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Who Should I Draft?

Keston Hiura or Paul Goldschmidt (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
33 of 46 experts
28%
Recommended by
13 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 38
Best Rank# 19# 21
Worst Rank# 64# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 49# 65
Best Rank# 40# 45
Worst Rank# 62# 78
   
Projections 
   
Runs3133
Home Runs1111
RBI3234
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.282.276
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 35
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 23# 34
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 48
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 30# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 39
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 53
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 71
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 21
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 35# 38
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 36# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 41
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 29# 34
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 45
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 45
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 58
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 40# 46
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 35# 59
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 36# 46
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 39# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 61
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 32
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 38# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 35
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 39# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 39
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 40# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 39
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 35
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 42# 38
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 44# 39
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 49# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 55# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 64# 40
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats314597
   
Runs5197
   
Hits95155
   
Singles5195
   
Doubles2325
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1934
   
RBI4997
   
Stolen Bases93
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks2578
   
Strikeouts107166
   
Batting Average.303.260
   
On Base Pct.368.346
   
Slugging Pct.570.476
   
On-base Plus Slugging.938.821
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202202
   
Runs3133
   
Hits5756
   
Singles3233
   
Doubles1310
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1111
   
RBI3234
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1630
   
Strikeouts6158
   
Batting Average.282.276
   
On Base Pct.333.368
   
Slugging Pct.512.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.846.866
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
News 
  Paul Goldschmidt told reporters that his elbow is 100 percent healthy now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
  Paul Goldschmidt (elbow) continues to go to the Cardinals' spring training complex to receive treatment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
  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
  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
  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 
 Keston Hiura was my favorite player to go after in 2018 first-year player drafts who wasn't named Shohei Ohtani. Yes, more than Luis Robert. I compared him at the time to prime Dustin Pedroia but with more power. Hiura's early returns were better than I had imagined. He's in the perfect ballpark, and he's at the shallowest position outside of catcher to justify this ranking - even with the high strikeout marks. Hiura is going to be a top-three second baseman in fantasy for the next decade."
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
 In his first year with the big league club, Hiura was every bit as good as advertised, going for 19 homers, 9 steals and a .303 BA in just half a season. We could very well see him among the top three in the position by year's end, but he isn't quite as safe as any of the options above him.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Keston Hiura is one of my most owned players and one of my favorite picks at ADP this season. You are getting what I call the "Sophomore Discount," which is when rookies blow up on to the scene and people are hesitant to fully buy into it. Hiura is a pure hitter, hits the ball ridiculously hard, and will bat in the heart of a solid lineup. Sign me up as he has clear 30/15 upside and room for more.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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
 Love the player but the price is aggressive. Could be a 30/20 asset with a .300 average if everything breaks right. Could also have a sophomore slump
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts
  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