Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or Cesar Hernandez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
Austin Meadows
LF,CF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 104# 103
Best Rank# 73# 52
Worst Rank# 272# 188
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 173# 200
Best Rank# 163# 176
Worst Rank# 199# 219
   
Projections 
   
Runs7863
Home Runs1117
RBI5361
Stolen Bases1614
Batting Average.266.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DL10
   
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
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 85# 133
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 118# 176
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 99# 106
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 99# 105
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 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
FanGraphs
# 74# 103
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 95# 129
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 100# 102
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 117# 127
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 104# 115
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 104# 157
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 86# 100
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 103# 141
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 118# 135
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 106# 113
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 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
RotoChamp
# 125# 67
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 130# 71
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 149# 78
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 106# 84
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 84
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 134# 88
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 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
ScoutFantasySports
# 110# 96
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 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
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 125# 116
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 129# 118
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 124# 118
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 144# 121
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 146# 122
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 137# 124
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 272# 157
   
  Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
Austin Meadows
LF,CF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats605178
   
Runs9119
   
Hits15351
   
Singles12034
   
Doubles159
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs156
   
RBI6017
   
Stolen Bases195
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks9510
   
Strikeouts15540
   
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
LF,CF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats543476
   
Runs7863
   
Hits145128
   
Singles11079
   
Doubles1927
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs1117
   
RBI5361
   
Stolen Bases1614
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks7433
   
Strikeouts12598
   
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
LF,CF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
News 
 Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI in Saturday's win over the Rockies.
Mike Maher
Sun, Apr 21st
Rays GM Erik Neander says the team is hopeful that Austin Meadows (thumb) will only miss a few weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 22nd
 Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the New York Mets. The homer was his second of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Apr 17th
Austin Meadows has been placed on the 10-day IL with a thumb sprain.
Kari Thomas
Sun, Apr 21st
 Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a home run and a walk in Sunday's win over the Miami Marlins. The homer was his first of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Apr 14th
Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 at the plate with a two-run triple as the Rays lost to the Red Sox on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 21st
 Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-5 with an RBI in Friday's win over the Miami Marlins.
Mike Maher
Sat, Apr 13th
Austin Meadows went 1-for-3 at the plate with one run scored as the Rays beat the Orioles by an 8-1 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 18th
 Cesar Hernandez is not in Monday’s lineup versus the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 8th
Austin Meadows went 2-for-3 at the plate and drove home the Rays' lone run in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 14th
Notes 
 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