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Who Should I Draft?

Eloy Jimenez or Paul Goldschmidt (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
31 of 52 experts
40%
Recommended by
21 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 39
Best Rank# 28# 28
Worst Rank# 84# 72
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 59# 65
Best Rank# 49# 46
Worst Rank# 80# 72
   
Projections 
   
Runs2933
Home Runs1211
RBI3434
Stolen Bases02
Batting Average.280.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 33# 55
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 48
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 36# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 34# 39
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 49
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 38# 64
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 30# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 41
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 37# 71
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 46# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 36# 42
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 44# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 44
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 29# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 45
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 37# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 35# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 36
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 30# 59
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 32# 34
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 32# 42
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 38# 46
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 61
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 33# 72
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 32# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 28
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 38
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 37
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 44# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 44# 39
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 44# 38
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 45# 34
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 45# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 35
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 47# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 49# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 49# 33
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 53# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 55# 53
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 58# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 62# 34
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 63# 58
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 64# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 84# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats468597
   
Runs6997
   
Hits125155
   
Singles7495
   
Doubles1825
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3134
   
RBI7997
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks3078
   
Strikeouts134166
   
Batting Average.267.260
   
On Base Pct.316.346
   
Slugging Pct.513.476
   
On-base Plus Slugging.828.821
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats197203
   
Runs2933
   
Hits5556
   
Singles3233
   
Doubles1010
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1211
   
RBI3434
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks1430
   
Strikeouts5158
   
Batting Average.280.275
   
On Base Pct.327.368
   
Slugging Pct.524.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.851.865
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
News 
 Eloy Jimenez was removed from Game 3 of the Wild Card Round in the third inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 1st
Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt underwent surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 28th
 OF Eloy Jimenez (foot) will bat cleanup as the designated hitter for Thursday's Game 3 of the Wild Card Series against the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 1st
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
 Eloy Jimenez (foot) is once again absent from Wednesday's Game 2 lineup.
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
 Eloy Jimenez (foot) is absent from the White Sox lineup in Game 1 of their Wild Card series against the A's.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 29th
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
 Eloy Jimenez (foot) ran on the field on Monday and feels "much better."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 28th
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 
 If you checked out early for fantasy football, you may have missed how Eloy Jimenez finished the season. He hit .325 with 12 home runs and a near 1.000 OPS in his final 40 games of the year. It gives renewed optimism for those invested in Jimenez after he had a solid - not great - rookie campaign, though injuries cut short a mid-season hot streak. It's smart to bet on a pedigree with prospects like Jimenez and Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. When you see a long stretch of success, it gives you a reason to push them up and remain optimistic in their present and future value.
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
 Hit .308 with a .917 OPS over the final two months of rookie season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
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 - CBS Sports
  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