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Who Should I Draft?

Teoscar Hernandez or Whit Merrifield (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Teoscar Hernandez
DH,LF,RF - TOR
Teoscar Hernandez
Whit Merrifield
2B,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
32 of 43 experts
26%
Recommended by
11 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 27
Best Rank# 13# 17
Worst Rank# 37# 66
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 32
Best Rank# 23# 30
Worst Rank# 84# 62
   
Projections 
   
Runs8789
Home Runs3312
RBI10165
Stolen Bases1129
Batting Average.271.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 29
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 22# 26
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 22# 31
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 57
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 32# 37
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 19# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 24
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 28# 45
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 17# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 25
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 13# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 29
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 22# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 27# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 22
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 24# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 19# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 66
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 35
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 26# 40
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 17# 23
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 28
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 26# 36
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 21# 46
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 21# 25
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 20# 36
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 16# 21
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 18# 20
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 25
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 17
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 29# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 29
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 30# 21
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 31# 23
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 31# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 31# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Teoscar Hernandez
DH,LF,RF - TOR
Teoscar Hernandez
Whit Merrifield
2B,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats550664
   
Runs9297
   
Hits163183
   
Singles102128
   
Doubles2942
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs3210
   
RBI11674
   
Stolen Bases1240
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks3640
   
Strikeouts148103
   
Batting Average.296.276
   
On Base Pct.346.315
   
Slugging Pct.524.393
   
On-base Plus Slugging.870.708
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Teoscar Hernandez
DH,LF,RF - TOR
Teoscar Hernandez
Whit Merrifield
2B,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats556609
   
Runs8789
   
Hits151171
   
Singles88120
   
Doubles2836
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs3312
   
RBI10165
   
Stolen Bases1129
   
Caught Stealing46
   
Walks4539
   
Strikeouts16697
   
Batting Average.271.281
   
On Base Pct.325.324
   
Slugging Pct.501.411
   
On-base Plus Slugging.826.734
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Teoscar Hernandez
DH,LF,RF - TOR
Teoscar Hernandez
Whit Merrifield
2B,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
News 
 Teoscar Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run on Saturday against the Rays.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 14th
Whit Merrifield went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and two RBIs in Kansas City's 5-3 extra inning loss on Monday.
Luke Monaldo
Tue, May 17th
 Teoscar Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI, and a stolen base on Wednesday against the Yankees.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 11th
Whit Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in an 8-7 Kansas City victory over Colorado on Sunday.
Luke Monaldo
Mon, May 16th
 Teoscar Hernandez went 1-for-4 with two RBI on Sunday against the Guardians.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 8th
Rockies second baseman Whit Merrifield went 1-for-4 with an RBI single against the Rockies on Saturday. He also stole a base, scored, and struck out. Kansas City ultimately fell to Colorado by a score of 10-4.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, May 15th
 The Blue Jays reinstated Teoscar Hernandez from the 10-day IL on Saturday.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 7th
Whit Merrifield went 2-for-6 with two RBIs and two runs scored in a 14-10 Royals win on Friday night.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, May 14th
 Teoscar Hernandez is expected to be activated from the 10-day IL prior to Thursday's game against the Guardians.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 5th
Kansas City Royals RF Whit Merrifield went 1-for-5 at the plate on Thursday, hitting a single , and striking out once in the Royals' 3-1 loss to the Rangers.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, May 13th
Notes 
 It would normally make sense to be wary of a late-ish bloomer who has a breakout year at age 28. Hernandez established new career highs in basically every offensive category last year, batting .296, belting 32 HRs, driving in 116 runs, scoring 92 times and doubling his previous season high in stolen bases with 12. But the peripheral numbers back it all up. Statcast absolutely loves Hernandez, even backing up the SB breakout by putting him in the 85th percentile for sprint speed. He'll bat cleanup in a stacked Blue Jays lineup and should get ample opportunities to drive in runs. A full repeat of his 2021 numbers might be a stretch, but Hernandez should be able to come close.
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