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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or Charlie Blackmon (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
30 of 45 experts
33%
Recommended by
15 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 28
Best Rank# 10# 14
Worst Rank# 76# 69
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 35
Best Rank# 27# 33
Worst Rank# 33# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs3536
Home Runs910
RBI2929
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.305.305
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 27
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 55
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 25# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 31
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 37
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 21
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 14
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 25
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 21# 26
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 27
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 22
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 26# 29
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 69
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 57
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 18# 50
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 16# 22
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 22# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 23
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 34
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 25# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 19
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 25
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 27# 26
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 28# 22
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 28
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 37# 26
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 46# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 76# 32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500580
   
Runs89112
   
Hits149183
   
Singles88102
   
Doubles2742
   
Triples37
   
Home Runs3132
   
RBI7486
   
Stolen Bases62
   
Caught Stealing55
   
Walks4140
   
Strikeouts82104
   
Batting Average.298.316
   
On Base Pct.353.366
   
Slugging Pct.550.578
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.944
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats206202
   
Runs3536
   
Hits6361
   
Singles4136
   
Doubles1212
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs910
   
RBI2929
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1916
   
Strikeouts3340
   
Batting Average.305.305
   
On Base Pct.364.357
   
Slugging Pct.502.535
   
On-base Plus Slugging.866.893
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
News 
 The Astros cancelled Monday's workout due to not receiving test results from Friday. They were also not tested over the holiday weekend.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Jul 6th
Nolan Arenado says teammate Charlie Blackmon (COVID-19) "feels well."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 12th
 Jose Altuve went 0-for-3 in Monday's 2-1 Grapefruit League win over the Tigers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
Charlie Blackmon is still at home recovering from COVID-19.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Jul 6th
 Jose Altuve (illness) is expected to return to Grapefruit League action on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
OF Charlie Blackmon (COVID-19) will not be available for the Rockies when summer camp opens on Saturday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
 Jose Altuve will not play in Tuesday’s game, he has the same illness that has been going around the Astros clubhouse and should be back soon.
Aaron Hudson
Tue, Mar 3rd
OF Charlie Blackmon, Phillip Diehl and Ryan Castellini tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jun 23rd
 Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Astros have come to terms on a two-year contract with manager Dusty Baker.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jan 29th
 
Notes 
 Jose Altuve has lived in the early rounds of fantasy drafts for the past five years. But now, after the cheating scandal and slight decline, Altuve is dropping to the third round. If you haven't noticed yet, second base is a weak position, so it's a good spot to grab Altuve. He's still on the right side of 30, but just temper the expectations for the stolen base numbers to return to vintage Altuve-type numbers.
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
 Altuve hit a career-high 31 homers last year but still only finished as the #10 fantasy second basemen because the steals have disappeared and his batting average has continued to drop. With that said, he has been so consistent for long enough that he may still be the top second basemen for 2020.
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
 There is a TON of upside potential for Altuve as much as 15 picks higher than where I am ranking him, but as I do my rankings I keep seeing players I would rather have and more and more doubts that Altuve will get back to stealing 20+ bases. Without those steals, the plus BA isn't enough to make me bite over the alternatives.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 Scary drop in SBs and SB success rate. Average dropped under .300 for the first time since 2013. Exit Velocity and Hard hit % were below average so a significant drop in HRs can be assumed. Avoiding at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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