Joey Wendle Back On IL

SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE

Joey Wendle was added back to the IL with wrist inflammation. He has only played in 46 games this season and the extent of the injury is not known. Eric Sogard will take over as the everyday second baseman with Wendle injured. He is worth a look in fantasy.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

You can expect Joe Wendle to be a good bench player who will start in certain weeks the rest of the season. His 49.93 projected fantasy points puts him at #31 behind Cory Spangenberg and ahead of Adam Frazier. He has averaged 2.24 fantasy points in his past 186 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.5 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#38) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. Joe Wendle is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #44 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (2B) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#29 Ian Kinsler (4% OWN)51 FP, 2.23 per game318 FP, 128 gp, 2.48 per game (#13)
#30 Cory Spangenberg50 FP, 2.46 per game142 FP, 112 gp, 1.27 per game (#41)
#31 Joe Wendle (12% OWN)50 FP, 2.5 per game338 FP, 139 gp, 2.43 per game (#16)
#32 Adam Frazier (21% OWN)48 FP, 2.49 per game240 FP, 112 gp, 2.14 per game (#25)
#33 Ian Happ (20% OWN)48 FP, 2.53 per game250 FP, 133 gp, 1.88 per game (#35)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Joe Wendle is projected for 2.28 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #26 projected second baseman for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is projected to be a slightly below average game with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Brian Dozier but behind Cesar Hernandez the rest of the week. Week 24 will be better based on projected rank (#18). He is projected for 15.28 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#24 Joe Panik (5% OWN)2.36 FP (2% ST)2.51 FP
#25 Cesar Hernandez (73% OWN)2.3 FP (52% ST)2.5 FP
#26 Joe Wendle (12% OWN)2.28 FP (3% ST)2.5 FP
#27 Brian Dozier (46% OWN)2.16 FP (26% ST)2.62 FP
#28 Cory Spangenberg (0% OWN)2.06 FP2.46 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#16 Kolten Wong (45% OWN)15.9 FP (27% ST)2.75 FP
#17 Jeff McNeil (96% OWN)15.7 FP (73% ST)3.21 FP
#18 Joe Wendle (12% OWN)15.3 FP (3% ST)2.5 FP
#19 Jonathan Schoop (47% OWN)14.8 FP (29% ST)2.79 FP
#20 Jason Kipnis (39% OWN)14.7 FP (28% ST)2.53 FP

JOE WENDLE IS A GREAT DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL ($2.1K) AND DRAFTKINGS ($3K) FOR 9/1

He is projected for 8.5 FanDuel points and 6.5 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$765 more than $2.1K on FanDuel and +$772 more than $3K on DraftKings. Their may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (3B) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#25 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.8.6 FD Points$3000
#26 Colin Moran8.5 FD Points$3900
#27 Joe Wendle8.5 FD Points$2100
#28 Travis Shaw8.3 FD Points$2200
#29 Todd Frazier8.2 FD Points$2700
DRAFTKINGS (2B) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#19 Jonathan Schoop6.8 DK Points$4400
#20 Harold Castro6.5 DK Points$3200
#21 Joe Wendle6.5 DK Points$3000
#22 Kolten Wong6.1 DK Points$4000
#23 Nicky Lopez6.1 DK Points$3200

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

JOE WENDLEFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 201949.91.19.29.45.82.2
-- Per Game (20 Proj)2.50.060.460.470.290.11
8/26 to 9/1 (1 Game)2.30.060.420.390.200.11
9/2 to 9/8 (6 Games)15.30.342.82.81.70.68
2019 Season791121684
-- Per Game (47 GP)1.70.020.260.340.170.09
2018 to 2019417873784520
-- Per Game (186 GP)2.20.040.390.420.240.11