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Who Should I Draft?

Matt Olson or Paul Goldschmidt (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
31 of 45 experts
31%
Recommended by
14 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 42
Best Rank# 21# 21
Worst Rank# 71# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 67# 61
Best Rank# 49# 42
Worst Rank# 80# 70
   
Projections 
   
Runs3431
Home Runs1214
RBI3437
Stolen Bases20
Batting Average.280.262
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 46
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 36# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 37
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 94
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 34# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 102
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 39# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 39# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 40
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 30# 49
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 31
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 38# 41
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 49# 51
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 38# 43
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 47# 50
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 64
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 51
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 44
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 42
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 43# 54
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 35# 61
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 46# 47
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 41# 66
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 53# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 32
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 32
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 61# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 41# 34
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 39# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 45# 39
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 40
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 58# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 71# 48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597483
   
Runs9773
   
Hits155129
   
Singles9567
   
Doubles2526
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs3436
   
RBI9791
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks7851
   
Strikeouts166138
   
Batting Average.260.267
   
On Base Pct.346.351
   
Slugging Pct.476.545
   
On-base Plus Slugging.821.896
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats203198
   
Runs3431
   
Hits5752
   
Singles3428
   
Doubles1010
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1214
   
RBI3437
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3023
   
Strikeouts5858
   
Batting Average.280.262
   
On Base Pct.372.340
   
Slugging Pct.502.514
   
On-base Plus Slugging.874.855
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
News 
 Paul Goldschmidt told reporters that his elbow is 100 percent healthy now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
Matt Olson went 0-for-2 with a walk in Thursday’s match up with the Dodgers. He is hitting .125 with a .550 OPS so far this spring.
Aaron Hudson
Fri, Mar 6th
 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 
 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
Remember when a broken hamate bone was supposed to zap power? Matt Olson laughed at that notion, as he still hit 36 home runs last season after suffering the injury in the first week of the season. Olson is a popular target in the industry, and it makes sense, given his job security, power, and production. There are concerns about his home ballpark and his numbers against lefties, but if you miss out on the first wave of first basemen, this is your last chance to grab a true contender to finish top three at the position.
Michael Waterloo - 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
After two years of a low BABIP, Olson's BA finally jumped to .267. It isn't probable he will offer more than that but fantasy owners know 50 HRs and 120 RBIs is truly within reach if he doesn't miss a full month this season.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
If chasing upside, I prefer Olson to Rizzo. If Olson stays healthy, I can see a HR title type year.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts