Who Should I Draft?

Paul Goldschmidt or Charlie Blackmon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
38 of 56 experts
32%
Recommended by
18 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 19
Best Rank# 10# 5
Worst Rank# 31# 31
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 19# 26
Best Rank# 14# 25
Worst Rank# 23# 28
   
Projections 
   
Runs97109
Home Runs3028
RBI9478
Stolen Bases1112
Batting Average.284.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 17# 19
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 19
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 17
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 16# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 16
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 15# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 18
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 15# 26
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 13# 17
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 15# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 17# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 18
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 12# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 19
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 15# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 18# 19
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 18# 20
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 13# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 15# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 18
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 17# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 18
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 22
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 13# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 24
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 12# 21
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 16# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 13# 20
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 17# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 14# 19
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 12# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 18
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 6
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 13# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 14# 5
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 15# 11
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 11
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 16# 14
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 17# 13
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 18# 17
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 18# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 19# 18
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 19# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 20# 8
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 20# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 21
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 23# 12
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 13
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 24# 18
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 31# 9
   
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats593626
   
Runs95119
   
Hits172182
   
Singles99115
   
Doubles3531
   
Triples57
   
Home Runs3329
   
RBI8370
   
Stolen Bases712
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks9059
   
Strikeouts173134
   
Batting Average.290.291
   
On Base Pct.389.358
   
Slugging Pct.533.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.922.860
   
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats563593
   
Runs97109
   
Hits160176
   
Singles96109
   
Doubles3131
   
Triples37
   
Home Runs3028
   
RBI9478
   
Stolen Bases1112
   
Caught Stealing45
   
Walks9055
   
Strikeouts153122
   
Batting Average.284.296
   
On Base Pct.383.356
   
Slugging Pct.509.516
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.872
   
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Charlie Blackmon
CF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
News 
 Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with a walk-off home run in the Cardinals' 2-1 extra innings win over the Marlins on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 20th
Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 26th
 Paul Goldschmidt is absent from Wednesday's lineup versus the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the Rockies' 4-2 loss to the Dodgers on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
 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
Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
 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
Charlie Blackmon once again collected three hits on Tuesday versus the D'Backs, doubling once while also scoring two runs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
 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
Charlie Blackmon was at it again on Sunday, totaling three hits, including a homer, and three RBI in Sunday's 14-13 loss to the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
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
While Blackmon wasn't the number one fantasy asset like in 2017, he still knocked 29 homers, led the league in runs and batted .291, and don't forget, that was a down year. If that is his floor, fantasy owners are getting a steal in the late 2nd round.
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
Blackmon doesn't receive the fanfare of guys like Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton, but he's outperformed them in standard roto/categories leagues for three years running. Even though his numbers predictably tailed off considerably from his bonkers 2017 season, Blackmon still finished as a top-six outfielder and top-14 overall hitter last season. His stolen bases are on a three-year decline, but he should still be able to reach double digits, and there's not much evidence his skills are otherwise deteriorating at age 32. As long as his skills remain constant and he remains in Colorado, last season's .291 batting average is close to the floor for Blackmon, and another year above .320 is entirely possible.
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
Blackmon's down year (.291, 29 HR, 119 R, 12 SB) was still far better than most players' best year. Nevertheless, 2017's 37 homers now looks like the clear outlier for a 32-year-old yet to reach 30 in another season. He has also stolen fewer bases in each of the last three seasons. Yet this is still someone who has logged over 640 plate appearances and hit at least .287 in each of his five full seasons as an everyday starter. Nobody has scored more runs (542) during that timeframe, and he's no longer a flight risk after signing an extension through 2023 with the Rockies. Blackmon remains an elite stat-stuffer with little downside as a borderline top-25 pick.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros