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Who Should I Draft?

Oscar Mercado or Carlos Santana (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Santana
1B,DH - CLE
Carlos Santana
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
25 of 45 experts
44%
Recommended by
20 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 74# 75
Best Rank# 28# 38
Worst Rank# 106# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 114# 132
Best Rank# 103# 113
Worst Rank# 138# 162
   
Projections 
   
Runs3429
Home Runs106
RBI3323
Stolen Bases18
Batting Average.266.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 77
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 74# 76
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 75# 77
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 71# 77
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 73
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 93
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 72# 74
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 72# 76
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 81
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 70# 82
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 28# 91
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 70# 75
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 72# 73
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 80# 81
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 78# 87
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 89# 95
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 88
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 62# 97
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 91
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 65# 78
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 72# 88
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 80# 91
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 72
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 75# 82
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 68# 86
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 90# 38
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 83# 57
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 95# 61
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 82# 63
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 92# 63
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 106# 66
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 78# 68
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 76# 70
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 80# 72
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 90# 72
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 80# 74
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 78# 75
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 78# 76
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 103# 77
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 90# 77
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 84# 77
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 88# 77
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 78# 77
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 86# 85
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 87# 86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Santana
1B,DH - CLE
Carlos Santana
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats573438
   
Runs11070
   
Hits161118
   
Singles9675
   
Doubles3025
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3415
   
RBI9354
   
Stolen Bases315
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks10828
   
Strikeouts10884
   
Batting Average.281.269
   
On Base Pct.397.318
   
Slugging Pct.515.443
   
On-base Plus Slugging.911.761
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Santana
1B,DH - CLE
Carlos Santana
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats196196
   
Runs3429
   
Hits5252
   
Singles3034
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs106
   
RBI3323
   
Stolen Bases18
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks3615
   
Strikeouts3742
   
Batting Average.266.263
   
On Base Pct.380.314
   
Slugging Pct.477.413
   
On-base Plus Slugging.857.727
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Santana
1B,DH - CLE
Carlos Santana
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
News 
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 3-for-3 with a homer in an 11-7 loss to the Angels in Cactus League action on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
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 
 In OBP leagues, he's a Top 50 player. It's hard to expect a repeat of a .281 average from Santana in his 34-year-old season.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Mercado is a popular breakout pick, and even in a shortened season, he offers 12/12 potential.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 After a lousy 2018, it seemed Santana's bat had finally hit the end of career wall, but he bounced back to a tune of 34 homers, 110 runs and saw his batting average soar from .229 to .281. All are expected to regress in 2019, but not enough to make him worth passing on in the 12th round.
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