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Who Should I Draft?

Whit Merrifield or Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
27 of 45 experts
40%
Recommended by
18 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 47
Best Rank# 13# 20
Worst Rank# 127# 127
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 47# 62
Best Rank# 41# 45
Worst Rank# 59# 83
   
Projections 
   
Runs3327
Home Runs59
RBI2433
Stolen Bases81
Batting Average.294.295
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 42
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 19# 42
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 74
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 41# 59
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 54
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 44
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 43
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 34# 61
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 52
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 31# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 127
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 37# 45
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 32# 46
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 36# 72
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 69
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 41# 49
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 38# 53
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 46# 49
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 50# 57
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 63
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 60
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 42# 52
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 29# 51
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 43# 62
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 36# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 42# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 37
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 28
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 55# 37
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 61# 56
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 63# 58
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 64# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 66# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 69# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 72# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 93# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 127# 36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats681464
   
Runs10552
   
Hits206126
   
Singles13983
   
Doubles4126
   
Triples102
   
Home Runs1615
   
RBI7469
   
Stolen Bases200
   
Caught Stealing101
   
Walks4546
   
Strikeouts12691
   
Batting Average.303.272
   
On Base Pct.348.339
   
Slugging Pct.463.433
   
On-base Plus Slugging.811.772
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats222195
   
Runs3327
   
Hits6558
   
Singles4436
   
Doubles1412
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs59
   
RBI2433
   
Stolen Bases81
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks1720
   
Strikeouts4136
   
Batting Average.294.295
   
On Base Pct.343.360
   
Slugging Pct.444.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.787.851
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
News 
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his second homer and walked in Grapefruit League action on Thursday in a loss to the Phillies.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 5th
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 1-for-3 with a home run during Sunday afternoon's spring training game.
Andy Zimmerman
Sun, Mar 1st
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr. says he is a lot stronger and also feels "lighter" compared to last off-season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jan 19th
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
Only 38 players had an ISO of more than .160 with a K% lower than 18 percent in at least 400 plate appearances. Guerrero has his name there with the likes of Cody Bellinger, Alex Bregman, Ketel Marte, Nolan Arenado, Francisco Lindor, Xander Bogaerts, and more. Guerrero was never going to live up to the expectations in his rookie season, but it was still a damn good season. The generational talent shouldn't be overlooked due to an OK debut. He crushes the ball, and it's just about hitting fewer groundballs in his second season. Oh yeah, he's only 21 years old. Invest now, or get left behind.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Merrifield leads off the second tier of fantasy second basemen after Altuve, Torres and Albies. He won't hit 20 bombs, but we can expect a batting average near or above .300 plus 20-30 steals once again, making him a great fifth round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
It wouldn't surprise anyone if Guerrero batted .330 with 40 homers this year but we are still talking about a kid who didn't outperform Brian Anderson, Renato Nunez or Todd Frazier last year in similar plate appearances. His upside is breathtaking but there is unquestionably some risk at his ADP.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 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
 
 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