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Who Should I Draft?

Freddie Freeman or Paul Goldschmidt (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
44 of 45 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 38
Best Rank# 10# 21
Worst Rank# 47# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16# 67
Best Rank# 14# 49
Worst Rank# 19# 80
   
Projections 
   
Runs3434
Home Runs1212
RBI3734
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.302.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 35
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 17# 36
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 33
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 48
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 12# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 39
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 12# 39
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 36
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 12# 53
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 55
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 71
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 11# 30
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 21
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 12# 38
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 12# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 56
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 11# 39
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 41
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 19# 38
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 41
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 34
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 45
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 45
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 12# 58
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 35
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 11# 46
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 35
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 34
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 43
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 14# 35
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 12# 46
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 12# 44
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 27# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 11# 61
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597597
   
Runs11397
   
Hits175155
   
Singles10295
   
Doubles3325
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3834
   
RBI12197
   
Stolen Bases63
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks8778
   
Strikeouts127166
   
Batting Average.293.260
   
On Base Pct.387.346
   
Slugging Pct.546.476
   
On-base Plus Slugging.933.821
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats194203
   
Runs3434
   
Hits5957
   
Singles3434
   
Doubles1310
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1212
   
RBI3734
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2730
   
Strikeouts4358
   
Batting Average.302.280
   
On Base Pct.388.372
   
Slugging Pct.548.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.936.874
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
News 
 Freeman's wife, Chelsea, posted on Instagram that he has been feeling better since testing positive for the virus on Sunday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
Paul Goldschmidt told reporters that his elbow is 100 percent healthy now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
 The Braves placed Freddie Freeman on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 5th
Paul Goldschmidt (elbow) continues to go to the Cardinals' spring training complex to receive treatment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
 1B Freddie Freeman has tested positive for Coronavirus, per Braves’ manager Brian Snitker.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
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
 Freddie Freeman was scratched from Tuesday's lineup and should return Friday, according to manager Brian Snitker.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
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
 Freddie Freeman was scratched from Tuesday's spring game against the Orioles for what the team said is a family matter.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 10th
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 
 Freeman gets a boost in points leagues, but, he's a safe bet for production in the second round. Freeman allows you to lock up your first baseman and not have to worry about playing catch up there later in the draft. The only knock with taking Freeman is that you miss out on the power-speed threats and the top pitchers.
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
 There's no reason to doubt Freeman's outstanding performance when healthy, but the fact that he's already dealing with elbow soreness after purportedly fighting through it last year is a bit discouraging. Unless Freeman's injury lingers deep into the spring, don't knock him too much, as his combination of batting average, power, and overall safety is rare. But for now, it's worth dropping him closer to the back end of the second round than the front.
Dan Harris - 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
 Freeman might not be the most exciting second round pick, but the floor over the past four years has been a .300 hitter with 90+ runs, 90+ RBIs and 25 homers. Last season he was at 113 runs, 38 HRs and 121 RBIs so it isn't like his ceiling is too bad either.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
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Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts