Who Should I Draft?

Freddie Freeman or Charlie Blackmon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
41 of 59 experts
31%
Recommended by
18 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 19
Best Rank# 7# 5
Worst Rank# 25# 31
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23# 26
Best Rank# 16# 25
Worst Rank# 25# 28
   
Projections 
   
Runs93109
Home Runs2728
RBI9578
Stolen Bases812
Batting Average.302.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 16# 19
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 19
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 15# 17
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 17# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 16
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 17# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 18
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 16# 17
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 17# 26
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 9# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 18
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 19
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 14# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 17# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 17# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 18
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 18# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 18
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 18# 22
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11# 24
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 17# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 20
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 16# 25
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 17# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 13# 22
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 17# 23
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 24# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 19
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 17# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 18
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 13# 9
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 6
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 12
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 16# 11
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 17# 14
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 17# 14
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 18# 17
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 18# 5
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 8
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 11
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 21# 13
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 22# 13
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 23# 18
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 23# 14
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 23# 14
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 24# 19
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 25# 21
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats618626
   
Runs94119
   
Hits191182
   
Singles120115
   
Doubles4431
   
Triples47
   
Home Runs2329
   
RBI9870
   
Stolen Bases1012
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks7659
   
Strikeouts132134
   
Batting Average.309.291
   
On Base Pct.388.358
   
Slugging Pct.505.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.860
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568593
   
Runs93109
   
Hits171176
   
Singles101109
   
Doubles3931
   
Triples37
   
Home Runs2728
   
RBI9578
   
Stolen Bases812
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks7755
   
Strikeouts126122
   
Batting Average.302.296
   
On Base Pct.385.356
   
Slugging Pct.525.516
   
On-base Plus Slugging.910.872
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
News 
 Freddie Freeman (elbow) is starting at first base and batting third against the Nationals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
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
 Freddie Freeman was removed from Friday's game against the Nationals due to right elbow soreness.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
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
 Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored in Monday's win over the Phillies.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
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
 Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's win over the Nationals.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
Charlie Blackmon in not in the lineup for Friday’s game against the Pirates.
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 30th
 Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 3-for-4 with two homers and five RBI in Sunday's win over the White Sox. The homers were his 37th and 38th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 2nd
Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in the Rockies' loss to the Pirates on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 30th
Notes 
 First basemen isn't as deep as it once was so commodities like Freeman are well worth investing in toward the middle of the third round. He is a lock for 90 runs, 90 RBIs and a .300 batting average each year and that type of player doesn't grow on trees
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
 Freeman bounced back from an injury-shortened 2017 season to finish as the number one fantasy first baseman in 2018, despite a precipitous drop in his power output. Freeman may struggle to return to the 30-HR plateau if he continues to hit as few fly balls as he did last year, but he's now produced a .300 batting average in three straight seasons, is good for 5-10 steals, and should continue to see healthy run and RBI totals as the Braves' lineup comes into its own. Consider him a decent bet to again finish as the number one 1B in fantasy.
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
 Replacing Joey Votto as the line-drive king, Freeman has batted above .300 with a slugging percentage over .500 in each of the last three seasons. He played all 162 games and even poached a career-high 10 bases in 2018. He'd be fantasy's undisputed top first baseman if not for a late power outage limiting him to 23 homers. Now he's simply competing with Paul Goldschmidt for top billing as second-round mainstays. Now that he has slowly repealed the injury-prone label, Freeman is a relatively safe pick with MVP upside.
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