Who Should I Draft?

Corey Seager or Matt Carpenter (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
34 of 59 experts
42%
Recommended by
25 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 49
Best Rank# 27# 12
Worst Rank# 98# 100
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 69# 65
Best Rank# 56# 58
Worst Rank# 90# 72
   
Projections 
   
Runs8797
Home Runs2228
RBI7776
Stolen Bases43
Batting Average.288.256
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 43# 51
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 61
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 32# 39
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 53# 65
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 36# 78
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 83
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 35# 36
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 42# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 70
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 58# 71
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 27# 100
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 47# 59
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 43# 48
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 51# 76
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 68# 78
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 53
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 36# 58
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 61# 66
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 44# 48
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 51
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 45# 72
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 52# 62
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 43# 54
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 81
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 38# 64
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 47# 61
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 38# 55
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 39# 45
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 43# 64
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 45# 58
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 38
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 36# 39
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 35
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 38# 37
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 40# 37
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 40
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 42
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 47# 26
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 49# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 49# 46
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 50# 29
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 52# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 52# 50
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 56# 50
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 57# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 47
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 64# 56
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 69# 57
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 76# 70
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 78# 12
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 78# 47
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 83# 49
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 98# 68
   
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats101564
   
Runs13111
   
Hits27145
   
Singles1967
   
Doubles542
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs236
   
RBI1381
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks11102
   
Strikeouts17158
   
Batting Average.267.257
   
On Base Pct.348.374
   
Slugging Pct.396.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.744.897
   
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats546529
   
Runs8797
   
Hits157135
   
Singles10071
   
Doubles3335
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2228
   
RBI7776
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks5895
   
Strikeouts115140
   
Batting Average.288.256
   
On Base Pct.357.369
   
Slugging Pct.475.486
   
On-base Plus Slugging.832.855
   
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
News 
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Corey Seager (hamstring) is expected to return Friday versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 26th
Matt Carpenter went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 29th
 Corey Seager went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, his 18th of the season, in the Dodgers' win over the Rockies on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's loss to the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 28th
 Corey Seager went 2-for-4 with two doubles, four RBI, and a run scored in the Dodgers' 7-5 win over the Rays on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 18th
Matt Carpenter went 1-for-2 with a go-ahead solo home run in Thursday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
 Corey Seager went 2-for-5 with two homers and five RBI in the Dodgers' 7-3 win over the Orioles on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
Matt Carpenter did not start Tuesday's game against the Nationals, and went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 18th
 Corey Seager went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer as the Dodgers shutout the Giants 5-0 on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with two walks, two singles, an RBI, and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
Notes 
 It can be easy to forget that as a rookie in 2016, Seager was not only the rookie of the year, but an MVP finalist. He was plenty useful in 2017 fantasy baseball too, but missed most of 2018 with Tommy John surgery and hip surgery. He should be ready to roll by opening day so while there is some risk, consider that he is still just 24 so we may not have seen his best yet
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Seager is a former top prospect whose career got off to a great start before being derailed by injuries. He missed most of last season following Tommy John surgery, but should be ready to go for 2019. Seager is not much of a threat on the base paths, but he has shown the ability to hit around 25 home runs with a plus batting average, and his power could still be developing at age 24. He's an upside pick who could be undervalued coming off a lost season.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 After undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery, Seager also had arthroscopic surgery on his hip in August. He's optimistic about his Opening Day availability, but drafters are still proceeding with caution. It doesn't help that he has never offered more than 26 homers or four steals in a single season. Let's not forget, however, that the 24-year-old shortstop is a career .302/.374/.494 hitter. There's plenty of profit potential if he returns healthy.
Andrew Gould - 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