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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or Anthony Rizzo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
35 of 46 experts
24%
Recommended by
11 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 32
Best Rank# 15# 20
Worst Rank# 47# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 58
Best Rank# 32# 39
Worst Rank# 54# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs3135
Home Runs1010
RBI3035
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.285.288
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 41
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 62
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 49
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 31
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 29
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 30# 41
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 33
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 34
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 28# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 39
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 25# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 60
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 34# 52
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 26# 35
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 42
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 29# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 34
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 34
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 27# 28
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 29
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 27# 42
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 31# 43
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 31# 45
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 37
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 29# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 26
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 20
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 35# 27
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 36# 28
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 37# 35
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 40# 34
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 45# 43
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 47# 30
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 47# 35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats530512
   
Runs8389
   
Hits154150
   
Singles8591
   
Doubles2929
   
Triples73
   
Home Runs3327
   
RBI8994
   
Stolen Bases125
   
Caught Stealing72
   
Walks5471
   
Strikeouts13186
   
Batting Average.291.293
   
On Base Pct.364.405
   
Slugging Pct.559.520
   
On-base Plus Slugging.922.924
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats198200
   
Runs3135
   
Hits5657
   
Singles3335
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1010
   
RBI3035
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1927
   
Strikeouts4634
   
Batting Average.285.288
   
On Base Pct.346.373
   
Slugging Pct.517.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.863.876
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
News 
 Austin Meadows was not present for both Saturday and Sunday's summer camp workouts.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
Anthony Rizzo underwent tests on his lower back Tuesday and is day-to-day.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 14th
 Austin Meadows went 0-for-3 with a walk an a run scored in the Rays' 9-5 win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
Anthony Rizzo (back) took live batting practice on Sunday.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 12th
 Austin Meadows went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in the Rays' 3-3 tie versus the Orioles on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 2nd
Anthony Rizzo (back) is participating in infield drills at Cubs summer camp on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 11th
  Anthony Rizzo (back) missed Thursday’s intrasquad game due to lower back tightness.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
  Anthony Rizzo (back) was once again held out of workouts on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
Notes 
 If you draft a Tampa Bay position player - especially this year - you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Well, except for Austin Meadows. The Rays have so many platoon options on their team, but Meadows is one of the few players who are locked into an everyday role. Meadows finally lived up to his prospect pedigree last season, and there's room for more growth if he can channel the speed that he flashed in the minors. The big thing to watch with Meadows is how he performs against lefties, but don't overthink it - especially in that division."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
It's like the fantasy community finally caught on to Rizzo. For years, he's gone in the first few rounds of drafts, but there was really no justification for it. Even now, going 43rd overall is early for Rizzo, who fails to stand out in any real way. He's a poor man's Freddie Freeman, but, like, really poor. The power production has dipped, too, and that's in an age where you need your first baseman to hit home runs. If you want to grab him as a safe play at a shallow position, go for it, but you're passing up on better talent to do so.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Although we haven't seen it for an extended stretch, what Meadows did last year, hitting 33 homers with a .291 average and 12 steals makes him well worth considering if he lasts into the fifth round of your drafts. There may be room for more upside as well.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
We've never seen Rizzo hit 35 homers or bat .300 but his production has been so steady that fantasy owners can be certain they'll get 25 homers with 80+ runs, 90+ RBIs and a batting average north of .275. That makes him a worthwhile 4th or 5th round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Love the player but ADP is just a tad too rich for my blood
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Consistent but lacking upside at this stage of his career. Receives a boost in OBP leagues
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
  better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts