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o31.5
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JAX
o33
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PHI
o35.5
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KC
CHI
o35
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BUF
o34
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PIT
o35.5
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TB
o31.5
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DEN
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
o31.5
-2.5
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SF
o33
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WAS
o36.5
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DET
o35
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Whit Merrifield or Brendan Donovan

Who Should I Start? - Week 18 • Start New
Whit Merrifield

Whit Merrifield

2BToronto Blue Jays TOR
Brendan Donovan

Brendan Donovan

3BSt. Louis Cardinals STL
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Merrifield over Donovan

 
 
 
 
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Includes Detailed Projections

Latest News Whit Merrifield
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Donovan over Merrifield

 
 
 
 
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Latest News Brendan Donovan
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Performance Whit Merrifield
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AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.333012.3330.33314
Season stats based on the past 7 days

AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.222155.2550.333111
Season stats based on the past 14 days
Performance Brendan Donovan
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AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.667000.6670.66703
Season stats based on the past 7 days

AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.357001.4710.35707
Season stats based on the past 14 days
Next Up Own/Start Comparison
OWN/START Whit Merrifield
OWN
99%
-0.54 compared to last week
START
91%
+4.14 compared to last week
OWN/START Brendan Donovan
OWN
19%
-0.56 compared to last week
START
11%
+0.32 compared to last week
Next Up Consensus Rankings
Expert Consensus Whit Merrifield
20th
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Expert Consensus Brendan Donovan
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 CF . However, he plays 2B most often.
  • Experts rank this player at 21st among 2B's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 8th.
  • The current leader among 2B's is Marcus Semien
  • He is doing better than most people thought he would.
  • Trending Batting Stats

  • Ranked 329th in BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) with 0.286
  • Ranked 234th in batting average with 0.249
  • Not overly impressive with on base percentage currently ranked 387th with 0.290
  • Not too impressive with slugging percentage currently ranked 429th with 0.345
  • Not too impressive with on base plus slugging currently ranked 416th with 0.635
  • Not very impressive in steals and is currently ranked 420th with 33
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 211th in RBI with 66
  • Top 100 in runs scored and is currently ranked 87th with 95
  • His average points in the past two weeks have remained fairly consistant and rose slightly by 0.1 PPG.
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: -0.039, OBP: -0.031, HRs: -4, RBI: -35, Runs: -45, Wlks: -13, Stls: -23,
Breakdown Brendan Donovan

    Overview

  • He is eligible to play multiple positions including: 2B LF 3B RF 1B SS . However, he plays 2B most often.
  • Experts don't even rank him among 3B's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 27th.
  • The current leader among 3B's is Jose Ramirez
  • Trending Batting Stats

  • Top 75 in BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) with 0.343 and is currently ranked 66th
  • Top 100 in batting average with 0.274 and is currently ranked 93rd
  • Top 20 on base percentage and is currently ranked 16th with 0.385
  • Not too impressive with slugging percentage currently ranked 366th with 0.363
  • Not too impressive with on base plus slugging currently ranked 189th with 0.748
  • Not very impressive in steals and is currently ranked 522nd with 1
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 426th in RBI with 26
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 440th in runs scored with 26
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: +0.274, OBP: +0.385, HRs: +2, RBI: +26, Runs: +26, Wlks: +31, Stls: +1,
Next Up Health Check
Injury Whit Merrifield

No Injury Reported

Injury Brendan Donovan

No Injury Reported

Next Up Matchup Comparison
Matchups Whit Merrifield
DateOpponentResult
Aug 08@BALLyles 9-8L 7-4
Aug 09@BALBradish
Aug 10@BALKremer
Aug 12VS CLEQuantrill
Aug 13VS CLEMcKenzie
Aug 14VS CLEBieber
AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.105021.0950.10506
Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Matchups Brendan Donovan
DateOpponentResult
Aug 09@COLFeltner
Aug 10@COLFreeland
Aug 11@COLMarquez
Aug 12VS MILLauer
Aug 13VS MILAshby
Aug 14VS MILBurnes
AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.150002.2270.15006
Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Next Up Ratings Comparison
Rating Whit Merrifield
8.52
FantasySP Player Rating
Rating Brendan Donovan
9.58
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
2022 KC 93 86 6 50 38 16 27 .236 .285 .341 299
ON PACE 138 127 8 74 56 23 40 .236 .285 .341 444
3-YEAR AVG 127 151 12 79 59 24 32 .289 .332 .432 439
Career 858 989 74 500 382 174 233 .286 .332 .425
Career Brendan Donovan
YEAR TM GP H HR R RBI SB BB AVG OBP SLG PTS
2022 STL 73 59 2 26 26 1 31 .274 .385 .363 187
ON PACE 109 88 3 39 39 1 46 .274 .385 .363 280
3-YEAR AVG . . . 0
Career 73 59 2 26 26 1 31 .274 .385 .363
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