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Who Should I Draft?

Paul Goldschmidt or Jose Abreu (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
32 of 45 experts
29%
Recommended by
13 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 45
Best Rank# 21# 22
Worst Rank# 71# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 66# 73
Best Rank# 48# 70
Worst Rank# 80# 77
   
Projections 
   
Runs3429
Home Runs1211
RBI3437
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.280.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 44
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 36# 64
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 52
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 56
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 54
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 34# 63
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 39# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 47
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 39# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 43
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 47
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 30# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 53
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 38# 47
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 49# 58
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 39# 53
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 41# 42
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 38# 58
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 54
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 42
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 47# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 57
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 41
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 51
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 41
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 43# 49
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 35# 48
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 46# 50
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 41# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 39
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 45# 22
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 44
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 43
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 40
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 53# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 58# 43
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 61# 43
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 71# 50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597634
   
Runs9785
   
Hits155179
   
Singles95107
   
Doubles2538
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3433
   
RBI97122
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks7836
   
Strikeouts166152
   
Batting Average.260.282
   
On Base Pct.346.329
   
Slugging Pct.476.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.821.831
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats203208
   
Runs3429
   
Hits5759
   
Singles3334
   
Doubles1013
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1211
   
RBI3437
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3014
   
Strikeouts5848
   
Batting Average.280.283
   
On Base Pct.372.328
   
Slugging Pct.503.505
   
On-base Plus Slugging.875.833
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
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 
 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
How many guesses would it take you to land on Jose Abreu as the AL leader in RBIs in 2019? He's not a sexy player, and frankly, he never has been. But he's a consistent source of RBIs and his batting average bounced back after a down year in the category in 2018. Even if he doesn't drive in 123 runs again, he's in the best lineup of his career, and he's a lock as a top 10 first baseman.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Abreu outperformed Anthony Rizzo and Paul Goldschmidt last season, knocking 33 homers with 122 RBIs and a solid as always .282 BA. He hasn't slowed down one bit despite the age so you can rely on him to produce once again if you grab him in the 7th round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 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
Super reliable option with a now improved lineup. Very safe and consistent pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts
high GB EV, low GB pull, increased EV, barrel rate and hard-hit %
Al Melchior - The Athletic