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Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Paul Goldschmidt (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Recommended by
37 of 52 experts
Recommended by
15 of 52 experts
ECR# 34# 39
Best Rank# 13# 28
Worst Rank# 82# 72
Composite# 57# 65
Best Rank# 38# 46
Worst Rank# 60# 72
Home Runs1211
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.275.275
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Grey Albright
# 36# 55
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 48
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 31# 34
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 38
Beast Dome
# 13# 28
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 45
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 38
Andrew Gould
# 32# 39
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 49
Rudy Gamble
# 28# 64
Wayne Bretsky
# 37# 49
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 41
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 32# 34
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 71
Mario Mergola
# 30# 37
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 49
Nick Mariano
# 32# 42
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 41
Donkey Teeth
# 42# 47
Dan Harris
# 39# 48
Pierre Camus
# 35# 44
Andrew Seifter
# 27# 40
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 48
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 45
Mick Ciallela
# 39# 48
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 58
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 30
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 32# 52
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 36
Brendan Tuma
# 46# 59
Carmen Maiorano
# 41# 42
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 26# 35
George Kurtz
# 35# 46
Nate Miller
# 39# 44
Chris Mitchell
# 18# 42
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 61
Corbin Young
# 38# 72
Ariel Cohen
# 32# 28
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 34
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 40# 36
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 39
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 40# 38
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 33
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 30
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 35
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 42
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 51# 34
Site Projections
# 54# 34
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 35
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 33
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 65# 49
Chris Meaney
# 82# 53
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2019 Stats 
At Bats587597
Home Runs3234
Stolen Bases53
Caught Stealing31
Batting Average.256.260
On Base Pct.334.346
Slugging Pct.462.476
On-base Plus Slugging.796.821
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2020 Projections 
At Bats214203
Home Runs1211
Stolen Bases32
Caught Stealing11
Batting Average.275.275
On Base Pct.345.368
Slugging Pct.500.497
On-base Plus Slugging.845.865
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
 Manny Machado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in the Padres 6-5 loss to the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, and one RBI as the Cardinals fell 11-9 to the Padres in Game 2 on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
 Manny Machado went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Padres 11-9 victory over the Cardinals in Game 2 of their Wild Card series on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-5 with a two-run dinger as the Cardinals beat the Padres 7-4 in Game 1 of their Wild Card series on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 1st
 Manny Machado hit two more homers in Friday's win over the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
Paul Goldschmidt got the scoring going in Thursday's win over the Brewers, putting the Cardinals up 1-0 in the third inning with an RBI single to center.
Jarod Rupp
Fri, Sep 25th
 Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the Padres' 7-5 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 17th
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.
Jarod Rupp
Wed, Sep 16th
 Manny Machado belted his 13th homer of the summer in the Padres' 6-1 win over the Giants on Thursday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 11th
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-5 with a solo home run and one strikeout in the Cardinals 7-1 win over the Reds on Saturday. The home run came in the sixth inning off Reds reliever Amir Garrett. The Cardinals are now 20-19 on the season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sun, Sep 13th
 30 home runs (in a 162 season adjusted for the 60 game sprint) is a LOCK for a guy that gets no respect AND qualifies at SS. I don't know what he has to do to get his respects but he has mine. I just wish he stole 20 bases so I could put him in the Top 10.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 You can't bank on the steals from Manny Machado anymore, and it's too hard to consider him an elite fantasy player after his well-known struggles out of Camden Yards. But you aren't paying for elite production here - you're paying for a bounce-back candidate who can give you first- to second-round production. The pressure is on the Padres' front office to win, so Machado is going to be surrounded by an even better offense in his second year in San Diego. Machado's 2019 was split into three good months and three really bad months. Bet on the talent in these situations ... at least for one more year.
Michael Waterloo - 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
 One of my favorite picks at ADP this season (also one of my highest owned players). Has played the most games of all players over the last five years so there is zero injury concern. He is a lock for 30+ HRs, his average should revert back to near his career avg (.279), and should be able to let loose a bit more after pressing a bit his first season in SD. Sign me up.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts
 Willing to invest on a premium talent at a much lower cost than a season ago. Worth noting he hasn't been the same hitter outside of Camden Yards, however
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
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