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MJ Melendez or Lane Thomas

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

MJ Melendez

CKansas City Royals KC
Lane Thomas

Lane Thomas

CFWashington Nationals WAS
OR
🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Melendez over Thomas

 
 
 
 
START BOTH START BENCH BOTH BN

Includes Detailed Projections

Latest News MJ Melendez
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Thomas over Melendez

 
 
 
 
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Latest News Lane Thomas
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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 Lane Thomas
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AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.357123.3750.64314
Season stats based on the past 7 days

AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.385125.4140.61529
Season stats based on the past 14 days
Next Up Own/Start Comparison
OWN/START MJ Melendez
OWN
47%
+5.21 compared to last week
START
43%
+3.08 compared to last week
OWN/START Lane Thomas
OWN
 
6%
+0.97 compared to last week
START
 
3%
+0.58 compared to last week
Next Up Consensus Rankings
Expert Consensus MJ Melendez
21st
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Expert Consensus Lane Thomas
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 Lane Thomas

    Overview

  • He is eligible to play multiple positions including: LF CF RF . However, he plays LF most often.
  • Experts don't even rank him among CF's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 58th.
  • The current leader among CF's is Julio Rodriguez
  • Trending Batting Stats

  • Ranked 271st in BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) with 0.295
  • Ranked 279th in batting average with 0.243
  • Not overly impressive with on base percentage currently ranked 257th with 0.314
  • Not too impressive with slugging percentage currently ranked 226th with 0.413
  • Not too impressive with on base plus slugging currently ranked 234th with 0.726
  • Not very impressive in steals and is currently ranked 348th with 7
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 269th in RBI with 53
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 239th in runs scored with 63
  • His average points in the past two weeks have remained fairly consistant and rose slightly by 0.5 PPG.
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: +0.001, OBP: -0.057, HRs: +2, RBI: +6, Runs: -1, Wlks: -17, Stls: -3,
Next Up Health Check
Injury MJ Melendez

No Injury Reported

Injury Lane Thomas

No Injury Reported

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 Lane Thomas
DateOpponentResult
Aug 08@CHCThompson
Aug 09@CHCStroman
Aug 10@CHCSteele
Aug 12VS SDClevinger
Aug 13VS SDDarvish
Aug 14VS SDSnell
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 Lane Thomas
5.11
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 102 85 16 43 46 0 52 .241 .336 .447 294
3-YEAR AVG . . . 0
Career 68 57 11 29 31 0 35 .241 .336 .447
Career Lane Thomas
YEAR TM GP H HR R RBI SB BB AVG OBP SLG PTS
2019 STL 34 12 4 6 12 1 4 .316 .409 .684 46
2020 STL 18 5 1 5 2 0 3 .135 .200 .297 14
2021 STL 74 49 6 33 24 6 36 .230 .340 .404 203
2022 WAS 87 62 8 32 30 3 19 .231 .283 .373 205
ON PACE 129 92 11 47 44 4 28 .231 .283 .373 304
3-YEAR AVG 42 22 4 15 13 2 14 .229 .332 .427 88
Career 213 128 19 76 68 10 62 .230 .309 .401
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