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
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 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 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
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
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 24# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 12# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 18# 37
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 13# 19
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 18
   
Mario Mergola
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
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 14# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 20
   
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
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 16# 12
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 16# 10
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 17# 7
   
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
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 18# 10
   
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
Going For 2
# 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 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
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs, and a steal in a 5-3 win over the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 26th
 Paul Goldschmidt is absent from Wednesday's lineup versus the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, an RBI, and a steal in an 8-3 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 24th
 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
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a run, a walk, and a steal in a 7-6 win over Detroit on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
 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
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a homer in a 7-2 loss to the Rangers on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 18th
 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
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with two steals in a 4-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 16th
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