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Who Should I Draft?

Whit Merrifield or Pete Alonso (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Pete Alonso
1B,DH - NYM
Pete Alonso
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
35 of 51 experts
31%
Recommended by
16 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 32
Best Rank# 16# 21
Worst Rank# 56# 55
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 41# 46
Best Rank# 28# 43
Worst Rank# 44# 53
   
Projections 
   
Runs9090
Home Runs1642
RBI68105
Stolen Bases252
Batting Average.285.250
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 24# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 17# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 34
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 29# 32
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 23# 34
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 28# 35
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 37# 39
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 34
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 29# 35
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 28# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 30
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 31
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 30# 38
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 30# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 41
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 32# 35
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 32# 34
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 55
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 16# 41
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 40
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 33
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 29# 34
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 25# 40
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 21# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 26
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 29# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 27
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 33# 27
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 33# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 34# 31
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 36# 22
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 28
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 38# 34
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 39# 38
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 40# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 41# 28
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 36
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 56# 32
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 56# 21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Pete Alonso
1B,DH - NYM
Pete Alonso
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats248208
   
Runs3831
   
Hits7148
   
Singles5026
   
Doubles126
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs916
   
RBI3135
   
Stolen Bases121
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks1224
   
Strikeouts3361
   
Batting Average.286.231
   
On Base Pct.328.326
   
Slugging Pct.444.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.772.817
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Pete Alonso
1B,DH - NYM
Pete Alonso
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats614550
   
Runs9090
   
Hits174136
   
Singles11868
   
Doubles3525
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs1642
   
RBI68105
   
Stolen Bases252
   
Caught Stealing81
   
Walks4267
   
Strikeouts107166
   
Batting Average.285.250
   
On Base Pct.332.331
   
Slugging Pct.435.526
   
On-base Plus Slugging.767.857
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Pete Alonso
1B,DH - NYM
Pete Alonso
News 
 Whit Merrifield went 3-for-4 with a walk and a RBI single during Friday's 11-6 win over the Twins.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Oct 2nd
Pete Alonso went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Mets 12-5 loss Wednesday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Thu, Sep 23rd
 Whit Merrifield went 0-for-2 with two RBI during Friday's 3-1 win over the Tigers.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Sep 25th
Pete Alonso went 0-for-3 with one walk, and one strikeout in the Mets win on Sunday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 20th
 Whit Merrifield went 2-for-3 with a walk during Tuesday's 4-1 loss in Cleveland.
Andy Zimmerman
Wed, Sep 22nd
Pete Alonso went 2-for-4 with two runs, three RBIs, one walk, and two homers as the Mets beat the Marlins 9-4 Tuesday. They're one game over .500 and only 3.5 back of the second wildcard.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 8th
 Whit Merrifield went 3-for-5 with a RBI during Tuesday's 10-7 win over the Athletics.
Andy Zimmerman
Wed, Sep 15th
Pete Alonso went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, but the Mets lost 4-3 Monday. They're 69-69 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
 Whit Merrifield went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored during Wednesday's 9-8 loss in Baltimore.
Andy Zimmerman
Thu, Sep 9th
Pete Alonso went 2-for-4 with one run scored, one strikeout, one single, one home run, and two RBIs. However, the Mets lost 3-2 and are now 61-66 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Aug 27th
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
Alonso didn't quite follow up his incredible 2019 season last year, but he certainly wasn't terrible. The vast majority of his underlying statcast data and metrics looked similar, and he mostly just didn't make quite as consistently hard contact as he did the previous year. Alonso is never going to help you in batting average, but you should expect 40 home runs and 100 RBI this year and for the foreseeable future. With such a high floor, Alonso makes a more than adequate starting first baseman in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  As good a bet as anyone to lead the majors in homeruns, Alonso is a very, very solid 1B option. May not fit the build for every team, but he is someone you build around in your draft.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy