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Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Lindor or Whit Merrifield (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Whit Merrifield
2B,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
26 of 43 experts
40%
Recommended by
17 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 29
Best Rank# 17# 18
Worst Rank# 66# 48
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 51
Best Rank# 30# 38
Worst Rank# 62# 61
   
Projections 
   
Runs8990
Home Runs1226
RBI6584
Stolen Bases2914
Batting Average.281.257
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 27
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 26# 29
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 30
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 27# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 31
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 29
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 21# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 47
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 27# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 31
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 27# 41
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 26# 32
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 42
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 23# 40
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 37
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 46# 48
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 25# 34
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 21# 41
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 20# 27
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 29
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 18
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 23# 20
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 40# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 22
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 36# 23
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 23
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 37# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 27# 25
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 26
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 27
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 36# 27
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 57# 27
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 31# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 45# 29
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 37# 29
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 32
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 66# 45
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Whit Merrifield
2B,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats664452
   
Runs9773
   
Hits183104
   
Singles12866
   
Doubles4215
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs1020
   
RBI7463
   
Stolen Bases4010
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks4058
   
Strikeouts10396
   
Batting Average.276.230
   
On Base Pct.315.322
   
Slugging Pct.393.409
   
On-base Plus Slugging.708.732
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Whit Merrifield
2B,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats609567
   
Runs8990
   
Hits171146
   
Singles12089
   
Doubles3628
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs1226
   
RBI6584
   
Stolen Bases2914
   
Caught Stealing65
   
Walks3962
   
Strikeouts97110
   
Batting Average.281.257
   
On Base Pct.324.331
   
Slugging Pct.411.451
   
On-base Plus Slugging.734.782
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Whit Merrifield
2B,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Francisco Lindor
SS - NYM
Francisco Lindor
News 
 Whit Merrifield went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and two RBIs in Kansas City's 5-3 extra inning loss on Monday.
Luke Monaldo
Tue, May 17th
Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Sunday against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
 Whit Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in an 8-7 Kansas City victory over Colorado on Sunday.
Luke Monaldo
Mon, May 16th
Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with his fourth stolen base of the season on Tuesday against the Nationals.
Dan Harris
Tue, May 10th
 Rockies second baseman Whit Merrifield went 1-for-4 with an RBI single against the Rockies on Saturday. He also stole a base, scored, and struck out. Kansas City ultimately fell to Colorado by a score of 10-4.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, May 15th
Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer on Thursday against the Phillies.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 5th
 Whit Merrifield went 2-for-6 with two RBIs and two runs scored in a 14-10 Royals win on Friday night.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, May 14th
Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 at the plate with a walk, single and RBI on a fielder's choice during the 4-1 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
Brad Richter
Sun, May 1st
 Kansas City Royals RF Whit Merrifield went 1-for-5 at the plate on Thursday, hitting a single , and striking out once in the Royals' 3-1 loss to the Rangers.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, May 13th
Francisco Lindor had an excellent doubleheader against the Giants on Tuesday, going 4/9, driving in two runs, and stealing a base.
Chris Clegg
Wed, Apr 20th
Notes 
 This late bloomer has been fantasy gold for the last five years. Merrifield stole 40 bases last season at age 32. Durability is a big plus: Merrifield hasn't missed a game in the last three years. But there are some worrisome signs of slippage. His line drive rate has been steadily dropping over the last few seasons, and he hit only two home runs last season from July 1 on. Merrifield has been a terrific value for years, but it's possible he'll be slightly overpriced in 2022 drafts.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
Lindor melted like hot butter under the New York spotlight. Last year's $341 million free agent signing was - how do we put this nicely? - awful. Simply awful. There was no pop in his bat, as evidenced by a career-low SLG%. He struck out 96 times in only 125 games, well above his career average, and became an albatross on Mets owner Steve Cohen's hopes and dreams. Lindor is the biggest boom-or-bust top-50 player in the game. If you believe last year was an aberration, snap him up in the late third or early fourth round. If you believe the Mets are going to regret backing up the Brinks truck for a player on an early decline, let someone else get saddled by a name that may well be better than the stats.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros