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Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Blackmon or George Springer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
25 of 45 experts
44%
Recommended by
20 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 28
Best Rank# 14# 18
Worst Rank# 62# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 35# 43
Best Rank# 32# 28
Worst Rank# 44# 47
   
Projections 
   
Runs3537
Home Runs1113
RBI2932
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.307.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 31
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 22# 68
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 29
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 16# 39
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 26# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 25# 29
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 30
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 14# 34
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 25# 29
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 22# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 26
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 26# 30
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 33
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 29
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 36
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 22# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 23# 30
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 21
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 19
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 26# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 24
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 27# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 19
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 29# 24
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 27
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 28
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 32# 26
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 34# 24
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 34# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 40# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 50# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats580479
   
Runs11296
   
Hits183139
   
Singles10277
   
Doubles4220
   
Triples73
   
Home Runs3239
   
RBI8696
   
Stolen Bases26
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks4067
   
Strikeouts104113
   
Batting Average.316.290
   
On Base Pct.366.381
   
Slugging Pct.578.589
   
On-base Plus Slugging.944.970
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats206200
   
Runs3537
   
Hits6357
   
Singles3733
   
Doubles1210
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1113
   
RBI2932
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1726
   
Strikeouts4147
   
Batting Average.307.283
   
On Base Pct.359.367
   
Slugging Pct.537.525
   
On-base Plus Slugging.896.892
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
News 
 OF Charlie Blackmon (COVID-19) will not be available for the Rockies when summer camp opens on Saturday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle writes the Astros have "made it clear" to George Springer's representatives that the franchise wants to sign him to a long-term deal.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 9th
 OF Charlie Blackmon, Phillip Diehl and Ryan Castellini tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jun 23rd
George Springer went 2-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in the Astros' split squad game versus the Braves on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
  George Springer went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
Notes 
 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
It's weird that George Springer is already 30 years old, no? It seems like just yesterday that he made his debut. We know that players start to decline on the wrong side of 30, and when you look at Springer, he hasn't exactly been the model of health over the past few years, playing in more than 140 games just once in his career. Add to that the cheating scandal, and we really don't know how much of an impact it will have on Springer. There are enough signs here to pivot in another direction.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Blackmon had a rough spot in the season but still finished with 30+ homers, 110+ runs and a batting average north of .310. He is getting older and only stole 2 bags compared to the 43 fantasy owners got in 2015, but this still a great bat in the late third round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
If not for the 40 games missed, we might be talking about Springer as the reigning AL MVP. He was on pace for over 50 homers, 125 RBIs and 125 runs. There isn't much speed but the upside for the other four categories makes him an amazing value in the fourth round of drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Was off Springer at ADP last season, and that was wrong. However, I am diving right back into it this season, and will likely own zero shares. He has been a decent fantasy player being drafted at ceiling since he joined the league, and 2019 was the first season that it actually worked out. With the potential dejuicing of the ball and the cheating scandal, on top of his career averages, he is a hard pass for me.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy