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Who Should I Draft?

Oscar Mercado or Max Kepler (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
27 of 45 experts
40%
Recommended by
18 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 75# 82
Best Rank# 38# 57
Worst Rank# 97# 162
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 132# 122
Best Rank# 113# 108
Worst Rank# 162# 150
   
Projections 
   
Runs2934
Home Runs611
RBI2329
Stolen Bases81
Batting Average.263.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 63# 108
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 77# 84
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 81
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 162
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 89
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 77# 80
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 82
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 75# 80
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 74# 77
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 76# 80
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 81# 86
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 66# 100
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 57# 82
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 91# 130
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 75# 106
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 77# 81
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 81# 83
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 72# 106
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 72# 91
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 77# 104
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 68# 81
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 88
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 76# 118
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 88# 117
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 61# 81
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 86# 90
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 86# 98
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 70# 58
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 69
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 77# 68
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 77# 72
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 76
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 78# 70
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 82# 57
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 82# 78
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 85# 63
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 87# 84
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 77
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 91# 83
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 91# 82
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 93# 78
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 95# 76
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 97# 71
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 74
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats438524
   
Runs7098
   
Hits118132
   
Singles7564
   
Doubles2532
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs1536
   
RBI5490
   
Stolen Bases151
   
Caught Stealing45
   
Walks2860
   
Strikeouts8499
   
Batting Average.269.252
   
On Base Pct.318.336
   
Slugging Pct.443.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.761.855
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats196195
   
Runs2934
   
Hits5250
   
Singles3427
   
Doubles1112
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs611
   
RBI2329
   
Stolen Bases81
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks1523
   
Strikeouts4239
   
Batting Average.263.255
   
On Base Pct.314.335
   
Slugging Pct.413.481
   
On-base Plus Slugging.727.815
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
News 
 Oscar Mercado has been diagnosed with a mild sprain of his left wrist.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 7th
Max Kepler went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Friday's win over Tampa Bay.
Michael Felner
Sat, Mar 7th
 Oscar Mercado exited Thursday's game against the Giants with a potential wrist injury.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Mar 5th
Max Kepler went 0-for-2 in Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox.
Michael Felner
Sat, Feb 29th
  Max Kepler has yet to play in spring training games due to a sore upper back, according to Twins' manager, Rocco Baldelli.
Michael Felner
Wed, Feb 26th
Notes 
 Mercado is a popular breakout pick, and even in a shortened season, he offers 12/12 potential.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Kepler finally tapped into his potential last season after showing signs of it in 2018. There's nothing really, from an underlying or surface level, that says it was flukey.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Most seem to recall Kepler knocking 36 homers but did you realize he did it while missing 30 games. The batting average will almost definitely be under .260 but if he plays the full season, you can bet on 90+ runs and 90+ RBIs this season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros