Who Should I Draft?

Giancarlo Stanton or Paul Goldschmidt (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 16
Best Rank# 4# 10
Worst Rank# 29# 31
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 19
Best Rank# 17# 14
Worst Rank# 24# 23
   
Projections 
   
Runs9997
Home Runs4430
RBI11194
Stolen Bases311
Batting Average.267.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 15
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 4# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 13
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 13# 16
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 16
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 6# 16
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 14# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 23
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 5# 17
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 11# 20
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 17
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 6# 24
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 11# 12
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 8# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 16
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 13# 15
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 18
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 19
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 17# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 15
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 13# 23
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 15# 17
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 22
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 14# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 20
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 11# 16
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 15# 17
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 10
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 14# 13
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 15# 12
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 15# 14
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 13
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 13
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 17
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 18# 15
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 19# 15
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 19# 18
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 15
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 14
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 19# 14
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 19# 13
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 20# 12
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 20# 18
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 16
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 20# 15
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 21# 16
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 23# 15
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 29# 17
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats617593
   
Runs10295
   
Hits164172
   
Singles9199
   
Doubles3435
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs3833
   
RBI10083
   
Stolen Bases57
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks7090
   
Strikeouts211173
   
Batting Average.266.290
   
On Base Pct.343.389
   
Slugging Pct.509.533
   
On-base Plus Slugging.852.922
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats560563
   
Runs9997
   
Hits149160
   
Singles7696
   
Doubles2831
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs4430
   
RBI11194
   
Stolen Bases311
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks6990
   
Strikeouts179153
   
Batting Average.267.284
   
On Base Pct.347.383
   
Slugging Pct.556.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.892
   
  Giancarlo Stanton
LF,RF,DH - NYY
Giancarlo Stanton
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
News 
 Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) was officially reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 18th
Paul Goldschmidt is absent from Wednesday's lineup versus the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
 Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton (calf) will be activated off the injured list on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
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
 Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton (calf) could return as early as next Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
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
 Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with a home run in his first rehab game for the Single-A Tampa Tarpons.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 11th
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
 Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment Monday or Tuesday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
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
Notes 
 After obliterating pitchers in 2017, Stanton cooled off in a big way last year, striking out 211 times and hitting just .266 with 38 homers. There is upside for 60+ bombs this year, but believe it or not, he has only hit 40 or more once his entire career
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
 Stanton was never likely to match the 59 home runs he hit in 2017, even after moving from a pitcher's park in Miami to a hitter's paradise in the Bronx. Still, hitting 38 long balls -- while also topping the century mark in both runs and RBIs -- is nothing to sneeze at. Stanton's 2017 power output seems like a distinct outlier, but the fact remains that the park upgrade should help his chances of reaching the 40 HR mark in any given season. However, it's important to recognize that his reduced strikeout rate in 2017 is also an outlier -- he's unlikely to hit much better than .260 as long as he's striking out in nearly 30 percent of his plate appearances.
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
 Stanton's ISO dropped .107 points, and he was still pretty good. Spoiled Yankees fans got antsy all 211 times he struck out, but the star slugger still smashed 38 homers with a .360 wOBA. After spending years worrying about his health, it was encouraging to see him play 158 games (mostly at DH), which allowed him to compile 100 RBI and 102 runs in a stacked lineup. He gave back most of 2017's contact gains, so expect a batting average closer to 2018's .266. Now that durability isn't a pressing concern, that's good enough for drafters to take his bankable power-even if we're talking 40 instead of 60 homers-to close out the second 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