Whit Merrifield is Projected to Be the #9 Second Baseman...Behind Luis Arraez and Ahead of Jonathan Villar the Rest of the Season

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Whit Merrifield to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 69.43 projected fantasy points puts him at #9 behind Luis Arraez and ahead of Jonathan Villar. He has averaged 2.99 fantasy points in his past 296 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.1 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#7) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite second baseman. He is not projected for elite value. Whit Merrifield is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #3 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (2B) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#7 Ketel Marte (99% OWN)70 FP, 3.1 per game370 FP, 151 gp, 2.45 per game (#17)
#8 Luis Arraez (51% OWN)69 FP, 2.86 per game370 FP, 151 gp, 2.45 per game (#17)
#9 Whit Merrifield (100% OWN)69 FP, 3.1 per game446 FP, 158 gp, 2.82 per game (#7)
#10 Jonathan Villar (97% OWN)66 FP, 2.77 per game266 FP, 139 gp, 1.91 per game (#36)
#11 Jeff McNeil (96% OWN)64 FP, 3.07 per game168 FP, 63 gp, 2.67 per game (#9)

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START WHIT MERRIFIELD IN WEEK 24... AHEAD OF ASDRUBAL CABRERA

Whit Merrifield is projected for 18.68 fantasy points in 6 games which is good enough to be the #3 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 Asdrubal Cabrera but behind DJ LeMahieu. Week 25 will not be as good based on projected rank (#10). He is projected for 16.06 fantasy points.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Jose Altuve (100% OWN)21.3 FP (99% ST)3.87 FP
#2 DJ LeMahieu (99% OWN)19.3 FP (98% ST)3.52 FP
#3 Whit Merrifield (100% OWN)18.7 FP (96% ST)3.1 FP
#4 Asdrubal Cabrera (57% OWN)18.4 FP (40% ST)2.95 FP
#5 Luis Arraez (51% OWN)18.3 FP (40% ST)2.86 FP
9/9 TO 9/15 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#8 Mike Freeman (1% OWN)17.1 FP (1% ST)2.7 FP
#9 Asdrubal Cabrera (57% OWN)16.7 FP (40% ST)2.95 FP
#10 Whit Merrifield (100% OWN)16.1 FP (96% ST)3.1 FP
#11 Robinson Cano (38% OWN)15.8 FP (7% ST)2.7 FP
#12 Cavan Biggio (59% OWN)15.6 FP (37% ST)2.78 FP

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.

WHIT MERRIFIELDFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019692.611.214.96.93.5
-- Per Game (22 Proj)3.10.110.500.660.310.16
9/2 to 9/8 (5.6 Games)18.70.813.24.21.90.89
9/9 to 9/15 (5.6 Games)16.10.582.63.41.70.83
2019 Season4401669914117
-- Per Game (138 GP)3.20.120.500.660.300.12
2018 to 20198862812917910262
-- Per Game (296 GP)3.00.090.440.600.340.21