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Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Charlie Blackmon (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  George Springer
CF,RF - FA
George Springer
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
32 of 52 experts
38%
Recommended by
20 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 27
Best Rank# 16# 15
Worst Rank# 68# 59
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 40# 37
Best Rank# 28# 35
Worst Rank# 46# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs3935
Home Runs1310
RBI3329
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.280.303
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertFA-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 55
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 16# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 57
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 58
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 22# 29
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 19# 25
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 25# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 29
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 32
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 23# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 27
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 29
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 36
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 28
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 30# 38
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 20# 59
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 19# 37
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 23# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 22
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 28# 31
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 24# 27
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 20# 53
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 28# 40
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 26# 44
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 24# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 20
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 25# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 22
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 27# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 24
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 28# 26
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 26
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 26
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 27
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 29# 25
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 29# 22
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 31# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 37# 15
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 68# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  George Springer
CF,RF - FA
George Springer
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats479580
   
Runs96112
   
Hits139183
   
Singles77102
   
Doubles2042
   
Triples37
   
Home Runs3932
   
RBI9686
   
Stolen Bases62
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks6740
   
Strikeouts113104
   
Batting Average.290.316
   
On Base Pct.381.366
   
Slugging Pct.589.578
   
On-base Plus Slugging.970.944
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  George Springer
CF,RF - FA
George Springer
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats201198
   
Runs3935
   
Hits5660
   
Singles3335
   
Doubles1012
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1310
   
RBI3329
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2716
   
Strikeouts4740
   
Batting Average.280.303
   
On Base Pct.364.355
   
Slugging Pct.521.534
   
On-base Plus Slugging.886.889
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  George Springer
CF,RF - FA
George Springer
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
News 
 George Springer went 1-for-2 with a two-run single and one walk during Friday's 7-4 win over the Rays in Game 6 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 17th
Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in the Rockies' 10-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 27th
 George Springer went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rays in Game 5 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored as the Rockies beat the Giants 7-2 on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 22nd
 George Springer went 3-for-4 with two-run homer during Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Rays in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
Charlie Blackmon went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the Rockies' 3-1 loss to the A's on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 17th
 George Springer had a day at the plate going 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI as the Astros took down the A's 5-2 in Game 2 of the ALDS on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Oct 6th
Charlie Blackmon belted a walk-off grand slam in the Rockies' 8-4 win over the Angels on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 12th
 George Springer had a day at the plate on Monday when he went 4-for-5 with a double, three singles, an RBI, and a run scored in the Astros 10-5 win over the A's in Game 1 of the ALDS.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 5th
Charlie Blackmon singled twice in four at bats as the Rockies fell to the Padres 5-3 on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 10th
Notes 
 It's weird that George Springer is already 30 years old, no? It seems like just yesterday that he made his debut. We know that players start to decline on the wrong side of 30, and when you look at Springer, he hasn't exactly been the model of health over the past few years, playing in more than 140 games just once in his career. Add to that the cheating scandal, and we really don't know how much of an impact it will have on Springer. There are enough signs here to pivot in another direction.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Decline. The steals are gone, the BA is next followed by the HR last and that's because the Coors effect buoys many a mediocre slugger. Late bloomer whose decline has been slow but consistent.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Was off Springer at ADP last season, and that was wrong. However, I am diving right back into it this season, and will likely own zero shares. He has been a decent fantasy player being drafted at ceiling since he joined the league, and 2019 was the first season that it actually worked out. With the potential dejuicing of the ball and the cheating scandal, on top of his career averages, he is a hard pass for me.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Blackmon was one of the first players who was known to test positive for COVID-19. As of July 10, he still had not yet reported to Rockies camp. Given the lack of input into Blackmon's situation, it's certainly possible that he'll be healthy and ready to go by the time the season starts. But, for now, drop him at least a round or two in your rankings until you hear more.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Hit 39 homers with a .974 OPS in just 122 games last year. Yes please.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Coors Field. That's the driving force for Charlie Blackmon right now. Gone are the days of 20 steals. Hell, gone are the days of double-digit steals as he stole just two bases in 2019. It makes sense, of course, since he's 34 years old. He's a boring, relatively safe player right now, but not everyone mid-30s player is David Ortiz or Nelson Cruz. The drop off could happen this year for Blackmon where he gives you an empty average, and that's it."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
  Perennially underrated, but his ADP makes sense due to his complete drop in SBs. Only stole 2 bags in 2019 after stealing double digits every year prior. This means you have to buy Blackmon with no help at SBs, which has never been the case. Also may take a hit in runs if Arenado does get traded.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Four category stud playing in Coors Field is once again being underrated
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros