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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
Recommended by
30 of 52 experts
Recommended by
22 of 52 experts
ECR# 39# 40
Best Rank# 28# 18
Worst Rank# 72# 71
Composite# 65# 69
Best Rank# 46# 64
Worst Rank# 72# 108
Home Runs119
Stolen Bases24
Batting Average.275.277
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
# 34# 64
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 34# 40
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 43
Beast Dome
# 28# 71
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 58
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 55
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 60
Andrew Gould
# 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
# 42# 53
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 47
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 36
Dan Harris
# 48# 53
Pierre Camus
# 44# 58
Andrew Seifter
# 40# 44
Mick Ciallela
# 48# 56
Ariel Cohen
# 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
# 42# 70
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 35# 46
Chris Mitchell
# 42# 43
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 28
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 36# 18
Mario Mergola
# 37# 36
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 42# 35
Nate Miller
# 44# 34
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 44
George Kurtz
# 46# 42
Donkey Teeth
# 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
# 49# 40
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 52# 28
Chris Meaney
# 53# 39
Grey Albright
# 55# 39
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 58# 31
Brendan Tuma
# 59# 34
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 61# 30
Rudy Gamble
# 64# 32
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 71# 29
Corbin Young
# 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
Home Runs3425
Stolen Bases310
Caught Stealing13
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
Home Runs119
Stolen Bases24
Caught Stealing12
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
 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
 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