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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
63%
Recommended by
33 of 52 experts
37%
Recommended by
19 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 32
Best Rank# 16# 23
Worst Rank# 86# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 51
Best Rank# 35# 40
Worst Rank# 74# 68
   
Projections 
   
Runs2931
Home Runs1010
RBI2932
Stolen Bases55
Batting Average.284.278
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 32
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 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
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 53# 116
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 36
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 33
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 29# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 55
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 35# 39
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 24# 26
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 28# 35
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 41
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 37
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 26# 29
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 31
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 25# 31
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 25
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 39
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 31# 38
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 33# 65
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 36# 41
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 55
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 38
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 28# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 23
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 27
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 34# 30
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 37# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 40# 31
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 40# 36
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 44# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 46# 37
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 51# 33
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 54# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 35
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 58# 24
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 59# 39
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 74# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 86# 32
   
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 Bats185202
   
Runs2931
   
Hits5256
   
Singles3032
   
Doubles1113
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1010
   
RBI2932
   
Stolen Bases55
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks1716
   
Strikeouts4361
   
Batting Average.284.278
   
On Base Pct.345.330
   
Slugging Pct.513.506
   
On-base Plus Slugging.858.836
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
News 
 Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 2-1 win in Game 5 of the ALDS. The Rays beat the Yankees 3-2 in the series.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 10th
Keston Hiura went 2-for-6 with three strikeouts and a run scored in both games of Friday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 26th
 OF Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 7th
Keston Hiura went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Reds.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 22nd
 Austin Meadows is leading off in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Oct 6th
Keston Hiura went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run during the loss to the Cardinals in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 17th
 Austin Meadows (oblique) is absent from the Rays' lineup in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 5th
Keston Hiura went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and a walk while recording four total RBI in the Brewers' 18-3 Tuesday night victory over the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 16th
 OF Austin Meadows (oblique) will be on the roster for the ALDS against the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 5th
Keston Hiura went 2-for-4 in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 13th
Notes 
 Great 2019 but I just don't buy it. (Hypocritical considering I am a Danny Santana buyer I realize). I don't even consider a drop-off in 2020 regression because I don't believe 2019 was anything close to what he actually is. I won't draft him in any league unless he falls outside the Top 100.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 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 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
 Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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
 Love the player but ADP is just a tad too rich for my blood
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros