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Who Should I Draft?

Paul Goldschmidt or Manny Machado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Recommended by
37 of 53 experts
Recommended by
16 of 53 experts
ECR# 34# 39
Best Rank# 13# 28
Worst Rank# 82# 72
Composite# 57# 65
Best Rank# 38# 46
Worst Rank# 60# 72
Home Runs1211
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.275.275
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Grey Albright
# 36# 55
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 48
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 31# 34
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 38
Beast Dome
# 13# 28
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 45
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 38
Andrew Gould
# 32# 39
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 49
Rudy Gamble
# 28# 64
Wayne Bretsky
# 37# 49
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 41
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 32# 34
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 71
Mario Mergola
# 30# 37
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 49
Nick Mariano
# 32# 42
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 41
Donkey Teeth
# 42# 47
Dan Harris
# 39# 48
Pierre Camus
# 35# 44
Andrew Seifter
# 27# 40
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 48
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 45
Mick Ciallela
# 39# 48
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 58
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 30
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 32# 52
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 36
Brendan Tuma
# 46# 59
Carmen Maiorano
# 41# 42
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 26# 35
George Kurtz
# 35# 46
Nate Miller
# 39# 44
Chris Mitchell
# 18# 42
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 61
Corbin Young
# 38# 72
Ariel Cohen
# 32# 28
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 30
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 33
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 33
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 34
Site Projections
# 54# 34
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 51# 34
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 35
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 35
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 40# 36
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 40# 38
Bill Dubiel
# 43# 39
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 39
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 42
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 65# 49
Chris Meaney
# 82# 53
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2019 Stats 
At Bats587597
Home Runs3234
Stolen Bases53
Caught Stealing31
Batting Average.256.260
On Base Pct.334.346
Slugging Pct.462.476
On-base Plus Slugging.796.821
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2020 Projections 
At Bats214203
Home Runs1211
Stolen Bases32
Caught Stealing11
Batting Average.275.275
On Base Pct.345.368
Slugging Pct.500.497
On-base Plus Slugging.845.865
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
 Manny Machado belted a grand slam and also singled as the Padres beat the Dodgers 6-2 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 12th
Paul Goldschmidt had a single and a walk in Wednesday's loss to the Twins.
Jarod Rupp
Thu, Jul 30th
 Manny Machado launched two solo homers in the Padres' 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 10th
Paul Goldschmidt picked up a single Sunday in the loss to Pittsburgh.
Jarod Rupp
Mon, Jul 27th
 Manny Machado went 0-for-3 with a strikeout as the Padres beat the D'Backs 3-0 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 8th
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
 Manny Machado went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored in the Padres' 9-6 loss to the Rockies on Sunday afternoon,
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
 Manny Machado hit a two-run homer in Wednesday's 7-6 loss to the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 30th
Paul Goldschmidt told reporters that his elbow is 100 percent healthy now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
 30 home runs (in a 162 season adjusted for the 60 game sprint) is a LOCK for a guy that gets no respect AND qualifies at SS. I don't know what he has to do to get his respects but he has mine. I just wish he stole 20 bases so I could put him in the Top 10.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 You can't bank on the steals from Manny Machado anymore, and it's too hard to consider him an elite fantasy player after his well-known struggles out of Camden Yards. But you aren't paying for elite production here - you're paying for a bounce-back candidate who can give you first- to second-round production. The pressure is on the Padres' front office to win, so Machado is going to be surrounded by an even better offense in his second year in San Diego. Machado's 2019 was split into three good months and three really bad months. Bet on the talent in these situations ... at least for one more year.
Michael Waterloo - 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
 One of my favorite picks at ADP this season (also one of my highest owned players). Has played the most games of all players over the last five years so there is zero injury concern. He is a lock for 30+ HRs, his average should revert back to near his career avg (.279), and should be able to let loose a bit more after pressing a bit his first season in SD. Sign me up.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts
 Willing to invest on a premium talent at a much lower cost than a season ago. Worth noting he hasn't been the same hitter outside of Camden Yards, however
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
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