Matt Carpenter – BUY LOW
Carpenter’s average is down big time this season, causing concern among Fantasy owners across different formats. However, Carpenter is sporting a hard hit rate over 40 percent and contact rate in the 80 percent range. These numbers, combined with his career .324 BABIP, make his .245 BABIP this season baffling. Carpenter’s hard hit rate is showing up in his power numbers, which are on pace for career bests, but his lack of luck has dragged down his batting average. Carpenter also battled a balky back early in the season but is improving health-wise, as evidenced by his above average Health Performance Factor according to Inside Injuries. All things considered, Carpenter is due for a positive regression. Snatching him up before that happens would be a wise move.