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Who Should I Draft?

Pete Alonso or Paul Goldschmidt (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
42 of 45 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 38
Best Rank# 13# 21
Worst Rank# 41# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 27# 67
Best Rank# 24# 49
Worst Rank# 29# 80
   
Projections 
   
Runs3534
Home Runs1612
RBI4134
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.261.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 35
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 26# 36
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 33
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 48
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 26# 39
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 39
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 36
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 31# 53
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 55
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 31# 71
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 23# 30
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 21
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 24# 38
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 25# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 56
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 23# 39
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 31# 41
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 32# 38
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 21# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 45
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 30# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 45
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 21# 58
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 35
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 46
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 35
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 34
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 35# 43
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 33# 35
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 21# 46
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 27# 44
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 21# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 61
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 37# 31
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 38# 34
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 41# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597597
   
Runs10397
   
Hits155155
   
Singles7095
   
Doubles3025
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs5334
   
RBI12097
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks7278
   
Strikeouts183166
   
Batting Average.260.260
   
On Base Pct.358.346
   
Slugging Pct.583.476
   
On-base Plus Slugging.941.821
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats204203
   
Runs3534
   
Hits5357
   
Singles2634
   
Doubles1010
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1612
   
RBI4134
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2530
   
Strikeouts6258
   
Batting Average.261.280
   
On Base Pct.341.372
   
Slugging Pct.548.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.889.874
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
News 
 Pete Alonso was 2-for-3, with a single and a double, Sunday against the Astros.
Jarod Rupp
Mon, Mar 9th
Paul Goldschmidt told reporters that his elbow is 100 percent healthy now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
  Paul Goldschmidt (elbow) continues to go to the Cardinals' spring training complex to receive treatment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
  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
  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 
 Fifty-three home runs. Pete Alonso surpassed the lofty expectations that he had entering his rookie year, and while you can attribute some of that to the ball, Alonso's power is still among the most elite in the game. Is he going to give you a lot of home runs and RBIs but not much elsewhere? Yeah, probably, but here's the thing with the argument that he's going to give you stats that are easy to find elsewhere - you need even more to win those categories now. If everyone is hitting bombs, get the guy who can out-homer them - especially at a top-heavy position like first base.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 It feels odd that a rookie can hit 53 homers with 120 RBIs then end up draft towards the end of the third round but that's exactly what we have here. 60 homrs is a real possibility but then again, so are 35 homers with a .235 batting average, similar to the disappointment fantasy owners had with Hoskins last season.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
  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
  better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts