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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Semien or Whit Merrifield (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
26 of 43 experts
40%
Recommended by
17 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 27
Best Rank# 20# 17
Worst Rank# 46# 66
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 32
Best Rank# 27# 30
Worst Rank# 37# 62
   
Projections 
   
Runs9789
Home Runs3012
RBI8265
Stolen Bases1229
Batting Average.259.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 23
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 23# 26
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 23# 31
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 57
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 23# 37
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 23# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 23# 45
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 24# 27
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 24
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 20# 21
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 25# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 32
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 22# 27
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 66
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 35
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 30# 40
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 28
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 22# 36
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 46
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 24# 25
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 21# 23
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 24# 36
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 22# 20
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 17
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 24
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 26# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 26
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 20
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 22
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 29# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 22
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 36# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats652664
   
Runs11597
   
Hits173183
   
Singles87128
   
Doubles3942
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs4510
   
RBI10274
   
Stolen Bases1540
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks6640
   
Strikeouts146103
   
Batting Average.265.276
   
On Base Pct.334.315
   
Slugging Pct.538.393
   
On-base Plus Slugging.873.708
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats591609
   
Runs9789
   
Hits153171
   
Singles87120
   
Doubles3236
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs3012
   
RBI8265
   
Stolen Bases1229
   
Caught Stealing36
   
Walks6739
   
Strikeouts12897
   
Batting Average.259.281
   
On Base Pct.334.324
   
Slugging Pct.473.411
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.734
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
News 
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with one RBI and two runs Monday against the Orioles.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Jul 4th
Whit Merrifield went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Kansas City's 5-3 loss to Oakland on Sunday.
Luke Monaldo
Mon, Jun 27th
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with one RBI, two runs and one strikeout Friday against the Mets.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Jul 1st
Whit Merrifield went 3-for-5 with a run scored and a stolen base in Kansas City’s 5-1 win in Oakland on Friday.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, Jun 18th
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with four RBIs, three runs and one strikeout Tuesday against the Royals.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jun 29th
Whit Merrifield went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Kansas City’s 6-2 loss in San Francisco on Monday.
Luke Monaldo
Tue, Jun 14th
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-5 with one strikeout Friday against the Nationals.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jun 25th
Whit Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Kansas City’s 6-4 loss to Baltimore on Saturday.
Luke Monaldo
Sun, Jun 12th
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs Tuesday against the Phillies.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jun 22nd
Whit Merrifield went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Kansas City’s 8-4 win against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Luke Monaldo
Wed, Jun 8th
Notes 
 Semien's 45 HRs last season were the most ever by a second baseman. His monster 2021 performance also included 115 runs, 102 RBI and 15 stolen bases. A 48% flyball rate makes Semien a launch angle darling and suggests that he'll keep clearing the fences. He's been a prolific run scorer for the last four seasons. On the other hand, there's some batting average risk here, and Semien probably maxed out his SB potential last year. He's going from a loaded Blue Jays lineup to a sketchy Rangers lineup, and Semien will turn 32 in September. Last year's numbers will make him irresistible to some investors, but a drop-off in value may be imminent.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
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