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Who Should I Draft?

Paul Goldschmidt or Yoan Moncada (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
30 of 52 experts
42%
Recommended by
22 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 40
Best Rank# 28# 18
Worst Rank# 72# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 65# 69
Best Rank# 46# 64
Worst Rank# 72# 108
   
Projections 
   
Runs3332
Home Runs119
RBI3428
Stolen Bases24
Batting Average.275.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 39
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 61
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 34# 64
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 34# 40
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 43
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 28# 71
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 58
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 55
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 60
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 39# 47
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 30# 52
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 38# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 53
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 47
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 36
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 53
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 58
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 44
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 56
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 54
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 58
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 45
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 42# 70
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 35# 46
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 42# 43
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 28
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 36# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 36
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 42# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 34
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 44
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 46# 42
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 47# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 39
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 38
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 49# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 49# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 52# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 53# 39
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 55# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 58# 31
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 59# 34
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 61# 30
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 64# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 71# 29
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 72# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597511
   
Runs9783
   
Hits155161
   
Singles9597
   
Doubles2534
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs3425
   
RBI9779
   
Stolen Bases310
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks7840
   
Strikeouts166154
   
Batting Average.260.315
   
On Base Pct.346.367
   
Slugging Pct.476.548
   
On-base Plus Slugging.821.915
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats203199
   
Runs3332
   
Hits5655
   
Singles3333
   
Doubles1011
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs119
   
RBI3428
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3020
   
Strikeouts5863
   
Batting Average.275.277
   
On Base Pct.368.343
   
Slugging Pct.497.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.865.834
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
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
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, two runs, and three RBI in a 9-5 win over the Cubs on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 27th
 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
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 1-for-3 with a triple and a run in a 3-2 loss to the Indians on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
 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
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 0-for-3 with a walk in a 7-1 loss to the Reds on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
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
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double in a 5-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 14th
 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
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and an RBI in an 8-1 win over the Pirates on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 9th
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
Yoan Moncada is going to have a high BABIP, but a .406 BABIP even for Moncada is high, and it's a big reason for his .315 batting average in 2019, which is the clear outlier of his albeit young career so far. Moncada saw his strikeout rate go down in 2019 to 27.5%, but his walk rate also decreased from 2018. For a player who has a 70 speed tool, his high for steals in a season in the big leagues is 12. The way the White Sox are with their approach to steals is a reason that you shouldn't expect Moncada, Luis Robert, or Tim Anderson to carry you in those categories. At a deep position, you can easily pivot away from Moncada at this price point.
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
Moncada has imperfections but I can't help but dream on the tools. He is a physical freak with flaws that have prevented him from fully realizing his ability. I will continue to push him higher up my rankings than others do until I finally no longer can justify doing it. 2B/3B eligibility in leagues where he qualifies that way makes it that much easier to buy into the upside.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 better in points
Frank Stampfl - CBS Sports
High upside pick, well worth his ADP. Broke out last season and is still only 24 years old. Has good a shot as anyone to jump into the top two rounds next season.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 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
Took a major step forward in 2019. Still just 24 years old.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros