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Who Should I Draft?

Wander Franco or Paul Goldschmidt (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
34 of 43 experts
21%
Recommended by
9 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 35
Best Rank# 20# 16
Worst Rank# 47# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 45
Best Rank# 40# 26
Worst Rank# 50# 604
   
Projections 
   
Runs9494
Home Runs2918
RBI8882
Stolen Bases79
Batting Average.281.288
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 34
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 31# 34
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 27# 42
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 44
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 31# 35
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 26# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 42
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 31# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 34
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 34# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 37
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 29# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 33
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 32# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 30# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 35
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 33# 43
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 62
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 28# 33
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 31# 41
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 34# 50
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 20# 29
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 30# 36
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 54
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 39
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 41# 16
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 24
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 32# 25
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 29
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 30
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 34# 33
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 47# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats603281
   
Runs10253
   
Hits17881
   
Singles10951
   
Doubles3618
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs317
   
RBI10039
   
Stolen Bases122
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks6724
   
Strikeouts13637
   
Batting Average.295.288
   
On Base Pct.367.347
   
Slugging Pct.516.463
   
On-base Plus Slugging.883.810
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats572573
   
Runs9494
   
Hits161165
   
Singles99104
   
Doubles3134
   
Triples28
   
Home Runs2918
   
RBI8882
   
Stolen Bases79
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks7449
   
Strikeouts14084
   
Batting Average.281.288
   
On Base Pct.363.344
   
Slugging Pct.488.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.851.810
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Paul Goldschmidt
1B - STL
Paul Goldschmidt
Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
News 
 Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Mets, singling once, doubling twice, and driving in two runs in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 18th
Rays shortstop Wander Franco went 1-for-3 with a single, walk, and run against the Tigers on Wednesday afternoon. He also stole a base in the process. Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Detroit by a score of 6-1.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 18th
 Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 Tuesday, hitting a solo home run in the Cardinals' 3-1 loss to the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Tue, May 17th
Rays shortstop Wander Franco went 0-for-3 with a walk against the Tigers on Monday evening. He stranded two runners on base as Tampa Bay ultimately fell to Detroit by a score of 3-2.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, May 17th
 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 shortstop Wander Franco couldn't get anything going against the Angels on Tuesday. He finished the day 0-for-2, falling hitless much like the rest of the Rays' lineup. Tampa Bay was ultimately defeated in Los Angeles by a score of 12-0.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 11th
 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
Tampa Bay Rays Wander Franco went 0-for-5 from the plate striking out once on Wednesday against the Athletics.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Wed, May 4th
 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
Wander Franco went 2-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI, and a stolen base on Friday against the Twins.
Dan Harris
Fri, Apr 29th
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 Rays' wunderkind signed an 11-year, $182 million contract in November and now simply has to go about the business of becoming the superstar everyone expects him to become. Franco scored 53 runs and had 39 RBI in only 70 games last season. He also displayed impressive plate patience and remarkable contact skills as a 20-year-old rookie. He's not a speed merchant, and the power might take time to develop, but Franco should score a lot of runs, drive in a lot of runs and produce something close to a .300 batting average.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros