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Who Should I Draft?

Paul Goldschmidt or Chris Paddack (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
30 of 55 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 57
Best Rank# 37# 28
Worst Rank# 160# 119
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 65# 53
Best Rank# 46# 49
Worst Rank# 72# 57
   
Projections 
   
Runs33
Home Runs119
RBI34
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.275
Strikeouts5865
Wins4
Saves0
ERA3.77
WHIP1.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 54# 64
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 40# 90
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 59# 78
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 45# 65
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 57
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 113
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 61
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 89# 119
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 48# 49
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 37# 87
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 63
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 52# 64
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 63# 71
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 62# 67
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 86
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 67
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 42# 60
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 64# 67
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 56# 84
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 66# 70
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 68
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 49
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 60
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 44# 78
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 53# 59
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 47# 64
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 63# 96
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 57# 71
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 45
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 45
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 51# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 55# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 51
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 58# 56
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 37
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 63# 41
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 64# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 67# 57
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 67# 63
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 28
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 68# 59
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 69# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 72# 49
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 73# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 74# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 75# 49
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 79# 53
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 79# 38
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 81# 49
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 102# 45
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 160# 63
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs97
   
Home Runs3423
   
RBI97
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.260
   
Strikeouts166153
   
Wins9
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.33
   
WHIP0.98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs119
   
RBI34
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.275
   
Strikeouts5865
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.77
   
WHIP1.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
News 
 Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt underwent surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 28th
Chris Paddack was hammered on Wednesday when he surrendered six runs on eight hits with one strikeout over 2 1/3 innings in the Padres Game 1 Wild Card loss to the Cardinals.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 1st
 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
Chris Paddack will start Game 1 for the Padres in their Wild Card series against the Saint Louis Cardinals.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Sep 29th
 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
Chris Paddack took the loss in his final regular season start on Friday against the Giants, surrendering five runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 26th
 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
Chris Paddack earned the win on Friday against Seattle, limiting the Mariners' offense to one hit over six scoreless innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
 Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.
Jarod Rupp
Wed, Sep 16th
Chris Paddack (ankle) will start on Friday against the Seattle Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 16th
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
Very good SP that could break out in 2020. 60 games rather than the long, drawn out grind of 162 could help establish him as one of the best in the business on the bump without having to prove he can maintain his Ace stuff over the durability test that is a full 162. I bet he is overdraft in 2021, but in 2020 he could be a #1.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
The Padres actually managed to have Chris Paddack on an innings limit that didn't totally drive fantasy managers mad. He showed that he could hold up over the course of a full season, and he more than performed to the lofty expectations that were thrust upon him when he made the Padres Opening Day roster. Paddack is working on developing his curveball, and if he's able to throw that with more regularity, he's going to have three plus-pitches. We haven't even begun to see his upside."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 better in points
Frank Stampfl - CBS Sports
Paddack earned his "biggest spring training breakout" award with an outstanding season, albeit one capped with an innings limit. The reins should be taken off a bit this year, which should allow Paddack to remain in a groove and build on his outstanding 2019 numbers. His fastball and changeup are simpy elite, and if he can continue to refine his curveball, he could develop into a true fantasy ace.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 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
Allowed more than two walks just twice in 26 starts, resulting in a 0.98 WHIP for the season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros