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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or Franmil Reyes (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Franmil Reyes
RF,DH - CLE
Franmil Reyes
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
42 of 43 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 81
Best Rank# 37# 61
Worst Rank# 86# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 111# 135
Best Rank# 108# 124
Worst Rank# 148# 145
   
Projections 
   
Runs7875
Home Runs3726
RBI10384
Stolen Bases36
Batting Average.258.250
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 74
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 89
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 64# 71
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 66# 82
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 76
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 86# 109
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 40# 85
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 39# 106
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 52# 66
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 64# 75
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 63
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 65# 77
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 58# 79
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 57# 106
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 70# 76
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 53# 76
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 87
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 61# 103
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 59# 80
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 53# 73
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 65# 67
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 58# 78
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 64# 73
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 89
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 73# 80
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 57# 85
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 52# 91
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 37# 103
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 66
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 63# 73
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 83# 107
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 61
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 61# 82
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 45# 81
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 40# 69
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 60# 78
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 47# 94
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 82# 112
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 60# 116
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 99
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 100
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 73# 67
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Franmil Reyes
RF,DH - CLE
Franmil Reyes
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats418518
   
Runs5779
   
Hits106120
   
Singles5661
   
Doubles1829
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3027
   
RBI85106
   
Stolen Bases44
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks4359
   
Strikeouts149122
   
Batting Average.254.232
   
On Base Pct.324.313
   
Slugging Pct.522.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.846.769
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Franmil Reyes
RF,DH - CLE
Franmil Reyes
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats540497
   
Runs7875
   
Hits139124
   
Singles7868
   
Doubles2427
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs3726
   
RBI10384
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks5654
   
Strikeouts182123
   
Batting Average.258.250
   
On Base Pct.328.323
   
Slugging Pct.509.468
   
On-base Plus Slugging.838.791
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Franmil Reyes
RF,DH - CLE
Franmil Reyes
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
News 
 Cleveland Guardians DH Franmil Reyes went 0-for-2 with a walk and an RBI in a 4-2 loss to the Reds on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 19th
Austin Meadows (vertigo) does not have a timeline for a return. Tigers manager AJ Hinch said today that "We're very concerned with what's going on with Austin."
Vince DiSilvio
Sun, May 22nd
 Cleveland Guardians DH Franmil Reyes went 0-for-3 with a walk in a 4-1 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 10th
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
 Cleveland Guardians DH Franmil Reyes went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI in an 8-2 win over the Blue Jays in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 7th
Austin Meadows was removed from Sunday’s game against the Orioles for undisclosed reasons.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
 Cleveland Guardians DH Franmil Reyes went 1-for-5 with two RBI in a 7-3 win over the A's on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 1st
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
 Cleveland Guardians DH Franmil Reyes went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in a 9-5 loss to the Angels on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 28th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Meadows is dealing with an inner ear infection.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 13th
Notes 
 Reyes crushes the ball and has the potential to become one of MLB's elite power hitters. The problem is that he hits the ball on the ground way too often. He had a 46% groundball rate in 2021 and a 36% flyball rate. That's a low flyball rate for a power hitter, and yet it's the highest of Reyes's four-year career. His 64% contact rate last year suggests there's worrisome BA downside here. Reyes doesn't steal bases. His run totals have been unimpressive and don't figure to improve with the bottom of the Cleveland batting order looking so anemic. And Reyes is only DH-eligible in most leagues. Reyes could lead the AL in homers if he makes launch-angle adjustments, but let someone else chase that dream.
Pat Fitzmaurice - 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