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Who Should I Draft?

Paul Goldschmidt or Eloy Jimenez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
24 of 46 experts
48%
Recommended by
22 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 38
Best Rank# 29# 21
Worst Rank# 84# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 65
Best Rank# 48# 45
Worst Rank# 80# 78
   
Projections 
   
Runs2933
Home Runs1211
RBI3334
Stolen Bases02
Batting Average.281.276
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 48
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 34# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 39
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 37# 71
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 46# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 37# 40
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 35# 38
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 44# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 30# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 36# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 45
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 54# 58
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 41# 46
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 35
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 32# 59
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 32# 34
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 30# 40
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 38# 46
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 76# 21
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 30
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 45# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 32
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 49# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 84# 34
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 62# 34
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 45# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 40# 35
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 53# 35
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 58# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 38
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 44# 38
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 42# 39
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 39
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 43# 41
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 49# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 50# 45
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 45
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 64# 49
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 54# 53
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats468597
   
Runs6997
   
Hits125155
   
Singles7495
   
Doubles1825
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3134
   
RBI7997
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks3078
   
Strikeouts134166
   
Batting Average.267.260
   
On Base Pct.316.346
   
Slugging Pct.513.476
   
On-base Plus Slugging.828.821
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats193202
   
Runs2933
   
Hits5456
   
Singles3133
   
Doubles910
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1211
   
RBI3334
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks1430
   
Strikeouts5058
   
Batting Average.281.276
   
On Base Pct.328.368
   
Slugging Pct.525.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.853.866
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
News 
  Paul Goldschmidt told reporters that his elbow is 100 percent healthy now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
  Paul Goldschmidt (elbow) continues to go to the Cardinals' spring training complex to receive treatment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
  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
Notes 
 If you checked out early for fantasy football, you may have missed how Eloy Jimenez finished the season. He hit .325 with 12 home runs and a near 1.000 OPS in his final 40 games of the year. It gives renewed optimism for those invested in Jimenez after he had a solid - not great - rookie campaign, though injuries cut short a mid-season hot streak. It's smart to bet on a pedigree with prospects like Jimenez and Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. When you see a long stretch of success, it gives you a reason to push them up and remain optimistic in their present and future value.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Eloy started out rough for the White Sox last year but he turned it on to close the season, displaying the legitimate 45 homer power that he was thought to eventually morph into in the MLB. Don't be shocked if that batting average jumps 20 more points to .290 as well.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Hit .308 with a .917 OPS over the final two months of rookie season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
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
  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