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Who Should I Draft?

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. or Whit Merrifield (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
27 of 52 experts
48%
Recommended by
25 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 42
Best Rank# 12# 19
Worst Rank# 127# 73
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 49# 64
Best Rank# 41# 45
Worst Rank# 59# 78
   
Projections 
   
Runs3227
Home Runs58
RBI2432
Stolen Bases81
Batting Average.290.293
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 51
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 30
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 19# 42
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 73
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 41# 59
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 54
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 59# 62
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 38
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 60
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 36# 51
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 30# 61
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 31# 47
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 37# 45
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 32# 46
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 47# 70
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 38# 53
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 63
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 50
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 60
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 42# 52
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 29# 51
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 43# 62
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 36# 40
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 19
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 74# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 61# 27
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 49# 29
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 30
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 93# 31
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 66# 33
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 46# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 35
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 36# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 127# 36
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 36
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 59# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 38
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 83# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 60# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 69# 41
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 64# 46
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 84# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 50
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 55# 51
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 54# 53
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats681464
   
Runs10552
   
Hits206126
   
Singles13983
   
Doubles4126
   
Triples102
   
Home Runs1615
   
RBI7469
   
Stolen Bases200
   
Caught Stealing101
   
Walks4546
   
Strikeouts12691
   
Batting Average.303.272
   
On Base Pct.348.339
   
Slugging Pct.463.433
   
On-base Plus Slugging.811.772
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats221196
   
Runs3227
   
Hits6458
   
Singles4336
   
Doubles1412
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs58
   
RBI2432
   
Stolen Bases81
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks1620
   
Strikeouts4136
   
Batting Average.290.293
   
On Base Pct.339.358
   
Slugging Pct.439.485
   
On-base Plus Slugging.778.843
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
News 
 Kansas City Royals outfielder Whit Merrifield went 1-for-4 with a run and a steal in a 3-2 win over the Tigers on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 26th
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Yankees.
Andy Zimmerman
Fri, Sep 25th
 Kansas City outfielder Whit Merrifield went 1-for-5 with a run and a steal in an 8-7 win over the Tigers on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 25th
Vladimir Guerrero went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 14-1 rout of the Yankees.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 24th
 Kansas City Royals outfielder Whit Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a run in a 4-1 win over the Cardinals on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 22nd
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-3 with three RBI and a walk during Monday night's victory over the Yankees.
Andy Zimmerman
Tue, Sep 22nd
 Kansas City Royals outfielder Whit Merrifield went 2-for-5 with two runs and two steals in a 4-0 win over Detroit on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 17th
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is absent from Saturday's lineup against the Phillies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
 Kansas City Royals outfielder Whit Merrifield went 2-for-5 with a double and a steal in a 6-0 loss to Detroit on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 16th
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.
Andy Zimmerman
Wed, Sep 16th
Notes 
 Fool me once, right? Those who invested heavily in Whit Merrifield in 2019 were disappointed, as he failed to replicate the stolen base numbers that he gave you in 2018. He's a non-zero in power, but unless the steals return to 40-plus, which is unlikely for a 31-year-old, he's going to fail to give you the production that you want. There are better options at both second base and outfield that you can comfortably pass on Merrifield for.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Only 38 players had an ISO of more than .160 with a K% lower than 18 percent in at least 400 plate appearances. Guerrero has his name there with the likes of Cody Bellinger, Alex Bregman, Ketel Marte, Nolan Arenado, Francisco Lindor, Xander Bogaerts, and more. Guerrero was never going to live up to the expectations in his rookie season, but it was still a damn good season. The generational talent shouldn't be overlooked due to an OK debut. He crushes the ball, and it's just about hitting fewer groundballs in his second season. Oh yeah, he's only 21 years old. Invest now, or get left behind.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 SOME power and above average speed makes me more bullish on Merrifield than the consensus. Stolen bases are becoming more and more rare, but the Royals were second in SB in 2019. That enhances Merrifields stature in my rankings as well.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Reportedly getting into great shape. ADP is still pricey
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 His drop in SBs and SB success rate keeps him out of the top 5 2B for me this season. Safe pick at ADP as there is no real breakout potential.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 
 A safe source of batting average and steals at a thing second base position
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros