Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Blackmon or Juan Soto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
44 of 59 experts
25%
Recommended by
15 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 23
Best Rank# 5# 10
Worst Rank# 31# 38
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 26# 30
Best Rank# 25# 27
Worst Rank# 28# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs10994
Home Runs2829
RBI7896
Stolen Bases127
Batting Average.296.290
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 19# 23
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 24
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 17# 21
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 9# 34
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 16# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 6# 12
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 19# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 21
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 17# 24
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 25
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 26# 38
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 17# 22
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 13# 20
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 14# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 27
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 19
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 21# 28
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 14# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 22
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 19# 24
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 24
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 10# 18
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 24
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 11# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 25
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 12# 27
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 21# 28
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 30
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 30
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 21# 22
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 21# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 22
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 14# 24
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 20# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 22
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 18# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 25
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 10
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 17
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 19# 17
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 21# 20
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 15
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 22# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 16
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 20
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 25# 18
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 25# 20
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 20
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 26# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 22
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 29# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 29
   
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats626414
   
Runs11977
   
Hits182121
   
Singles11573
   
Doubles3125
   
Triples71
   
Home Runs2922
   
RBI7070
   
Stolen Bases125
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks5979
   
Strikeouts13499
   
Batting Average.291.292
   
On Base Pct.358.406
   
Slugging Pct.502.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.860.923
   
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats593538
   
Runs10994
   
Hits176156
   
Singles10994
   
Doubles3130
   
Triples73
   
Home Runs2829
   
RBI7896
   
Stolen Bases127
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks5590
   
Strikeouts122121
   
Batting Average.296.290
   
On Base Pct.356.392
   
Slugging Pct.516.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.872.913
   
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
News 
 Charlie Blackmon hit his 31st homer of the year in the Rockies' 16-inning victory over the Giants on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 25th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
 Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk in the Rockies' 6-1 loss to the Mets on Tuesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 18th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run, three RBI, and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Twins. The homer was his 34th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with a solo homer as the Rockies beat the Padres 11-10 on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 33rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 9th
 Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-4 with a double in the Rockies' 2-1 loss to the Padres on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI, and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Mets. The homer was his 32nd of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 4th
 Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-4 with three doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored in the Rockies' loss to the Dodgers on Labor Day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 3rd
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, three RBI, and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Marlins.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 2nd
Notes 
 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
Soto was every bit as good as top-ten pick, Alex Bregman per plate appearance last season, but is going 20 picks later. Keep in mind, he accomplished that as a teenager. Don't hesitate to reach an entire round to grab him before he progresses even more
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
Soto breezed through the minor leagues and kept raking as a 19-year old rookie with the Nationals, hitting .292 with 22 home runs across his first 116 Big Leagues games. Perhaps most impressive of all, he walked nearly as often as he struck out, producing a .406 on-base percentage that proves he is more than comfortable at the Major League level. Soto hit the ball on the ground an awful lot as a rookie, so it remains to be seen if he is capable of delivering 30+ home runs, but at least 25 homers seems likely, and he should be a major plus in terms of batting average and run production while also providing at least a handful of steals. The kid is legit.
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
Expected to play at least one more full season in the minors, Soto instead showed elite skills beyond his years, batting .292/.406/.517 at age 19. After popping 22 homers in 494 plate appearance, supporters are dreaming of a .300, 30-homer, 10-steal breakout. It will happen soon enough, but don't reach for those lofty expectations in 2019. A 53.7% ground-ball rate dampens his power prospects, especially since nearly a quarter of his fly balls went yard last season. If his top-30 ECR holds, drafters are likely overpaying for a 25-homer, five-steal hitter who should be going closer to Anthony Rendon than Andrew Benintendi.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros