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Who Should I Draft?

Paul Goldschmidt or Max Muncy (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Recommended by
38 of 45 experts
Recommended by
7 of 45 experts
ECR# 38# 64
Best Rank# 21# 20
Worst Rank# 71# 96
Composite# 67# 66
Best Rank# 49# 61
Worst Rank# 80# 79
Home Runs1212
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.280.256
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 64
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 73
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 36# 72
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 39
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 59
Site Projections
# 31# 82
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 61
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 34# 92
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 66
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 70
Fantasy Team Advice
# 39# 68
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 65
Andrew Gould
# 39# 60
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 61
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 65
Mario Mergola
# 21# 96
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 38# 64
Bill Dubiel
# 39# 52
Nick Mariano
# 41# 70
Bobby Sylvester
# 38# 56
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 75
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 79
Donkey Teeth
# 47# 61
Dan Harris
# 45# 50
Pierre Camus
# 45# 56
Andrew Seifter
# 40# 91
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 65
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 73
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 58# 61
Ariel Cohen
# 35# 69
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 67
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 45
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 48
Carmen Maiorano
# 43# 83
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 35# 74
George Kurtz
# 46# 71
Nate Miller
# 44# 56
Chris Mitchell
# 41# 69
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 30# 20
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 47
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 49# 44
Chris Meaney
# 53# 42
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56# 45
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 61# 44
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 71# 56
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2019 Stats 
At Bats597487
Home Runs3435
Stolen Bases34
Caught Stealing11
Batting Average.260.253
On Base Pct.346.375
Slugging Pct.476.518
On-base Plus Slugging.821.893
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2020 Projections 
At Bats203176
Home Runs1212
Stolen Bases21
Caught Stealing11
Batting Average.280.256
On Base Pct.372.369
Slugging Pct.502.498
On-base Plus Slugging.874.867
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
 Paul Goldschmidt told reporters that his elbow is 100 percent healthy now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
Max Muncy did not participate in Monday's intrasquad game due to a bruised finger.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 7th
 Paul Goldschmidt (elbow) continues to go to the Cardinals' spring training complex to receive treatment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
Max Muncy says he worked hard this off-season to improve against offspeed pitches.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 11th
 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
The Dodgers have given Max Muncy a three-year extension worth $26 million with a $13 million club option for 2023. The move buys out his arbitration years plus one year of free agency with the option.
Aaron Hudson
Thu, Feb 6th
 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
 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
With the three positions he plays, it's worth wondering why Max Muncy isn't going even earlier? Sure, he's a late-career breakout, but he repeated his 2018 success in 2019, and the Dodgers are going to have him locked into their everyday lineup. In OBP leagues, he's more valuable, as his average leaves much to be desired, but even if he repeats his 2018 and 2019 numbers again in 2020, he's worth the cost.
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
Muncy now has 70 homers over the last two seasons and while fantasy owners know he won't be a source of help in the batting average department, he still managed 100+ runs because of the 90 walks. Multi-position eligibility certainly doesn't hurt either.
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
 better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts