Who Should I Draft?

Rhys Hoskins or Matt Carpenter (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
56 of 59 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 49
Best Rank# 7# 12
Worst Rank# 51# 100
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 65
Best Rank# 36# 58
Worst Rank# 43# 72
   
Projections 
   
Runs9297
Home Runs3628
RBI10676
Stolen Bases53
Batting Average.252.256
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 27# 51
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 36
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 22
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 16# 47
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 25# 39
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 40# 65
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 78
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 83
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 25# 68
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 50
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 33# 36
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 7# 12
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 27# 65
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 33# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 70
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 71
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 51# 100
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 24# 59
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 76
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 25# 37
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 35# 78
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 47
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 23# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 53
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 47
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 58
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 66
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 30# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 50
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 34# 56
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 24# 49
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 51
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 36# 72
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 30# 62
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 54
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 81
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 57
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 23# 64
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 26# 61
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 42
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 28# 55
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 30# 45
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 23# 64
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 58
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 30# 38
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 26# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 70
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 38
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 31# 26
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 36# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 39# 29
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558564
   
Runs89111
   
Hits137145
   
Singles6567
   
Doubles3842
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs3436
   
RBI9681
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks87102
   
Strikeouts150158
   
Batting Average.246.257
   
On Base Pct.354.374
   
Slugging Pct.496.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.897
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats549529
   
Runs9297
   
Hits138135
   
Singles7071
   
Doubles3135
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3628
   
RBI10676
   
Stolen Bases53
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks8395
   
Strikeouts142140
   
Batting Average.252.256
   
On Base Pct.351.369
   
Slugging Pct.514.486
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.855
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Matt Carpenter
1B,2B,3B - STL
Matt Carpenter
News 
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 29th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
Matt Carpenter went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 29th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox. The homer was his 28th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 16th
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
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Braves.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
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
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's win over the Mets.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 8th
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
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Monday's win over the Reds. The homer was were his 26th and 27th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 3rd
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 
 Although his slugging percentage dropped from .618 to .496, Hoskins still popped 34 homers in his first full season. Boasting MLB's highest fly-ball rate (51.7%) and launch angle (22.6°) of all qualified hitters, drafters can expect more of the same. Yet it will come at the cost of batting average, and he'll only offer a handful of steals when pitchers aren't looking. Last year's 48th-ranked hitter on ESPN's Player Rater probably needs 40-plus homers to validate his hefty cost. At least he'll get plenty of RBI opportunities hitting alongside Bryce Harper.
Andrew Gould - 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
 At 25 years old, Hoskins has quickly established himself as one of the premier power hitters in the game, swatting an impressive 52 home runs through his first 728 Major League at bats. That power output should continue in 2019 and come with strong run production in a loaded Phillies lineup. Hoskins doesn't project to be a major asset in stolen bases or batting average, but his handful of steals and .250-ish average will hardly kill you. With a solid floor and tantalizing upside, Hoskins is right there with Cody Bellinger as the next generation of studs at the position.
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
 Hoskins has plenty of power, as evidenced by his 52 homers in just 728 career at-bats, but his career batting average now sits at .249. There will surely be plenty or runs and RBIs once again, but there isn't much value in grabbing him during any of the first five rounds.
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