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Who Should I Draft?

Randy Arozarena or Paul Goldschmidt (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
37 of 43 experts
14%
Recommended by
6 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 40
Best Rank# 20# 26
Worst Rank# 47# 65
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 66
Best Rank# 40# 49
Worst Rank# 50# 132
   
Projections 
   
Runs9488
Home Runs2923
RBI8873
Stolen Bases719
Batting Average.281.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 33
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 31# 38
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 27# 59
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 39
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 33
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 31# 44
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 26# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 52
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 31# 37
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 38
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 34# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 38
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 29# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 52
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 41
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 32# 38
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 30# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 50
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 65
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 41# 42
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 33# 55
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 35
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 32# 37
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 28# 55
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 31# 42
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 34# 37
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 20# 36
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 30# 42
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 43
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 47
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 28
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 34# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 34
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 34
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 47# 37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats603529
   
Runs10294
   
Hits178145
   
Singles10990
   
Doubles3632
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3120
   
RBI10069
   
Stolen Bases1220
   
Caught Stealing010
   
Walks6756
   
Strikeouts136170
   
Batting Average.295.274
   
On Base Pct.367.356
   
Slugging Pct.516.459
   
On-base Plus Slugging.883.815
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats572532
   
Runs9488
   
Hits161140
   
Singles9983
   
Doubles3129
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2923
   
RBI8873
   
Stolen Bases719
   
Caught Stealing28
   
Walks7454
   
Strikeouts140162
   
Batting Average.281.263
   
On Base Pct.363.331
   
Slugging Pct.488.455
   
On-base Plus Slugging.851.786
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
News 
 Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a two-run homer against the Giants on Sunday night. He finished the day with three RBI and three runs as St. Louis ultimately clobbered San Francisco by a score of 15-6.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, May 16th
Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts against the Blue Jays on Friday evening. He did steal second base in the contest but wasn't able to score. Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Toronto by a score of 5-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, May 14th
 Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 Saturday, doubling and driving in one run in the Cardinals' 4-0 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 15th
Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena went 0-for-3 with a walk and strikeout against the Angels on Wednesday evening. He also stole second base in the contest. Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 4-2.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, May 12th
 Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 Friday, homering and driving in two runs in the Cardinals' 8-2 loss to the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 14th
Tampa Bay Rays Randy Arozarena went 4-for-5 from the plate with three singles and a double during a 8-7 comeback win over the Mariners.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Sat, May 7th
 Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI on Wednesday against the Orioles.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 12th
Randy Arozarena went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI on Sunday against the Twins.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 1st
 Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 Sunday, doubling twice in the Cardinals' 4-3 loss to the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 8th
Randy Arozarena went 0-for-3 with a run and a stolen base on Wednesday against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Wed, Apr 27th
Notes 
 Eventually, Father Time will catch up with the Cardinals slugger. But not this year. If your rival fantasy managers fade Goldy because of his age, take advantage. He can ho-hum his way to 95/30/100/.300, with five to eight stolen bases as a bonus. Goldschmidt will be taken after Austin Riley in most drafts but could easily end up with better numbers at the end of the year.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
The playoff hero of 2020 provided a satisfying encore by being named 2021 AL Rookie of the Year, though there was some slippage. After belting 10 HRs in 20 playoff games two seasons ago, Arozarena hit 20 homers in 141 games last season and struck out 170 times. A modest flyball rate and ordinary Statcast numbers suggest that Arozarena probably won't provide elite power numbers. Last year's 37% hit rate fueled a .274 batting average that may not be sustainable. On the bright side, he had 20 SBs on 30 attempts. There are a multiple paths to value here, but still, Arozarena is a high-profile player likely to be overdrafted.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros