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Who Should I Draft?

Paul Goldschmidt or DJ LeMahieu (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Recommended by
33 of 45 experts
Recommended by
12 of 45 experts
ECR# 38# 50
Best Rank# 21# 26
Worst Rank# 71# 78
Composite# 67# 57
Best Rank# 49# 54
Worst Rank# 80# 63
Home Runs127
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.280.300
Injury Alert-IL10
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 65
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 55
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 36# 54
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 66
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 54
Site Projections
# 31# 45
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 77
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 34# 51
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 58
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 67
Fantasy Team Advice
# 39# 57
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 48
Andrew Gould
# 39# 48
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 59
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 44
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 58
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 30# 46
Mario Mergola
# 21# 37
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 38# 49
Bill Dubiel
# 39# 47
Nick Mariano
# 41# 46
Bobby Sylvester
# 38# 59
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 58
Dan Harris
# 45# 65
Pierre Camus
# 45# 61
Andrew Seifter
# 40# 56
Ariel Cohen
# 35# 60
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 48
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 56
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 56
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 35# 57
Nate Miller
# 44# 50
Chris Mitchell
# 41# 78
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 27
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 41
Carmen Maiorano
# 43# 26
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 32
George Kurtz
# 46# 37
Donkey Teeth
# 47# 43
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 49# 38
Chris Meaney
# 53# 40
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56# 36
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 58# 56
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 61# 48
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 71# 53
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2019 Stats 
At Bats597602
Home Runs3426
Stolen Bases35
Caught Stealing12
Batting Average.260.327
On Base Pct.346.375
Slugging Pct.476.518
On-base Plus Slugging.821.893
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2020 Projections 
At Bats203203
Home Runs127
Stolen Bases22
Caught Stealing11
Batting Average.280.300
On Base Pct.372.353
Slugging Pct.502.456
On-base Plus Slugging.874.809
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
 Paul Goldschmidt told reporters that his elbow is 100 percent healthy now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
The Yankees officially placed LeMahieu on the 10-day IL following his COVID-19 diagnosis on Saturday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
 Paul Goldschmidt (elbow) continues to go to the Cardinals' spring training complex to receive treatment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
2B DJ LeMahieu has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
 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
 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
There's a fallacy out there that when players leave Coors Field, their production and subsequent fantasy value dips. DJ LeMahieu disproved that in 2019, as he had the best numbers of his career. There aren't a lot of question marks with his peripherals, but the main hesitation that fantasy managers should have with LeMahieu is that 2019 was his clear outlier. With the multi-position eligibility, he's worth grabbing at this point in hopes for a repeat or at least close to a repeat for his on-pace numbers.
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
LeMahieu may have been the most shocking breakout last year, moving from a .276 hitter with limited power at Coors to all of a sudden 26 HRs, 102 RBIs and a .327 BA away from Coors. You can expect some regression but his 2019 campaign was just too great to discount him in the 6th or 7th round.
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
 better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts