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Who Should I Draft?

Whit Merrifield or Keston Hiura (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
6 of 6 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 6 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 40
Best Rank# 11# 36
Worst Rank# 31# 57
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 65
Best Rank# 26# 65
Worst Rank# 48# 67
   
Projections 
   
Runs9082
Home Runs1630
RBI6785
Stolen Bases2611
Batting Average.290.259
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 11# 39
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 31# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 41
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 29# 41
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 25# 36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats248217
   
Runs3830
   
Hits7146
   
Singles5029
   
Doubles124
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs913
   
RBI3132
   
Stolen Bases123
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks1216
   
Strikeouts3385
   
Batting Average.286.212
   
On Base Pct.328.297
   
Slugging Pct.444.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.772.707
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats610547
   
Runs9082
   
Hits177142
   
Singles12282
   
Doubles3527
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs1630
   
RBI6785
   
Stolen Bases2611
   
Caught Stealing85
   
Walks4144
   
Strikeouts104181
   
Batting Average.290.259
   
On Base Pct.335.313
   
Slugging Pct.435.475
   
On-base Plus Slugging.770.788
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
News 
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Notes 
  Hiura looked to be on the verge of superstardom heading into 2020, if he could just cut back on his bloated 30.7% strikeout rate. Instead, he struck out more than ever (34.6% of the time), en route to a league-leading 85 strikeouts. That led to a massive drop in production, notably in batting average, which fell from .303 in 2019 to .212 last year. Hiura was mever a high-strikeout player in the minors. He never struck out more than 26.3% in any level and he had an overall strikeout rate of just 21%. If he can manage to cut down on the whiffs, he should be a top option at second base given his power and speed, but for now, drop him down your draft board a bit from where he was heading into 2020. He's still a borderline top-five option, but exercise more caution.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros