Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Blackmon or Starling Marte (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
48 of 56 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 25
Best Rank# 5# 11
Worst Rank# 31# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 26# 37
Best Rank# 25# 34
Worst Rank# 28# 40
   
Projections 
   
Runs10981
Home Runs2818
RBI7868
Stolen Bases1233
Batting Average.296.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 19# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 23
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 17# 24
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 9# 22
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 26# 42
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 16# 24
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 6# 54
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 29# 30
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 19# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 22
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 17# 23
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 20
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 17# 25
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 19# 29
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 28
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 13# 35
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 14# 27
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 23
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 21# 31
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 14# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 28
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 19# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 29
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 10# 71
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 21
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 27
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 20# 25
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 11# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 21# 27
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 24
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 12# 17
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 26
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 29
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 21# 24
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 21# 25
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 14# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 20# 24
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 25# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 32
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 18# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 11
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 21# 20
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 21
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 26# 13
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 25
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 24
   
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats626559
   
Runs11981
   
Hits182155
   
Singles11598
   
Doubles3132
   
Triples75
   
Home Runs2920
   
RBI7072
   
Stolen Bases1233
   
Caught Stealing414
   
Walks5935
   
Strikeouts134109
   
Batting Average.291.277
   
On Base Pct.358.327
   
Slugging Pct.502.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.860.787
   
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats593558
   
Runs10981
   
Hits176157
   
Singles109107
   
Doubles3130
   
Triples75
   
Home Runs2818
   
RBI7868
   
Stolen Bases1233
   
Caught Stealing511
   
Walks5534
   
Strikeouts122110
   
Batting Average.296.282
   
On Base Pct.356.323
   
Slugging Pct.516.445
   
On-base Plus Slugging.872.769
   
  Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Starling Marte
CF - PIT
Starling Marte
News 
 Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the Rockies' 4-2 loss to the Dodgers on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
Starling Marte went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in the Pirates' 8-7 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 20th
 Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
Starling Marte went 2-for-6 with a homer and a strikeout in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Jun 13th
 Charlie Blackmon once again collected three hits on Tuesday versus the D'Backs, doubling once while also scoring two runs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
Starling Marte went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI in the Pirates' 13-7 loss to the Braves on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
 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
Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with a single in the Pirates' 5-3 loss to the Brewers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
Starling Marte went 4-for-7 with a three-run home run in the Pirates' 12-10 loss to the Brewers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 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
Marte bounced back from his 2017 suspension season with another big year. He stolen 33 bases, knocked 20 homers and batted a quality .277. While he may not swipe 45 bags anymore, that power/speed combo makes him well worth a fourth round pick in standard leagues
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
With 30+ steals in five of the last six seasons and a batting average that is generally more useful than his on-base percentage, Marte is the definition of a roto league specialist. He also hit a career-high 20 home runs last season, and while that may be close to his ceiling for power, last season's .277 average is on the low end of what you can expect from him. While his HRs and average have fluctuated a bit from year to year, Marte has consistently been a top-50 player in standard 5x5 formats, and he should be so again in 2019.
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
The only players to bat at least .275 with 20 homers and 30 steals last season: Mookie Betts and Starling Marte. Lower the steals query to 20, and they're joined by Mike Trout, Francisco Lindor, Christian Yelich, Trevor Story, and Javier Baez. Only one of those guys frequently lasts beyond the third round. Marte will struggle to repeat that career-high in homers given his ground-ball tendencies, but he has swiped at least 30 bags in each of his last five full seasons. (He stole 21 in 77 games in 2017.) Don't worry too much about his poor walk rate in five-by-five leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros