Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or Cesar Hernandez (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
Austin Meadows
Austin Meadows
Recommended by
29 of 57 experts
Recommended by
28 of 57 experts
ECR# 104# 103
Best Rank# 73# 52
Worst Rank# 272# 188
Composite# 173# 200
Best Rank# 163# 176
Worst Rank# 199# 219
Home Runs1117
Stolen Bases1614
Batting Average.266.268
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 94# 118
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 135
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 99# 188
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 104# 128
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 110# 131
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 107# 118
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 104# 128
Beast Dome
# 85# 133
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 118# 176
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 99# 106
Andrew Gould
# 99# 105
Wayne Bretsky
# 73# 144
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 105# 114
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 80# 81
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 110# 112
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 106# 111
Paul Sporer
# 74# 103
Bill Dubiel
# 95# 129
Nick Mariano
# 100# 102
Bobby Sylvester
# 117# 127
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 104# 115
Donkey Teeth
# 104# 157
Dan Harris
# 86# 100
Pierre Camus
# 103# 141
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 118# 135
Jacob Gibbs
# 106# 113
Ariel Cohen
# 110# 125
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 103# 118
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 89# 110
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 150# 52
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 136# 67
Site Projections
# 125# 67
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 130# 71
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 149# 78
Mick Ciallela
# 106# 84
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 84
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 134# 88
Andrew Seifter
# 96# 89
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 119# 90
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 120# 92
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 123# 92
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 98# 95
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 110# 96
Justin Mason
# 137# 97
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 154# 101
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 105# 101
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 113# 102
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 111# 106
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 131# 106
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 112# 109
Fantasy Team Advice
# 125# 116
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 129# 118
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 124# 118
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 144# 121
Rudy Gamble
# 146# 122
Grey Albright
# 137# 124
Mario Mergola
# 272# 157
  Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
Austin Meadows
Austin Meadows
2018 Stats 
At Bats605178
Home Runs156
Stolen Bases195
Caught Stealing61
Batting Average.253.287
On Base Pct.356.325
Slugging Pct.362.461
On-base Plus Slugging.718.785
  Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
Austin Meadows
Austin Meadows
2019 Projections 
At Bats543476
Home Runs1117
Stolen Bases1614
Caught Stealing64
Batting Average.266.268
On Base Pct.354.315
Slugging Pct.381.448
On-base Plus Slugging.736.763
  Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
Austin Meadows
Austin Meadows
 Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 0-for-4 with one strikeout in Monday's blowout loss to the Dodgers.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jul 16th
Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 and hit his 15th homer of the year Thursday as the Rays fell to New York in Game 1 of a doubleheader.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 19th
 Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base in Friday's win over the Mets. The steal was his sixth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jul 6th
Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over Baltimore.
John Aubin
Mon, Jul 15th
 Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI in Wednesday's win over the Mets.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 27th
Austin Meadows was pulled from Friday's game against the Orioles with food poisoning symptoms.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jul 12th
 Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs in Saturday's win over the Braves. The homer was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 16th
Austin Meadows went 2-for-5 with a double in an extra-inning loss to the Yankees on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 5th
 Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 0-for-2 with two walks, a stolen base, and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Reds. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 and scored a run as the Rays were able to beat the Orioles by a score of 6-3 on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Jul 2nd
 Hernandez may be about as boring as it gets, but you should be glad to welcome 15 homers, 20 steals and 90 runs onto your roster. That is the production he gave fantasy owners last year and you may want to keep in mind that he had a .294 batting average the two previous seasons.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Because he stalled in Triple-A and was blocked by a crowded Pirates outfield, Meadows' arrival came later than anticipated. Yet he promptly made up for lost time, storming out of the gate with a 1.221 OPS, four homers, and three steals in May. He then struggled and lost playing time before and after a midseason trade to Tampa Bay. This time, however, he clobbered Triple-A pitchers to 10 dingers in 27 games after offering 12 in 636 prior Triple-A plate appearances for the Pirates. Don't forget that Meadows, once considered an elite prospect, still boasts an enticing power and speed profile. Plus, he only turns 24 in May. He could go 20/15 in an untethered starting role.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Here's a case of launch angle not always helping. Hernandez elevated his launch angle from 3.3 to 9.4, and the philosophy shift produced a career-high 15 homers. He also, however, batted .253 after back-to-back .294 campaigns. The drop could potentially cost the second baseman his spot atop a Philadelphia lineup that has added Jean Segura, Andrew McCutchen, J.T. Realmuto, and Bryce Harper. An extra handful of homers isn't worth the average sacrifice for fantasy investors either, so here's to Hernandez resetting his approach and going back to being an on-base machine who could easily score 100 runs if batting leadoff. Regardless of his plate approach, he has delivered 15-19 steals in each of the past four seasons, making him a steady middle-infield target.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
The Pirates had him buried on their depth chart for what seemed like forever thanks to the presence of Andrew McCutchen, Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte. Now that he has been freed to Tampa Bay (with Tyler Glasnow) in the Chris Archer trade, we will finally get to see the kid shine. Meadows was once considered a future all-star, and while he likely won't venture into that territory any time soon, if at all, we are looking at someone who, even as a rookie, should hold a mediocre batting average while contributing in all four of the other roto categories.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros