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BAL
o31.5
-3.5
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JAX
o33
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NYJ
PHI
o35.5
+1
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CHI
o35
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BUF
o34
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PIT
o35
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TB
o31.5
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o31.5
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LAC
o30
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HOU
o33.5
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NE
o34
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LV
o34
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CIN
o33.5
-1.5
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SF
o32.5
-1.5
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WAS
o36.5
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DET
o34.5
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MJ Melendez or Edwin Rios

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

MJ Melendez

CKansas City Royals KC
Edwin Rios

Edwin Rios

1BLos Angeles Dodgers LAD
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Melendez over Rios

 
 
 
 
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Latest News MJ Melendez
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Rios over Melendez

 
 
 
 
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Latest News Edwin Rios
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Performance MJ Melendez
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AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.211243.2860.57905
Season stats based on the past 7 days

AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.267366.3530.533012
Season stats based on the past 14 days
Performance Edwin Rios
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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
49%
+6.78 compared to last week
START
43%
+3.66 compared to last week
OWN/START Edwin Rios
OWN
 
1%
+0.02 compared to last week
START
 
0%
0 compared to last week
Next Up Consensus Rankings
Expert Consensus MJ Melendez
21st
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Expert Consensus Edwin Rios
Not Ranked
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 10th.
  • The current leader among C's is Will Smith
  • He is doing a better than most people thought he would.
  • Trending Batting Stats

  • Ranked 254th 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 135th with 0.336
  • Not too impressive with slugging percentage currently ranked 135th with 0.447
  • Not too impressive with on base plus slugging currently ranked 118th with 0.783
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 396th in RBI with 31
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 421st in runs scored with 29
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: +0.241, OBP: +0.336, HRs: +11, RBI: +31, Runs: +29, Wlks: +35, Stls: EVEN,
Breakdown Edwin Rios

    Overview

  • Experts don't even rank him among 1B's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 43rd.
  • The current leader among 1B's is Freddie Freeman
  • He hasn't missed that many games lately, but he is listed on the injury report. He may have some nagging injuries with his Hamstring (Mid-August?). Look at his player news.
  • Trending Batting Stats

  • Top 75 in BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) with 0.342 and is currently ranked 70th
  • Ranked 221st in batting average with 0.250
  • Not overly impressive with on base percentage currently ranked 483rd with 0.270
  • Top 100 in slugging percentage and is currently ranked 83rd with 0.472
  • Not too impressive with on base plus slugging currently ranked 201st with 0.742
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 527th in RBI with 13
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 582nd in runs scored with 10
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: +0.172, OBP: +0.053, HRs: +4, RBI: +12, Runs: +6, Wlks: -5, Stls: EVEN,
Next Up Health Check
Injury MJ Melendez

No Injury Reported

Injury Edwin Rios

HAMSTRING - Mid-August?

Hamstring
Next Up Matchup Comparison
Matchups MJ Melendez
DateOpponentResult
Aug 09VS CHWLynn
Aug 09VS CHW
Aug 10VS CHWCueto
Aug 11VS CHWCease
Aug 12VS LADGonsolin
Aug 13VS LADHeaney
Aug 14VS LADAnderson
AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.188122.1880.37504
Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Matchups Edwin Rios
DateOpponentResult
Aug 09VS MINRyan
Aug 10VS MINGray
Aug 12@KCLynch
Aug 13@KCKeller
Aug 14@KCSinger
AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
..0
Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Next Up Ratings Comparison
Rating MJ Melendez
8.13
FantasySP Player Rating
Rating Edwin Rios
3.00
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 68 57 11 29 31 0 35 .241 .336 .447 196
ON PACE 101 84 16 43 46 0 52 .241 .336 .447 291
3-YEAR AVG . . . 0
Career 68 57 11 29 31 0 35 .241 .336 .447
Career Edwin Rios
YEAR TM GP H HR R RBI SB BB AVG OBP SLG PTS
2019 LAD 28 13 4 10 8 0 9 .277 .393 .617 46
2020 LAD 39 21 10 15 20 0 7 .233 .297 .633 86
2021 LAD 25 4 1 4 1 0 7 .078 .217 .137 26
2022 LAD 23 18 5 10 13 0 2 .250 .270 .472 53
ON PACE 34 27 7 15 19 0 3 .250 .270 .472 79
3-YEAR AVG 31 13 5 10 10 0 8 .202 .300 .495 53
Career 115 56 20 39 42 0 25 .215 .292 .488
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ARI vs KC
ATL vs NO
BAL @NYJ
BUF @LAR
CAR vs CLE
CHI vs SF
CIN vs PIT
DAL vs TB
DEN @SEA
DET vs PHI
GB @MIN
HOU vs IND
JAC @WAS
LAC vs LV
MIA vs NE
NYG @TEN
Matchup Time Pitchers
ARI vs PIT 9:40 PM EST Gallen
Beede
BAL vs TOR 7:05 PM EST Lyles
Kikuchi
CHC vs WAS 8:05 PM EST Thompson
Sanchez
CIN @NYM 7:10 PM EST Dunn
Bassitt
LAA @OAK 9:40 PM EST Suarez
Irvin
NYY @SEA 10:10 PM EST Taillon
Gilbert
SD vs SF 9:40 PM EST Snell
Wood
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