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Who Should I Draft?

Matt Chapman or Dylan Carlson (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dylan Carlson
LF,CF,RF - STL
Dylan Carlson
Matt Chapman
3B - TOR
Matt Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
22 of 43 experts
49%
Recommended by
21 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 93# 91
Best Rank# 65# 70
Worst Rank# 125# 156
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 160# 132
Best Rank# 151# 124
Worst Rank# 202# 176
   
Projections 
   
Runs8083
Home Runs2031
RBI7185
Stolen Bases62
Batting Average.258.233
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 98# 99
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 105# 107
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 75# 91
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 100# 107
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 125# 156
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 82# 95
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 96# 98
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 65# 82
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 94# 102
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 97# 103
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 73# 106
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 107# 115
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 81# 92
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 98# 104
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 88# 102
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 112# 117
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99# 109
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 69# 91
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 79# 88
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 91# 115
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 119# 123
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 106# 110
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 114# 70
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 72# 71
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 93# 72
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 82# 79
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 83# 80
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 80
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 108# 84
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 92# 86
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 111# 86
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 122# 88
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 101# 88
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 94# 91
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 104# 91
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 100# 92
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 104# 93
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 101# 93
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 100# 95
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 117# 97
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 111# 103
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 114# 111
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 113# 112
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Dylan Carlson
LF,CF,RF - STL
Dylan Carlson
Matt Chapman
3B - TOR
Matt Chapman
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats542529
   
Runs7975
   
Hits144111
   
Singles9166
   
Doubles3115
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs1827
   
RBI6572
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks5780
   
Strikeouts152202
   
Batting Average.266.210
   
On Base Pct.343.314
   
Slugging Pct.437.403
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.716
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Dylan Carlson
LF,CF,RF - STL
Dylan Carlson
Matt Chapman
3B - TOR
Matt Chapman
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats552530
   
Runs8083
   
Hits143124
   
Singles8664
   
Doubles3225
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs2031
   
RBI7185
   
Stolen Bases62
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks5868
   
Strikeouts150180
   
Batting Average.258.233
   
On Base Pct.328.320
   
Slugging Pct.437.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.765.785
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Dylan Carlson
LF,CF,RF - STL
Dylan Carlson
Matt Chapman
3B - TOR
Matt Chapman
News 
 Cardinals CF Dylan Carlson went 1-for-4 Thursday, hitting a solo home run in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Orioles.
Chris Schommer
Fri, May 13th
Matt Chapman went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run on Monday against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Mon, May 16th
 Cardinals RF Dylan Carlson went 2-for-4 Sunday, singling and doubling in the Cardinals' 4-3 loss to the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 8th
Matt Chapman went 0-for-3 with a run scored on Tuesday against the Yankees.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 11th
 Cardinals RF Dylan Carlson went 1-for-5 Saturday, hitting a three-run home run in the Cardinals' 13-7 loss to the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 8th
Matt Chapman went 1-for-2 with a solo home run on Wednesday against the Yankees.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 4th
 Cardinals RF Dylan Carlson drove in the go-ahead run Friday night with a ninth inning single in the Cardinals' 3-2 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 7th
Matt Chapman went 1-for-4 with an RBI on Monday against the Yankees.
Dan Harris
Mon, May 2nd
 Cardinals RF Dylan Carlson went 2-for-4 Thursday, singling, doubling, and scoring two runs in the Cardinals' 7-1 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Fri, May 6th
Matt Chapman went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run on Friday against the Astros.
Chris Clegg
Sat, Apr 30th
Notes 
 Carlson rebounded from a disastrous 2020 season to put up a respectable .266/.343/.437 line with 18 home runs last year. But the dreams of fantasy superstardom after his 2019 minor-league season (26 homers, 20 steals) have been put on hold, as he seems to have little interest in stealing bases in the majors (three total in two seasons), and his hard-hit rate was in the bottom nine percent of the league last year. His numbers and underlying metrics suggest that he's a slightly above-average MLB player, though it's worth remembering that he's just 23 years old and there's certainly potential for more. Drafting Carlson as a fourth outfielder with upside for more is the right approach, as he should bring a fairly solid floor with potential for a high ceiling if everything comes together.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Chapman get a massive upgrade moving from Oakland to Toronto, both in terms of home park and surrounding lineup. He's coming off an incredible disappointing year in which he hit only .210, but it's worth remembering that he had major surgery the prior offseason. As we saw with Buster Posey, players often take a full season to recover, so it's a good bet that you can write Chapman's 2021 off to his recovery. Even so, he hit 27 home runs last year, so if he can just get his strikeout rate back down to the 23% range he had shown in his career rather than the 33% range he's had the last two seasons, he could be in for a monstrous year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros