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Nico Hoerner or MJ Melendez

Who Should I Start? - Week 25 • Start New
Nico Hoerner

Nico Hoerner

SSChicago Cubs CHC
MJ Melendez

MJ Melendez

CKansas City Royals KC
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Hoerner over Melendez

 
 
 
 
START BOTH START BENCH BOTH BN

Includes Detailed Projections

Latest News Nico Hoerner
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Melendez over Hoerner

 
 
 
 
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Includes Detailed Projections

Latest News MJ Melendez
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Performance Nico Hoerner
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AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.200000.2000.20001
Season stats based on the past 7 days

AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.200000.2000.20001
Season stats based on the past 14 days
Performance MJ Melendez
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AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.063122.1670.25004
Season stats based on the past 7 days

AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.107125.2650.28608
Season stats based on the past 14 days
Next Up Own/Start Comparison
OWN/START Nico Hoerner
OWN
48%
+2.37 compared to last week
START
30%
-4.1 compared to last week
OWN/START MJ Melendez
OWN
66%
+28.43 compared to last week
START
63%
+30.14 compared to last week
Next Up Consensus Rankings
Expert Consensus Nico Hoerner
24th
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Expert Consensus MJ Melendez
20th
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Next Up Player Breakdowns
Breakdown Nico Hoerner

    Overview

  • Experts rank this player at 25th among SS's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 15th.
  • The current leader among SS's is Bo Bichette
  • He is doing a better than most people thought he would.
  • 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 221st in BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) with 0.293
  • Ranked 146th in batting average with 0.263
  • Not overly impressive with on base percentage currently ranked 140th with 0.331
  • Not too impressive with slugging percentage currently ranked 218th with 0.387
  • Not too impressive with on base plus slugging currently ranked 190th with 0.718
  • Not very impressive in steals and is currently ranked 204th with 7
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 301st in RBI with 12
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 237th in runs scored with 16
  • His average points in the past two weeks have remained fairly consistant and rose slightly by 0.2 PPG.
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: -0.011, OBP: -0.044, HRs: +8, RBI: +28, Runs: +35, Wlks: +9, Stls: +12,
Breakdown MJ Melendez

    Overview

  • He is eligible to play multiple positions including: C DH LF RF . However, he plays C most often.
  • Experts rank this player at 21st among C's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 8th.
  • The current leader among C's is Will Smith
  • He is doing better than most people thought he would.
  • 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 373rd in BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) with 0.230
  • Ranked 360th in batting average with 0.191
  • Not overly impressive with on base percentage currently ranked 218th with 0.310
  • Not too impressive with slugging percentage currently ranked 315th with 0.327
  • Not too impressive with on base plus slugging currently ranked 285th with 0.637
  • Top 35 in walks and is currently ranked 34th with 29
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 170th in RBI with 22
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 197th in runs scored with 20
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: +0.212, OBP: +0.311, HRs: +15, RBI: +50, Runs: +45, Wlks: +58, Stls: EVEN,
Next Up Health Check
Injury Nico Hoerner

No Injury Reported

Injury MJ Melendez

No Injury Reported

Next Up Matchup Comparison
Matchups Nico Hoerner
DateOpponentResult
Sep 27VS PHIWheeler
Sep 28VS PHINola
Sep 29VS PHISuarez
Sep 30VS CINAshcraft
Oct 01VS CINLodolo
Oct 02VS CINAnderson
AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.3882812.4640.694213
Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Matchups MJ Melendez
DateOpponentResult
Sep 27@DETWentz
Sep 28@DETManning
Sep 29@DETRodriguez
Sep 30@CLEQuantrill
Oct 01@CLECivale
Oct 02@CLEMcKenzie
AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.176055.2500.250018
Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Next Up Ratings Comparison
Rating Nico Hoerner
5.52
FantasySP Player Rating
Rating MJ Melendez
7.79
FantasySP Player Rating
Next Up Career Comparison
Career Nico Hoerner
YEAR TM GP H HR R RBI SB BB AVG OBP SLG PTS
2019 CHC 20 22 3 13 17 0 3 .282 .305 .436 62
2020 CHC 49 23 0 18 13 3 12 .207 .302 .243 63
2021 CHC 45 44 0 13 16 5 17 .301 .383 .370 130
2022 CHC 124 125 8 48 44 17 26 .289 .338 .414 402
ON PACE 131 132 8 50 46 18 27 .289 .338 .414 425
3-YEAR AVG 38 30 1 15 15 3 11 .266 .339 .343 85
Career 238 214 11 92 90 25 58 .279 .338 .383
Career MJ Melendez
YEAR TM GP H HR R RBI SB BB AVG OBP SLG PTS
2022 KC 113 83 15 46 51 0 60 .211 .312 .381 304
ON PACE 119 87 15 48 54 0 63 .211 .312 .381 321
3-YEAR AVG . . . 0
Career 113 83 15 46 51 0 60 .211 .312 .381
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