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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Charlie Blackmon (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
30 of 52 experts
42%
Recommended by
22 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 36
Best Rank# 15# 18
Worst Rank# 59# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 37# 42
Best Rank# 35# 34
Worst Rank# 45# 58
   
Projections 
   
Runs3530
Home Runs1012
RBI2935
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.303.287
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 76
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 28
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 45
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 46
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 29# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 67
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 60
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 24
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 40# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 46
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 25# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 73
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 34
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 55
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 43# 51
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 36# 69
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 38# 47
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 68
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 37# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 30
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 24# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 31# 55
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 22# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 23# 25
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 18
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 58# 19
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 22# 20
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 20
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 22# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 29# 22
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 26# 22
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 27# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 23
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 40# 24
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 44# 25
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 53# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 45# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 28
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 30
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 54# 42
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 54
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 59# 58
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats580313
   
Runs11258
   
Hits18398
   
Singles10245
   
Doubles4226
   
Triples70
   
Home Runs3227
   
RBI8678
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing50
   
Walks4052
   
Strikeouts10494
   
Batting Average.316.313
   
On Base Pct.366.412
   
Slugging Pct.578.655
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9441.067
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats198168
   
Runs3530
   
Hits6048
   
Singles3526
   
Doubles1210
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1012
   
RBI2935
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks1624
   
Strikeouts4048
   
Batting Average.303.287
   
On Base Pct.355.377
   
Slugging Pct.534.565
   
On-base Plus Slugging.889.941
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
News 
 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
Yordan Alvarez (knees) has resumed running.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 26th
 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
Yordan Alvarez underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 28th
 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
The Astros transferred Yordan Alvarez (knee) to the 45-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 23rd
 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
Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is having surgery next week to repair a partially torn patella tendon and will miss the rest of the season, according to a report from The Athletic's Jake Kaplan.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 19th
 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
Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez could miss the rest of the season due to a knee issue, manager Dusty Baker revealed Wednesday. Alvarez began the year on the COVID-19 injured list and appeared in just two games before being sidelined with a knee issue.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 19th
Notes 
 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
A TON of potential to be a monster in 2020. He has 50 HR , .300 BA type potential but I am not fully sold and as a DH only in many leagues, I can't go all in on him yet. 2021 he may be a TOp 10 guy.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
Ignore the eligibility concerns. Ignore the cheating scandal. Don't totally ignore the knees, but do pay attention to the results. Alvarez put on a historic performance last year across the majors and minors, and there's really nothing to his profile that suggests it wasn't all legit. Before last season, he was really good in the minors, but not quite this good. Fortunately, we can chalk that up to another year of development. Alvarez won't give you steals, but the rest of the numbers are up there with the elite options in fantasy. Yeah, we're talking about a top-five pick if he does it again. He has the pedigree, and he's had the success early in his career.
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
Yordan is getting the sophomore discount, meaning you don't have to pay up to get top five player potential. If all goes well, Alvarez will be a monster in all areas except SBs. Perfect third round pick if looking for upside and power. Hits the ball ridiculously hard.
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
Swatted 50 homers and 42 doubles between minors and majors in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Four category stud playing in Coors Field is once again being underrated
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros