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Who Should I Draft?

Andrew Benintendi or Oscar Mercado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
36 of 46 experts
22%
Recommended by
10 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 69# 76
Best Rank# 44# 36
Worst Rank# 114# 108
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 104# 141
Best Rank# 102# 112
Worst Rank# 126# 160
   
Projections 
   
Runs3229
Home Runs66
RBI2823
Stolen Bases58
Batting Average.276.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 79
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 76
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 44# 63
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 77
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 69# 77
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 68# 77
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 68# 77
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 69
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 74# 93
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 68# 75
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 70# 76
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 64# 81
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 63# 66
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 62# 82
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 69# 91
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 68# 77
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 72# 85
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 70# 81
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 68# 87
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 80# 108
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 88
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 69# 72
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 75# 84
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 47# 69
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 67# 74
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 69# 97
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 65# 91
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 58# 76
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 71# 78
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 60# 74
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 87# 88
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 74# 88
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 72# 91
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 63
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 69# 82
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 72# 86
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 60# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 65# 57
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 68# 63
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 74# 68
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 76# 73
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 74
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 83# 81
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 85# 72
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 90# 75
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 114# 86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats541438
   
Runs7270
   
Hits144118
   
Singles8675
   
Doubles4025
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs1315
   
RBI6854
   
Stolen Bases1015
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks5928
   
Strikeouts14084
   
Batting Average.266.269
   
On Base Pct.343.318
   
Slugging Pct.431.443
   
On-base Plus Slugging.774.761
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats208196
   
Runs3229
   
Hits5752
   
Singles3534
   
Doubles1411
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs66
   
RBI2823
   
Stolen Bases58
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks2415
   
Strikeouts4742
   
Batting Average.276.263
   
On Base Pct.351.315
   
Slugging Pct.447.413
   
On-base Plus Slugging.798.727
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
News 
 Andrew Benintendi will replace Mookie Betts as Boston's leadoff hitter in 2020, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Jul 9th
Oscar Mercado has been diagnosed with a mild sprain of his left wrist.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 7th
 Andrew Benintendi (quadriceps) will return to the lineup as a designated hitter Tuesday against the Yankees, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 2nd
Oscar Mercado exited Thursday's game against the Giants with a potential wrist injury.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Mar 5th
 Andrew Benintendi is dealing with quadriceps tightness but could return to game action Tuesday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Mar 1st
 
 The Red Sox have signed Andrew Benintendi to a two-year, $10 million contract.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 8th
 
Notes 
 If you're the type of fantasy player who likes to buy low on players off a down year, then Andrew Benintendi is the type of guy that you want to target. He was, after all, going in the late third to early fourth round of drafts in 2019, and he has the pedigree of a top prospect that you want. Is he going to become the second coming of Christian Yelich? Yeah, that's unlikely, but he's still in a good lineup (even without Mookie Betts), and he'll contribute everywhere but home runs. And even then, he still isn't a zero there.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Mercado is a popular breakout pick, and even in a shortened season, he offers 12/12 potential.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Benintendi had a disappointing offensive season in 2019, hitting just 13 homers with 10 steals and a .266 batting average. There is upside, sure, but if he repeats that production, he is barely worth drafting, let alone all the way up in the top 100 picks where his ADP currently is.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Mercado impressed as a rookie, hitting 15 homers, stealing 15 bags and scoring 70 runs in just 115 games. His production slowed at the end of the year, though, and the overall batting average will likely dip so don't expect the same useful pace for all of 2020.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 There is really no reason not to buy Benintendi at his current ADP. He will get you HRs and SBs with a decent average, and a solid amount of runs and RBIs. I am quite certain 2019 will be his low point, not his norm.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 
 Has produced a below average 99 wRC+ since the 2018 All-Star break
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros