Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Story or Charlie Blackmon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
42 of 56 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 19
Best Rank# 4# 5
Worst Rank# 25# 31
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 26
Best Rank# 17# 25
Worst Rank# 27# 28
   
Projections 
   
Runs87109
Home Runs3428
RBI10078
Stolen Bases1912
Batting Average.273.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 10# 19
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 19
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 13# 17
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 23# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 20
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 14# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 4# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 18
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 11# 17
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 8# 26
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 16# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 23
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 12# 14
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 18
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 18
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 21
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 13# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 19
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 8# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 13# 18
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 15# 20
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 13# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 7# 18
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 9# 12
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 16# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 18
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 22
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 24
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 18# 21
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 14# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 16# 20
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 16# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 12# 19
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 14# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 18
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 11# 10
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 13
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 14# 11
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 8
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 11
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 15# 14
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 16# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 17# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 5
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 18# 9
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 18
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 21# 19
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 25# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 16
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats598626
   
Runs88119
   
Hits174182
   
Singles89115
   
Doubles4231
   
Triples67
   
Home Runs3729
   
RBI10870
   
Stolen Bases2712
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks4759
   
Strikeouts168134
   
Batting Average.291.291
   
On Base Pct.348.358
   
Slugging Pct.567.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.915.860
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568593
   
Runs87109
   
Hits155176
   
Singles79109
   
Doubles3731
   
Triples57
   
Home Runs3428
   
RBI10078
   
Stolen Bases1912
   
Caught Stealing55
   
Walks5055
   
Strikeouts170122
   
Batting Average.273.296
   
On Base Pct.332.356
   
Slugging Pct.534.516
   
On-base Plus Slugging.865.872
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
News 
 Trevor Story went 3-for-4 with a double, two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 14-8 on Saturday night.
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
 Trevor Story was removed from Friday's game versus the Padres after taking a bad hop off his head.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
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
 Trevor Story went 1-for-5 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 9-6 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
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
 Trevor Story went 0-for-4 in Monday's 6-5 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
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
 Trevor Story went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, an RBI, three runs scored, and a steal as the Rockies fell to the Cubs 9-8 on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Charlie Blackmon is leading off and playing right field on Saturday versus the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
Notes 
 You can snag Story in the late second, or even third round despite the fact that he outproduced top-five pick, Francisco Lindor in BA, SB, RBI and was just one behind him in homers. There is more risk with Story, but his 2018 campaign was among the all-time greats for fantasy shortstops
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
 Story fits into a similar category of player as Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The biggest risk for Story is that his elevated strikeout rate leads to some regression in last season's .291 batting average. But even if he hits closer to his .268 career average, Story's combination of power and speed should keep him among the top fantasy shortstops in 2019.
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
 Story bounced back from a wretched 2017 and improved upon 2016's breakout. Slicing his strikeout rate from 34.4 to 25.6% helped him bat .291, and he stole 27 bases (19 more than his previous career high) alongside 37 long balls. A full repeat would make him an easy first rounder, but his contact skills still don't support such a high batting average. Statcast's .261 xAVG agrees. He's still a shortstop who calls Coors Field home, and regression could still offer 30/20 campaign, so don't shy away since the late-second round price accounts for these concerns.
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