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Paul Goldschmidt or Rhys Hoskins (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
56 of 59 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 26
Best Rank# 10# 7
Worst Rank# 31# 51
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 19# 38
Best Rank# 14# 36
Worst Rank# 23# 43
   
Projections 
   
Runs9792
Home Runs3036
RBI94106
Stolen Bases115
Batting Average.284.252
   
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# 15# 27
   
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# 16# 28
   
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# 16# 25
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 30
   
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USA Today
# 13# 28
   
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# 10# 40
   
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# 31# 16
   
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats593558
   
Runs9589
   
Hits172137
   
Singles9965
   
Doubles3538
   
Triples50
   
Home Runs3334
   
RBI8396
   
Stolen Bases75
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks9087
   
Strikeouts173150
   
Batting Average.290.246
   
On Base Pct.389.354
   
Slugging Pct.533.496
   
On-base Plus Slugging.922.850
   
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats563549
   
Runs9792
   
Hits160138
   
Singles9670
   
Doubles3131
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs3036
   
RBI94106
   
Stolen Bases115
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks9083
   
Strikeouts153142
   
Batting Average.284.252
   
On Base Pct.383.351
   
Slugging Pct.509.514
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.864
   
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
News 
 Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with two home runs and seven RBI in Friday's win over the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 29th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
 Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a triple, and four RBI Wednesday against the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox. The homer was his 28th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 16th
 Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with an RBI groundout, a walk, and a double in Monday's win over the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Braves.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 25th
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's win over the Mets.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 8th
 Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's win over the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Aug 24th
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Monday's win over the Reds. The homer was were his 26th and 27th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 3rd
Notes 
 Goldschmidt was incredible over his last 100 games, posting a .334/.424/.608 line. You may think his stats will take a big hit moving out of Chase Field, but with the humidor in place, it was actually among the worst park for hitters last season. In St. Louis, he should continue his run of 30+ homers, 95+ runs and a .290+ batting average
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Although his slugging percentage dropped from .618 to .496, Hoskins still popped 34 homers in his first full season. Boasting MLB's highest fly-ball rate (51.7%) and launch angle (22.6°) of all qualified hitters, drafters can expect more of the same. Yet it will come at the cost of batting average, and he'll only offer a handful of steals when pitchers aren't looking. Last year's 48th-ranked hitter on ESPN's Player Rater probably needs 40-plus homers to validate his hefty cost. At least he'll get plenty of RBI opportunities hitting alongside Bryce Harper.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Goldschmidt recovered from a dreadful first two months to finish as the second-best first baseman in fantasy in 2018, providing his typical production aside from a drop in stolen bases. The steals may not fully return, and Goldy's gradually increasing strikeout rate suggests he may not continue to hit above .290, either, particularly as he moves to a more pitcher-friendly home ballpark in St. Louis. Still, he is a strong bet to approach 30-100-100 and should go in the first two or three rounds of most fantasy drafts.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
At 25 years old, Hoskins has quickly established himself as one of the premier power hitters in the game, swatting an impressive 52 home runs through his first 728 Major League at bats. That power output should continue in 2019 and come with strong run production in a loaded Phillies lineup. Hoskins doesn't project to be a major asset in stolen bases or batting average, but his handful of steals and .250-ish average will hardly kill you. With a solid floor and tantalizing upside, Hoskins is right there with Cody Bellinger as the next generation of studs at the position.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Whatever happened in May, Goldschmidt remedied it. After batting .144/.252/.278 in the worst month of the career, he then hit .330/.420/.602 with 26 of his 33 homers. He still batted .290-his lowest average since 2012-with 33 homers and a .390 wOBA. Now stationed behind bat walks machine Matt Carpenter in St. Louis, the durable veteran makes a sturdy second-round selection who could return first-round value by reviving gaudy stolen-base tallies of years' past.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Hoskins has plenty of power, as evidenced by his 52 homers in just 728 career at-bats, but his career batting average now sits at .249. There will surely be plenty or runs and RBIs once again, but there isn't much value in grabbing him during any of the first five rounds.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros