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Who Should I Draft?

Paul Goldschmidt or Kris Bryant (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Kris Bryant
3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
47 of 50 experts
6%
Recommended by
3 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 67
Best Rank# 23# 45
Worst Rank# 91# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 68# 114
Best Rank# 69# 95
Worst Rank# 89# 127
   
Projections 
   
Runs8889
Home Runs2725
RBI8175
Stolen Bases43
Batting Average.272.260
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 50
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 66
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 38# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 41# 73
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 60# 88
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 68
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 50# 72
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 23# 72
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 51# 76
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 64# 76
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 44# 77
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 64
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 50# 69
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 68# 91
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 55# 73
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 72
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 40# 68
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 39# 77
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 69
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 51# 97
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 51# 74
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 50# 73
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 51# 67
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 54# 88
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 49# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 71
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 77
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 51# 72
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 51# 61
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 81
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 69# 92
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 73
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 43# 63
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 68
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 37# 64
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 49# 52
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 47# 68
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 31# 75
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 43# 63
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 48# 66
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 53# 88
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 49# 71
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 44# 60
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 53# 102
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 46# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 55# 53
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 91# 67
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Kris Bryant
3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats191131
   
Runs3120
   
Hits5827
   
Singles3917
   
Doubles135
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs64
   
RBI2111
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks3712
   
Strikeouts4340
   
Batting Average.304.206
   
On Base Pct.417.293
   
Slugging Pct.466.351
   
On-base Plus Slugging.883.644
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Kris Bryant
3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats554531
   
Runs8889
   
Hits149136
   
Singles9279
   
Doubles2829
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2725
   
RBI8175
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks8267
   
Strikeouts150147
   
Batting Average.272.260
   
On Base Pct.367.344
   
Slugging Pct.472.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.840.809
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Kris Bryant
3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 Despite going hitless in his first four at-bats on Tuesday, Paul Goldschmidt came to the plate in the top of the 11th inning and hammered a go-ahead, two-run home run off of reliever Brad Boxberger to help propel the Cardinals to victory.
Lucas Spence
Wed, May 12th
Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a walk versus the Tigers Saturday. He would come around to score all three times.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, May 16th
 Paul Goldschmidt obliterated an off-speed pitch from Chi Chi Gonzalez to deep left field in the fifth inning on Saturday as part of a monster 3-for-5 afternoon with three runs and three RBI. Goldschmidt singled twice as well, one of which drove in a run in the bottom of the first inning.
Lucas Spence
Sat, May 8th
Kris Bryant went 1-for-3 with a walk Friday versus the Tigers. His lone hit was a two-run homer, his tenth of the season. He also came around to score a second time later in the game.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, May 15th
 Paul Goldschmidt hit his fourth home run of the season during Wednesday's doubleheader against the Mets while also picking up a pair of singles across seven at-bats.
Lucas Spence
Wed, May 5th
Kris Bryant (illness) is still under the weather according to manager David Ross. He isn't available for Wednesday's game, but is hopeful to return Friday.
Connor Rooney
Wed, May 12th
 Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 with a double, two singles, a walk, a season-high four runs scored, and an RBI in a 12-5 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Lucas Spence
Sat, May 1st
Kris Bryant left the game Tuesday versus Cleveland after saying he was having trouble breathing, claiming sinus problems. No word on how long he might be out.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, May 12th
 Paul Goldschmidt finished 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in a 5-3 loss to Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Apr 28th
Kris Bryant went 1-for-2 with two walks versus the Pirates Sunday. He would come around to score twice.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, May 10th
Notes 
 Goldschmidt had an interesting 2020 season, during which he brought his batting average back up to .304 and his walk rate to 16%, while simultaneously dropping his strikeout rate to a career best 18.6%. After swinging more than he ever had in his first season with the Cardinals, Goldschmidt returned to the patient approach he had developed throughout his career, swinging at just 40.5% of pitches (after a 46.4% swinging strike rate the year before). But while his average went up, his power waned, as he hit just six home runs and had a career-worst .466 slugging percentage. Nolan Arenado batting behind him this year should help, and he had bone chips removed from his elbow this offseason. There could be another big-time power season left in Goldschmidt's bat, but the more likely scenario is that he will put up solid but unspectacular production at the first base position.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Bryant had a terrible 2020 season, but it seems like fantasy managers are forgetting how consistent he's been. Over the last four seasons, he has a 162-game pace of a .278 average, 29 home runs, 112 run scored, 80 RBI, and five steals. His quality of contact was awful last season, but hard contact has never really been his calling card anyway, and he battled back and wrist injuries. Bryant doesn't deserve a mulligan entirely for last season, but give it minimal weight in your evaluation.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 We might've written Goldschmidt's obituary too soon following 2019. His .417 OBP ranked seventh in baseball, which highlighted a trend of the former Diamondback chasing less and less. Goldy's chase rate dropped from 28.4% to 22.5% in 2020. His average exit velocity has dropped but his max exit velocity has remained consistent. All of this combined with the arrival of Nolan Arenado should have fantasy managers excited about the discount Goldschmidt can be had at.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros