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JAX
o37.5
+1.5
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PHI
o35.5
-1
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o35
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o35
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PIT
o36
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TB
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DEN
o31.5
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LAC
o30
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NO
HOU
o33.5
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NE
o33.5
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o34
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CIN
o31
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SF
o33
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WAS
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DET
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MJ Melendez or Tyler Stephenson

Who Should I Start? - Week 18 • Start New
MJ Melendez

MJ Melendez

CKansas City Royals KC
Tyler Stephenson

Tyler Stephenson

CCincinnati Reds CIN
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Melendez over Stephenson

 
 
 
 
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Latest News MJ Melendez
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Stephenson over Melendez

 
 
 
 
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Latest News Tyler Stephenson
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Performance MJ Melendez
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AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.467365.5561.13304
Season stats based on the past 7 days

AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.333367.4420.639010
Season stats based on the past 14 days
Performance Tyler Stephenson
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AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
..0
Season stats based on the past 7 days

AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
..0
Season stats based on the past 14 days
Next Up Own/Start Comparison
OWN/START MJ Melendez
OWN
63%
+18.86 compared to last week
START
58%
+17.4 compared to last week
OWN/START Tyler Stephenson
OWN
43%
-12.97 compared to last week
START
16%
-3.28 compared to last week
Next Up Consensus Rankings
Expert Consensus MJ Melendez
21st
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Expert Consensus Tyler Stephenson
24th
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Next Up Player Breakdowns
Breakdown MJ Melendez

    Overview

  • He is eligible to play multiple positions including: C DH RF . However, he plays C most often.
  • Experts rank this player at 22nd among C's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 9th.
  • The current leader among C's is Will Smith
  • He is doing better than most people thought he would.
  • Trending Batting Stats

  • Ranked 255th in BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) with 0.297
  • Ranked 294th in batting average with 0.241
  • Not overly impressive with on base percentage currently ranked 131st with 0.336
  • Not too impressive with slugging percentage currently ranked 133rd with 0.447
  • Not too impressive with on base plus slugging currently ranked 119th with 0.783
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 396th in RBI with 31
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 422nd in runs scored with 29
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: +0.249, OBP: +0.344, HRs: +12, RBI: +33, Runs: +31, Wlks: +36, Stls: EVEN,
Breakdown Tyler Stephenson

    Overview

  • Experts rank this player at 25th among C's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 22nd.
  • The current leader among C's is Will Smith
  • He is putting up slightly better numbers than the experts expected him to.
  • He hasn't missed that many games lately, but he is listed on the injury report. He may have some nagging injuries with his Shoulder (Out indefinitely). Look at his player news.
  • Trending Batting Stats

  • Top 20 in BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) with 0.383 and is currently ranked 20th
  • Top 15 in batting average with 0.321 and is currently ranked 11th
  • Top 25 on base percentage and is currently ranked 25th with 0.374
  • Top 75 in slugging percentage and is currently ranked 73rd with 0.483
  • Top 50 in on base plus slugging and is currently ranked 41st with 0.856
  • Not very impressive in steals and is currently ranked 440th with 1
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 242nd in RBI with 57
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 309th in runs scored with 47
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: +0.059, OBP: +0.034, HRs: -4, RBI: -11, Runs: -32, Wlks: -29, Stls: +1,
Next Up Health Check
Injury MJ Melendez

No Injury Reported

Injury Tyler Stephenson

SHOULDER - Out indefinitely

Shoulder
Next Up Matchup Comparison
Matchups MJ Melendez
DateOpponentResult
Aug 09VS CHWMartin 2-3L 3-2
Aug 09VS CHWLynn 2-5W 4-2
Aug 10VS CHWDiekman 5-2W 8-3
Aug 11VS CHWCease
Aug 12VS LADGonsolin
Aug 13VS LADHeaney
Aug 14VS LADAnderson
AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.300244.3330.60005
Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Matchups Tyler Stephenson
DateOpponentResult
Aug 08@NYMBassitt 9-7L 5-1
Aug 09@NYMCarrasco 13-4L 6-2
Aug 10@NYMWalker 10-3L 10-2
Aug 11VS CHCSmyly
Aug 13VS CHCSampson
Aug 14VS CHCThompson
AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.364033.4620.36403
Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Next Up Ratings Comparison
Rating MJ Melendez
8.51
FantasySP Player Rating
Rating Tyler Stephenson
15.81
FantasySP Player Rating
Next Up Career Comparison
Career MJ Melendez
YEAR TM GP H HR R RBI SB BB AVG OBP SLG PTS
2022 KC 69 60 12 31 33 0 36 .249 .344 .465 208
ON PACE 99 86 17 44 47 0 52 .249 .344 .465 300
3-YEAR AVG . . . 0
Career 69 60 12 31 33 0 36 .249 .344 .465
Career Tyler Stephenson
YEAR TM GP H HR R RBI SB BB AVG OBP SLG PTS
2020 CIN 8 5 2 4 6 0 2 .294 .400 .647 19
2021 CIN 131 99 10 55 45 0 40 .286 .365 .434 348
2022 CIN 47 49 6 23 34 1 11 .345 .399 .528 153
ON PACE 69 72 8 33 50 1 16 .345 .399 .528 225
3-YEAR AVG 70 52 6 30 26 0 21 .287 .367 .444 183
Career 186 153 18 82 85 1 53 .303 .376 .467
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GB @MIN
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ARI vs PIT 3:40 PM EST Kelly
Brubaker
BAL @BOS 7:10 PM EST Voth
Winckowski
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Lodolo
CHW @KC 2:10 PM EST Cease
Greinke
CIN vs CHC 7:15 PM EST Lodolo
Smyly
CLE @DET 1:10 PM EST Plesac
Hill
COL vs STL 3:10 PM EST Marquez
Hudson
HOU vs TEX 2:10 PM EST Valdez
Ragans
MIA @PHI 1:05 PM EST Cabrera
Gibson
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