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Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Whit Merrifield (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
43 of 43 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 27
Best Rank# 4# 17
Worst Rank# 15# 66
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 11# 32
Best Rank# 6# 30
Worst Rank# 14# 62
   
Projections 
   
Runs11589
Home Runs3012
RBI8365
Stolen Bases1629
Batting Average.281.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 23
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 9# 26
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 8# 31
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 8# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 17
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 15# 57
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 8# 37
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 15# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 7# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 7# 20
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 27
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 7# 45
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 7# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 25
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 6# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 9# 24
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 11# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 29
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 7# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 7# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11# 22
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 8# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 9# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 6# 66
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 35
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 7# 40
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 14# 23
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 28
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 14# 36
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 4# 46
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 10# 25
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 11# 23
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 7# 36
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 13# 21
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 10# 20
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 25
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mookie Betts
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats465664
   
Runs9397
   
Hits122183
   
Singles67128
   
Doubles2942
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2310
   
RBI5874
   
Stolen Bases1040
   
Caught Stealing54
   
Walks6840
   
Strikeouts86103
   
Batting Average.262.276
   
On Base Pct.366.315
   
Slugging Pct.486.393
   
On-base Plus Slugging.852.708
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mookie Betts
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats564609
   
Runs11589
   
Hits158171
   
Singles92120
   
Doubles3436
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs3012
   
RBI8365
   
Stolen Bases1629
   
Caught Stealing56
   
Walks7939
   
Strikeouts10397
   
Batting Average.281.281
   
On Base Pct.369.324
   
Slugging Pct.508.411
   
On-base Plus Slugging.878.734
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mookie Betts
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
News 
 Mookie Betts went 1-for-4 at the plate on Tuesday, hitting a solo homer, and striking out once in the Dodgers' 5-2 win over the Rockies.
Josh Thiessen
Wed, Jul 6th
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
 The Dodgers activated Mookie Betts from the 10-day IL on Sunday. He is leading off and playing right field.
Dan Harris
Sun, Jul 3rd
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
 After taking live at-bats Saturday, Mookie Betts will likely return to the lineup from a cracked rib either Sunday or Monday.
Diego Sandoval
Sat, Jul 2nd
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
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts spoke with reporters Thursday, stating that Mookie Betts could return "early next week" and that he may play second base for a bit to "minimize throwing."
Kelly Kirby
Thu, Jun 30th
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
 Manager Dave Roberts stated that he is optimistic that Mookie Betts will be able to return to the lineup prior to the All-Star break. It looks like it will be as a DH at first, as Mookie is still more bothered by throwing but is able to swing without any issues.
Jesse Garcia
Thu, Jun 30th
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 
 If Betts is healthy, he's an automatic NL MVP candidate. He played through back and hip injuries last year that limited his effectiveness. Reports are that Betts is healthy and ready to resume his spot amongst the game's elite. If he has 2B eligibility in your league, he's even more valuable. If Betts slides to 8, 9, 10 in the first round, snatch him up. If he adds 20 steals to his usually impressive R/HR/RBI tallies, he's going to be in the running for the overall No. 1 player at season's end.
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