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Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Blackmon or Yordan Alvarez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Charlie Blackmon
RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
41 of 51 experts
20%
Recommended by
10 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 49
Best Rank# 23# 11
Worst Rank# 64# 92
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 77# 70
Best Rank# 57# 66
Worst Rank# 91# 87
   
Projections 
   
Runs7788
Home Runs3223
RBI9481
Stolen Bases35
Batting Average.284.291
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 48
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 44# 63
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 72
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 78
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 55
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 50
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 47# 48
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 41# 48
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 43# 45
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 34# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 45
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 39# 45
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 50
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 36# 44
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 37# 54
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 92
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 46# 50
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 27# 65
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 36# 46
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 33# 35
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 27# 45
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 58
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 30# 45
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 47# 52
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 49
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 48
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 48# 56
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 73
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 52# 68
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 49
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 44# 50
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 38# 52
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 46# 73
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 39# 49
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 45# 77
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 37# 56
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 34# 43
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 35# 58
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 28# 11
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 35# 29
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 37
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 47# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 59# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 48
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 64# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 52
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Charlie Blackmon
RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats8221
   
Runs231
   
Hits266
   
Singles147
   
Doubles012
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs16
   
RBI440
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks019
   
Strikeouts144
   
Batting Average.250.299
   
On Base Pct.333.352
   
Slugging Pct.625.443
   
On-base Plus Slugging.958.796
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Charlie Blackmon
RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats457550
   
Runs7788
   
Hits129159
   
Singles6899
   
Doubles2831
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs3223
   
RBI9481
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks6246
   
Strikeouts130113
   
Batting Average.284.291
   
On Base Pct.370.347
   
Slugging Pct.562.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.933.837
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Charlie Blackmon
RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
News 
 Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the eighth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Dodgers. He also struck out once in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 3-0.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Aug 4th
Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-4 with a single, double, and strikeout against the Padres on Thursday. Colorado ultimately fell to San Diego by a score of 3-0.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Jul 30th
 While Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez started Sunday's game against the Giants on the bench, he entered as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning, replacing Michael Brantley. He would go on to log a groundout in his first at-bat before doubling and scoring in his second trip to the plate. Houston ultimately fell to San Francisco by a score of 5-3.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, Aug 2nd
Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-4 with a single, double, and three-run homer against the Dodgers on Friday. He also walked once in the process. Colorado ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 9-6 in 10 innings.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Jul 24th
 Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and two singles against the Mariners on Tuesday evening. He also scored twice in the process. Houston ultimately defeated Seattle by a score of 8-6.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Jul 28th
Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-4 with a triple and single against the Tigers on Tuesday. He scored once in the process and also stole second base. Colorado ultimately fell to Seattle by a score of 6-4.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Jul 21st
 Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-2 with a single and solo homer against the Rangers on Saturday. He also logged a walk and RBI sac fly in the process. Houston ultimately defeated Texas by a score of 4-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Jul 25th
Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and walkoff solo homer against the Dodgers on Sunday. Colorado ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 6-5 in 10 innings.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Jul 18th
 Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-3 with a homer, a double, and a walk in Monday's win over the Indians.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 20th
Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles against the Dodgers on Friday. He was also hit by a pitch in the process. Colorado ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 10-4.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Jul 17th
Notes 
 Alvarez missed almost all of last season and had surgery on both of his knees, which is obviously worrisome for his 2021 outlook. His 2019 performance was incredibly impressive on every level (50 homers, 149 RBI in 143 games between the majors and minors), and he offers a high batting average floor to boot. It's all about health with Alvarez, so monitor his performance this spring. If he shows he's remotely healthy, his ADP is going to skyrocket.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Blackmon hit just six home runs last year, and the quality of his contact was downright awful. His 86.9 MPH average exit velocity, 29.7% hard hit rate, and 4.9% barrel rate were all well below the MLB average and at or close to his career worst marks. And his sprint speed continued to decline to now what is essentially league average. The steals are likely gone for good, but even on his worst day, Blackmon will help you in batting average, runs, and RBI, and he was still on pace for 15 home runs last year. Blackmon may be on the downside of his career, but he won't cost you much and can still contribute solid or better numbers in four of five categories. With his draft price fairly modest, there's plenty of value there.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros