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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or Keston Hiura (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Expert
Recommendation
85%
Recommended by
39 of 46 experts
15%
Recommended by
7 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 33
Best Rank# 15# 19
Worst Rank# 47# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 49
Best Rank# 32# 40
Worst Rank# 54# 62
   
Projections 
   
Runs3131
Home Runs1011
RBI3032
Stolen Bases55
Batting Average.285.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 32
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 45# 49
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 40
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 36
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 29# 30
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 40
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 40
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 30# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 55
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 35# 39
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 28# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 37
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 25# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 39
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 34# 42
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 37
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 26# 29
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 29# 37
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 27# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 39
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 27# 35
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 31# 38
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 31# 64
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 36# 41
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 55
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 38
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 25
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 23
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 27
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 37# 36
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 40# 36
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 47# 39
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 47# 19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats530314
   
Runs8351
   
Hits15495
   
Singles8551
   
Doubles2923
   
Triples72
   
Home Runs3319
   
RBI8949
   
Stolen Bases129
   
Caught Stealing73
   
Walks5425
   
Strikeouts131107
   
Batting Average.291.303
   
On Base Pct.364.368
   
Slugging Pct.559.570
   
On-base Plus Slugging.922.938
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats198202
   
Runs3131
   
Hits5657
   
Singles3332
   
Doubles1113
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1011
   
RBI3032
   
Stolen Bases55
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks1916
   
Strikeouts4661
   
Batting Average.285.282
   
On Base Pct.346.333
   
Slugging Pct.517.512
   
On-base Plus Slugging.863.846
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
News 
 Austin Meadows was not present for both Saturday and Sunday's summer camp workouts.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
 
 Austin Meadows went 0-for-3 with a walk an a run scored in the Rays' 9-5 win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
 
 Austin Meadows went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in the Rays' 3-3 tie versus the Orioles on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 2nd
 
Notes 
 If you draft a Tampa Bay position player - especially this year - you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Well, except for Austin Meadows. The Rays have so many platoon options on their team, but Meadows is one of the few players who are locked into an everyday role. Meadows finally lived up to his prospect pedigree last season, and there's room for more growth if he can channel the speed that he flashed in the minors. The big thing to watch with Meadows is how he performs against lefties, but don't overthink it - especially in that division."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Keston Hiura was my favorite player to go after in 2018 first-year player drafts who wasn't named Shohei Ohtani. Yes, more than Luis Robert. I compared him at the time to prime Dustin Pedroia but with more power. Hiura's early returns were better than I had imagined. He's in the perfect ballpark, and he's at the shallowest position outside of catcher to justify this ranking - even with the high strikeout marks. Hiura is going to be a top-three second baseman in fantasy for the next decade."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Although we haven't seen it for an extended stretch, what Meadows did last year, hitting 33 homers with a .291 average and 12 steals makes him well worth considering if he lasts into the fifth round of your drafts. There may be room for more upside as well.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
In his first year with the big league club, Hiura was every bit as good as advertised, going for 19 homers, 9 steals and a .303 BA in just half a season. We could very well see him among the top three in the position by year's end, but he isn't quite as safe as any of the options above him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Keston Hiura is one of my most owned players and one of my favorite picks at ADP this season. You are getting what I call the "Sophomore Discount," which is when rookies blow up on to the scene and people are hesitant to fully buy into it. Hiura is a pure hitter, hits the ball ridiculously hard, and will bat in the heart of a solid lineup. Sign me up as he has clear 30/15 upside and room for more.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Love the player but ADP is just a tad too rich for my blood
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Love the player but the price is aggressive. Could be a 30/20 asset with a .300 average if everything breaks right. Could also have a sophomore slump
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros