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Who Should I Draft?

Jeff McNeil or Oscar Mercado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
35 of 44 experts
20%
Recommended by
9 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 67# 74
Best Rank# 51# 38
Worst Rank# 113# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 85# 132
Best Rank# 78# 114
Worst Rank# 106# 162
   
Projections 
   
Runs3129
Home Runs76
RBI2723
Stolen Bases38
Batting Average.301.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 76
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 56# 63
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 77
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 72# 77
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 67# 77
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 93
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 63# 74
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 68# 76
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 81
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 51# 66
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 62# 81
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 56# 91
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 74# 77
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 57# 85
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 68# 81
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 64# 87
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 64# 95
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 88
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 55# 72
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 64# 72
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 56# 77
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 60# 70
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 55# 77
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 59# 68
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 74
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 65# 97
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 65# 87
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 60# 76
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 77
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 77# 88
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 55# 61
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 55# 91
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 70# 82
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 82# 86
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 59# 86
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 38
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 76# 75
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 77# 75
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 81# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 81# 73
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 81# 63
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 89# 57
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 85
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 113# 77
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats510438
   
Runs8370
   
Hits163118
   
Singles10175
   
Doubles3825
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs2315
   
RBI7554
   
Stolen Bases515
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks3528
   
Strikeouts7584
   
Batting Average.320.269
   
On Base Pct.386.318
   
Slugging Pct.533.443
   
On-base Plus Slugging.920.761
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats195198
   
Runs3129
   
Hits5952
   
Singles3834
   
Doubles1311
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs76
   
RBI2723
   
Stolen Bases38
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks1415
   
Strikeouts2943
   
Batting Average.301.263
   
On Base Pct.348.314
   
Slugging Pct.485.412
   
On-base Plus Slugging.833.726
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
News 
 Mets leadoff man Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 in Wednesday's win versus the Cardinals, along with an RBI and scoring a pair of runs.
Jarod Rupp
Thu, Mar 12th
Oscar Mercado has been diagnosed with a mild sprain of his left wrist.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 7th
 Mets utilityman Jeff McNeil went 2-or-3 with two doubles and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
Oscar Mercado exited Thursday's game against the Giants with a potential wrist injury.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Mar 5th
 Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 on Tuesday versus Miami.
Jarod Rupp
Wed, Mar 4th
 
Notes 
 Jeff McNeil feels like a late breakout player, but he just turned 28 years old. But one thing we know we need to judge players on is the entirety of their work, not just their most recent performance. With McNeil, if you look at his minor league numbers, you have to wonder if the power he showcased (23 home runs) - in a season where everyone else was hitting home runs - is for real. If it's not, he's a replaceable player, even at his premium position.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Mercado is a popular breakout pick, and even in a shortened season, he offers 12/12 potential.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 There were many skeptics after McNeil's strong rookie performance but it now clear that he is a hitter through and through. He'll again compete for the batting crown and seems likely to his 20+ homers once agin for the Mets this season.
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
 Will boost your average, will be a solid contributor elsewhere, and has position flexibility. Very solid pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy