I don't know. Everyone has Carp's OPS regressing thus year, going from .849 to around d .817. Even if it is .817, still better than the projections I've seen for Gordon, who might be topping out at .780ish.
SecretAgentMan wrote:Carpenter and it is not even close.
How is it not close? Gordons projections are about the same as last years numbers. Should be around 20 hrs 80 rbis. Carpenter is in for a regression. Still good, but more like .290 90-100 runs. Stat wise they are close. The only reason i might give Carpenter the edge, is a 4 round differnce.
Here's how its not close - Carpenter qualifies at 2B/3B and Gordon is an OF. A 20-80-90 OF is solid - a 10-75-90 2B is elite.
Completely agree that the position flexibility is a huge deal here. If you take a look at the 2B player pool, everyone there is a question mark for some reason or another (age, injury, consistency, lineup). Carp as a 2B in the 14th is invaluable. If I was using him as a 3B, that's where his value would diminish. But I don't plan on using him at 3B, so that's not a concern.
The thing that I keep coming back to though, is that Gordon can be a potential 5 cat. contributor in the 10th. Just for perspective on this league, I drafted Josh Reddick in the 7th round last year. The player pool is smaller due to the keepers. There won't be any potential 5 cat contributors in the OF by the time I get to the 10th. Trout, Stanton, Gomez, Harper, Starling Marte, Wil Myers, and Werth, are all keepers. Only thing that keeps coming back to me.