Who Should I Draft?

Christian Yelich or Charlie Blackmon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
54 of 59 experts
8%
Recommended by
5 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 19
Best Rank# 3# 5
Worst Rank# 23# 31
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 26
Best Rank# 6# 25
Worst Rank# 9# 28
   
Projections 
   
Runs103109
Home Runs2828
RBI9478
Stolen Bases1712
Batting Average.303.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertMiLB-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 7# 19
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 19
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 5# 17
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 3# 9
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 7# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 16
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 6
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 3# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 14# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 18
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 6# 17
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 11# 26
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 9# 17
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 14# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 23
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 5# 13
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 6# 14
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 5# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 7# 18
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 7# 18
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 21
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 5# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 19
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 6# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 6# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 18
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 6# 11
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 10# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 6# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 6# 18
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 5# 12
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 7# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 18
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 5# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 4# 22
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 8# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 6# 24
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 13# 21
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 7# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 20
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 7# 14
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 10# 25
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 7# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 3# 22
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 23
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 12# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 19
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 15# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 5
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 14
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 23# 13
   
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats574626
   
Runs118119
   
Hits187182
   
Singles110115
   
Doubles3431
   
Triples77
   
Home Runs3629
   
RBI11070
   
Stolen Bases2212
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks6859
   
Strikeouts135134
   
Batting Average.326.291
   
On Base Pct.403.358
   
Slugging Pct.598.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.000.860
   
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats575593
   
Runs103109
   
Hits174176
   
Singles107109
   
Doubles3531
   
Triples47
   
Home Runs2828
   
RBI9478
   
Stolen Bases1712
   
Caught Stealing45
   
Walks7255
   
Strikeouts133122
   
Batting Average.303.296
   
On Base Pct.380.356
   
Slugging Pct.523.516
   
On-base Plus Slugging.904.872
   
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
News 
 Christian Yelich will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his right kneecap in Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
Dan Harris
Tue, Sep 10th
Charlie Blackmon hit his 31st homer of the year in the Rockies' 16-inning victory over the Giants on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 25th
 Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich left Tuesday night’s game at against the Marlins after fouling a ball off his right knee during his first at-bat. He stayed down on the ground for several minutes before eventually being able to walk off under his own power.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
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
 Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in Friday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
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
 Christian Yelich went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 3rd
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
 Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 with a walk and a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 1st
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
Notes 
 There is no denying that Yelich was a first round value in 2018 and perhaps even the #1 fantasy asset thanks to a .326 average with 36 homers, 22 steals and 110+ runs and RBIs. These numbers blew away his career marks, however, so projection models all have him regressing to a high-end second round value this year
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 After several quietly productive seasons in Miami, Yelich was the biggest breakout star in MLB during his first season in Milwaukee, finishing tied with J.D. Martinez as the most valuable player overall in standard 5x5 roto/categories leagues. Yelich showed skills progression with a top-10 hard contact rate, was more aggressive on the base paths, and benefited from a major ballpark and lineup upgrade. His numbers were also driven by an unsustainable 35.0 percent HR/FB rate and a .373 BABIP that was a tad high even for a guy who generally excels in that metric. It's therefore prudent to expect Yelich to give back some homers and batting average, and he probably won't swipe quite as many bags either. But even if he goes .300-28-18 instead of .326-36-22, he can still be a top-five outfielder, especially when you consider the plus run production numbers he's sure to accrue in Milwaukee.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Anyone sick of hearing about launch angle will relish Yelich's MVP campaign. Sure, the career .297/.375/.463 hitter has proven capable of hitting for a high average with above-average power despite his lofty ground-ball rates. But 35% of his fly balls cleared the fences for his 36 home runs. No other qualified hitter posted a HR/FB% above 30. He's more likely to hit 25-30 homers, which is still great if he can swipe around 20 more bags for the Brewers. There's enough five-category goodness to keep him in the first round, but also enough regression concern to push him toward the latter half of it.
Andrew Gould - 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