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Who Should I Draft?

Paul Goldschmidt or Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
26 of 52 experts
50%
Recommended by
26 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 42
Best Rank# 28# 19
Worst Rank# 72# 73
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 65# 64
Best Rank# 46# 45
Worst Rank# 72# 78
   
Projections 
   
Runs3327
Home Runs118
RBI3432
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.275.293
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 30
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 55# 41
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 46
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 28# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 39# 38
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 64# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 71# 36
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 42# 39
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 35
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 49# 46
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 33
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 34
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 47# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 58# 37
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 29
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 52# 40
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 59# 35
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 42# 19
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 42# 40
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 61# 31
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 72# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 30# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 34# 73
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 53
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 34# 59
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 51
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 35# 52
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 36# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 50
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 54
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 62
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 38# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 70
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 62
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 63
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 46# 51
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 50
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 49# 51
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 53# 61
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597464
   
Runs9752
   
Hits155126
   
Singles9583
   
Doubles2526
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3415
   
RBI9769
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks7846
   
Strikeouts16691
   
Batting Average.260.272
   
On Base Pct.346.339
   
Slugging Pct.476.433
   
On-base Plus Slugging.821.772
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats203196
   
Runs3327
   
Hits5658
   
Singles3336
   
Doubles1012
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs118
   
RBI3432
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3020
   
Strikeouts5836
   
Batting Average.275.293
   
On Base Pct.368.358
   
Slugging Pct.497.485
   
On-base Plus Slugging.865.843
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
News 
 Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt underwent surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 28th
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Yankees.
Andy Zimmerman
Fri, Sep 25th
 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
Vladimir Guerrero went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 14-1 rout of the Yankees.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 24th
 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
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-3 with three RBI and a walk during Monday night's victory over the Yankees.
Andy Zimmerman
Tue, Sep 22nd
 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
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is absent from Saturday's lineup against the Phillies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
 Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.
Jarod Rupp
Wed, Sep 16th
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.
Andy Zimmerman
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
Only 38 players had an ISO of more than .160 with a K% lower than 18 percent in at least 400 plate appearances. Guerrero has his name there with the likes of Cody Bellinger, Alex Bregman, Ketel Marte, Nolan Arenado, Francisco Lindor, Xander Bogaerts, and more. Guerrero was never going to live up to the expectations in his rookie season, but it was still a damn good season. The generational talent shouldn't be overlooked due to an OK debut. He crushes the ball, and it's just about hitting fewer groundballs in his second season. Oh yeah, he's only 21 years old. Invest now, or get left behind.
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
Reportedly getting into great shape. ADP is still pricey
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 better in points
Frank Stampfl - CBS Sports
 
 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