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Who Should I Draft?

Whit Merrifield or Ketel Marte (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Ketel Marte
2B,CF,DH - ARI
Ketel Marte
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
38 of 43 experts
12%
Recommended by
5 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 47
Best Rank# 17# 33
Worst Rank# 66# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 74
Best Rank# 30# 40
Worst Rank# 62# 83
   
Projections 
   
Runs8983
Home Runs1222
RBI6578
Stolen Bases296
Batting Average.281.297
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 58
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 51
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 26# 52
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 31# 41
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 48
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 42
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 37# 52
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 37# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 66
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 46
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 27# 44
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 45# 47
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 27# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 49
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 43
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 21# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 53
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 27# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 49
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 43
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 27# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 26# 48
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 47
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 23# 54
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 67
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 36# 41
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 25# 54
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 23# 44
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 36# 43
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 21# 38
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 20# 54
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 33
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 48
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 40# 36
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 36
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 46# 44
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 57# 44
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 66# 47
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Ketel Marte
2B,CF,DH - ARI
Ketel Marte
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats664340
   
Runs9752
   
Hits183108
   
Singles12864
   
Doubles4229
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs1014
   
RBI7450
   
Stolen Bases402
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks4031
   
Strikeouts10360
   
Batting Average.276.318
   
On Base Pct.315.377
   
Slugging Pct.393.532
   
On-base Plus Slugging.708.909
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Ketel Marte
2B,CF,DH - ARI
Ketel Marte
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats609557
   
Runs8983
   
Hits171166
   
Singles120102
   
Doubles3637
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs1222
   
RBI6578
   
Stolen Bases296
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks3949
   
Strikeouts9796
   
Batting Average.281.297
   
On Base Pct.324.355
   
Slugging Pct.411.493
   
On-base Plus Slugging.734.848
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Ketel Marte
2B,CF,DH - ARI
Ketel Marte
News 
 Whit Merrifield went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Kansas City's 5-3 loss to Oakland on Sunday.
Luke Monaldo
Mon, Jun 27th
Ketel Marte went 2-for-4 Saturday, singling, homering, scoring one run, and driving in two runs in the Diamondbacks' 11-7 loss to the Rockies.
Chris Schommer
Sun, Jul 3rd
 Whit Merrifield went 3-for-5 with a run scored and a stolen base in Kansas City’s 5-1 win in Oakland on Friday.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, Jun 18th
Ketel Marte went 2-for-3 Tuesday, singling twice and scoring two runs in the Diamondbacks' 7-6 win over the Padres.
Chris Schommer
Wed, Jun 29th
 Whit Merrifield went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Kansas City’s 6-2 loss in San Francisco on Monday.
Luke Monaldo
Tue, Jun 14th
Ketel Marte went 1-for-3 Saturday, singling in the Diamondbacks' 6-3 loss to the Tigers.
Chris Schommer
Sun, Jun 26th
 Whit Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Kansas City’s 6-4 loss to Baltimore on Saturday.
Luke Monaldo
Sun, Jun 12th
Ketel Marte was removed from Wednesday’s game in the ninth inning with a tight hamstring. The move was described as precautionary.
Jesse Garcia
Thu, Jun 16th
 Whit Merrifield went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Kansas City’s 8-4 win against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Luke Monaldo
Wed, Jun 8th
Ketel Marte went 1-for-4 at the plate on Sunday, walking once, and hitting a 2-run RBI single in the Diamondbacks' 13-1 win over the Phillies.
Josh Thiessen
Sun, Jun 12th
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
Guys with recurring muscle injuries scare me. They're one wrong step away from missing a month. Marte terrifies me. Ever since his 2019 breakout that had all of us wondering if we'd be better off with Marte or Ozzie Albies (lol, what were we thinking?), Marte has had trouble staying healthy. Arizona is likely to give him more rest this season with the goal of keeping him on the field. He'll still help you in average, and he has a little pop in his bat, but he's one of the riskier investments in fantasy baseball.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros