Who Should I Draft?

Giancarlo Stanton or Charlie Blackmon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
41 of 56 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 19
Best Rank# 4# 5
Worst Rank# 29# 31
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 26
Best Rank# 17# 25
Worst Rank# 24# 28
   
Projections 
   
Runs99109
Home Runs4428
RBI11178
Stolen Bases312
Batting Average.267.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 19
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 4# 9
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 21# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 16
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 13# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 18# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 18
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 6# 14
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 14# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 23
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 13
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 5# 13
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 11# 14
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 18
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 6# 18
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 11# 21
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 8# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 19
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 13# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 18
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 17# 20
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 19# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 18
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 15# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 18
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 14# 22
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 24
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 15# 21
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 11# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 14# 20
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 15# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 8
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 13# 12
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 15# 5
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 10
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 19# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 18
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 19# 17
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 19# 17
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 20# 18
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 20# 17
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 11
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 20# 19
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 23# 11
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 29# 19
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats617626
   
Runs102119
   
Hits164182
   
Singles91115
   
Doubles3431
   
Triples17
   
Home Runs3829
   
RBI10070
   
Stolen Bases512
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks7059
   
Strikeouts211134
   
Batting Average.266.291
   
On Base Pct.343.358
   
Slugging Pct.509.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.852.860
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats560593
   
Runs99109
   
Hits149176
   
Singles76109
   
Doubles2831
   
Triples17
   
Home Runs4428
   
RBI11178
   
Stolen Bases312
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks6955
   
Strikeouts179122
   
Batting Average.267.296
   
On Base Pct.347.356
   
Slugging Pct.556.516
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.872
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
News 
 Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton (calf) will be activated off the injured list on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
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
 Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton (calf) could return as early as next Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
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
 Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with a home run in his first rehab game for the Single-A Tampa Tarpons.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 11th
Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-5 with a homer, a double, three RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Cubs 10-3 on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment Monday or Tuesday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two RBI as the Rockies beat the Cubs 6-5 on Monday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) has been running and getting closer to a rehab assignment, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 3rd
Charlie Blackmon is leading off and playing right field on Saturday versus the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
Notes 
 After obliterating pitchers in 2017, Stanton cooled off in a big way last year, striking out 211 times and hitting just .266 with 38 homers. There is upside for 60+ bombs this year, but believe it or not, he has only hit 40 or more once his entire career
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
 Stanton was never likely to match the 59 home runs he hit in 2017, even after moving from a pitcher's park in Miami to a hitter's paradise in the Bronx. Still, hitting 38 long balls -- while also topping the century mark in both runs and RBIs -- is nothing to sneeze at. Stanton's 2017 power output seems like a distinct outlier, but the fact remains that the park upgrade should help his chances of reaching the 40 HR mark in any given season. However, it's important to recognize that his reduced strikeout rate in 2017 is also an outlier -- he's unlikely to hit much better than .260 as long as he's striking out in nearly 30 percent of his plate appearances.
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
 Stanton's ISO dropped .107 points, and he was still pretty good. Spoiled Yankees fans got antsy all 211 times he struck out, but the star slugger still smashed 38 homers with a .360 wOBA. After spending years worrying about his health, it was encouraging to see him play 158 games (mostly at DH), which allowed him to compile 100 RBI and 102 runs in a stacked lineup. He gave back most of 2017's contact gains, so expect a batting average closer to 2018's .266. Now that durability isn't a pressing concern, that's good enough for drafters to take his bankable power-even if we're talking 40 instead of 60 homers-to close out the second round.
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