.872
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
News 
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, an RBI, and a steal in an 8-3 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 24th
Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 26th
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a run, a walk, and a steal in a 7-6 win over Detroit on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
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
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a homer in a 7-2 loss to the Rangers on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 18th
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
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with two steals in a 4-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 16th
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
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a walk in a 2-1 win over the Reds on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
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
Notes 
 Originally expected to return from a calf injury in early April, Lindor suffered an ankle ailment while rehabbing. There's now no timetable for his recovery, and it's increasingly hard to see Cleveland letting him run once back on the diamond. Investors have little choice but to wait and hope for the best, but they shouldn't expect him to return first-round value.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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
 Lindor kicked it up another notch in 2018, mashing 38 homers to go with 25 steals and his league-leading 129 runs. We can't bank on a repeat performance in 2019, but with even 80% of those numbers at shortstop, he'd return easy 1st round value.
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
 Coming off a tremendous season, Lindor would arguably deserve to be in a tier of his own at shortstop if he hadn't suffered a strained calf in early February. As it is, he falls into a similar category of player as Javier Baez and Trevor Story: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The concern for Lindor is that he misses the beginning of the season and/or doesn't run as much upon his return, but the good news is that he was so good last year that they can afford to drop off a bit and still remain an elite fantasy option.
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