Who Should I Draft?

Eddie Rosario or Matt Carpenter (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 50
Best Rank# 28# 12
Worst Rank# 76# 100
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 80# 65
Best Rank# 72# 58
Worst Rank# 100# 72
   
Projections 
   
Runs8597
Home Runs2528
RBI8376
Stolen Bases93
Batting Average.282.256
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 50# 51
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 43
   
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Going For 2
# 37# 47
   
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RotoChamp
# 45# 65
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 41# 78
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 83
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 46# 68
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 50
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 41# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 70
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 36# 71
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 70# 100
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 40# 59
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 47# 48
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 33# 76
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 29# 78
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 53
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 47
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 28# 58
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 51# 66
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 37# 50
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 47# 56
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 47# 49
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 51
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 32# 72
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 60# 62
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 46# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 54
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 46# 81
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 36# 64
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 44# 61
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 52# 55
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 37# 64
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 36
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 41# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 42# 29
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 42# 33
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 43# 36
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 43# 12
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 45# 37
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 51# 40
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 36
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 51# 47
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 55# 37
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 60# 46
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 65# 48
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 65# 37
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 65# 26
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 66# 57
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 71# 39
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 76# 39
   
  Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats559564
   
Runs87111
   
Hits161145
   
Singles10467
   
Doubles3142
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs2436
   
RBI7781
   
Stolen Bases84
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks30102
   
Strikeouts104158
   
Batting Average.288.257
   
On Base Pct.323.374
   
Slugging Pct.479.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.803.897
   
  Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats576529
   
Runs8597
   
Hits162135
   
Singles10271
   
Doubles3235
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2528
   
RBI8376
   
Stolen Bases93
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks3495
   
Strikeouts113140
   
Batting Average.282.256
   
On Base Pct.322.369
   
Slugging Pct.481.486
   
On-base Plus Slugging.803.855
   
  Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
News 
 Eddie Rosario was removed from Wednesday's game against the Rays after being thrown out at second base trying to stretch a single into a double.
Dan Harris
Wed, Jun 26th
Matt Carpenter went 1-for-5 with a two-run triple and a run scored in the Cardinals' 7-3 loss to the Athletics on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 26th
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 6-1 loss to the Royals on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 23rd
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
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a steal in an 8-7 win over the Royals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
Matt Carpenter went 1-for-3 with an RBI on Thursday against the Mets.
Dan Harris
Fri, Jun 14th
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 0-for-4 in a 2-0 loss to the Red Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 18th
Carpenter is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
 Eddie Rosario is out of the Twins' lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
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
Notes 
 Rosario produced nearly identical stat lines in 2017 and 2018, suggesting he is a pretty safe bet to produce around 25 HRs, 10 SBs, and a batting average in the .290 range. He may lack the upside of some of the other names coming off the board around pick 80, but if you're looking for a steady across-the-board contributor, don't hesitate to call Rosario's name.
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
 Oddly undervalued after hitting .290 with 27 homers and nine steals in 2017, Rosario replicated his breakout by batting .288 with 24 long balls and eight steals in 138 games. Yet he's still not flying up draft boards because of a miserable second half (.240/.262/.387) unnerved by a quad injury. This isn't a case to panic over a summer swoon, as the 27-year-old has the makings of someone who will ebb and flow throughout the season, but produce consistent annual returns. Although his value drops in OBP and points league, Rosario makes a quality five-by-five option.
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
 Rosario has been remarkably consistent the past two years with a .290 and .288 batting average, 27 and 24 homers, 78 and 77 RBIs and 9 and 8 steals. Expect much of the same from him again this season, making him worthy of a 6th round pick in standard leagues.
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