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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Charlie Blackmon (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
42 of 54 experts
22%
Recommended by
12 of 54 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 27
Best Rank# 8# 15
Worst Rank# 53# 59
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 37
Best Rank# 27# 35
Worst Rank# 66# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs3535
Home Runs1210
RBI3629
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.279.303
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 29
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 22
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 27
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 55
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 23# 26
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 8# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 57
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 58
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 29
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 24
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 16# 25
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 19# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 29
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 32
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 26
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 22# 25
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 22# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 30
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 28# 31
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 29
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 36
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 28
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 38
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 59
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 37
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 22# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 31
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 18# 22
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 25# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 17# 23
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 24# 53
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 40
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 21# 44
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 15
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 24
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 26# 22
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 26
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 22
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 35# 22
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 53# 21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats531580
   
Runs89112
   
Hits149183
   
Singles78102
   
Doubles3842
   
Triples47
   
Home Runs2932
   
RBI8586
   
Stolen Bases112
   
Caught Stealing75
   
Walks2840
   
Strikeouts156104
   
Batting Average.281.316
   
On Base Pct.316.366
   
Slugging Pct.531.578
   
On-base Plus Slugging.847.944
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats216198
   
Runs3535
   
Hits6060
   
Singles3435
   
Doubles1412
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs1210
   
RBI3629
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1216
   
Strikeouts6240
   
Batting Average.279.303
   
On Base Pct.317.355
   
Slugging Pct.517.534
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.889
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
News 
 Javier Baez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, one walk and an additional run scored in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Pirates.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 2nd
Charlie Blackmon stayed hot in Sunday's loss to the Padres, going 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Javier Baez went 3-for-5 with two homers, a double, three RBI and three runs scored in Tuesday's 8-5 win over the Reds.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 29th
Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBI, and two runs scored in the Rockies' 8-7 loss to the Padres on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 1st
 Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's 8-3 loss to the Brewers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 26th
Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-5 with an RBI double as the Rockies took down the A's 5-1 on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 29th
 Javier Baez has “no regrets” in not reaching a deal before the Coronavirus pandemic.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
The Rockies are hopeful that Charlie Blackmon (COVID-19) will be ready for Opening Day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 17th
 Javier Baez told Marly Rivera of ESPN that contract talks with the Cubs have been put on hold for now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 6th
The Rockies placed Charlie Blackmon (COVID-19) on the injured list Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 15th
Notes 
 I love the skill set while I hate that the Cubs attempted only 69 stolen base attempts in 2019 - 2nd least in all of baseball. Baez would be a top 10 pick if not for the Cubs refusal to run. That reality drops Baez down. 2019 wasn't a down year, it was a reflection of the Cubs approach to scoring runs by refusing to run.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 You're drafting Baez for one thing right now, and that's power. The speed? Major drop-off from 2018 to 2019. The walks? Ha, that's cute. The success that Baez has had the past two years has resulted in everything going exactly right for him, but with the skill set that he has, the margin for error is razor-thin. There are many players that offer the same skills that Baez had who can be had for a much better draft cost - especially considering the position that he plays.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 The shortstop position is so loaded that Baez' 29 homers, 11 steals and .281 batting average didn't even get him into the top 12 at the position last year. He is still well worth a third or fourth round pick, however, because the bat and speed are both reliable.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 Not sure he's as special of a fantasy asset as he was in 2018, particularly at a deep position
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Blackmon had a rough spot in the season but still finished with 30+ homers, 110+ runs and a batting average north of .310. He is getting older and only stole 2 bags compared to the 43 fantasy owners got in 2015, but this still a great bat in the late third round.
Bobby Sylvester - 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