Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Blackmon or Kris Bryant (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
45 of 59 experts
24%
Recommended by
14 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 22
Best Rank# 5# 6
Worst Rank# 31# 37
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 26# 33
Best Rank# 25# 26
Worst Rank# 28# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs10997
Home Runs2828
RBI7887
Stolen Bases126
Batting Average.296.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 17# 26
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 9# 14
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 16# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 6# 32
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 19# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 23
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 17# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 21
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 17# 31
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 19# 37
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 29
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 14# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 28
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 14# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 25
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 19# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 21
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 10# 21
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 16
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 11# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 22
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 21# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 20
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 12# 26
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 21# 29
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 28
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 20
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 26
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 21
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 14# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 20# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 22# 29
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 33
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 18# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 26
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 13# 7
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 19# 18
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 21# 20
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 21# 13
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 21# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 20
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 25# 22
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 25# 21
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 26# 22
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 18
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 26# 9
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 17
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 29# 23
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 18
   
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats626389
   
Runs11959
   
Hits182106
   
Singles11562
   
Doubles3128
   
Triples73
   
Home Runs2913
   
RBI7052
   
Stolen Bases122
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks5948
   
Strikeouts134107
   
Batting Average.291.273
   
On Base Pct.358.374
   
Slugging Pct.502.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.860.834
   
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats593552
   
Runs10997
   
Hits176155
   
Singles10988
   
Doubles3135
   
Triples74
   
Home Runs2828
   
RBI7887
   
Stolen Bases126
   
Caught Stealing54
   
Walks5577
   
Strikeouts122140
   
Batting Average.296.281
   
On Base Pct.356.369
   
Slugging Pct.516.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging.872.879
   
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 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
X-rays on Kris Bryant's ankle came back negative on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
 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
Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI Sunday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
 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
Kris Bryant went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and four RBI in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run home runs and a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 11th
 Charlie Blackmon in not in the lineup for Friday’s game against the Pirates.
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 30th
Kris Bryant (knee) has been scratched from Tuesday’s lineup due to knee soreness.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 3rd
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
Bryant missed 60 games last year and had his least efficient season of his career by quite a bit. There is some risk in drafting Bryant in the 3rd round, but he also comes with 40 homer upside, a batting average near .300 and both 100+ runs and RBIs
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
Bryant appeared to be on the verge of establishing himself as a perennial first round fantasy pick following his MVP 2016 season. Then his home run total dropped from 39 to 29 in 2017, but it seemed like an outlier as his production remained otherwise excellent. But the bottom really fell out last season, as Bryant struggled through a shoulder injury while producing a paltry 13 homers over 102 games. Bryant's strikeout rate grew and his hard contact rate declined, but he simply wasn't healthy -- he was actually off to a strong start before suffering the injury in mid-May. Bryant has pronounced himself fully healthy, and the fact the injury was a bone bruise rather than ligament damage is reason to believe he can make a full recovery. It wouldn't be the least bit surprising to see him rocket back into the first round of fantasy drafts by this time next year.
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
Everyone kept waiting for Bryant to turn the corner last season. They're still waiting. He hit a pedestrian .272/.374/.460 and continued a concerning power slide with 13 homers. The former MVP, who is only 27, was dealing with a shoulder injury. He could easily bounce back and deliver near first-round value, but drafters won't receive much of a discount at his third-round going rate. It's a fair price given his batting average and power upside, but the lack of speed and health certainty makes him far from a lock.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros