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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or C.J. Cron (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  C.J. Cron
1B,DH - COL
C.J. Cron
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
31 of 43 experts
28%
Recommended by
12 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 70# 81
Best Rank# 58# 61
Worst Rank# 111# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 124# 135
Best Rank# 119# 124
Worst Rank# 145# 145
   
Projections 
   
Runs7375
Home Runs3026
RBI9184
Stolen Bases16
Batting Average.271.250
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 74
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 89
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 61# 82
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 69# 76
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 81# 109
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 69# 106
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 58# 66
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 74# 75
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 71# 77
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 68# 79
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 62# 106
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 67# 76
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 87
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 69# 103
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 70# 80
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 69# 78
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 71# 73
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 71# 80
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 68# 85
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 65# 91
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 58# 103
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 70# 73
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 70# 107
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 67# 82
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 65# 81
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 72# 78
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 66# 94
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 74# 112
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 74# 116
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 99
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 87# 100
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 61
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 63
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 70# 66
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 68# 67
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 89# 67
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 77# 69
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 73# 71
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 79# 73
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 83# 76
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 87# 78
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 111# 85
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 99# 89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  C.J. Cron
1B,DH - COL
C.J. Cron
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats469518
   
Runs7079
   
Hits132120
   
Singles7261
   
Doubles3129
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs2827
   
RBI92106
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks6059
   
Strikeouts117122
   
Batting Average.281.232
   
On Base Pct.376.313
   
Slugging Pct.531.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.906.769
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  C.J. Cron
1B,DH - COL
C.J. Cron
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats488497
   
Runs7375
   
Hits132124
   
Singles7368
   
Doubles2827
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs3026
   
RBI9184
   
Stolen Bases16
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks5454
   
Strikeouts124123
   
Batting Average.271.250
   
On Base Pct.344.323
   
Slugging Pct.512.468
   
On-base Plus Slugging.856.791
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  C.J. Cron
1B,DH - COL
C.J. Cron
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
News 
 C.J. Cron went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Giants.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, May 18th
The Tigers will be placing Austin Meadows on the 10-day IL with an inner ear infection, according to A.J. Hinch.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
 C.J. Cron went 3-for-5 with a double, two singles, an RBI and three runs scored in Tuesday's 10-7 loss to the Giants.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, May 18th
Austin Meadows was removed from Sunday’s game against the Orioles for undisclosed reasons.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
 C.J. Cron went 2-for-4 with two RBI singles, a walk and a run scored in Monday's 7-6 loss to the Giants.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, May 17th
Tigers OF Austin Meadows (inner ear infection) is not in the lineup for Detroit’s afternoon matchup against the Baltimore Orioles.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 14th
 C.J. Cron went 1-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk and a run scored in Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Royals.
Diego Sandoval
Mon, May 16th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Meadows is dealing with an inner ear infection.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 13th
 C.J. Cron went 3-for-5 with two singles, a double and a run scored in Friday's 14-10 loss to the Royals.
Diego Sandoval
Sat, May 14th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Meadows went 0-for-4 in a 5-3 loss to the A's on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 12th
Notes 
 Sometimes, things work out just the way fantasy managers expect them to. Cron became a prime sleeper when he signed with Colorado, and fantasy managers hoped that he could maintain his strong power numbers while letting Coors Field positively impact his batting average. That's exactly what happened, as Cron hit 28 home runs with a career-best .281 average. He also upped his walk rate significantly to 11%, which resulted in both a career-best OBP (.375) and run scored total (70). It's unclear if his gains in plate discipline are sustainable, but it's hard to find too many reasons to doubt his performance so long as he remains in Colorado. He's a fine low-end first base option or a prime target for your corner infield spot.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
On the one hand, Meadows largely bounced back from the horror story that was the abbreviated 2020 season. His strikeout rate normalized, his power returned, and his playing time stabilized. The glaring exception was that he could not correct his sudden struggles against lefties. In 2019, Meadows slashed .275/.316/.521 against southpaws. Last year, he slashed just .198/.270/.293 against them. Even if Meadows's overall numbers are passable, it seems unlikely that a team like the Rays are going to let a player who is merely an average defender continue to keep an everyday job when he's virtually useless against left-handed throwers. That would still leave Meadows on the strong side of a platoon, but if he does begin to sit more regularly, his counting stats will take a hit, and fantasy managers should be aware of that before they select him in their drafts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros