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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
62%
Recommended by
28 of 45 experts
38%
Recommended by
17 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 41
Best Rank# 21# 18
Worst Rank# 71# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 66# 67
Best Rank# 48# 63
Worst Rank# 80# 106
   
Projections 
   
Runs3333
Home Runs1110
RBI3429
Stolen Bases24
Batting Average.276.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 63
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 38
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 61
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 65
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 34# 40
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 58
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 39# 62
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 42
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 39# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 38
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 30# 52
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 71
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 38# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 39# 51
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 41# 54
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 38# 50
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 47
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 36
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 51
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 44
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 47
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 55
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 45
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 43# 46
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 35# 46
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 36# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 41# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 31
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 45# 41
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 44
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 46# 42
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 31
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 47# 46
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 39
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 38
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 49# 45
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 53# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56# 40
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 58# 31
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 61# 30
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 71# 29
   
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 Bats202202
   
Runs3333
   
Hits5657
   
Singles3333
   
Doubles1012
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1110
   
RBI3429
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2920
   
Strikeouts5964
   
Batting Average.276.280
   
On Base Pct.368.345
   
Slugging Pct.497.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.865.839
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
News 
 Paul Goldschmidt told reporters that his elbow is 100 percent healthy now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
Yoan Moncada (undisclosed) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
 Paul Goldschmidt (elbow) continues to go to the Cardinals' spring training complex to receive treatment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
Yoan Moncada was held out of team workouts on Monday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Mon, Jul 6th
 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
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports the White Sox and Yoan Moncada are in agreement on a five-year extension that includes a club option.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 5th
 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
 
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
 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
The former top overall prospect had a heck of a season in 2019 but his .400 BABIP is almost certainly not going to repeat in 2020. Even still, this young stud has room for more growth and could provide 30 homers plus 10 steals for fantasy owners.
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
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 - RotoExperts
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