Who Should I Draft?

Paul Goldschmidt or Joey Votto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
56 of 56 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 36
Best Rank# 10# 22
Worst Rank# 31# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 19# 52
Best Rank# 14# 46
Worst Rank# 23# 67
   
Projections 
   
Runs9785
Home Runs3022
RBI9483
Stolen Bases114
Batting Average.284.292
   
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The Athletic
# 17# 49
   
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# 15# 41
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 35
   
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# 14# 28
   
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Going For 2
# 31# 56
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 16# 34
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 28
   
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USA Today
# 13# 40
   
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# 10# 39
   
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Razzball
# 16# 85
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 14# 51
   
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Brewer Rat
# 15# 28
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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Razzball
# 24# 74
   
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The Athletic
# 19# 54
   
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# 16# 46
   
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The Athletic
# 15# 35
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 18# 51
   
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Fake Teams
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# 13# 30
   
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# 15# 33
   
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
# 23# 40
   
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FanGraphs
# 17# 30
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 39
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 53
   
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Razzball
# 19# 42
   
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FantasyPros
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RotoBaller
# 23# 48
   
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FantasyPros
# 20# 36
   
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Freeze Stats
# 17# 33
   
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Razzball
# 12# 60
   
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# 16# 36
   
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SportsLine
# 18# 31
   
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Fantrax
# 13# 39
   
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Fake Teams
# 17# 32
   
Ariel Cohen
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# 14# 44
   
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Pitcher List
# 12# 51
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 30
   
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats593503
   
Runs9567
   
Hits172143
   
Singles99101
   
Doubles3528
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs3312
   
RBI8367
   
Stolen Bases72
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks90108
   
Strikeouts173101
   
Batting Average.290.284
   
On Base Pct.389.417
   
Slugging Pct.533.420
   
On-base Plus Slugging.922.837
   
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats563522
   
Runs9785
   
Hits160152
   
Singles9699
   
Doubles3130
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3022
   
RBI9483
   
Stolen Bases114
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks90108
   
Strikeouts153101
   
Batting Average.284.292
   
On Base Pct.383.413
   
Slugging Pct.509.482
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.895
   
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
News 
 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
Joey Votto (back) is in Friday’s lineup versus the Rangers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
Joey Votto was removed from Wednesday's game versus the Indians with mid-back stiffness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a solo home runin the Reds' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
 Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cardinals' 7-4 win over the Cubs on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with three singles, an RBI, and a run scored in the Reds' 9-3 win over the Nationals on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, May 31st
 Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a solo home run on Tuesday against the Phillies.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 29th
Reds first baseman Joey Votto is back in the lineup for the team's Friday matchup against the Washington Nationals after missing the team's last two games with a tight hamstring.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 31st
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
Votto did not return second round value or even close to it last year, but his ADP should be around the fifth this year. You can expect his batting average to bounceback above .300, and don't forget that he had 94 HRs in the previous three years before his 12 in 2018
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
Votto enters 2019 as one of the bigger mysteries in fantasy baseball, following a season in which he hit just 12 HRs in 145 games and produced a .284 batting average that was 27 points lower than his career .311 mark. Was this an issue of mechanics, injuries, or simply advancing age? Votto believes it was a mechanical issue with his swing that he can fix, but only time will tell. Even in a down year, his prodigious plate discipline remained in tact, so he is sure to remain a major asset in OBP leagues. He's a little riskier in standard 5x5 formats, but first base is shallow and he should bounce back enough to at least remain a decent starter in 12-team leagues. The Miguel Cabrera career path feels like a worst case scenario, and that isn't too bad.
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
Votto, now 35 years old, hit 12 homers last year after clubbing 36 in 2017. At least he maintained his stellar plate approach, tallying more walks (108) than strikeouts (101) while lacing MLB's second-highest line-drive rate (31.4%) behind Freddie Freeman. While still a commendable performer in OBP and points leagues, he'll need a power uptick to justify an early investment in roto and H2H category formats. A modest rise in last year's career-low 9.5% HR/FB rate should at least steer him closer to his .477 xSLG with 20-25 homers. That would make him a worthy bounce-back pick if paired with anything near his career .311 batting average.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros