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Who Should I Trade?

Whit Merrifield for Lars Nootbaar (2023)

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Who Should I Trade? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Whit Merrifield
Whit Merrifield
Lars Nootbaar
Lars Nootbaar
Recommended by
8 of 15 experts
Recommended by
7 of 15 experts
Rest of Season# 105# 111
VBR# 96# 147
Home Runs611
Stolen Bases197
Batting Average.270.249
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 136
Mike Maher
# 98# 99
Mick Ciallela
# 109# 117
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 89# 117
Nate Miller
# 124# 132
Joe Pisapia
# 82# 136
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 102# 174
Ethan Biddle
# 99# 108
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 94# 92
Christopher Welsh
# 117# 78
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 119# 118
Aaron Schill
FF Faceoff
# 121# 120
Kelly Kirby
# 137# 125
Tristan Davis
SEMO Fantasy Sports Podcast
# 142# 102
Blake Meyer
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 74
Who Should I Trade? Player Statistics
  Whit Merrifield
Whit Merrifield
Lars Nootbaar
Lars Nootbaar
2023 Stats 
At Bats176154
Home Runs24
Stolen Bases145
Caught Stealing21
Batting Average.290.266
On Base Pct.339.380
Slugging Pct.386.390
On-base Plus Slugging.725.770
Who Should I Trade? Player Projections
  Whit Merrifield
Whit Merrifield
Lars Nootbaar
Lars Nootbaar
2023 Projections 
At Bats322310
Home Runs611
Stolen Bases197
Caught Stealing41
Batting Average.270.249
On Base Pct.317.350
Slugging Pct.382.408
On-base Plus Slugging.700.757
Who Should I Trade? Player Notes
  Whit Merrifield
Whit Merrifield
Lars Nootbaar
Lars Nootbaar
 Whit Merrifield went 1-for-5 at the plate with no RBI, but he was able to score a run and steal a base in the Blue Jays' 6-5 victory over the Braves on Sunday.
Chris Schommer
Mon, May 15th
Lars Nootbaar was removed from Monday’s game due to lower back spasms.
Jesse Garcia
Mon, May 29th
 Merrifield went hitless in two at-bats but scored a run, drove in a run, and stole three bases in the Blue Jays' 5-2 win over the Braves on Saturday.
Ari Koslow
Sun, May 14th
Lars Nootbaar had a solid performance at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, but it wasn't enough to lift the Cardinals over the Guardians in a 4-3 loss.
Jesse Garcia
Fri, May 26th
 Merrifield went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base in Friday's 3-0 victory over the Braves, bringing his season total to seven steals.
Jesse Garcia
Fri, May 12th
Lars Nootbaar had a productive day at the plate on Sunday, going 3-for-6 with two doubles and three runs scored as the Cardinals dominated the Red Sox 9-1.
Chris Schommer
Mon, May 15th
 Whit Merrifield went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and a RBI single in Sunday's 10-1 win over the Pirates.
Owen Klukas - The Check Your Bias Podcast
Mon, May 8th
Lars Nootbaar went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and a stolen base as the Cardinals defeated the Red Sox 8-6 on Friday.
Jesse Garcia
Fri, May 12th
 Whit Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a double, a single, and three stolen bases in Friday's 4-0 win over the Pirates.
Owen Klukas - The Check Your Bias Podcast
Sat, May 6th
Lars Nootbaar may not have recorded a hit, but he made his presence felt on the basepaths, scoring two runs and stealing a base in the Cardinals' 3-1 victory over the Cubs on Monday.
Chris Schommer
Tue, May 9th
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Who Should I Trade? Player Schedules
  Whit Merrifield
Whit Merrifield
Lars Nootbaar
Lars Nootbaar
Date OppOpp PitcherVBROppOpp PitcherVBR
Thu, Mar 30th@ STLMiles Mikolas (4-1)#49vs TORAlek Manoah (1-5)#76
Sat, Apr 1st@ STLJack Flaherty (3-4)#89vs TORKevin Gausman (3-3)#9
Sun, Apr 2nd@ STLJordan Montgomery (2-6)#55vs TORChris Bassitt (5-4)#33
Mon, Apr 3rd@ KCBrady Singer (3-4)#119vs ATLCharlie Morton (5-5)#51
Tue, Apr 4th@ KCKris Bubic (0-2)vs ATLDylan Dodd (2-1)#270
Wed, Apr 5th@ KCZack Greinke (1-5)#117vs ATLBryce Elder (3-0)#21
Thu, Apr 6th@ KCJordan Lyles (0-9)#233   
Fri, Apr 7th@ LAAPatrick Sandoval (3-4)#56@ MILBrandon Woodruff (1-0)#28
Sat, Apr 8th@ LAATyler Anderson (2-1)#100@ MILEric Lauer (4-5)#79
Sun, Apr 9th@ LAAReid Detmers (0-4)#80@ MILFreddy Peralta (5-4)#48
Tue, Apr 11thvs DETMatt Manning (1-1)#151@ COLKyle Freeland (4-6)#170
Wed, Apr 12thvs DETEduardo Rodriguez (4-4)#34@ COLJose Urena (0-4)#368
Thu, Apr 13thvs DETSpencer Turnbull (1-4)#179vs PITVince Velasquez (4-4)#152
Fri, Apr 14thvs TBDrew Rasmussen (4-2)#39vs PITJohan Oviedo (3-4)#129
Sat, Apr 15thvs TBCalvin Faucher (0-1)#246vs PITRoansy Contreras (3-4)#88
Sun, Apr 16thvs TBShane McClanahan (8-1)#2vs PITMitch Keller (6-1)#71
Mon, Apr 17th@ HOUCristian Javier (6-1)#13vs ARIMerrill Kelly (6-3)#47
Tue, Apr 18th@ HOUJose Urquidy (2-2)#67vs ARIDrey Jameson (2-1)#166
Wed, Apr 19th@ HOULuis Garcia (2-2)vs ARIMadison Bumgarner (0-3)
Fri, Apr 21st@ NYYDomingo German (3-3)#60@ SEAGeorge Kirby (5-4)#25
Sat, Apr 22nd@ NYYGerrit Cole (6-0)#4@ SEALuis Castillo (4-2)#3
Sun, Apr 23rd@ NYYClarke Schmidt (2-5)#132@ SEAChris Flexen (0-4)#159
Mon, Apr 24thvs CWSLance Lynn (4-5)#61@ SFAlex Cobb (4-2)#46
Tue, Apr 25thvs CWSMike Clevinger (3-3)#165@ SFJohn Brebbia (2-0)#177
Wed, Apr 26thvs CWSMichael Kopech (3-5)#110@ SFAnthony DeSclafani (4-4)#84
Fri, Apr 28thvs SEALuis Castillo (4-2)#3@ LADDustin May (4-1)#52
Sat, Apr 29thvs SEAEaston McGee@ LADClayton Kershaw (6-4)#23
Sun, Apr 30thvs SEAMarco Gonzales (4-1)#146@ LADNoah Syndergaard (1-4)#122
Mon, May 1st@ BOSCorey Kluber (2-6)#188   
Tue, May 2nd@ BOSTanner Houck (3-4)#75vs LAAPatrick Sandoval (3-4)#56
Wed, May 3rd@ BOSNick Pivetta (3-3)#161vs LAAShohei Ohtani (5-1)#6
Thu, May 4th@ BOSBrayan Bello (3-3)#106vs LAAGriffin Canning (4-2)#125
Fri, May 5th@ PITRich Hill (4-5)#141vs DETMatthew Boyd (3-4)#105
Sat, May 6th@ PITJohan Oviedo (3-4)#129vs DETSpencer Turnbull (1-4)#179
Sun, May 7th@ PITRoansy Contreras (3-4)#88vs DETAlex Faedo (1-3)#185
Tue, May 9th@ PHIAaron Nola (4-3)#7@ CHCJameson Taillon (0-3)#137
Wed, May 10th@ PHIZack Wheeler (4-4)#12@ CHCJustin Steele (6-2)#59
Fri, May 12thvs ATLSpencer Strider (5-2)#1@ BOSJames Paxton (1-1)#124
Sat, May 13thvs ATLBryce Elder (3-0)#21@ BOSChris Sale (5-2)#45
Sun, May 14thvs ATLCollin McHugh@ BOSCorey Kluber (2-6)#188
Mon, May 15thvs NYYJimmy Corderovs MILFreddy Peralta (5-4)#48
Tue, May 16thvs NYYDomingo German (3-3)#60vs MILWade Miley (3-2)#168
Wed, May 17thvs NYYGerrit Cole (6-0)#4vs MILCorbin Burnes (4-4)#10
Thu, May 18thvs NYYNestor Cortes Jr. (5-2)#44vs LADJulio Urias (5-4)#27
Fri, May 19thvs BALKyle Gibson (7-3)#77vs LADTony Gonsolin (3-1)#63
Sat, May 20thvs BALGrayson Rodriguez (2-2)#74vs LADNoah Syndergaard (1-4)#122
Sun, May 21stvs BALDean Kremer (5-2)#139vs LADClayton Kershaw (6-4)#23
Mon, May 22nd@ TBTrevor Kelley@ CINBrandon Williamson (0-0)#290
Tue, May 23rd@ TBTaj Bradley (3-2)#145@ CINGraham Ashcraft (3-3)#163
Wed, May 24th@ TBShane McClanahan (8-1)#2@ CINBen Lively (3-2)#257
Thu, May 25th@ TBZach Eflin (7-1)#42@ CINLuke Weaver (1-2)#210
Fri, May 26th@ MINLouie Varland (2-1)#104@ CLEShane Bieber (4-3)#11
Sat, May 27th@ MINPablo Lopez (3-3)#29@ CLETanner Bibee (1-1)#138
Sun, May 28th@ MINBailey Ober (3-2)#81@ CLEHunter Gaddis (1-1)#171
Tue, May 30thvs MILAdrian Houser (1-1)#218vs KCZack Greinke (1-5)#117
Wed, May 31stvs MILJulio Teheran (0-1)#363   
Thu, Jun 1stvs MILFreddy Peralta (5-4)#48   
Fri, Jun 2nd@ NYMJustin Verlander (2-2)#16@ PITRoansy Contreras (3-4)#88
Sat, Jun 3rd@ NYMTylor Megill (5-3)#66@ PITLuis Ortiz (1-2)#253
Sun, Jun 4th@ NYMKodai Senga (5-3)#65@ PITRich Hill (4-5)#141
Mon, Jun 5thvs HOUHunter Brown (5-1)#58@ TEXMartin Perez (6-1)#69
Tue, Jun 6thvs HOUFramber Valdez (5-4)#8@ TEXDane Dunning (4-0)#99
Wed, Jun 7thvs HOUCristian Javier (6-1)#13@ TEXJon Gray (5-1)#38
Thu, Jun 8thvs HOU   
Fri, Jun 9thvs MINvs CIN
Sat, Jun 10thvs MINvs CIN
Sun, Jun 11thvs MINvs CIN
Tue, Jun 13th@ BALvs SF
Wed, Jun 14th@ BALvs SF
Thu, Jun 15th@ BAL   
Fri, Jun 16th@ TEX@ NYM
Sat, Jun 17th@ TEX@ NYM
Sun, Jun 18th@ TEX@ NYM
Mon, Jun 19th@ MIA@ WSH
Tue, Jun 20th@ MIA@ WSH
Wed, Jun 21st@ MIA@ WSH
Fri, Jun 23rdvs OAK   
Sat, Jun 24thvs OAKvs CHC
Sun, Jun 25thvs OAKvs CHC
Tue, Jun 27thvs SFvs HOU
Wed, Jun 28thvs SFvs HOU
Thu, Jun 29thvs SFvs HOU
Fri, Jun 30thvs BOSvs NYY
Sat, Jul 1stvs BOSvs NYY
Sun, Jul 2ndvs BOSvs NYY
Tue, Jul 4th@ CWS@ MIA
Wed, Jul 5th@ CWS@ MIA
Thu, Jul 6th@ CWS@ MIA
Fri, Jul 7th@ DET@ CWS
Sat, Jul 8th@ DET@ CWS
Sun, Jul 9th@ DET@ CWS
Fri, Jul 14thvs ARIvs WSH
Sat, Jul 15thvs ARIvs WSH
Sun, Jul 16thvs ARIvs WSH
Tue, Jul 18thvs SDvs MIA
Wed, Jul 19thvs SDvs MIA
Thu, Jul 20thvs SD@ CHC
Fri, Jul 21st@ SEA@ CHC
Sat, Jul 22nd@ SEA@ CHC
Sun, Jul 23rd@ SEA@ CHC
Mon, Jul 24th@ LAD@ ARI
Tue, Jul 25th@ LAD@ ARI
Wed, Jul 26th@ LAD@ ARI
Fri, Jul 28thvs LAAvs CHC
Sat, Jul 29thvs LAAvs CHC
Sun, Jul 30thvs LAAvs CHC
Mon, Jul 31stvs BAL   
Tue, Aug 1stvs BALvs MIN
Wed, Aug 2ndvs BALvs MIN
Thu, Aug 3rdvs BALvs MIN
Fri, Aug 4th@ BOSvs COL
Sat, Aug 5th@ BOSvs COL
Sun, Aug 6th@ BOSvs COL
Mon, Aug 7th@ CLE   
Tue, Aug 8th@ CLE@ TB
Wed, Aug 9th@ CLE@ TB
Thu, Aug 10th@ CLE@ TB
Fri, Aug 11thvs CHC@ KC
Sat, Aug 12thvs CHC@ KC
Sun, Aug 13thvs CHC   
Tue, Aug 15thvs PHIvs OAK
Wed, Aug 16thvs PHIvs OAK
Fri, Aug 18th@ CINvs NYM
Sat, Aug 19th@ CINvs NYM
Sun, Aug 20th@ CINvs NYM
Tue, Aug 22nd@ BAL@ PIT
Wed, Aug 23rd@ BAL@ PIT
Thu, Aug 24th@ BAL   
Fri, Aug 25thvs CLE@ PHI
Sat, Aug 26thvs CLE@ PHI
Sun, Aug 27thvs CLE@ PHI
Mon, Aug 28thvs WSHvs SD
Tue, Aug 29thvs WSHvs SD
Wed, Aug 30thvs WSHvs SD
Fri, Sep 1st@ COLvs PIT
Sat, Sep 2nd@ COLvs PIT
Sun, Sep 3rd@ COLvs PIT
Mon, Sep 4th@ OAK   
Tue, Sep 5th@ OAK@ ATL
Wed, Sep 6th@ OAK@ ATL
Fri, Sep 8thvs KC@ CIN
Sat, Sep 9thvs KC@ CIN
Sun, Sep 10thvs KC@ CIN
Mon, Sep 11thvs TEX@ BAL
Tue, Sep 12thvs TEX@ BAL
Wed, Sep 13thvs TEX@ BAL
Thu, Sep 14thvs TEX   
Fri, Sep 15thvs BOSvs PHI
Sat, Sep 16thvs BOSvs PHI
Sun, Sep 17thvs BOSvs PHI
Tue, Sep 19th@ NYYvs MIL
Wed, Sep 20th@ NYYvs MIL
Thu, Sep 21st@ NYYvs MIL
Fri, Sep 22nd@ TB@ SD
Sat, Sep 23rd@ TB@ SD
Sun, Sep 24th@ TB@ SD
Tue, Sep 26thvs NYY@ MIL
Wed, Sep 27thvs NYY@ MIL
Thu, Sep 28thvs NYY@ MIL
Fri, Sep 29thvs TBvs CIN
Sat, Sep 30thvs TBvs CIN
Sun, Oct 1stvs TBvs CIN
Mon, Apr 10th   @ COLGerman Marquez (2-2)
Thu, Apr 27th   @ SFLogan Webb (4-5)#19
Mon, May 8th   @ CHCMarcus Stroman (5-4)#31
Mon, May 29th   vs KCJosh Staumont
Mon, Jun 12th   vs SF
Mon, Jul 3rd   @ MIA
Mon, Jul 17th   vs MIA
Thu, Jul 27th   vs CHC
Mon, Aug 14th   vs OAK
Thu, Aug 17th   vs NYM
Mon, Aug 21st   @ PIT
Thu, Sep 7th   @ ATL
Mon, Sep 18th   vs MIL