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Who Should I Draft?

Whit Merrifield or Zack Greinke (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
32 of 55 experts
42%
Recommended by
23 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 60# 64
Best Rank# 15# 30
Worst Rank# 175# 105
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 49# 50
Best Rank# 41# 42
Worst Rank# 59# 65
   
Projections 
   
Runs32
Home Runs511
RBI24
Stolen Bases8
Batting Avg.290
Strikeouts4167
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.90
WHIP1.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 47# 70
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 51
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 58
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 24# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 51
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 38# 86
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 56# 70
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 66# 70
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 105
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 66
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 53# 64
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 60
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 78# 100
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 48# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 63
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 41# 85
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 38# 50
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 53# 56
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 50# 71
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 41# 65
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 64# 66
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 93
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 71
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 50# 65
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 65# 105
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 61# 74
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 66
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 83# 93
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 34# 65
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 40# 68
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 62
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 30
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 51# 48
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 53# 49
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 56# 51
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 59# 58
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 64# 57
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 66# 64
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 67# 52
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 68# 52
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 74# 53
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 76# 68
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 80# 50
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 80# 65
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 82# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 84# 62
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 86# 48
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 89# 36
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 90# 66
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 96# 93
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 97# 74
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 126# 49
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 129# 86
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 175# 83
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs105
   
Home Runs1621
   
RBI74
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Batting Avg.303
   
Strikeouts126187
   
Wins18
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.06
   
WHIP0.99
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs32
   
Home Runs511
   
RBI24
   
Stolen Bases8
   
Batting Avg.290
   
Strikeouts4167
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.90
   
WHIP1.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
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
Zack Greinke allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out seven during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rays in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
 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
Astros' manager Dusty Baker announced that Zack Greinke will start Game 4 of the ALCS against the Rays.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 12th
 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
Zack Greinke was handed a no-decision on Thursday when he allowed four runs on five hits with four strikeouts and one walk across 4 2/3 innings in the Astros Game 4 ALDS win over the A's.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
 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
The Astros announce that Zack Greinke will start Game 4 of the ALDS Thursday afternoon.
Andy Zimmerman
Thu, Oct 8th
 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
Zack Greinke (arm) isn’t dealing with any structural damage, said Astros manager Zack Greinke.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 7th
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
Quality guy without the nasty flash. Safe pick ranked safely.
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
One of these years, it's going to happen. Zack Greinke is going to get rocked as his velocity continues to decline. There's little upside here, with more downside that the end is here at age 36. Greinke has been the model of consistency, but at a position where strikeouts are the most valuable result that a pitcher can give you, Greinke doesn't help you at all. If you're looking at pure volume in a short season, he's worth the pick here.
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
Greinke didn't see the patented Astros bump after a mid-season trade, as his overall numbers actually declined a bit after his move from the Diamondbacks. His ERA and WHIP remain outstanding, but his strikeout rate continues to decline, such that it now actively does not help fantasy owners. Still, he's nearly a lock for 200 innings, plenty of wins, and solid peripherals, making him a fine addition to any fantasy staff. But with his advancing age, don't bank on him necessarily being a top-20 pitcher.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 A safe source of batting average and steals at a thing second base position
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Has become a boring pick but there's plenty of upside in his first full season with the Astros. A lot of potential for wins, which are often overlooked when analyzing SPs
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros