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Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Judge or Paul Goldschmidt (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
33 of 52 experts
37%
Recommended by
19 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 39
Best Rank# 2# 28
Worst Rank# 118# 72
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 41# 65
Best Rank# 40# 46
Worst Rank# 60# 72
   
Projections 
   
Runs3433
Home Runs1311
RBI3034
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.272.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 53# 55
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 48
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 19# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 38
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 2# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 39
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 49
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 64
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 27# 49
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 53
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 71
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 19# 38
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 31# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 42
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 40
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 45
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 42# 48
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 58
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 30
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 36
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 27# 59
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 17# 46
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 44
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 26# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 35# 61
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 42# 72
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 39# 37
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 40# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 34
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 39
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 41
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 43# 38
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 35
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 47# 42
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 50# 48
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 28
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 56# 35
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 45
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 67# 34
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 76# 34
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 89# 36
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 118# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats378597
   
Runs7597
   
Hits103155
   
Singles5795
   
Doubles1825
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2734
   
RBI5597
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks6478
   
Strikeouts141166
   
Batting Average.273.260
   
On Base Pct.381.346
   
Slugging Pct.540.476
   
On-base Plus Slugging.921.821
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats175203
   
Runs3433
   
Hits4756
   
Singles2633
   
Doubles810
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1311
   
RBI3034
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3230
   
Strikeouts6658
   
Batting Average.272.275
   
On Base Pct.384.368
   
Slugging Pct.531.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.915.865
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
News 
 Aaron Judge went 1-for-3 with a home run and one walk during Friday's 2-1 win in Game 5 of the ALDS. The Yankees lost the series to the Rays 3-2.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 10th
Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt underwent surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 28th
 Aaron Judge went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's 9-3 Game 1 win over the Rays.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, and one RBI as the Cardinals fell 11-9 to the Padres in Game 2 on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
 Aaron Judge hit a two-run homer in the Yankees' Game 1 victory over the Indians on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 30th
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-5 with a two-run dinger as the Cardinals beat the Padres 7-4 in Game 1 of their Wild Card series on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 1st
 Aaron Judge went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in Friday‚Äôs extra-inning loss to the Marlins by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 26th
Paul Goldschmidt got the scoring going in Thursday's win over the Brewers, putting the Cardinals up 1-0 in the third inning with an RBI single to center.
Jarod Rupp
Fri, Sep 25th
 Aaron Judge went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and one RBI during Tuesday's 12-1 win over the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 23rd
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.
Jarod Rupp
Wed, Sep 16th
Notes 
 Staying healthy is a skill, and it's one that Aaron Judge hasn't possessed over the past couple of seasons. Could his size contribute to that? He's missed significant portions of the past two seasons, and he was dealing with an injury that caused his stock to drop during draft season. There's no denying the power and overall contributions that he brings, but he, like teammate Giancarlo Stanton, gives owners pause about taking them thanks to durability concerns. The tried and true rule is to not take injured players in the draft as there is enough risk baked into players already. Pass on Judge unless he has a clean bill of health.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
What set Paul Goldschmidt apart from the other first basemen for years were his steals. Over the past four years, his stolen base totals have dropped from 32 to 18, to 7, to 3 last year. He had 34 home runs, which were nice, but he also had his lowest triple-slash line since his rookie year in 2011. He'll still give you production at a shallow position, but this isn't going to be a gradual decline with Goldschmidt.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Judge has a stress fracture in his rib, which showed "slight improvement" based on a CT scan in mid-April. But he is also dealing with a collapsed lung, and there is still no timetable for when he may be ready for baseball activity. Even with the postponement of the season, there's no guarantee that Judge will be ready to play at any point this season. Draft him with a heavy dose of pessimism and you should be fine.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
His production has been on a steady decline over the past three years as he has gotten older, and that is not something I plan on buying into in the 5th round.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Has played over 112 games once in four year. Very good player, but not taking on that injury risk in the second or third round.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
better in points
Frank Stampfl - CBS Sports
 Ranked in the top 1% in baseball in barrel%, hard hit rate, and exit velocity in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Took a step back last year. Similar to Manny Machado I want to buy back in due to the major ADP discount from a season ago.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros