Who Should I Draft?

Alex Bregman or Paul Goldschmidt (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
44 of 56 experts
21%
Recommended by
12 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 16
Best Rank# 4# 10
Worst Rank# 22# 31
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 13# 19
Best Rank# 10# 14
Worst Rank# 15# 23
   
Projections 
   
Runs9997
Home Runs2730
RBI9494
Stolen Bases1111
Batting Average.287.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 9# 17
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 15
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 16
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 12# 14
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 19# 31
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 6# 16
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 7# 16
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 14
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 7# 15
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 16
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 12# 18
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 7# 13
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 10# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 23
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 15# 17
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 16# 20
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 12# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 12# 13
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 16# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 16
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 10# 15
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 12# 18
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 19
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 13# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 13
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 8# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 11# 15
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 10# 23
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 13# 17
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 13# 22
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 10# 19
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 17
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 10# 12
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 5# 16
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 12# 18
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 11# 13
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 4# 17
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 8# 12
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 14
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 14
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 17# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 13
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 16
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 14
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 20# 15
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 20# 15
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 12
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 21# 19
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 22# 16
   
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats594593
   
Runs10595
   
Hits170172
   
Singles8799
   
Doubles5135
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs3133
   
RBI10383
   
Stolen Bases107
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks9690
   
Strikeouts85173
   
Batting Average.286.290
   
On Base Pct.394.389
   
Slugging Pct.532.533
   
On-base Plus Slugging.926.922
   
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats572563
   
Runs9997
   
Hits164160
   
Singles9296
   
Doubles4231
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2730
   
RBI9494
   
Stolen Bases1111
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks7790
   
Strikeouts88153
   
Batting Average.287.284
   
On Base Pct.372.383
   
Slugging Pct.514.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging.885.892
   
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
News 
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a walk, home run, three RBI, and two runs scored against Toronto on Friday.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, two walks, and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Mets on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a single, two walks, and one run scored on Tuesday against the Brewers.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
Paul Goldschmidt went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Mets on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
 Alex Bregman went 3-for-6 with a walk, two singles, one homer, one RBI, and one run scored on Thursday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a single, a walk, and a run scored in the Cardinals' 9-4 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
 Alex Bregman went 2-for-4 with a double, single, three RBI, and one run scored on Tuesday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cardinals' 7-4 win over the Cubs on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a single, walk, and one RBI on Saturday against Oakland.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 2nd
Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a solo home run on Tuesday against the Phillies.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 29th
Notes 
 Bregman had 83 extra-base hits last season to go with 105 runs and 103 RBIs despite being just 24 years old. Chances are high that his fantasy value continues to trend north. With that said, he is currently recovering from elbow surgery so be sure to keep an eye on his progress before picking him up in the 1st round this spring.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Goldschmidt was incredible over his last 100 games, posting a .334/.424/.608 line. You may think his stats will take a big hit moving out of Chase Field, but with the humidor in place, it was actually among the worst park for hitters last season. In St. Louis, he should continue his run of 30+ homers, 95+ runs and a .290+ batting average
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 With great plate discipline and a great supporting cast, Bregman is a very safe, high-floor selection on draft day. He's an excellent bet to produce a .280 average, 25-30 HRs, and around 10 stolen bases, with big run and RBI totals thanks to the Astros' stacked lineup.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Goldschmidt recovered from a dreadful first two months to finish as the second-best first baseman in fantasy in 2018, providing his typical production aside from a drop in stolen bases. The steals may not fully return, and Goldy's gradually increasing strikeout rate suggests he may not continue to hit above .290, either, particularly as he moves to a more pitcher-friendly home ballpark in St. Louis. Still, he is a strong bet to approach 30-100-100 and should go in the first two or three rounds of most fantasy drafts.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Bregman's superstar ascension featured a stellar .286/.394/.532 slash line, 32 homers, and more walks (96) than strikeouts (85). He finished among the top five in contact, outside-swing, and swinging-strike rates, so the elite plate approach could feasibly net a .300 average in 2019. Yet a .463 xSLG suggests he hit his power ceiling, which is concerning considering the drop in steals (10). Drafters now must also monitor his progress from offseason arthroscopic surgery on his elbow, making Bregman a dicey proposition in the first round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Whatever happened in May, Goldschmidt remedied it. After batting .144/.252/.278 in the worst month of the career, he then hit .330/.420/.602 with 26 of his 33 homers. He still batted .290-his lowest average since 2012-with 33 homers and a .390 wOBA. Now stationed behind bat walks machine Matt Carpenter in St. Louis, the durable veteran makes a sturdy second-round selection who could return first-round value by reviving gaudy stolen-base tallies of years' past.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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