Who Should I Draft?

Paul Goldschmidt or Freddie Freeman (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
32 of 59 experts
46%
Recommended by
27 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 17
Best Rank# 10# 7
Worst Rank# 31# 25
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 19# 23
Best Rank# 14# 16
Worst Rank# 23# 25
   
Projections 
   
Runs9793
Home Runs3027
RBI9495
Stolen Bases118
Batting Average.284.302
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 15
   
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# 16# 17
   
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# 10# 14
   
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# 16# 17
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 15
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 15# 24
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 17
   
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Beast Dome
# 16# 23
   
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The Athletic
# 15# 17
   
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CBS Sports
# 13# 18
   
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The Athletic
# 17# 22
   
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FantasyPros
# 13# 14
   
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The Athletic
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RotoBaller
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# 16# 15
   
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# 17# 13
   
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# 17# 16
   
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# 17# 11
   
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# 17# 16
   
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# 18# 17
   
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# 18# 17
   
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# 18# 16
   
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# 19# 18
   
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# 20# 19
   
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# 22# 9
   
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# 23# 16
   
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# 23# 7
   
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# 23# 21
   
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# 24# 23
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 31# 13
   
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats593618
   
Runs9594
   
Hits172191
   
Singles99120
   
Doubles3544
   
Triples54
   
Home Runs3323
   
RBI8398
   
Stolen Bases710
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks9076
   
Strikeouts173132
   
Batting Average.290.309
   
On Base Pct.389.388
   
Slugging Pct.533.505
   
On-base Plus Slugging.922.892
   
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats563568
   
Runs9793
   
Hits160171
   
Singles96101
   
Doubles3139
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs3027
   
RBI9495
   
Stolen Bases118
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks9077
   
Strikeouts153126
   
Batting Average.284.302
   
On Base Pct.383.385
   
Slugging Pct.509.525
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.910
   
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
News 
 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
Freddie Freeman (elbow) is starting at first base and batting third against the Nationals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Freddie Freeman was removed from Friday's game against the Nationals due to right elbow soreness.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
 Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with an RBI groundout, a walk, and a double in Monday's win over the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored in Monday's win over the Phillies.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
 Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 25th
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's win over the Nationals.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
 Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's win over the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Aug 24th
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 3-for-4 with two homers and five RBI in Sunday's win over the White Sox. The homers were his 37th and 38th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 2nd
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
First basemen isn't as deep as it once was so commodities like Freeman are well worth investing in toward the middle of the third round. He is a lock for 90 runs, 90 RBIs and a .300 batting average each year and that type of player doesn't grow on trees
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Freeman bounced back from an injury-shortened 2017 season to finish as the number one fantasy first baseman in 2018, despite a precipitous drop in his power output. Freeman may struggle to return to the 30-HR plateau if he continues to hit as few fly balls as he did last year, but he's now produced a .300 batting average in three straight seasons, is good for 5-10 steals, and should continue to see healthy run and RBI totals as the Braves' lineup comes into its own. Consider him a decent bet to again finish as the number one 1B in fantasy.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Replacing Joey Votto as the line-drive king, Freeman has batted above .300 with a slugging percentage over .500 in each of the last three seasons. He played all 162 games and even poached a career-high 10 bases in 2018. He'd be fantasy's undisputed top first baseman if not for a late power outage limiting him to 23 homers. Now he's simply competing with Paul Goldschmidt for top billing as second-round mainstays. Now that he has slowly repealed the injury-prone label, Freeman is a relatively safe pick with MVP upside.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros