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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or Paul Goldschmidt (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
39 of 43 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 39
Best Rank# 20# 27
Worst Rank# 47# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 55
Best Rank# 40# 32
Worst Rank# 50# 69
   
Projections 
   
Runs94102
Home Runs2926
RBI8876
Stolen Bases77
Batting Average.281.274
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 35
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 31# 37
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 27# 33
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 36
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 64
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 31# 47
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 26# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 40
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 34
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 36
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 31# 51
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 39
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 34# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 44
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 34# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 39
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 29# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 51
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 57
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 32# 40
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 30# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 41
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 39
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 41# 44
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 33# 42
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 32# 39
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 28# 50
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 31# 35
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 34# 39
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 20# 47
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 30# 45
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 37
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 34
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 27
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 47# 29
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 29
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats603602
   
Runs102117
   
Hits178166
   
Singles109102
   
Doubles3632
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3131
   
RBI10083
   
Stolen Bases125
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks6766
   
Strikeouts13691
   
Batting Average.295.276
   
On Base Pct.367.348
   
Slugging Pct.516.487
   
On-base Plus Slugging.883.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats572574
   
Runs94102
   
Hits161157
   
Singles99101
   
Doubles3130
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2926
   
RBI8876
   
Stolen Bases77
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks7458
   
Strikeouts14096
   
Batting Average.281.274
   
On Base Pct.363.340
   
Slugging Pct.488.464
   
On-base Plus Slugging.851.805
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
News 
 Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-5 Monday, blasting a walk-off grand slam in the Cardinals' 7-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Chris Schommer
Tue, May 24th
Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Houston's 7-3 win over the Guardians.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 25th
 Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 4-for-5 Saturday, hitting two doubles and two singles and driving in two runs in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Pirates.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 22nd
Jose Altuve continues to tear the cover off of the ball, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run, double and two runs scored.
Kendall Capps
Mon, May 23rd
 Cardinals DH Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 Thursday, doubling, singling, homering, and driving in four runs in the Cardinals' 7-6 loss to the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Thu, May 19th
Jose Altuve picked up four more hits against the Rangers Thursday, finishing 4-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 19th
 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
Jose Altuve led off Wednesday's game vs. the Red Sox with a solo home run. He finished 1-for-4 with the home run and two strikeouts.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 19th
 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
Jose Altuve continued his torrid stretch, going 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored.
Kendall Capps
Mon, May 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
After a forgettable short season in 2020, Altuve tied a career high with 31 home runs last year, scored a career-high 117 runs and had 83 RBI despite hitting in the leadoff spot. The peripherals suggest that Altuve's 2021 HR total was somewhat fluky and park-aided. Altuve used to be good for 30+ stolen bases a season, but he's had 11 SBs in his last two full seasons combined. The days of .300 batting averages may be gone, too. Altuve has been below .300 in each of the last three seasons and has batted .277 over that span. We should at least be able to count on a lot of runs with Altuve batting at the top of a stacked lineup, but the ceiling here isn't what it used to be. Exercise caution as Altuve enters his age-32 season.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros