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Who Should I Draft?

Michael Brantley or Oscar Mercado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
38 of 46 experts
17%
Recommended by
8 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 67# 76
Best Rank# 39# 36
Worst Rank# 111# 108
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 111# 141
Best Rank# 98# 112
Worst Rank# 140# 160
   
Projections 
   
Runs2929
Home Runs76
RBI3023
Stolen Bases28
Batting Average.299.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 76
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 65# 77
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 62# 77
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 62# 77
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 63# 77
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 93
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 75
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 64# 74
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 76
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 81
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 55# 66
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 66# 82
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 54# 57
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 55# 91
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 62# 77
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 62# 85
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 67# 73
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 71# 81
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 79# 87
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 70# 108
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 88
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60# 72
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 60# 72
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 80# 84
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 69
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 60# 81
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 74
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 66# 97
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 67# 91
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 68# 76
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 78
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 58# 74
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 85# 88
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 46# 88
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 64# 91
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 39
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 63# 82
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 68# 86
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 59# 36
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 70# 63
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 76# 63
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 80# 68
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 79
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 97# 86
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 101# 75
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 111# 69
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats575438
   
Runs8870
   
Hits179118
   
Singles11575
   
Doubles4025
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2215
   
RBI9054
   
Stolen Bases315
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks5128
   
Strikeouts6684
   
Batting Average.311.269
   
On Base Pct.372.318
   
Slugging Pct.503.443
   
On-base Plus Slugging.875.761
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats198196
   
Runs2929
   
Hits5952
   
Singles3934
   
Doubles1211
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs76
   
RBI3023
   
Stolen Bases28
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks1715
   
Strikeouts2542
   
Batting Average.299.263
   
On Base Pct.355.315
   
Slugging Pct.470.413
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.727
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
News 
 Michael Brantley went 1-for-2 with a walk in the Astros' 6-3 loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
Oscar Mercado has been diagnosed with a mild sprain of his left wrist.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 7th
  Oscar Mercado exited Thursday's game against the Giants with a potential wrist injury.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Mar 5th
Notes 
 It's refershing to see Michael Brantley go inside the top 100 in ADP here, as he's shown that he can be healthy over the past two years. With pitchers getting pushed up in the early rounds, there are good hitters who you can take at an enormous value, and they don't get more valuable than Brantley, who will help you in four of the five categories. However, it shouldn't surprise you if he gave you double-digit steals, either. He's an OF2 that can be had for the price of an OF3 or OF4.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Mercado is a popular breakout pick, and even in a shortened season, he offers 12/12 potential.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Brantley had injury troubles for a while but has now played virtually every day for two straight years. In that time, he has returned to the steal .310 hitter with 20 homers. Although the steals are long gone, that profile still works great with a tenth-round pick.
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
 Didn't run at all in 2019 but provides a safe floor everywhere else
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros