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Who Should I Draft?

Paul Goldschmidt or Kris Bryant (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
35 of 53 experts
34%
Recommended by
18 of 53 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 39
Best Rank# 21# 28
Worst Rank# 60# 72
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 65
Best Rank# 38# 46
Worst Rank# 55# 72
   
Projections 
   
Runs3733
Home Runs1111
RBI3134
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.281.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 48
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 38
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 39
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 49
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 35# 64
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 32# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 21# 53
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 71
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 37
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 36# 38
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 33# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 49
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 37# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 45
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 34# 48
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 58
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 30
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 36# 52
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 32# 59
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 42
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 44
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 30# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 61
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 36# 72
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 28
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 45# 28
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 30
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 33
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 33
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 49# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 48# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 34
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 34
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 39# 34
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 40# 35
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 36
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 54# 42
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 57# 42
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 47# 44
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 55# 46
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 56# 55
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats543597
   
Runs10897
   
Hits152155
   
Singles8595
   
Doubles3525
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3134
   
RBI7797
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks7478
   
Strikeouts145166
   
Batting Average.280.260
   
On Base Pct.380.346
   
Slugging Pct.519.476
   
On-base Plus Slugging.900.821
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202203
   
Runs3733
   
Hits5756
   
Singles3233
   
Doubles1310
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1111
   
RBI3134
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2830
   
Strikeouts5458
   
Batting Average.281.275
   
On Base Pct.369.368
   
Slugging Pct.508.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.877.865
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
News 
 Kris Bryant went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 6th
Paul Goldschmidt had a single and a walk in Wednesday's loss to the Twins.
Jarod Rupp
Thu, Jul 30th
 Kris Bryant went 2-for-3 with a home run, double and a walk in Monday's 2-0 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 4th
Paul Goldschmidt picked up a single Sunday in the loss to Pittsburgh.
Jarod Rupp
Mon, Jul 27th
 Kris Bryant (illness) returned to the Cubs' lineup on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Saturday's 9-1 win over the Pirates.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 25th
 Kris Bryant (illness) is out of the lineup Sunday.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 2nd
Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 for the Cardinals in their first game of the season in a win over the Pirates on Friday.
Jarod Rupp
Sat, Jul 25th
 3B/OF Kris Bryant was scratched from Saturday‚Äôs game against the Pirates due to gastrointestinal issues.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 1st
Paul Goldschmidt told reporters that his elbow is 100 percent healthy now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
Notes 
 With Kris Bryant's profile, it's hard to justify taking him this high when there are guys who can give you the same production at the position later in the draft. The return to 31 home run was nice, yes, but his batted ball data points to that being the near-ceiling for Bryant in terms of home runs. For all of his accolades and loaded offenses that he's been in, he's only produced more than 100 RBIs once in his career.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 One of my biggest fades this season. Advanced stats say he did not earn all of his HRs or his batting average, he has missed time each of the last two seasons, his SB upside is limited, and he he is in the middle of whirling trade rumors. Hard pass.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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
 28-year-old had a fine 2019 season but are we sure there is still a lot of upside with his bat? Statcast says he may have even overachieved last year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts
 appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic
Took a step back last year. Similar to Manny Machado I want to buy back in due to the major ADP discount from a season ago.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros