Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Paul Goldschmidt (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
44 of 56 experts
21%
Recommended by
12 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 16
Best Rank# 7# 10
Worst Rank# 160# 31
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 17# 19
Best Rank# 13# 14
Worst Rank# 21# 23
   
Projections 
   
Runs8897
Home Runs3230
RBI9594
Stolen Bases1011
Batting Average.284.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 14# 17
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 25# 31
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 13# 16
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 9# 16
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 16
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 10# 18
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 11# 16
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 12# 15
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 11# 13
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 11# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 23
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 10# 17
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 13# 20
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 13# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 13
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 14# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 16
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 11# 15
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 14# 18
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 19
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 16
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 14
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 11# 18
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 13# 15
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 13
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 7# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 15
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 14# 23
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 14# 17
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 14# 22
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 9# 19
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 17
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 7# 12
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 8# 18
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 14# 17
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 7# 12
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 14
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 13# 12
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 15# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 14
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 16
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 10
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 21# 15
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 22# 19
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 22# 16
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 15
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 31# 14
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 160# 13
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats632593
   
Runs8495
   
Hits188172
   
Singles11399
   
Doubles3535
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs3733
   
RBI10783
   
Stolen Bases147
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks7090
   
Strikeouts104173
   
Batting Average.298.290
   
On Base Pct.367.389
   
Slugging Pct.538.533
   
On-base Plus Slugging.905.922
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats595563
   
Runs8897
   
Hits169160
   
Singles10196
   
Doubles3231
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs3230
   
RBI9594
   
Stolen Bases1011
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks6090
   
Strikeouts104153
   
Batting Average.284.284
   
On Base Pct.349.383
   
Slugging Pct.510.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.892
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
News 
 Manny Machado went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored as the Padres fell to the Rockies 14-8 on Saturday night.
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
 Manny Machado collected four hits in Friday's 16-12 win over the Rockies in Coors, including a homer to go along with two RBI and four runs scored.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
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
 Manny Machado went 3-for-5 with two homers, three RBI, and two runs scored as the Padres fell to the Rockies 9-6 on Thursday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
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
 Manny Machado went 0-for-3 with a walk as the Padres lost to the Giants on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
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
 Manny Machado went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored in the Padres' 7-5 loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a solo home run on Tuesday against the Phillies.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 29th
Notes 
 Regardless of what you think about Machado, he has been a reliable force of nature the last few years and likely hasn't even come into his prime yet. The landing spot in San Diego isn't quite what you would think, as it has actually been a top half of the league ballpark for right-handed hitters since they moved their fences in. So don't hesitate to snag him at the end of the first round, as he seems destined for another 35+ homer, 90+ RBI, 90+ run season
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
 Machado has four straight seasons with at least 33 home runs, and has finished as a top-20 hitter in standard 5x5 leagues in three of the last four years (he finished a still solid 42nd in 2017). The move to San Diego isn't ideal for his fantasy value, but Petco Park isn't nearly as much of a problem for hitters as it once was, particularly when it comes to right-handed power hitters like Machado. Padres manager Andy Green also sends runners much more frequently than the Orioles or Dodgers do, which could help Machado's stolen base totals.
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
 Along with setting personal highs in each element of his .297/.367/.538 slash line, Machado bashed 37 homers and stole 14 bases, a significant development since he stole none in 2016. He has hit 33 homers in at least 690 plate appearances in each of the last four seasons, so he'd probably be considered a first-round lock if not for remaining unsigned. Now that he established 2017's funk as the clear outlier, Machado is a trustworthy stud eligible for shortstop and third (16 games) in most formats. Signing the Padres doesn't kill his worth, but he's someone to target near the Round ½ turn rather than inside the top 10.
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