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Who Should I Draft?

Trea Turner or Whit Merrifield (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trea Turner
2B,SS - LAD
Trea Turner
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# 1# 27
Best Rank# 1# 17
Worst Rank# 3# 66
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 1# 32
Best Rank# 1# 30
Worst Rank# 8# 62
   
Projections 
   
Runs10789
Home Runs2712
RBI8965
Stolen Bases3129
Batting Average.309.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 23
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 2# 26
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 2# 31
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 1# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 1# 17
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 3# 57
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 1# 37
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 1# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 20
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 3# 27
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 45
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 1# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 25
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 1# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 3# 24
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 1# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 29
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 1# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 1# 22
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 1# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 1# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 66
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 35
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 1# 40
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 1# 23
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 28
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 1# 36
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 1# 46
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 1# 25
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 3# 23
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 1# 36
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 1# 21
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 1# 20
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 25
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trea Turner
2B,SS - LAD
Trea Turner
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats594664
   
Runs10697
   
Hits194183
   
Singles130128
   
Doubles3342
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2810
   
RBI7774
   
Stolen Bases3240
   
Caught Stealing54
   
Walks4140
   
Strikeouts110103
   
Batting Average.327.276
   
On Base Pct.374.315
   
Slugging Pct.534.393
   
On-base Plus Slugging.907.708
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trea Turner
2B,SS - LAD
Trea Turner
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats600609
   
Runs10789
   
Hits185171
   
Singles117120
   
Doubles3536
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs2712
   
RBI8965
   
Stolen Bases3129
   
Caught Stealing66
   
Walks4839
   
Strikeouts11397
   
Batting Average.309.281
   
On Base Pct.360.324
   
Slugging Pct.512.411
   
On-base Plus Slugging.872.734
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trea Turner
2B,SS - LAD
Trea Turner
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
News 
 Trea Turner went 1-for-5 at the plate on Tuesday, hitting a solo home run, and striking out once as the Dodgers went on to lose to the Rockies 7-4.
Josh Thiessen
Wed, Jun 29th
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
 Trea Turner went 3-for-5 at the plate on Friday, hitting two singles and a solo home run, and striking out once as the Dodgers cruised past the Braves 4-1.
Josh Thiessen
Sat, Jun 25th
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
 Trea Turner went 4-for-5 at the plate on Tuesday, hitting four singles and scoring twice as the Dodgers went on to win 8-2 over the Reds.
Josh Thiessen
Wed, Jun 22nd
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
 Trea Turner went 1-for-5 at the plate on Saturday, hitting a 2-run home run, and striking out three times in the Dodgers' 7-1 win over the Guardians.
Josh Thiessen
Sun, Jun 19th
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
 Trea Turner went 1-for-3 at the plate on Wednesday, hitting a solo home run, and walking once in the Dodgers' 4-1 win over the Angels.
Josh Thiessen
Thu, Jun 16th
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 
 Turner's excellence depends on his health. He's played more than 148 games only once in his seven-year career. If LA's great weather can keep him on the field, he's a legitimate threat for 30 HRs, 100 RBI and 110 runs in a consistently good Dodgers lineup. But Turner's history makes it more likely he plays in something closer to 120-130 games. Is that worth his top-three ADP? Qualifying at 2B bumps up his value a few ticks, but keeper league owners should beware: He'll return to SS-only eligibility in 2023.
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