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Who Should I Draft?

Eloy Jimenez or Paul Goldschmidt (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Eloy Jimenez
DH,LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
32 of 43 experts
26%
Recommended by
11 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 38
Best Rank# 20# 22
Worst Rank# 47# 63
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 57
Best Rank# 40# 53
Worst Rank# 50# 85
   
Projections 
   
Runs9473
Home Runs2931
RBI8894
Stolen Bases71
Batting Average.281.272
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 36
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 31# 40
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 27# 38
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 49
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 31# 40
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 26# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 42
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 35
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 31# 39
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 40
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 29# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 30# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 58
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 49
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 33# 44
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 58
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 32# 40
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 28# 38
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 31# 59
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 34# 42
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 20# 42
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 30# 33
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 44
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 63
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 22
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 24
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 47# 25
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 27
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 32# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 30
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 34# 30
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 31
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 41# 32
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 34# 32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Eloy Jimenez
DH,LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats603213
   
Runs10223
   
Hits17853
   
Singles10933
   
Doubles3610
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs3110
   
RBI10037
   
Stolen Bases120
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks6716
   
Strikeouts13657
   
Batting Average.295.249
   
On Base Pct.367.303
   
Slugging Pct.516.437
   
On-base Plus Slugging.883.740
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Eloy Jimenez
DH,LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats572541
   
Runs9473
   
Hits161147
   
Singles9987
   
Doubles3129
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2931
   
RBI8894
   
Stolen Bases71
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks7438
   
Strikeouts140143
   
Batting Average.281.272
   
On Base Pct.363.320
   
Slugging Pct.488.501
   
On-base Plus Slugging.851.820
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Eloy Jimenez
DH,LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
News 
 Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Mets, singling once, doubling twice, and driving in two runs in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 18th
Eloy Jimenez was placed on the 10-day IL on Sunday and is preliminarily expected to miss six-to-eight weeks with a right hamstring tear.
Dan Harris
Sun, Apr 24th
 Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 Tuesday, hitting a solo home run in the Cardinals' 3-1 loss to the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Tue, May 17th
Eloy Jimenez, who was carted off the field on Saturday with a hamstring injury, has reportedly suffered a right hamstring tear, according to Jon Heyman.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 23rd
 Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a two-run homer against the Giants on Sunday night. He finished the day with three RBI and three runs as St. Louis ultimately clobbered San Francisco by a score of 15-6.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, May 16th
Eloy Jimenez was removed from Saturday's game against the Twins with right hamstring soreness.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 23rd
 Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 Saturday, doubling and driving in one run in the Cardinals' 4-0 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 15th
White Sox OF Eloy Jimenez is out of the lineup for at least the first game of Wednesday's double header in Cleveland as reported by Daryl Van Schouwen of The Chicago Sun-Times.
Luke Monaldo
Wed, Apr 20th
 Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 Friday, homering and driving in two runs in the Cardinals' 8-2 loss to the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 14th
White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez picked up his first couple hits since returning to action. He missed Thursday's game with an ankle contusion.
Kendall Capps
Sat, Apr 16th
Notes 
 Eventually, Father Time will catch up with the Cardinals slugger. But not this year. If your rival fantasy managers fade Goldy because of his age, take advantage. He can ho-hum his way to 95/30/100/.300, with five to eight stolen bases as a bonus. Goldschmidt will be taken after Austin Riley in most drafts but could easily end up with better numbers at the end of the year.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
Give the ascending slugger a mulligan for an ill-fated 2021 season. Jimenez ruptured a pectoral tendon in a spring training game and didn't come back until July 26. His surface stats in his 55 games were decent - 10 HRs, 37 RBI a .249 average - but Jimenez didn't live up to the promise he showed in the shortened 2020 season, when he had 14 HRs, 41 RBI and a .296 average. Expect a rebound and substantial power numbers. Speed isn't part of the package - he's played 232 career games and still hasn't stolen a base - but that's the only weakness here. It's only a matter of time before Jimenez gives us a 40 HR season.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros