Whit Merrifield is Projected to Be the #3 Second Baseman...Behind DJ LeMahieu and Ahead of Max Muncy the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Whit Merrifield to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 437.91 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind DJ LeMahieu and ahead of Max Muncy. He has averaged 3.06 fantasy points in his past 162 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.06 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#9) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 98%, he is the #4 most highly owned second baseman. Last season he was also the #3 ranked second baseman.

REST OF SEASON RANK (2B) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#1 Jose Altuve (99% OWN)499 FP, 3.38 per game448 FP, 124 gp, 3.61 per game (#2)
#2 DJ LeMahieu (99% OWN)464 FP, 3.37 per game528 FP, 145 gp, 3.64 per game (#1)
#3 Whit Merrifield (98% OWN)438 FP, 3.06 per game495 FP, 162 gp, 3.06 per game (#7)
#4 Max Muncy (98% OWN)437 FP, 3.24 per game476 FP, 141 gp, 3.38 per game (#3)
#5 Tommy La Stella (85% OWN)419 FP, 3.06 per game244 FP, 79 gp, 3.09 per game (#6)

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WHIT MERRIFIELD WEEK 3 AND 4 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Whit Merrifield is projected for 20.76 fantasy points in 7 games which is good enough to be the #2 ranked second baseman and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Max Muncy but behind DJ LeMahieu. Week 4 will be slightly worse based on projected rank (#4). He is projected for 18.33 fantasy points.

4/6 TO 4/12 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 DJ LeMahieu (99% OWN)22.7 FP (98% ST)3.37 FP
#2 Whit Merrifield (98% OWN)20.8 FP (97% ST)3.06 FP
#3 Max Muncy (98% OWN)20.3 FP (93% ST)3.24 FP
#4 Ozzie Albies (99% OWN)19.6 FP (97% ST)2.82 FP
#5 Brandon Lowe (82% OWN)18.2 FP (48% ST)2.86 FP
4/13 TO 4/19 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#2 Jose Altuve (99% OWN)18.5 FP (98% ST)3.38 FP
#3 DJ LeMahieu (99% OWN)18.5 FP (98% ST)3.37 FP
#4 Whit Merrifield (98% OWN)18.3 FP (97% ST)3.06 FP
#5 Ozzie Albies (99% OWN)18.1 FP (97% ST)2.82 FP
#6 Eric Sogard (42% OWN)18.1 FP (6% ST)2.69 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

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

WHIT MERRIFIELDFPHRRBIRBBSB
2020 Projection43815.866924324
-- Per Game (143 Proj)3.10.110.460.640.300.16
4/6 to 4/12 (6.6 Games)20.80.703.14.42.11.1
4/13 to 4/19 (5.5 Games)18.30.712.83.91.80.96
2019 Season49516741054520
-- Per Game (162 GP)3.10.100.460.650.280.12