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Who Should I Draft?

Ozzie Albies or Whit Merrifield (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
42 of 43 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 27
Best Rank# 7# 17
Worst Rank# 26# 66
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 32
Best Rank# 17# 30
Worst Rank# 23# 62
   
Projections 
   
Runs10189
Home Runs2812
RBI9265
Stolen Bases1829
Batting Average.272.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 23
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 15# 26
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 14# 31
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 15# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 17
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 57
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 15# 37
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 14# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 20
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 16# 27
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 16# 45
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 13# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 25
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 7# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 14# 24
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 10# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 29
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 14# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 22
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 13# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 15# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 14# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 14# 66
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 35
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 18# 40
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 28
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 10# 36
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 12# 46
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 9# 25
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 8# 23
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 14# 36
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 7# 21
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 15# 20
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 25
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 17
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 26# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats629664
   
Runs10397
   
Hits163183
   
Singles86128
   
Doubles4042
   
Triples73
   
Home Runs3010
   
RBI10674
   
Stolen Bases2040
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks4740
   
Strikeouts128103
   
Batting Average.259.276
   
On Base Pct.311.315
   
Slugging Pct.488.393
   
On-base Plus Slugging.799.708
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats605609
   
Runs10189
   
Hits164171
   
Singles94120
   
Doubles3736
   
Triples64
   
Home Runs2812
   
RBI9265
   
Stolen Bases1829
   
Caught Stealing56
   
Walks4739
   
Strikeouts12197
   
Batting Average.272.281
   
On Base Pct.324.324
   
Slugging Pct.490.411
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.734
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
News 
 Ozzie Albies underwent successful surgery on his fractured left foot on Wednesday.
Vince DiSilvio
Thu, Jun 16th
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 Braves have placed Ozzie Albies on the 60-day IL with a fractured left foot according to The Athletic’s David O’Brien.
Luke Monaldo
Tue, Jun 14th
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
 Ozzie Albies was removed from the game Monday with a fractured left foot.
Vince DiSilvio
Mon, Jun 13th
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
 Ozzie Albies went 1-for-4 with a grand slam on Saturday against the Pirates.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jun 11th
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
 Braves 2B Ozzie Albies is not in Friday’s lineup in Colorado according to 92.9 The Game’s Grant McAuley.
Luke Monaldo
Fri, Jun 3rd
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 
 Ignoring the COVID-shortened 2020 season, Albies stands alone as the only player to score 100 runs, hit 20 home runs and steal 10 bases over each of the last three full seasons. He's a surefire five-category hitter coming into his prime. If Mookie Betts doesn't maintain 2B eligibility in your league, Albies is the No. 2 second baseman behind Trea Turner.
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