Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 2/27/13
Image credit: AZCoyote85044 Paul Goldschmidt belongs in the same draft conversation as Albert Pujols, Joey Votto and Prince Fielder. Hell, in a vacuum, I’d take him ahead of Fielder without a moment’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, we’re not quite optimistic enough yet; Goldschmidt’s mid-20s ADP is at least five spots too low. My view is partly due to my undying love for Goldy’s skill set (we’ll get to that later), but just as much, it’s a casualty of my nagging doubt about the future of the first base position. In real baseball terms, the league’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 aren’t worth the Mitchell Report paper their names were printed on. In fantasy, one-dimensional players don...
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