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BAL
o31.5
-4
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CLE
JAX
o33
-1.5
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NYJ
PHI
o33.5
+3
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KC
CHI
o35
-3.5
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IND
BUF
o34
-1.5
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SEA
PIT
o33.5
-3
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MIA
TB
o31.5
+1.5
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DEN
o31.5
-2.5
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LAC
o31
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HOU
o33.5
+1.5
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NE
o34
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LV
o34
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CIN
o33.5
-1.5
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GB
SF
o32.5
-1
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WAS
o36.5
-3
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ATL
DET
o33
+2.5
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Matt Carpenter or MJ Melendez

Who Should I Start? - Week 18 • Start New
Matt Carpenter

Matt Carpenter

2BNew York Yankees NYY
MJ Melendez

MJ Melendez

CKansas City Royals KC
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Carpenter over Melendez

 
 
 
 
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Latest News Matt Carpenter
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Melendez over Carpenter

 
 
 
 
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Latest News MJ Melendez
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Performance Matt Carpenter
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AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.273000.3330.36403
Season stats based on the past 7 days

AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.296112.3450.55609
Season stats based on the past 14 days
Performance MJ Melendez
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AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.211243.2860.57905
Season stats based on the past 7 days

AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.267366.3530.533012
Season stats based on the past 14 days
Next Up Own/Start Comparison
OWN/START Matt Carpenter
OWN
81%
-2.31 compared to last week
START
76%
+2.49 compared to last week
OWN/START MJ Melendez
OWN
39%
-2.69 compared to last week
START
33%
-6.58 compared to last week
Next Up Consensus Rankings
Expert Consensus Matt Carpenter
34th
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Expert Consensus MJ Melendez
21st
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Next Up Player Breakdowns
Breakdown Matt Carpenter

    Overview

  • He is eligible to play multiple positions including: DH RF . However, he plays DH most often.
  • Experts rank this player at 35th among 2B's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 31st.
  • The current leader among 2B's is Marcus Semien
  • He is putting up slightly better numbers than the experts expected him to.
  • Trending Batting Stats

  • Ranked 136th in BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) with 0.322
  • Ranked 140th in batting average with 0.264
  • Top 15 on base percentage and is currently ranked 15th with 0.385
  • Top 20 in slugging percentage and is currently ranked 16th with 0.565
  • Top 15 in on base plus slugging and is currently ranked 13th with 0.950
  • Not very impressive in steals and is currently ranked 362nd with 1
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 353rd in RBI with 38
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 390th in runs scored with 33
  • Slight decline in numbers lately at 1.3 PPG.
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: +0.15, OBP: +0.123, HRs: +11, RBI: +13, Runs: +8, Wlks: -17, Stls: -1,
Breakdown MJ Melendez

    Overview

  • He is eligible to play multiple positions including: C DH RF . However, he plays C most often.
  • Experts rank this player at 22nd among C's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 10th.
  • The current leader among C's is Will Smith
  • He is doing a better than most people thought he would.
  • Trending Batting Stats

  • Ranked 254th in BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) with 0.297
  • Ranked 294th in batting average with 0.241
  • Not overly impressive with on base percentage currently ranked 135th with 0.336
  • Not too impressive with slugging percentage currently ranked 135th with 0.447
  • Not too impressive with on base plus slugging currently ranked 118th with 0.783
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 396th in RBI with 31
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 421st in runs scored with 29
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: +0.241, OBP: +0.336, HRs: +11, RBI: +31, Runs: +29, Wlks: +35, Stls: EVEN,
Next Up Health Check
Injury Matt Carpenter

No Injury Reported

Injury MJ Melendez

No Injury Reported

Next Up Matchup Comparison
Matchups Matt Carpenter
DateOpponentResult
Aug 08@SEAGilbert
Aug 09@SEACastillo
Aug 10@SEARay
Aug 12@BOSEovaldi
Aug 13@BOSCrawford
Aug 14@BOSHill
AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.4644148.5711.03608
Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Matchups MJ Melendez
DateOpponentResult
Aug 09VS CHWLynn
Aug 09VS CHW
Aug 10VS CHWCueto
Aug 11VS CHWCease
Aug 12VS LADGonsolin
Aug 13VS LADHeaney
Aug 14VS LADAnderson
AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.188122.1880.37504
Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Next Up Ratings Comparison
Rating Matt Carpenter
18.29
FantasySP Player Rating
Rating MJ Melendez
8.13
FantasySP Player Rating
Next Up Career Comparison
Career Matt Carpenter
YEAR TM GP H HR R RBI SB BB AVG OBP SLG PTS
2011 STL 7 1 0 0 0 0 4 N/A N/A N/A 2
2012 STL 113 85 5 43 44 1 34 .291 .357 .452 224
2013 STL 157 199 11 126 78 3 72 .318 .388 .481 534
2014 STL 142 150 7 86 57 4 82 .279 .376 .381 389
2015 STL 154 156 28 101 84 4 81 .272 .365 .505 489
2016 STL 129 128 21 81 68 0 81 .271 .380 .505 415
2017 STL 145 120 23 91 69 2 109 .241 .384 .451 435
2018 STL 156 145 36 111 81 4 102 .257 .374 .523 518
2019 STL 137 96 15 60 49 6 66 .223 .332 .386 286
2020 STL 53 27 5 25 29 0 26 .180 .326 .320 100
2021 STL 129 35 3 18 21 1 34 .175 .311 .285 187
2022 NYY 42 37 14 26 34 0 17 .325 .434 .772 176
ON PACE 62 54 20 38 50 0 25 .325 .434 .772 261
3-YEAR AVG 106 53 8 34 33 2 42 .203 .325 .347 191
Career 1364 1179 168 768 614 25 708 .264 .369 .459
Career MJ Melendez
YEAR TM GP H HR R RBI SB BB AVG OBP SLG PTS
2022 KC 68 57 11 29 31 0 35 .241 .336 .447 196
ON PACE 101 84 16 43 46 0 52 .241 .336 .447 291
3-YEAR AVG . . . 0
Career 68 57 11 29 31 0 35 .241 .336 .447
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