Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Matt Carpenter (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
42 of 56 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 50
Best Rank# 16# 12
Worst Rank# 131# 100
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 65
Best Rank# 36# 58
Worst Rank# 111# 72
   
Projections 
   
Runs7697
Home Runs2128
RBI6576
Stolen Bases443
Batting Average.253.256
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 31# 51
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 36
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 45
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 30# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 65
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 78
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 83
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 50
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 23# 65
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 26# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 70
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 71
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 85# 100
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 35# 59
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 48
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 76
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 78
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 53
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 47
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 58
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 66
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 42# 47
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 38# 48
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 32# 50
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 56
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 32# 49
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 51
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 72
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 62
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 45# 54
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 81
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 57
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 40# 64
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 39# 61
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 33# 55
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 44# 64
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 70
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 38
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 34# 26
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 35# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 29
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 44# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 40
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 37
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 48# 33
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 53# 39
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 58# 36
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 35
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 67# 39
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 100# 68
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 131# 12
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats275564
   
Runs47111
   
Hits76145
   
Singles4667
   
Doubles1342
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs1436
   
RBI3781
   
Stolen Bases324
   
Caught Stealing71
   
Walks11102
   
Strikeouts77158
   
Batting Average.276.257
   
On Base Pct.306.374
   
Slugging Pct.498.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.804.897
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536529
   
Runs7697
   
Hits136135
   
Singles8371
   
Doubles2635
   
Triples72
   
Home Runs2128
   
RBI6576
   
Stolen Bases443
   
Caught Stealing102
   
Walks2795
   
Strikeouts148140
   
Batting Average.253.256
   
On Base Pct.289.369
   
Slugging Pct.444.486
   
On-base Plus Slugging.733.855
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
News 
 Mondesi was not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
Matt Carpenter went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored in the Cardinals' 5-0 win over the Marlins on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-5 with a steal in a 3-2 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 13th
Matt Carpenter went 1-for-3 with an RBI on Thursday against the Mets.
Dan Harris
Fri, Jun 14th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-4 with a double, a run, and a steal in a 3-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
Carpenter is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 0-for-4 with a steal in a 2-0 loss to the White Sox on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
Carpenter was pulled in the top of the eighth inning of Thursday's game against the Cincinnati Reds; he was replaced at third base by Jedd Gyorko.
James Bisson
Thu, Jun 6th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs, two RBI, and a steal in a 6-4 win over the White Sox on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
Matt Carpenter went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit, solo home run in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Phillies on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 30th
Notes 
 Few people could have foreseen the impact Mondesi would make down the stretch last season, finishing as a top-five overall hitter in standard roto/categories leagues from August 1 on. His plate discipline left a lot to be desired, but his 14 HRs and 32 SBs in 75 games led a lot of fantasy managers to the championship circle. If you believe most of the projection systems, he's due for a 20-40 kind of season in 2019, production that would again place him right alongside the very best roto options in the game. His limited track record makes him a risk-reward pick, but his skills are very real and his current sixth-round draft cost is very reasonable.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Over the last five years, Carpenter has a remarkable 468 walks, which obviously has contributed to his 483 runs. In that time, his power has steadily improved, all the way to 36 homers last year, and while that total may not be repeatable, 30 homers with 100 runs makes him well worth a sixth round pick in 2019 fantasy leagues
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Fantasy managers can't scroll though Twitter or go grocery shopping without encountering a heated debate about Mondesi. Infatuated by his 11 homers, 27 steals, and .353 wOBA in 54 unbelievable second-half games, some supporters are happy to jump as early as the fourth round to draft a potential first-round contributor. Yet some experts, not buying the small sample and dubious of his poor plate approach, have the 23-year-old middle infielder outside of the top 100 altogether. There's 25-50 upside, but there's a legitimate possibility someone with a career .273 OBP gets benched (or even demoted) by June. It's one thing to hope for a 15-35 campaign with a passable batting average, which would certainly play in roto formats, but don't extrapolate three unsustainably awesome months into a full season of mouth-watering stats.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Carpenter blew away his previous career high by hitting 36 home runs in 2018, but that was fueled by a 19.1 percent HR/FB rate that was far higher than he's ever had before. To be fair, he did have the highest hard contact rate in MLB, so it's not like the home run spike was a total fluke, but fantasy owners should generally be cautious when a player has an outlier season this late in their career. The odds are against Carpenter hitting 35+ home runs again, and while he regularly produces an excellent OBP, he is a bit of a drag in batting average and has little speed to speak of. He's a much better pick in points leagues and leagues that reward OBP than he is in traditional 5x5 roto/categories leagues, where he could be overvalued.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 If you pro-rate Mondesi's 75 games to a full season, it comes out to 30 homers, 68 steals and 100 RBIs. I don't need to tell you that a season like that would put him above Mike Trout from a fantasy perspective. Granted, he is due for some regression, but don't hesitate to reach several rounds to get him on your roster.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Despite entering the season with health woes and batting .155 in April, Carpenter then went scorched earth to hit .257/.374/.523 with a career-high 36 homers. It's dicey to bet on a 33-year-old coming off a career year, but he simply punishes baseball too severely to discredit. He led qualified hitters in hard-hit rate (49.0%) with the fifth-highest fly-ball rate (46.9%) and fourth-lowest popup rate (2.1%). Given his elite blend of hitting the ball hard, high, and far, Statcast's .535 XSLG and .386 xwOBA even offer room for growth. Expect more elite power in 2019.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros