Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Blackmon or Rhys Hoskins (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
52 of 56 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 26
Best Rank# 5# 7
Worst Rank# 31# 51
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 26# 38
Best Rank# 25# 36
Worst Rank# 28# 43
   
Projections 
   
Runs10992
Home Runs2836
RBI78106
Stolen Bases125
Batting Average.296.252
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 19# 27
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 27
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 28
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 17# 22
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 9# 16
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 16# 28
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 6# 40
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 27
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 19# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 30
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 17# 33
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 26# 27
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 17# 33
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 19# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 24
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 13# 51
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 14# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 21# 25
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 14# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 26
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 19# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 29
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 26
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 10# 26
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 31
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 36
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 20# 29
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 11# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 29
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 21# 39
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 30
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 12# 34
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 21# 24
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 24
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 36
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 35
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 21# 23
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 21# 26
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 14# 28
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 20# 23
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 25# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 27
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 18# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 7
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 26# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 29# 21
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 20
   
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats626558
   
Runs11989
   
Hits182137
   
Singles11565
   
Doubles3138
   
Triples70
   
Home Runs2934
   
RBI7096
   
Stolen Bases125
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks5987
   
Strikeouts134150
   
Batting Average.291.246
   
On Base Pct.358.354
   
Slugging Pct.502.496
   
On-base Plus Slugging.860.850
   
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats593549
   
Runs10992
   
Hits176138
   
Singles10970
   
Doubles3131
   
Triples71
   
Home Runs2836
   
RBI78106
   
Stolen Bases125
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks5583
   
Strikeouts122142
   
Batting Average.296.252
   
On Base Pct.356.351
   
Slugging Pct.516.514
   
On-base Plus Slugging.872.864
   
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
News 
 Charlie Blackmon was at it again on Sunday, totaling three hits, including a homer, and three RBI in Sunday's 14-13 loss to the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two walks in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 Charlie Blackmon went 4-for-5 with two homers, four RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 9-6 on Thursday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, one run scored, and a walk in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
 Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-5 with a homer, a double, three RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Cubs 10-3 on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 0-for-3 with a walk in the team's win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday and is now 0-for-12 over his last three games.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
 Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two RBI as the Rockies beat the Cubs 6-5 on Monday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two walks in Thursday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 31st
 Charlie Blackmon is leading off and playing right field on Saturday versus the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, two runs scored, and a walk in Saturday's win over the Brewers. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 26th
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
Although his slugging percentage dropped from .618 to .496, Hoskins still popped 34 homers in his first full season. Boasting MLB's highest fly-ball rate (51.7%) and launch angle (22.6°) of all qualified hitters, drafters can expect more of the same. Yet it will come at the cost of batting average, and he'll only offer a handful of steals when pitchers aren't looking. Last year's 48th-ranked hitter on ESPN's Player Rater probably needs 40-plus homers to validate his hefty cost. At least he'll get plenty of RBI opportunities hitting alongside Bryce Harper.
Andrew Gould - 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
At 25 years old, Hoskins has quickly established himself as one of the premier power hitters in the game, swatting an impressive 52 home runs through his first 728 Major League at bats. That power output should continue in 2019 and come with strong run production in a loaded Phillies lineup. Hoskins doesn't project to be a major asset in stolen bases or batting average, but his handful of steals and .250-ish average will hardly kill you. With a solid floor and tantalizing upside, Hoskins is right there with Cody Bellinger as the next generation of studs at the position.
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
Hoskins has plenty of power, as evidenced by his 52 homers in just 728 career at-bats, but his career batting average now sits at .249. There will surely be plenty or runs and RBIs once again, but there isn't much value in grabbing him during any of the first five rounds.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros