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Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Blackmon or Jose Altuve (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Charlie Blackmon
Charlie Blackmon
Recommended by
27 of 43 experts
Recommended by
16 of 43 experts
ECR# 23# 24
Best Rank# 10# 11
Worst Rank# 76# 55
Composite# 30# 37
Best Rank# 29# 26
Worst Rank# 33# 44
Home Runs2326
Stolen Bases125
Batting Average.304.301
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 28
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 27
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 27
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 55
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 35
Fantasy Team Advice
# 25# 28
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 25
Andrew Gould
# 20# 24
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 28
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 23
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 21
Mario Mergola
# 10# 14
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 25
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 25
Bobby Sylvester
# 21# 26
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 27
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 22
Donkey Teeth
# 26# 29
Pierre Camus
# 29# 50
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 23
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 28
Ariel Cohen
# 22# 25
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 16# 22
George Kurtz
# 22# 27
Nate Miller
# 22# 23
Chris Mitchell
# 33# 34
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 40
Site Projections
# 15# 11
Carmen Maiorano
# 23# 13
Andrew Seifter
# 26# 16
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 19
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 20
Dan Harris
# 26# 22
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 25# 22
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 46# 22
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 28# 22
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 25
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 25
Bill Dubiel
# 27# 26
Nick Mariano
# 31# 26
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 37# 26
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 28
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 76# 32
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Charlie Blackmon
Charlie Blackmon
2019 Stats 
At Bats500580
Home Runs3132
Stolen Bases62
Caught Stealing55
Batting Average.298.316
On Base Pct.353.366
Slugging Pct.550.578
On-base Plus Slugging.903.944
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Charlie Blackmon
Charlie Blackmon
2020 Projections 
At Bats516518
Home Runs2326
Stolen Bases125
Caught Stealing43
Batting Average.304.301
On Base Pct.362.354
Slugging Pct.500.533
On-base Plus Slugging.862.887
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Charlie Blackmon
Charlie Blackmon
 Jose Altuve went 0-for-3 in Monday's 2-1 Grapefruit League win over the Tigers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
 Jose Altuve (illness) is expected to return to Grapefruit League action on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
 Jose Altuve will not play in Tuesday’s game, he has the same illness that has been going around the Astros clubhouse and should be back soon.
Aaron Hudson
Tue, Mar 3rd
 Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Astros have come to terms on a two-year contract with manager Dusty Baker.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jan 29th
 Altuve hit a career-high 31 homers last year but still only finished as the #10 fantasy second basemen because the steals have disappeared and his batting average has continued to drop. With that said, he has been so consistent for long enough that he may still be the top second basemen for 2020.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 There is a TON of upside potential for Altuve as much as 15 picks higher than where I am ranking him, but as I do my rankings I keep seeing players I would rather have and more and more doubts that Altuve will get back to stealing 20+ bases. Without those steals, the plus BA isn't enough to make me bite over the alternatives.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 Scary drop in SBs and SB success rate. Average dropped under .300 for the first time since 2013. Exit Velocity and Hard hit % were below average so a significant drop in HRs can be assumed. Avoiding at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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