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Who Should I Draft?

Kris Bryant or Paul Goldschmidt (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
29 of 46 experts
37%
Recommended by
17 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 38
Best Rank# 21# 21
Worst Rank# 60# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 44# 65
Best Rank# 39# 45
Worst Rank# 56# 78
   
Projections 
   
Runs3833
Home Runs1111
RBI3034
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.283.276
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 48
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 39
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 21# 53
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 32# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 71
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 36# 38
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 33# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 42# 56
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 37# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 37# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 40
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 45
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 58
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 32
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 35# 46
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 34# 59
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 40
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 44
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 29# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 61
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 30
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 39# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 33
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 39# 34
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 40# 35
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 35
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 48# 34
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 49# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 49# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 49# 42
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 55# 46
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 59# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats543597
   
Runs10897
   
Hits152155
   
Singles8595
   
Doubles3525
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3134
   
RBI7797
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks7478
   
Strikeouts145166
   
Batting Average.280.260
   
On Base Pct.380.346
   
Slugging Pct.519.476
   
On-base Plus Slugging.900.821
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202202
   
Runs3833
   
Hits5756
   
Singles3233
   
Doubles1310
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1111
   
RBI3034
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2830
   
Strikeouts5458
   
Batting Average.283.276
   
On Base Pct.371.368
   
Slugging Pct.508.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.880.866
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
News 
 Cubs mamanger David Ross confirmed Monday that Kris Bryant will still hit leadoff this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
Paul Goldschmidt told reporters that his elbow is 100 percent healthy now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
 Cubs manager David Ross says he is committed to Kris Bryant as the team's leadoff hitter in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
Paul Goldschmidt (elbow) continues to go to the Cardinals' spring training complex to receive treatment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
 Following a sit down with Theo Epstein, Kris Bryant says he expects to remain with the Cubs for the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
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
 Third baseman Kris Bryant lost his grievance against the Chicago Cubs in which he sought an extra year of service time, ensuring he won't become a free agent until after the 2021 season, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Jan 29th
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
 Kris Bryant (ankle) and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $18.6 million deal Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 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 
 With Kris Bryant's profile, it's hard to justify taking him this high when there are guys who can give you the same production at the position later in the draft. The return to 31 home run was nice, yes, but his batted ball data points to that being the near-ceiling for Bryant in terms of home runs. For all of his accolades and loaded offenses that he's been in, he's only produced more than 100 RBIs once in his career.
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
 Bryant is an excellent player, of course, but his fourth round ADP is a classic case of the name driving the price. He should hit .275 with 30 homers if he stays healthy, but you can find that out of Eddie Rosario and several others a few rounds later.
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
 One of my biggest fades this season. Advanced stats say he did not earn all of his HRs or his batting average, he has missed time each of the last two seasons, his SB upside is limited, and he he is in the middle of whirling trade rumors. Hard pass.
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
 28-year-old had a fine 2019 season but are we sure there is still a lot of upside with his bat? Statcast says he may have even overachieved last year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts
 appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic
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