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Who Should I Draft?

Alex Bregman or Whit Merrifield (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
32 of 50 experts
36%
Recommended by
18 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 28
Best Rank# 13# 16
Worst Rank# 46# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 34# 41
Best Rank# 27# 28
Worst Rank# 45# 44
   
Projections 
   
Runs9690
Home Runs2916
RBI9568
Stolen Bases525
Batting Average.281.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 37
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 26
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 37# 56
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 22# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 23
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 27# 28
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 24# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 39
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 18# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 28
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 56
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 18# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 28
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 19# 29
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 13# 28
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 26# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 25
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 30
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 26# 30
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 28
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 33
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 17# 32
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 32
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 20# 33
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 26
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 18# 36
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 26# 29
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 24# 29
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 16# 25
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 17
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 25# 16
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 29
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 32# 29
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 36# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 29
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 41
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 44# 38
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 45# 21
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 40
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats153248
   
Runs1938
   
Hits3771
   
Singles1850
   
Doubles1212
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs69
   
RBI2231
   
Stolen Bases012
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks2412
   
Strikeouts2633
   
Batting Average.242.286
   
On Base Pct.350.328
   
Slugging Pct.451.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.772
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats538614
   
Runs9690
   
Hits149174
   
Singles80118
   
Doubles3635
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs2916
   
RBI9568
   
Stolen Bases525
   
Caught Stealing28
   
Walks9142
   
Strikeouts86107
   
Batting Average.281.285
   
On Base Pct.386.332
   
Slugging Pct.517.435
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.767
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
News 
 Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 2-for-4 with a solo home run against the Yankees on Tuesday. He also singled and struck out twice.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 5th
Whit Merrifield went 1-for-2 with three walks, a run scored and a pair of stolen bases during Tuesday's 7-3 loss to Cleveland.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 5th
 Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Friday's win over the Rays. He also singled and scored twice while striking out once.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Apr 30th
Whit Merrifield went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk during Monday’s 8-6 loss to Cleveland.
Brad Camara
Tue, May 4th
 Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a single, walk, and strikeout in Thursday's shutout loss at the hands of the Mariners. Robel Garcia took over for Bregman as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Apr 30th
Whit Merrifield went 1-for-4 with three RBI in Saturday’s 11-3 win over the Twins.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 1st
 Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 2-for-3 with a home run and single in Saturday's win. He also walked once. The 27-year-old plated three runs in the effort.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Apr 25th
Whit Merrifield went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday’s 9-1 loss to the Twins.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 1st
 The Astros activated 3B Alex Bregman from the COVID-19 IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 20th
Whit Merrifield went 2-for-5 with one RBI, one run scored and two stolen bases during Sunday’s 4-0 win over the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 25th
Notes 
 2020 was just a bad season for Bregman, plain and simple. He missed time with a hamstring injury, and generally regressed in every major statistical category. Considering that Bregman will be just 27 years old on Opening Day and had batted .291 with 72 home runs combined over the previous two seasons, fantasy managers can probably just throw out most of what they saw from him in 2020. He'll continue to be an upper echelon option at third base and considering his strong walk and strikeout rates, an even better one in points leagues. He's been battling a hamstring issue for most of camp, but as of now, he doesn't look like he'll miss much, if any, time, so draft him accordingly.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Merrifield has established an extremely strong floor, as he'll almost always be an asset in batting average, steals, and runs scored, and chip in for the remaining categories. There were some concern after his steals dropped to just 20 in 2019, but he bounced back to a 32-steal pace last year while also seeing a power spike. Merrifield is 32 years old and does not hit the ball particularly hard, but that's really irrelevant at this point. He is what he is, and with multi-position eligibility, what he is a major asset in fantasy and one of the top second basemen in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 60 game season and people forget how good Bregman is. Such an easy pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy