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28
22
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20
23
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24
14
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34
11
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3
31
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38
11
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13
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Whit Merrifield or Nicky Lopez

Who Should I Start? - Week 30 • Start New
Whit Merrifield

Whit Merrifield

2BKansas City Royals KC
Nicky Lopez

Nicky Lopez

2BKansas City Royals KC
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Merrifield over Lopez

 
 
 
 
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Includes Detailed Projections

Latest News Whit Merrifield
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Lopez over Merrifield

 
 
 
 
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Includes Detailed Projections

Latest News Nicky Lopez
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Performance Whit Merrifield
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AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
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Season stats based on the past 7 days

AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
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Season stats based on the past 14 days
Performance Nicky Lopez
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AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
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Season stats based on the past 7 days

AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
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Season stats based on the past 14 days
Next Up Own/Start Comparison
OWN/START Whit Merrifield
OWN
79%
-17.48 compared to last week
START
79%
-14.45 compared to last week
OWN/START Nicky Lopez
OWN
60%
-8.97 compared to last week
START
48%
-18.02 compared to last week
Next Up Consensus Rankings
Expert Consensus Whit Merrifield
5th
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Expert Consensus Nicky Lopez
Not Ranked
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Next Up Player Breakdowns
Breakdown Whit Merrifield

    Overview

  • He is eligible to play multiple positions including: 2B RF . However, he plays 2B most often.
  • Experts rank this player at 6th among 2B's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 5th.
  • The current leader among 2B's is Jose Altuve
  • He is putting up the kind of numbers the experts expected him to.
  • In the past two weeks he has had an awful lot of time off. Either he isn't an every day player or he is coming back from an injury of some sort. I suggest checking out his news page to get a closer look.
  • Trending Batting Stats

  • Ranked 151st in BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) with 0.314
  • Ranked 112th in batting average with 0.279
  • Not overly impressive with on base percentage currently ranked 243rd with 0.304
  • Not too impressive with slugging percentage currently ranked 230th with 0.399
  • Not too impressive with on base plus slugging currently ranked 236th with 0.703
  • Not very impressive in steals and is currently ranked 260th with 6
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 198th in RBI with 17
  • Top 50 in runs scored and is currently ranked 44th with 30
  • His average points in the past two weeks have dipped quite a bit at 5.8.
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: -0.011, OBP: -0.012, HRs: +1, RBI: +42, Runs: +57, Wlks: +28, Stls: +27,
Breakdown Nicky Lopez

    Overview

  • Experts don't even rank him among 2B's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 2nd.
  • The current leader among 2B's is Jose Altuve
  • In the past two weeks he has had an awful lot of time off. Either he isn't an every day player or he is coming back from an injury of some sort. I suggest checking out his news page to get a closer look.
  • Trending Batting Stats

  • Top 25 in BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) with 0.396 and is currently ranked 23rd
  • Top 10 in batting average with 0.357 and is currently ranked 8th
  • Top 35 on base percentage and is currently ranked 29th with 0.408
  • Not too impressive with slugging percentage currently ranked 143rd with 0.456
  • Top 100 in on base plus slugging and is currently ranked 82nd with 0.865
  • Top 100 in steals and is currently ranked 89th with 9
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 258th in RBI with 15
  • Top 100 in runs scored and is currently ranked 85th with 31
  • Slight decline in numbers lately at 1.7 PPG.
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: +0.101, OBP: +0.076, HRs: +1, RBI: +30, Runs: +63, Wlks: +31, Stls: +22,
Next Up Health Check
Injury Whit Merrifield

No Injury Reported

Injury Nicky Lopez

No Injury Reported

Next Up Matchup Comparison
Matchups Whit Merrifield
DateOpponentResult
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AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
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Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Matchups Nicky Lopez
DateOpponentResult
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Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Next Up Ratings Comparison
Rating Whit Merrifield
7.00
FantasySP Player Rating
Rating Nicky Lopez
8.64
FantasySP Player Rating
Next Up Career Comparison
Career Whit Merrifield
YEAR TM GP H HR R RBI SB BB AVG OBP SLG PTS
2016 KC 81 88 2 44 29 8 19 .283 .323 .392 194
2017 KC 145 169 19 80 78 34 29 .288 .324 .460 481
2018 KC 158 192 12 88 60 45 61 .304 .367 .438 519
2019 KC 160 204 16 105 73 20 45 .304 .350 .466 513
2020 KC 60 71 9 38 31 12 12 .286 .328 .444 199
2021 KC 161 179 10 95 73 39 40 .275 .316 .394 604
3-YEAR AVG 126 156 12 77 55 26 39 .301 .354 .451 410
Career 765 903 68 450 344 158 206 .291 .337 .435
Career Nicky Lopez
YEAR TM GP H HR R RBI SB BB AVG OBP SLG PTS
2019 KC 101 89 2 44 29 1 18 .241 .278 .324 188
2020 KC 56 34 1 15 13 0 18 .201 .286 .266 71
2021 KC 150 147 2 78 43 22 49 .302 .362 .383 478
3-YEAR AVG 79 62 2 30 21 1 18 .228 .280 .306 129
Career 307 270 5 137 85 23 85 .263 .320 .342
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