Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Story or Paul Goldschmidt (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
37 of 56 experts
34%
Recommended by
19 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 16
Best Rank# 4# 10
Worst Rank# 25# 31
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 19
Best Rank# 17# 14
Worst Rank# 27# 23
   
Projections 
   
Runs8797
Home Runs3430
RBI10094
Stolen Bases1911
Batting Average.273.284
   
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Injury AlertDTD-
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 10# 17
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 16
   
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# 13# 14
   
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Going For 2
# 18# 31
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 15
   
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Razzball
# 14# 16
   
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Brewer Rat
# 4# 15
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 16
   
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The Athletic
# 11# 18
   
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Beast Dome
# 15# 16
   
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The Athletic
# 8# 15
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 19
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 23
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 12# 20
   
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The Athletic
# 13# 19
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Athletic
# 8# 15
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 18
   
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Fake Teams
# 13# 19
   
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# 11# 13
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 15# 16
   
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Athlon Sports
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# 14# 15
   
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RotoBaller
# 13# 15
   
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
# 9# 23
   
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# 16# 17
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 22
   
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Razzball
# 12# 19
   
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RotoBaller
# 17# 23
   
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FantasyPros
# 15# 20
   
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Freeze Stats
# 15# 17
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 14# 16
   
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SportsLine
# 16# 18
   
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Fake Teams
# 16# 17
   
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FanGraphs
# 12# 14
   
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# 14# 13
   
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# 14# 12
   
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Pitcher List
# 14# 13
   
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BretskyBall
# 14# 12
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 13
   
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Fantrax
# 16# 13
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 14
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 14
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 16# 13
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 14
   
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RotoChamp
# 17# 10
   
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Sporfolio
# 17# 14
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 18# 12
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 15
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 17
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 21# 15
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 23# 16
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 25# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 13
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats598593
   
Runs8895
   
Hits174172
   
Singles8999
   
Doubles4235
   
Triples65
   
Home Runs3733
   
RBI10883
   
Stolen Bases277
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks4790
   
Strikeouts168173
   
Batting Average.291.290
   
On Base Pct.348.389
   
Slugging Pct.567.533
   
On-base Plus Slugging.915.922
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568563
   
Runs8797
   
Hits155160
   
Singles7996
   
Doubles3731
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs3430
   
RBI10094
   
Stolen Bases1911
   
Caught Stealing54
   
Walks5090
   
Strikeouts170153
   
Batting Average.273.284
   
On Base Pct.332.383
   
Slugging Pct.534.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging.865.892
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
News 
 Rockies shortstop Trevor Story has left Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks after a hard slide into second base. He was replaced by Pat Valaika.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 19th
Paul Goldschmidt is absent from Wednesday's lineup versus the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
 Trevor Story went 3-for-4 with a double, two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 14-8 on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, two walks, and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Mets on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 Trevor Story was removed from Friday's game versus the Padres after taking a bad hop off his head.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
Paul Goldschmidt went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Mets on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
 Trevor Story went 1-for-5 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 9-6 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a single, a walk, and a run scored in the Cardinals' 9-4 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
 Trevor Story went 0-for-4 in Monday's 6-5 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cardinals' 7-4 win over the Cubs on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
Notes 
 You can snag Story in the late second, or even third round despite the fact that he outproduced top-five pick, Francisco Lindor in BA, SB, RBI and was just one behind him in homers. There is more risk with Story, but his 2018 campaign was among the all-time greats for fantasy shortstops
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Goldschmidt was incredible over his last 100 games, posting a .334/.424/.608 line. You may think his stats will take a big hit moving out of Chase Field, but with the humidor in place, it was actually among the worst park for hitters last season. In St. Louis, he should continue his run of 30+ homers, 95+ runs and a .290+ batting average
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Story fits into a similar category of player as Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The biggest risk for Story is that his elevated strikeout rate leads to some regression in last season's .291 batting average. But even if he hits closer to his .268 career average, Story's combination of power and speed should keep him among the top fantasy shortstops in 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Goldschmidt recovered from a dreadful first two months to finish as the second-best first baseman in fantasy in 2018, providing his typical production aside from a drop in stolen bases. The steals may not fully return, and Goldy's gradually increasing strikeout rate suggests he may not continue to hit above .290, either, particularly as he moves to a more pitcher-friendly home ballpark in St. Louis. Still, he is a strong bet to approach 30-100-100 and should go in the first two or three rounds of most fantasy drafts.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Story bounced back from a wretched 2017 and improved upon 2016's breakout. Slicing his strikeout rate from 34.4 to 25.6% helped him bat .291, and he stole 27 bases (19 more than his previous career high) alongside 37 long balls. A full repeat would make him an easy first rounder, but his contact skills still don't support such a high batting average. Statcast's .261 xAVG agrees. He's still a shortstop who calls Coors Field home, and regression could still offer 30/20 campaign, so don't shy away since the late-second round price accounts for these concerns.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Whatever happened in May, Goldschmidt remedied it. After batting .144/.252/.278 in the worst month of the career, he then hit .330/.420/.602 with 26 of his 33 homers. He still batted .290-his lowest average since 2012-with 33 homers and a .390 wOBA. Now stationed behind bat walks machine Matt Carpenter in St. Louis, the durable veteran makes a sturdy second-round selection who could return first-round value by reviving gaudy stolen-base tallies of years' past.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros