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Who Should I Draft?

Whit Merrifield or George Springer (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
38 of 50 experts
24%
Recommended by
12 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 35
Best Rank# 16# 19
Worst Rank# 56# 58
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 41# 50
Best Rank# 28# 44
Worst Rank# 44# 52
   
Projections 
   
Runs90100
Home Runs1634
RBI6891
Stolen Bases256
Batting Average.285.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 40
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 24# 35
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 17# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 32
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 41
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 29# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 23# 38
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 28# 31
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 29# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 32
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 48
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 31
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 58
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 36
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 38
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 29# 34
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 28# 40
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 33# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 52
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 37
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 34
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 35
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 30# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 35
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 32# 40
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 28
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 16# 33
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 34
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 32
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 38# 57
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 29# 58
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 25# 26
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 21# 32
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 32# 31
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 33# 29
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 34# 21
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 36# 35
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 34
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 37# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 39# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 40# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 41# 19
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 33
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 56# 40
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 56# 54
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats248189
   
Runs3837
   
Hits7149
   
Singles5027
   
Doubles126
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs914
   
RBI3132
   
Stolen Bases121
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks1224
   
Strikeouts3338
   
Batting Average.286.259
   
On Base Pct.328.355
   
Slugging Pct.444.534
   
On-base Plus Slugging.772.889
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats614534
   
Runs90100
   
Hits174145
   
Singles11885
   
Doubles3524
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs1634
   
RBI6891
   
Stolen Bases256
   
Caught Stealing83
   
Walks4267
   
Strikeouts107122
   
Batting Average.285.275
   
On Base Pct.332.357
   
Slugging Pct.435.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.767.874
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
News 
 Whit Merrifield went 0-for-3 with two walks and two stolen bases during Sunday’s 2-0 win over the Blue Jays.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 18th
The Blue Jays are “hopeful” OF George Springer (quad) will make his season debut for the upcoming series (April 23-25) against the Rays.
Brad Camara
Sat, Apr 17th
 Whit Merrifield went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and two runs scored in Tuesday’s 3-2 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 14th
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer, who's dealing with a quad strain, took batting practice recently but won't join the Blue Jays on their upcoming road trip.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 13th
 Whit Merrifield went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, one walk and one stolen base in Sunday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 11th
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo says George Springer's oblique injury has healed but that his quad remains day-to-day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 12th
 Whit Merrifield went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and one walk in Monday’s 3-0 win over the Indians.
Brad Camara
Mon, Apr 5th
Blue Jays OF George Springer recently underwent an MRI that revealed a low-grade quad strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 8th
 Whit Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, four RBI and an additional run scored in Saturday’s 11-4 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Apr 3rd
Blue Jays OF George Springer felt quad tightness while running the bases and has been sent for an MRI.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 7th
Notes 
 Merrifield has established an extremely strong floor, as he'll almost always be an asset in batting average, steals, and runs scored, and chip in for the remaining categories. There were some concern after his steals dropped to just 20 in 2019, but he bounced back to a 32-steal pace last year while also seeing a power spike. Merrifield is 32 years old and does not hit the ball particularly hard, but that's really irrelevant at this point. He is what he is, and with multi-position eligibility, what he is a major asset in fantasy and one of the top second basemen in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Springer is dealing with a grade-2 oblique strain, and his status is in doubt for Opening Day, though the injury is not expected to keep him out for very long. When healthy, he's a dynamic player. Springer's batting average fell off a tad last year, but once he was past his wrist injury, he was explosive, batting .316 with a 1.033 OPS over the final month of the season. His expected statistics were excellent, as he ranked in the top eight percent of the league in xBA, xSLG, and xWOBA. Now with the Blue Jays and an extreme hitter's park (wherever the Blue Jay play this year), he should once again be in line for a stellar year. Home runs and runs scored should again be plentiful, making Springer a rock solid second outfielder in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros