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Who Should I Draft?

Whit Merrifield or George Springer (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Whit Merrifield
2B,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
George Springer
CF,DH,RF - TOR
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
34 of 43 experts
21%
Recommended by
9 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 34
Best Rank# 17# 20
Worst Rank# 66# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 53
Best Rank# 30# 45
Worst Rank# 62# 59
   
Projections 
   
Runs8998
Home Runs1234
RBI6586
Stolen Bases296
Batting Average.281.266
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 38
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 26# 36
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 31# 39
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 33
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 31
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 57# 59
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 39
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 33
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 27# 41
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 27# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 42
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 21# 28
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 33
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 27# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 60
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 34
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 27# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 26# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 53
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 23# 28
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 38
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 25# 46
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 23# 39
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 21# 39
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 20# 37
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 38
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 32
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 36# 28
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 36# 33
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 37# 20
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 37# 33
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 40# 34
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 45# 32
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 22
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 46# 30
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 66# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Whit Merrifield
2B,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
George Springer
CF,DH,RF - TOR
George Springer
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats664299
   
Runs9759
   
Hits18379
   
Singles12837
   
Doubles4219
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs1022
   
RBI7450
   
Stolen Bases404
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks4037
   
Strikeouts10379
   
Batting Average.276.264
   
On Base Pct.315.352
   
Slugging Pct.393.555
   
On-base Plus Slugging.708.907
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Whit Merrifield
2B,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
George Springer
CF,DH,RF - TOR
George Springer
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats609523
   
Runs8998
   
Hits171139
   
Singles12077
   
Doubles3625
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs1234
   
RBI6586
   
Stolen Bases296
   
Caught Stealing63
   
Walks3966
   
Strikeouts97132
   
Batting Average.281.266
   
On Base Pct.324.348
   
Slugging Pct.411.514
   
On-base Plus Slugging.734.862
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Whit Merrifield
2B,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
George Springer
CF,DH,RF - TOR
George Springer
News 
 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
George Springer went 1-for-4 with a triple and three RBI on Tuesday against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Tue, May 17th
 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
George Springer is back in the Blue Jays' lineup for their Sunday game against the Rays. He is batting first and starting at DH.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
 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
George Springer is not starting Saturday’s game against the Rays after injuring his ankle crashing into the outfield wall on Friday.
Scott Youngson - FantasyPros
Sat, May 14th
 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
George Springer was removed from Friday's game against the Rays with a left ankle sprain.
Dan Harris
Fri, May 13th
 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
George Springer went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Guardians.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 7th
Notes 
 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
Quad and knee injuries limited Springer to 78 games in his first season with the Blue Jays, but he mashed when healthy, with 22 HRs, 50 RBI and 59 runs in just 299 at-bats. Springer has consistently posted batting averages in the .260s or higher during his career, and he'll steal a handful of bases for you. Batting leadoff with Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero and Teoscar Hernandez behind him, Springer has a great chance to score 100 or more runs. He'll turn 33 in August, but he seems to be aging gracefully. Springer is a solid investment.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros