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Paul Goldschmidt belongs in the same draft conversation as Albert Pujols, Joey Votto and Prince Fielder. Hell, in a vacuum, Iâ€™d take him ahead of Fielder without a momentâ€™s hesitation.
Our own Albert Lang wrote a cautionary piece last week (which I encourage you to check out), warning about the dangers of the unbridled optimism driving Paul Goldschmidt up the ADP charts.
For me, weâ€™re not quite optimistic enough yet; Goldschmidtâ€™s mid-20s ADP is at least five spots too low.
My view is partly due to my undying love for Goldyâ€™s skill set (weâ€™ll get to that later), but just as much, itâ€™s a casualty of my nagging doubt about the future of the first base position.
In real baseball terms, the leagueâ€™s first basemen are in the beginnings of a much-needed physical retooling. Teams have smartly realized that the lumbering first sackers who dominated my youth arenâ€™t worth the Mitchell Report paper their names were printed on. In fantasy, one-dimensional players don...