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Who Should I Draft?

Patrick Corbin or Paul Goldschmidt (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
36 of 55 experts
35%
Recommended by
19 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 53
Best Rank# 26# 37
Worst Rank# 124# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 35# 65
Best Rank# 29# 46
Worst Rank# 53# 72
   
Projections 
   
Runs33
Home Runs911
RBI34
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.275
Strikeouts7958
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.83
WHIP1.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 50# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 48
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 46
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 41# 75
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 64
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 51
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 47# 53
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 55
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 50# 69
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 64# 89
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 46# 67
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 55
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 73# 74
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 41# 48
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 81
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 55# 58
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 46# 52
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 50# 63
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 62
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 55
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 38# 73
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 51# 64
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 67
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 47# 62
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 51# 56
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 66
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 66# 68
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 58# 79
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 50
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 47# 79
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 49# 63
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 57
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 50# 63
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 160
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 44# 102
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 47# 45
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 53# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 58# 53
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 62# 59
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 63# 53
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 65# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 65# 40
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 73# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 78# 40
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 81# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 68
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 91# 72
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 93# 42
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 94# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 100# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 106# 37
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 124# 51
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs97
   
Home Runs2434
   
RBI97
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.260
   
Strikeouts238166
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.25
   
WHIP1.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs911
   
RBI34
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.275
   
Strikeouts7958
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.83
   
WHIP1.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
News 
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out three over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the New York Mets. The loss drops him to 2-7 on the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 25th
Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt underwent surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 28th
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed seven earned runs on 14 hits and no walks while striking out seven over six innings in Saturday's loss to the Miami Marlins. The loss drops him to 2-6 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 20th
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
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed two earned runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out eight over seven innings in Saturday's loss to the Braves.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 13th
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
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed five earned runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out six over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 7th
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
 Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin allowed two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies. The loss drops him to 2-3 on the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 2nd
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.
Jarod Rupp
Wed, Sep 16th
Notes 
 Strikeouts: they're addictive and why Corbin is higher on my list than maybe he deserves. His potential to get them. Nice schedule and park effects in the 60 game sprint structure of this season. Orioles, Mets, Marlins, Rays.
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
 Why is Patrick Corbin being underrated? Sure, his 2018 season raised eyebrows in a contract year, but he backed it up in 2019, which typically silences the critics. Instead, you're getting a safe - albeit with limited No. 1 upside potential - ace in the fifth round. Take it the value and run. Corbin allows you to either load up with hitters early on and have him as your fallback option, or he allows you to have two aces to give you a leg-up on your competition.
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
 Corbin largely followed up on his breakout 2018 season with the Nationals last year, again reaching the 200-inning plateau and pitching to a low-3.00 ERA. He continued to lean heavily on his outstanding slider, against which batters hit just .158. His walk rate and strikeout rate rose and fell just a tad from his peak, a trend that fantasy owners can expect to continue. But Corbin's baseline is excellent and even with further slow decline in skills, he should be an outstanding starter for a fantasy rotation.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
better in points
Frank Stampfl - CBS Sports
 About as consistent as you can get. Tremendous option if you decide to go hitter-hitter or even hitter-hitter-hitter to start.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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
 Has put up back-to-back seasons with 200 IP, 230+ strikeouts, and an ERA in the low 3s
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros