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Who Should I Draft?

Whit Merrifield or Jose Abreu (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
29 of 52 experts
44%
Recommended by
23 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 47
Best Rank# 12# 29
Worst Rank# 127# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 49# 72
Best Rank# 41# 66
Worst Rank# 59# 81
   
Projections 
   
Runs3230
Home Runs511
RBI2437
Stolen Bases81
Batting Average.290.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 47
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 44
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 19# 64
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 56
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 63
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 41# 63
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 48
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 36# 57
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 44
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 30# 41
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 31# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 50
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 37# 47
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 32# 58
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 54
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 38# 42
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 46# 56
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 47
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 51
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 44
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 36# 55
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 46
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 42# 48
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 29# 50
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 36# 37
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 40
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 43# 40
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 47# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 44
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 49# 44
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 54# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 55# 40
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 59# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 59# 40
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 52
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 60# 42
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 61# 29
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 64# 43
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 66# 42
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 69# 32
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 74# 40
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 83# 37
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 84# 46
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 93# 43
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 127# 50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats681634
   
Runs10585
   
Hits206179
   
Singles139107
   
Doubles4138
   
Triples101
   
Home Runs1633
   
RBI74122
   
Stolen Bases202
   
Caught Stealing102
   
Walks4536
   
Strikeouts126152
   
Batting Average.303.282
   
On Base Pct.348.329
   
Slugging Pct.463.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.811.831
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats221211
   
Runs3230
   
Hits6459
   
Singles4335
   
Doubles1412
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs511
   
RBI2437
   
Stolen Bases81
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks1614
   
Strikeouts4148
   
Batting Average.290.280
   
On Base Pct.339.324
   
Slugging Pct.439.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.778.822
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
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
Jose Abreu went 1-for-5 with a double in the White Sox Game 3 Wild Card loss to the A's on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 1st
 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
Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a single in the White Sox 4-1 win over the A's in Game 1 of their Wild Card series.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Sep 29th
 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
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 0-for-3 with two walks and two strikeouts in a 10-8 loss to the Cubs on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 28th
 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
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 5-3 loss to Cleveland on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
 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
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 5-0 win over the Reds on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 20th
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
Safe, reliable and consistent. Rendon has a slightly higher ceiling but only slightly without the track record of 30+ success. Abreu doesn't get the respect but he deserves your pick.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
How many guesses would it take you to land on Jose Abreu as the AL leader in RBIs in 2019? He's not a sexy player, and frankly, he never has been. But he's a consistent source of RBIs and his batting average bounced back after a down year in the category in 2018. Even if he doesn't drive in 123 runs again, he's in the best lineup of his career, and he's a lock as a top 10 first baseman.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
Super reliable option with a now improved lineup. Very safe and consistent pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 A safe source of batting average and steals at a thing second base position
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Drove in 123 runs last year but RBIs can be fluky. Not really a standout player in any other way
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
  high GB EV, low GB pull, increased EV, barrel rate and hard-hit %
Al Melchior - The Athletic