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Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or Charlie Blackmon (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
43 of 45 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 27
Best Rank# 4# 14
Worst Rank# 28# 69
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 36
Best Rank# 8# 34
Worst Rank# 13# 44
   
Projections 
   
Runs3837
Home Runs1310
RBI4030
Stolen Bases42
Batting Average.299.307
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 27
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 11# 22
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 27
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 55
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 10# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 52
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 6# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 34
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 11# 22
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 12# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 10# 32
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 4# 21
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 10# 25
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 9# 22
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 13# 25
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 8# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 32
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 5# 26
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 27
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 22
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 29
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 69
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 28
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 25
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 25
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 19
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 22
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 50
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 11# 22
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 11# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 10# 23
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 13# 34
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 5# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 16
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats542580
   
Runs110112
   
Hits153183
   
Singles82102
   
Doubles3242
   
Triples57
   
Home Runs3432
   
RBI11086
   
Stolen Bases122
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks10840
   
Strikeouts132104
   
Batting Average.282.316
   
On Base Pct.401.366
   
Slugging Pct.548.578
   
On-base Plus Slugging.949.944
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats195203
   
Runs3837
   
Hits5862
   
Singles3337
   
Doubles1212
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1310
   
RBI4030
   
Stolen Bases42
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3917
   
Strikeouts4841
   
Batting Average.299.307
   
On Base Pct.415.359
   
Slugging Pct.552.539
   
On-base Plus Slugging.968.898
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
News 
 Juan Soto came into contact with a teammate that tested positive for coronavirus, and is currently isolating away from Nationals Park.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
Charlie Blackmon is still at home recovering from COVID-19.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Jul 6th
 The Nationals called off Monday‚Äôs workout due to concerns with a delay in getting back COVID-19 test results.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
OF Charlie Blackmon (COVID-19) will not be available for the Rockies when summer camp opens on Saturday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Miami Marlins. The homer was his second of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
OF Charlie Blackmon, Phillip Diehl and Ryan Castellini tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jun 23rd
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-2 with two doubles in Thursday's Spring matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
 
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-1 with two RBI, two walks, and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Baltimore Orioles. The steal was his second in as many days.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 3rd
 
Notes 
 In OBP leagues, you can make the case for Soto to be the third player off the board, as his plate discipline may just be the best in the league. He's only going to get better, too, as there's more room for power growth in his game. His plate discipline gives him a safe floor moving forward, too.
Michael Waterloo - 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
 It seemed impossible that Soto could be even better than his rookie year but that is just what we got with 34 homers, 110 RBIs, 110 runs and a .282 batting average to go with 12 steals. Considering how young he is, we may see even more in 2020 which would make his second round ADP a steal.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 I have some concerns that the stolen bases aren't going to develop like his offensive potential has and will continue to. He has Top 5 potential if he can become a 15-20 Stolen Base guy on top of his immense upside with the bat. He would rank higher if I felt more optimistic about the SBs.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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