Who Should I Draft?

Matt Carpenter or Miguel Andujar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
Miguel Andujar
3B,DH - NYY
Miguel Andujar
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
39 of 59 experts
34%
Recommended by
20 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 67
Best Rank# 12# 46
Worst Rank# 100# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 65# 79
Best Rank# 58# 66
Worst Rank# 72# 88
   
Projections 
   
Runs9776
Home Runs2824
RBI7686
Stolen Bases33
Batting Average.256.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 60
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 47# 54
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 39# 55
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 56
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 66
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 68# 77
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 50# 64
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 36# 62
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 12# 61
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 37# 70
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 26# 110
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 62
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 63
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 37# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 55
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 33# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 53# 64
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 57
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 58
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 60
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 66
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 29# 63
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 50# 60
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 56# 61
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 49# 76
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 51# 68
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 81# 103
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 57# 64
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 61# 64
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 79
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 55# 63
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 45# 59
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 58# 59
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 63
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 39# 68
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 24# 88
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 53
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 49
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 51# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 54# 49
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 59# 57
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 62# 59
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 64# 59
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 64# 54
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 65# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 65# 58
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 66# 47
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 70# 52
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 71# 48
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 72# 52
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 76# 71
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 78# 53
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 78# 74
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 83# 60
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 100# 75
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 80
   
  Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
Miguel Andujar
3B,DH - NYY
Miguel Andujar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats564573
   
Runs11183
   
Hits145170
   
Singles6794
   
Doubles4247
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs3627
   
RBI8192
   
Stolen Bases42
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks10225
   
Strikeouts15897
   
Batting Average.257.297
   
On Base Pct.374.328
   
Slugging Pct.523.527
   
On-base Plus Slugging.897.855
   
  Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
Miguel Andujar
3B,DH - NYY
Miguel Andujar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats529543
   
Runs9776
   
Hits135155
   
Singles7192
   
Doubles3537
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2824
   
RBI7686
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks9528
   
Strikeouts14091
   
Batting Average.256.285
   
On Base Pct.369.320
   
Slugging Pct.486.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.855.817
   
  Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
Miguel Andujar
3B,DH - NYY
Miguel Andujar
News 
 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
Miguel Andujar has opted to get shoulder surgery to repair his torn labrum. He will have season-ending surgery on Monday.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 15th
 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
Andujar's MRI came back "about identical" to the one he had the first week of April, according to manager Aaron Boone. The third baseman is expected to decide within the next 24 hours whether he will have surgery.
James Bisson
Tue, May 14th
 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
Manager Aaron Boone acknowledged that Miguel Andujar (shoulder) could require season-ending surgery after the third baseman was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Tue, May 14th
 Matt Carpenter went 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored, two RBI, and a walk in Sunday's win over the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Aug 26th
The Yankees placed Miguel Andujar on the 10-day IL with a right labrum tear.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 13th
 Matt Carpenter went 1-for-3 with a walk as the Cardinals defeated the Royals 2-0.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Aug 13th
Andujar will likely be placed on the 10-day IL either Monday or Tuesday, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said prior to Monday's game against Baltimore.
James Bisson
Mon, May 13th
Notes 
 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
Andujar flew under the radar until his major breakout last season. We've seen players like that face major challenges in their sophomore campaign so beware of the risk associated with picking him, but as we've seen, the upside is tantalizing and may prove well worth a mid-round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Andujar's rookie season went as well as even the most optimistic Yankees fan could have hoped. His .297/83/27/92/2 line was good enough to make him the seventh-most valuable third baseman in standard 5x5 leagues. The 27 home runs feels like a high water mark, at least for this stage of his career, and the batting average in particular is probably due for a bit of a correction, although he can still be above average there thanks to some pretty good contact skills. Fantasy owners should expect last season's production as a best case scenario for Andujar, and be satisfied if he approaches a .280 average and 25 HRs, as most of the projection systems expect.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Right out of the gate, Andujar provided a rare blend of elite contact (.297 BA) and power (27 HRs) for the Yankees. A 4.1% walk rate is far from ideal, and atrocious defense at third base limits his real-life value. Neither flaw hurt his five-by-five worth last season, but beware paying the Yankee Tax on a youngster who may have peaked early. Statcast's .319 xwOBA hints at some potential sophomore regression.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros