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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Clevinger or Charlie Blackmon (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
31 of 55 experts
44%
Recommended by
24 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 36
Best Rank# 13# 18
Worst Rank# 104# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 37
Best Rank# 27# 35
Worst Rank# 48# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs35
Home Runs910
RBI29
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.303
Strikeouts7740
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.52
WHIP1.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 36
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 48# 71
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 82
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 24# 31
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 35# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 42
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 44
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 13# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 41
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 35
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 23# 32
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 28# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 61
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 52
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 38
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 22# 53
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 61
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 78
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 35# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 54
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 23# 35
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 18# 40
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 26# 37
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 69# 78
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 39# 54
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 62
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 30# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 32# 29
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 28
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 35# 29
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 40# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 32
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 43# 35
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 44# 22
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 32
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 48# 28
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 52# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 27
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 54# 34
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 62# 26
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 64# 30
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 67# 64
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 68# 31
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 81# 18
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 82# 29
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 88# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 104# 76
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs112
   
Home Runs1032
   
RBI86
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.316
   
Strikeouts169104
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.71
   
WHIP1.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs35
   
Home Runs910
   
RBI29
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.303
   
Strikeouts7740
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.52
   
WHIP1.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
News 
 Padres’ GM A.J. Preller said that he doesn’t expect Mike Clevinger (elbow) to require offseason surgery.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 14th
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
 The Padres removed Mike Clevinger (elbow) from their NLDS roster.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 7th
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
 After being removed from Tuesday's NLDS start against the Dodgers, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Mike Clevinger's elbow inflammation will sideline him once more in the 2020 season.
Andy Zimmerman
Wed, Oct 7th
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
 Padres ace Mike Clevinger was removed from Tuesday's NLDS start against the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
 Mike Clevinger (elbow) is scheduled to start Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
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 
 As Frank Stampfl pointed out on Twitter, in 16 starts from July 2 to September 24, Clevinger put up the following numbers: a 1.76 ERA, 2.98 xFIP, 1.02 WHIP, 11.82 K/9, 2.21 BB/9, 15.4% SwStr, 66.9% F-strike, and 32.2% O-swing. That's an ace, and that's what Clevinger was being drafted as ... until he got hurt ... again. It's up to you as a fantasy manager to decide if the high ceiling is worth the low floor (hurt) or not.
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
 Clevinger sustained a partial medial meniscus tear in his left knee on February 14th and underwent surgery. Although his 6-8 week timetable made it highly unlikely that he'd be back for Opening Day, the postponement of the season means that Clevinger should be ready to go when the bell rings. That should make him a top-12 pitcher at worst.
Dan Harris - 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
 One of my favorite pitchers in the league, but beginning the season hurt is never a good thing as you never know if and when he will be back healthy. Risky pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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
 Injury concerns but has potential to be overall SP1 this year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
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