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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or Paul Goldschmidt (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
33 of 45 experts
27%
Recommended by
12 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 38
Best Rank# 20# 21
Worst Rank# 52# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 59# 67
Best Rank# 36# 49
Worst Rank# 65# 80
   
Projections 
   
Runs3434
Home Runs1112
RBI3634
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.290.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 48
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 25# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 39
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 39
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 36
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 41# 53
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 55
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 71
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 27# 30
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 33# 38
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 35# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 56
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 45
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 35# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 45
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 58
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 35
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 46
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 35
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 40# 43
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 28# 35
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 34# 46
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 44
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 30# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 35# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 21
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 35
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 43# 34
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 43# 36
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 49# 41
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 51# 31
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 52# 38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats512597
   
Runs8997
   
Hits150155
   
Singles9195
   
Doubles2925
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2734
   
RBI9497
   
Stolen Bases53
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks7178
   
Strikeouts86166
   
Batting Average.293.260
   
On Base Pct.405.346
   
Slugging Pct.520.476
   
On-base Plus Slugging.924.821
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats200203
   
Runs3434
   
Hits5857
   
Singles3534
   
Doubles1210
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1112
   
RBI3634
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2830
   
Strikeouts3358
   
Batting Average.290.280
   
On Base Pct.376.372
   
Slugging Pct.508.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.885.874
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
News 
 Anthony Rizzo (back) was once again held out of workouts on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
Paul Goldschmidt told reporters that his elbow is 100 percent healthy now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
 Anthony Rizzo was not in Tuesday's intrasquad game due to lower back tightness.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
Paul Goldschmidt (elbow) continues to go to the Cardinals' spring training complex to receive treatment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
 Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that Anthony Rizzo is planning to play in the 2020 MLB season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
Paul Goldschmidt is dealing with right elbow soreness and will be out of the Grapefruit League lineup for at least "a couple of days," said St.Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 11th
 Anthony Rizzo (blister) played first base and hit second on Saturday against the Reds, going 0-for-2 with a run scored.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Mar 8th
Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a solo home run Tuesday's 6-3 Grapefruit League win over the Astros.
Brad Camara
Tue, Mar 3rd
 Anthony Rizzo was scratched from Thursday's spring game against the Rangers due to a blister.
Brad Camara
Thu, Mar 5th
Paul Goldschmidt has been dealing with a sore right elbow since just before spring workouts began. This has limited his ability to throw, but he says he's been feeling better lately.
Blaine Blontz
Fri, Feb 21st
Notes 
 It's like the fantasy community finally caught on to Rizzo. For years, he's gone in the first few rounds of drafts, but there was really no justification for it. Even now, going 43rd overall is early for Rizzo, who fails to stand out in any real way. He's a poor man's Freddie Freeman, but, like, really poor. The power production has dipped, too, and that's in an age where you need your first baseman to hit home runs. If you want to grab him as a safe play at a shallow position, go for it, but you're passing up on better talent to do so.
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
 We've never seen Rizzo hit 35 homers or bat .300 but his production has been so steady that fantasy owners can be certain they'll get 25 homers with 80+ runs, 90+ RBIs and a batting average north of .275. That makes him a worthwhile 4th or 5th round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Goldschmidt's batting average may have dipped thanks to a slow start but he finished with 30+ homers for the third consecutive season and very nearly went for 100 runs and 100 RBIs. More than likely, that batting average will end up north of .280 again too which would make him a steal at the end of the fifth round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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
 better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts
better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts