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Who Should I Draft?

Paul Goldschmidt or Matt Olson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
36 of 52 experts
31%
Recommended by
16 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 43
Best Rank# 28# 19
Worst Rank# 72# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 65# 61
Best Rank# 46# 42
Worst Rank# 72# 71
   
Projections 
   
Runs3330
Home Runs1113
RBI3436
Stolen Bases20
Batting Average.275.258
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 47
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 36# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 37
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 34# 102
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 34# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 40
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 28# 48
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 100
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 39# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 64# 87
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 39
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 30# 49
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 44
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 38# 41
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 49# 51
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 47# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 50
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 80
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 47
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 46
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 33
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 52# 59
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 42
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 42# 48
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 35# 61
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 46# 47
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 42# 68
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 35
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 42# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 49# 39
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 53# 24
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 55# 19
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 58# 42
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 59# 31
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 61# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 71# 48
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 72# 32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597483
   
Runs9773
   
Hits155129
   
Singles9567
   
Doubles2526
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs3436
   
RBI9791
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks7851
   
Strikeouts166138
   
Batting Average.260.267
   
On Base Pct.346.351
   
Slugging Pct.476.545
   
On-base Plus Slugging.821.896
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats203198
   
Runs3330
   
Hits5651
   
Singles3328
   
Doubles1010
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1113
   
RBI3436
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3024
   
Strikeouts5858
   
Batting Average.275.258
   
On Base Pct.368.337
   
Slugging Pct.497.505
   
On-base Plus Slugging.865.841
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
News 
 Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, and one RBI as the Cardinals fell 11-9 to the Padres in Game 2 on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in the A's 9-7 victory over the Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 7th
 Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-5 with a two-run dinger as the Cardinals beat the Padres 7-4 in Game 1 of their Wild Card series on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 1st
Matt Olson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, two runs scored, and a walk as the A's fell to the Astros 10-5 in Game 1 of the ALDS on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 5th
 Paul Goldschmidt got the scoring going in Thursday's win over the Brewers, putting the Cardinals up 1-0 in the third inning with an RBI single to center.
Jarod Rupp
Fri, Sep 25th
Matt Olson went a combined 3-for-6 with three singles in Oakland's doubleheader against the Mariners on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Sep 27th
 Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.
Jarod Rupp
Wed, Sep 16th
Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and three strikeouts as the A's blanked the Giants 6-0 on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Sep 19th
 Paul Goldschmidt went 1-5 with a solo home run and one strikeout in the Cardinals 7-1 win over the Reds on Saturday. The home run came in the sixth inning off Reds reliever Amir Garrett. The Cardinals are now 20-19 on the season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sun, Sep 13th
Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two strikeouts in the A's 3-1 win over the Rockies on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 16th
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
Remember when a broken hamate bone was supposed to zap power? Matt Olson laughed at that notion, as he still hit 36 home runs last season after suffering the injury in the first week of the season. Olson is a popular target in the industry, and it makes sense, given his job security, power, and production. There are concerns about his home ballpark and his numbers against lefties, but if you miss out on the first wave of first basemen, this is your last chance to grab a true contender to finish top three at the position.
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
If chasing upside, I prefer Olson to Rizzo. If Olson stays healthy, I can see a HR title type year.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts
Hit 36 homers in just 127 games last year
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