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Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Blackmon or Kris Bryant (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
35 of 45 experts
22%
Recommended by
10 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 36
Best Rank# 14# 21
Worst Rank# 69# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 36# 44
Best Rank# 34# 39
Worst Rank# 44# 56
   
Projections 
   
Runs3738
Home Runs1011
RBI3030
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.307.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 30
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 22# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 16# 50
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 26# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 25# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 34# 36
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 36
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 14# 59
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 25# 36
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 22# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 26# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 32# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 26# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 56
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 29# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 37
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 49
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 22# 40
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 27# 55
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 23# 38
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 21
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 30
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 34# 29
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 37# 34
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 40# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 50# 29
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 32
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 69# 48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats580543
   
Runs112108
   
Hits183152
   
Singles10285
   
Doubles4235
   
Triples71
   
Home Runs3231
   
RBI8677
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Caught Stealing50
   
Walks4074
   
Strikeouts104145
   
Batting Average.316.280
   
On Base Pct.366.380
   
Slugging Pct.578.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.944.900
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats203202
   
Runs3738
   
Hits6258
   
Singles3732
   
Doubles1213
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1011
   
RBI3030
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1728
   
Strikeouts4154
   
Batting Average.307.285
   
On Base Pct.359.373
   
Slugging Pct.539.511
   
On-base Plus Slugging.898.884
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 Charlie Blackmon is still at home recovering from COVID-19.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Jul 6th
Cubs mamanger David Ross confirmed Monday that Kris Bryant will still hit leadoff this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
 OF Charlie Blackmon (COVID-19) will not be available for the Rockies when summer camp opens on Saturday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
Cubs manager David Ross says he is committed to Kris Bryant as the team's leadoff hitter in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
 OF Charlie Blackmon, Phillip Diehl and Ryan Castellini tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jun 23rd
Following a sit down with Theo Epstein, Kris Bryant says he expects to remain with the Cubs for the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
  Third baseman Kris Bryant lost his grievance against the Chicago Cubs in which he sought an extra year of service time, ensuring he won't become a free agent until after the 2021 season, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Jan 29th
  Kris Bryant (ankle) and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $18.6 million deal Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
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
With Kris Bryant's profile, it's hard to justify taking him this high when there are guys who can give you the same production at the position later in the draft. The return to 31 home run was nice, yes, but his batted ball data points to that being the near-ceiling for Bryant in terms of home runs. For all of his accolades and loaded offenses that he's been in, he's only produced more than 100 RBIs once in his career.
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
Bryant is an excellent player, of course, but his fourth round ADP is a classic case of the name driving the price. He should hit .275 with 30 homers if he stays healthy, but you can find that out of Eddie Rosario and several others a few rounds later.
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
One of my biggest fades this season. Advanced stats say he did not earn all of his HRs or his batting average, he has missed time each of the last two seasons, his SB upside is limited, and he he is in the middle of whirling trade rumors. Hard pass.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic