Who Should I Draft?

Paul Goldschmidt or Francisco Lindor (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 20
Best Rank# 10# 3
Worst Rank# 31# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 19# 12
Best Rank# 14# 10
Worst Rank# 23# 20
   
Projections 
   
Runs97100
Home Runs3029
RBI9481
Stolen Bases1117
Batting Average.284.285
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 17# 25
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 16
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 31
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 20
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 28
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 28
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 15# 16
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 15# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 59
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 17# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 33
   
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Razzball
# 24# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 12# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 18# 37
   
Andrea LaMont
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# 13# 19
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 18
   
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Sporfolio
# 14# 42
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 15# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 64
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 37
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 13# 19
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 12# 19
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 16# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 13# 98
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 18# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 14# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 20
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 11# 5
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 12# 4
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 13# 10
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 13# 12
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 11
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 15# 4
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 15# 12
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 15# 3
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 4
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 16# 12
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 16# 10
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 17# 7
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 17# 16
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 17# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 9
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 17# 11
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 18# 15
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 18# 6
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 19# 10
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 19# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 20# 18
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 20# 8
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 23# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 4
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 31# 17
   
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats593661
   
Runs95129
   
Hits172183
   
Singles99101
   
Doubles3542
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs3338
   
RBI8392
   
Stolen Bases725
   
Caught Stealing410
   
Walks9070
   
Strikeouts173107
   
Batting Average.290.277
   
On Base Pct.389.352
   
Slugging Pct.533.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.922.871
   
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats563559
   
Runs97100
   
Hits160160
   
Singles9694
   
Doubles3135
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs3029
   
RBI9481
   
Stolen Bases1117
   
Caught Stealing46
   
Walks9058
   
Strikeouts15387
   
Batting Average.284.285
   
On Base Pct.383.352
   
Slugging Pct.509.511
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.864
   
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
News 
 Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 with a walk, a solo homer, and a two-run single in Sunday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 29th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo homer in an 8-2 loss to Washington in Sunday's season finale.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 30th
 Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-8 with a solo home run in Tuesday's extra-inning loss to the Diamondbacks.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 25th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 0-for-4 in an 8-0 loss to the White Sox on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 27th
 Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, three runs scored, and a walk in Monday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 24th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 0-for-3 with a walk, two runs, and a steal in a 9-4 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with two home runs and seven RBI in Friday's win over the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 0-for-5 in a 7-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 18th
 Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a triple, and four RBI Wednesday against the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 4-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
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
Originally expected to return from a calf injury in early April, Lindor suffered an ankle ailment while rehabbing. There's now no timetable for his recovery, and it's increasingly hard to see Cleveland letting him run once back on the diamond. Investors have little choice but to wait and hope for the best, but they shouldn't expect him to return first-round value.
Andrew Gould - 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
Lindor kicked it up another notch in 2018, mashing 38 homers to go with 25 steals and his league-leading 129 runs. We can't bank on a repeat performance in 2019, but with even 80% of those numbers at shortstop, he'd return easy 1st round value.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Coming off a tremendous season, Lindor would arguably deserve to be in a tier of his own at shortstop if he hadn't suffered a strained calf in early February. As it is, he falls into a similar category of player as Javier Baez and Trevor Story: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The concern for Lindor is that he misses the beginning of the season and/or doesn't run as much upon his return, but the good news is that he was so good last year that they can afford to drop off a bit and still remain an elite fantasy option.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros