Who Should I Draft?

Matt Carpenter or Gleyber Torres (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
Gleyber Torres
Gleyber Torres
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
ECR# 50# 51
Best Rank# 12# 32
Worst Rank# 100# 99
Composite# 65# 61
Best Rank# 58# 51
Worst Rank# 72# 68
Home Runs2825
Stolen Bases39
Batting Average.256.269
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 70
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 47# 66
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 54
Site Projections
# 65# 70
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 50# 53
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 36# 42
Beast Dome
# 12# 36
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 37# 46
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 26# 73
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 50
Andrew Gould
# 40# 52
Rudy Gamble
# 76# 82
Wayne Bretsky
# 37# 62
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 59
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 33# 41
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 53# 67
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 49
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 49
Mario Mergola
# 66# 79
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 47# 48
Paul Sporer
# 48# 77
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 48
Bill Dubiel
# 29# 58
Nick Mariano
# 50# 52
Bobby Sylvester
# 56# 58
Justin Mason
# 49# 99
Dan Harris
# 51# 63
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 57# 60
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 64# 66
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 39# 43
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 24# 73
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 44
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 32
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 39# 33
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 43
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 48
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 51# 32
Pierre Camus
# 54# 42
Jacob Gibbs
# 55# 51
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 58# 45
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 59# 56
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 61# 34
Donkey Teeth
# 62# 45
Mick Ciallela
# 64# 47
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 65# 61
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 68# 42
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 34
Ariel Cohen
# 70# 57
Fantasy Team Advice
# 71# 67
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 72# 60
Grey Albright
# 78# 70
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 78# 49
Andrew Seifter
# 81# 58
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 83# 67
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 100# 50
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 62
  Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
Gleyber Torres
Gleyber Torres
2018 Stats 
At Bats564431
Home Runs3624
Stolen Bases46
Caught Stealing12
Batting Average.257.272
On Base Pct.374.340
Slugging Pct.523.480
On-base Plus Slugging.897.820
  Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
Gleyber Torres
Gleyber Torres
2019 Projections 
At Bats529528
Home Runs2825
Stolen Bases39
Caught Stealing24
Batting Average.256.269
On Base Pct.369.334
Slugging Pct.486.467
On-base Plus Slugging.855.802
  Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
Gleyber Torres
Gleyber Torres
 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
Gleyber Torres went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Friday's win over Houston.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Matt Carpenter went 1-for-3 with an RBI on Thursday against the Mets.
Dan Harris
Fri, Jun 14th
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored Thursday against the Astros.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 21st
 Carpenter is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
Gleyber Torres was 1-for-3 with a walk and hit a grand slam on Wednesday as the Yankees beat the Rays by a 12-1 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
 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
Gleyber Torres went 0-for-2 at the plate but walked three times and scored three runs as the Yankees beat the White Sox by a 10-3 score on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in an 8-4 win over the White Sox on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Torres is a former elite prospect who is coming off an excellent rookie season in New York. He strikes out a bit too much at this stage of his career to be a reliable asset in batting average, but he won't kill you there and should be able to match or exceed last season's 24 home runs while also chipping in 5-10 steals and solid run and RBI totals. At just 22 years old, there's also a chance that Torres takes a big step forward this year and jumps into the upper echelon at the position, but his fifth-round ADP means you'll be paying for that upside if you draft him.
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
Torres, 22, was a highly touted prospect now coming off a sublime rookie campaign with the Yankees. So of course the cost is blowing out of hand. After recording a 70.2% contact rate with strikeouts in a quarter of his plate appearances, repeating last year's .271 average is an optimistic expectation. He cooled down over the second half (.249/.329/.404), so there's too much risk to bite at his 53 consensus ADP.
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
Torres isn't a big contributor in stolen bases, but he is plenty useful in each of the other four main categories. If you expand his rates out to a full season, Torres would have posted 32 homers, 101 RBIs and a .271 batting average. You would be thrilled to get that type of production out of your seventh round shortstop.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros