Who Should I Draft?

Paul Goldschmidt or Andrew Benintendi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
49 of 56 experts
13%
Recommended by
7 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 21
Best Rank# 10# 12
Worst Rank# 31# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 19# 29
Best Rank# 14# 29
Worst Rank# 23# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs9799
Home Runs3019
RBI9483
Stolen Bases1119
Batting Average.284.286
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 17# 20
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 22
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 20
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 31# 33
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 16# 22
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 19
   
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# 10# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 24
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 15# 17
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 20
   
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The Athletic
# 18# 25
   
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Beast Dome
# 16# 24
   
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The Athletic
# 15# 25
   
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 20# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 17# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 20
   
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BretskyBall
# 12# 24
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 21
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 15# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 18# 21
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 13# 24
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 22
   
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Sporfolio
# 14# 20
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 18# 22
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 15# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 13# 20
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 15# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 22
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 23# 28
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 17# 23
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 22
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 13# 21
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 20# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 19
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 12# 14
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 16# 19
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 18# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 13# 18
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 17# 20
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 14# 21
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 12# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 21
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 15# 12
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 19# 17
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 19# 18
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 20
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 24# 17
   
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats593579
   
Runs95103
   
Hits172168
   
Singles99105
   
Doubles3541
   
Triples56
   
Home Runs3316
   
RBI8387
   
Stolen Bases721
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks9071
   
Strikeouts173106
   
Batting Average.290.290
   
On Base Pct.389.366
   
Slugging Pct.533.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.922.830
   
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats563578
   
Runs9799
   
Hits160165
   
Singles96103
   
Doubles3138
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs3019
   
RBI9483
   
Stolen Bases1119
   
Caught Stealing45
   
Walks9069
   
Strikeouts153104
   
Batting Average.284.286
   
On Base Pct.383.362
   
Slugging Pct.509.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.827
   
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
News 
 Paul Goldschmidt is absent from Wednesday's lineup versus the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
Andrew Benintendi (quad) has returned to Boston's lineup on Monday in Minnesota.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Andrew Benintendi has been scratched from the Red Sox' lineup on Sunday against the Orioles with a sore left quad.
Dan Harris
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-5 and scored a run as the Red Sox beat the Orioles by a 7-2 score on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Andrew Benintendi went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored before being ejected from Tuesday's 9-5 loss to the Rangers.
John Aubin
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
Andrew Benintendi went 1-for-5 and hit a two-run homer in the first inning in the loss to the Rangers on Monday in extra innings.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
Notes 
 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
Benintendi is a spectacular real life player, but in fantasy, he was extremely similar to Jean Segura who happens to be going five rounds later. The arrow is pointing up for Benintendi, but not enough to warrant a top 30 draft pick
Bobby Sylvester - 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
At 24 years old, Benintendi has yet to experience a major breakthrough in terms of home runs or stolen bases, but he's nonetheless settled in as a valuably reliable contributor across every offensive category. At this stage of his career, it's fair to expect more of the same -- close to 20-20 with an average in the .280-.290 range and strong run production numbers in Boston's loaded lineup. That was enough to make Benintendi a top-20 hitter in standard 5x5 formats last season, and should be again this year.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Great in every category but not spectacular in one, a player of Benintendi's ilk typically doesn't merit top-25 consideration. But 20/20 candidates are hard to come by, especially if they provide a high batting-average floor and can score 100 times atop a loaded Red Sox lineup. The 24-year-old also might not have peaked yet, as he has improved his strikeout and walk rates each season. While he offers a relatively safe profile, this possible upside forces drafters to pay a steep price to snag him around the Round 2/3 turn.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros