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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or Cavan Biggio (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
Cavan Biggio
2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
35 of 50 experts
30%
Recommended by
15 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 62
Best Rank# 30# 32
Worst Rank# 105# 117
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 82# 60
Best Rank# 81# 54
Worst Rank# 97# 77
   
Projections 
   
Runs7489
Home Runs2421
RBI7071
Stolen Bases1114
Batting Average.260.243
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 54# 55
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 60
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 69# 102
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 92
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 63# 65
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 72# 82
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 52# 57
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 52# 70
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 69
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 65
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 53# 76
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 34# 60
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 47# 68
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 47# 71
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 42# 50
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 39# 67
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 43# 73
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 52# 64
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 50
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 44# 62
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 40# 72
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 54# 99
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 58
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 48# 50
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 54# 60
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 45# 96
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 47# 61
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 49# 63
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 44
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 30# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 50# 60
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 63# 117
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 52# 60
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 95# 106
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 49# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 32
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 52# 49
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 54# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 54# 52
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 57# 53
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 66# 65
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73# 57
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 75# 65
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 76# 67
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 105# 75
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
Cavan Biggio
2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats132220
   
Runs1941
   
Hits2755
   
Singles1431
   
Doubles816
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs48
   
RBI1328
   
Stolen Bases26
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks1741
   
Strikeouts5061
   
Batting Average.205.250
   
On Base Pct.296.375
   
Slugging Pct.371.432
   
On-base Plus Slugging.667.807
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
Cavan Biggio
2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats493523
   
Runs7489
   
Hits126125
   
Singles7273
   
Doubles2728
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs2421
   
RBI7071
   
Stolen Bases1114
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks4991
   
Strikeouts134162
   
Batting Average.260.243
   
On Base Pct.328.357
   
Slugging Pct.471.426
   
On-base Plus Slugging.799.782
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
Cavan Biggio
2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
News 
 Austin Meadows went 1-for-2 with two walks and a double on Monday as the Rays beat the Rangers by a 1-0 score.
John Aubin
Tue, Apr 13th
Cavan Biggio went 2-for-4 at the plate with two strikeouts on Tuesday night as the Blue Jays beat the Yankees by a 7-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 14th
 Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 at the plate with a walk and a solo home run in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Yankee
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 10th
Cavan Biggio is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup Saturday against the Angels.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 10th
 Austin Meadows went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double, a walk, and two runs scored in Friday's 10-5 win against the Yankees.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 9th
Craig Biggio went 1-for-4 at the plate with a solo homer in a loss to the Angels in extra-innings on Thursday by a 7-5 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 9th
 Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 at the plate with a double on Wednesday as the Rays lost to the Red Sox by a 9-2 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 7th
Cavan Biggio went 1-for-2 at the plate with two walks, a home run, three runs scored and drove in one runner on Monday as the Blue Jays beat the Rangers by a 6-2 win.
John Aubin
Mon, Apr 5th
 Austin Meadows went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 5-4 win over the Marlins.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 3rd
Cavan Biggio (finger) is playing third base and batting second in Thursday's game against the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 1st
Notes 
 Meadows missed time with an oblique injury last year, and, more importantly, because of complications from COVID-19. Meadows's strikeout rate ballooned to 32.9% and his average fell to just .205 in 2020. Even if you expected regression from his 2019 season, he's just much better than a player who put up the 87 wRC+ and .292 wOBA we saw last year. Though it's absolutely fair to write off Meadows's season entirely, it's a bit worrisome that he struggled so much against lefties (.143 batting average), as that could potentially open him up to a platoon situation if he struggles against them out of the gate. The best course of action is to discount him from his numbers in 2019 for certain, but still buy him as a strong third outfielder, which should bake in the risk of any continued struggles against his upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Biggio doesn't hit the ball particularly well and is passive almost to a fault. He swung at just 36% of the pitches he saw last year, third-fewest in MLB, and that represents a continued trend. That passivity leads to increased strikeouts, but also plenty of walks, as Biggio took a free pass 15.5% of the time last season, which ranked in the top 8 percent of baseball. Despite not making consistently strong contact, Biggio has hit 24 home runs in his 159 major league games, and he's added on 107 runs and 20 steals. Those numbers play extremely well for fantasy, particularly at the weak second base position. Biggio is likely to add third base eligibility with the Blue Jays' addition of Marcus Semien, which should only add to his value, and he makes a fine pick if you can nab him in the fifth round or so where his ADP generally lands.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Too many holes in Biggio's batting profile for me to draft him at his inflated ADP. It also looks like he will open the season batting 7th which is not ideal as I do not see him hitting his way into a top 3 spot in the order.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Biggio has posted elite walk rates in his first two seasons in the majors and he's 20-for-20 in stolen base attempts to begin his career. This makes him a useful player in several formats, raising his floor. However, his batted ball data is admittedly worrisome, and his profile looks like the type that could be affected by a deadened ball this season. Further complicating the situation is the Blue Jays' offseason addition of Marcus Semien, leaving Biggio without a true defensive home on the roster. There's enough downside here for me to be fading him at his current ADP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros