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Who Should I Draft?

Marcell Ozuna or Whit Merrifield (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Whit Merrifield
2B,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Marcell Ozuna
DH,LF - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
43 of 43 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 109
Best Rank# 17# 49
Worst Rank# 66# 155
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 159
Best Rank# 30# 121
Worst Rank# 62# 182
   
Projections 
   
Runs8972
Home Runs1227
RBI6585
Stolen Bases293
Batting Average.281.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 80
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 85
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 26# 155
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 31# 124
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 94
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 96
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 57# 73
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 37# 62
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 37# 125
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 134
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 126
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 145
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 27# 107
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 45# 64
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 27# 84
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 88
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 68
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 110
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 21# 115
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 92
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 27# 112
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 134
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 111
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 49
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 79
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 27# 90
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 26# 105
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 81
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 66# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 40
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 23# 77
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 76
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 36# 83
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 46# 70
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 25# 110
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 23
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 36# 102
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 21# 76
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 20# 98
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 89
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 67
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Whit Merrifield
2B,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Marcell Ozuna
DH,LF - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats664188
   
Runs9721
   
Hits18340
   
Singles12827
   
Doubles426
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs107
   
RBI7426
   
Stolen Bases400
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks4019
   
Strikeouts10346
   
Batting Average.276.213
   
On Base Pct.315.289
   
Slugging Pct.393.356
   
On-base Plus Slugging.708.645
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Whit Merrifield
2B,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Marcell Ozuna
DH,LF - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats609494
   
Runs8972
   
Hits171132
   
Singles12084
   
Doubles3622
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs1227
   
RBI6585
   
Stolen Bases293
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks3957
   
Strikeouts97124
   
Batting Average.281.268
   
On Base Pct.324.344
   
Slugging Pct.411.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.734.818
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Whit Merrifield
2B,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Marcell Ozuna
DH,LF - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
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
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run on Saturday against the Padres.
Chris Clegg
Sat, May 14th
 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
Marcell Ozuna went 0-for-4 on Wednesday against the Red Sox and is now batting just .204.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 12th
 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
Atlanta Braves OF Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 at the plate on Sunday, hitting a double, and striking out twice in the Braves' 5-4 loss to the Marlins.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, Apr 25th
 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
Marcell Ozuna went 1-4 in Sunday's game against the Padres, but hit his second home run in as many days.
Chris Clegg
Mon, Apr 18th
 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
Marcell Ozuna went 1-4 with a home run in Saturday's game against the Padres.
Chris Clegg
Sat, Apr 16th
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
Ozuna missed the majority of the season after he was arrested on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery last year. He's 31 years old now and his hard hit rate and average exit velocity declined sharply last year, along with his home run percentage and batting average. It's not clear if his numbers last year were just a blip or the start of a steep decline, but you shouldn't be relying on him as a starter for now.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros