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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or Ketel Marte (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,CF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Austin Meadows
LF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
33 of 50 experts
34%
Recommended by
17 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 51
Best Rank# 23# 30
Worst Rank# 78# 105
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 66# 82
Best Rank# 55# 81
Worst Rank# 78# 97
   
Projections 
   
Runs8374
Home Runs2124
RBI7470
Stolen Bases711
Batting Average.291.260
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 51
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 67# 75
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 49# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 66
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 61# 69
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 37
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 63
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 45# 105
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 47# 63
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 51# 54
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 56# 72
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 49# 52
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 46# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 53
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 37# 56
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 41# 53
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 54
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 38# 47
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 25# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 52
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 43# 44
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 51# 66
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 54
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 56
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 54
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 43# 45
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 46# 50
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 42# 63
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 46# 52
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 47# 76
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 33# 95
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 51# 30
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 46# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 61# 35
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 57# 39
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 78# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 43
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 45
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 46
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 50# 47
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 53# 47
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 51# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 60# 49
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 57# 49
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 76# 52
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 53
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 73# 57
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 74# 73
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,CF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Austin Meadows
LF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats181132
   
Runs1919
   
Hits5227
   
Singles3514
   
Doubles148
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs24
   
RBI1713
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks717
   
Strikeouts2150
   
Batting Average.287.205
   
On Base Pct.323.296
   
Slugging Pct.409.371
   
On-base Plus Slugging.732.667
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,CF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Austin Meadows
LF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats571493
   
Runs8374
   
Hits165126
   
Singles10472
   
Doubles3427
   
Triples74
   
Home Runs2124
   
RBI7470
   
Stolen Bases711
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks4949
   
Strikeouts86134
   
Batting Average.291.260
   
On Base Pct.347.328
   
Slugging Pct.481.471
   
On-base Plus Slugging.828.799
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,CF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Austin Meadows
LF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
News 
 According to manager Torey Lovullo, Ketel Marte is participating in light movement and receiving treatment for his hamstring injury. However, Marte hasn't resumed baseball activities.
Corbin Young
Fri, Apr 16th
Austin Meadows went 1-for-5 with an RBI and two strikeouts in Thursday's extra-inning loss to the Rangers.
Andy Zimmerman
Fri, Apr 16th
 Ketel Marte was placed on the 10-day IL on Thursday, according to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks indicated Marte is dealing with a right hamstring strain.
Matt Flipi
Thu, Apr 8th
Austin Meadows went 1-for-2 with two walks and a double on Monday as the Rays beat the Rangers by a 1-0 score.
John Aubin
Tue, Apr 13th
 Ketel Marte (hamstring) is absent from Thursday's lineup, as expected.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 8th
Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 at the plate with a walk and a solo home run in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Yankee
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 10th
 Ketel Marte exited the Diamondbacks game in the 6th inning on Wednesday with an apparent hamstring injury.
Matt Flipi
Wed, Apr 7th
Austin Meadows went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double, a walk, and two runs scored in Friday's 10-5 win against the Yankees.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 9th
 Ketel Marte went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, and a pair of RBI in the Diamondbacks 4-2 loss to the Padres on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Apr 3rd
Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 at the plate with a double on Wednesday as the Rays lost to the Red Sox by a 9-2 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 7th
Notes 
 Most fantasy managers expected regression from Marte after his breakout 2019 season, but few saw last year coming. Marte hit two homeruns in his 45 games, and contributed minimally elsewhere other than batting average. His walk rate dropped to a miniscule 3.6%, and although he struck out less than ever, the quality of his contact was overwhelmingly poor. Truth be told, both 2019 and 2020 are probably outliers for Marte, and the truth probably lies somewhere between his 2018 (.260/.332/.437) and 2019 (.329/.389/.592) seasons. Those numbers will play at second base, especially given Marte's draft cost, but give up dreams of him hitting 32 home runs ever again.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Meadows missed time with an oblique injury last year, and, more importantly, because of complications from COVID-19. Meadows's strikeout rate ballooned to 32.9% and his average fell to just .205 in 2020. Even if you expected regression from his 2019 season, he's just much better than a player who put up the 87 wRC+ and .292 wOBA we saw last year. Though it's absolutely fair to write off Meadows's season entirely, it's a bit worrisome that he struggled so much against lefties (.143 batting average), as that could potentially open him up to a platoon situation if he struggles against them out of the gate. The best course of action is to discount him from his numbers in 2019 for certain, but still buy him as a strong third outfielder, which should bake in the risk of any continued struggles against his upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 One of the best players in 2019 has dropped significantly in ADP despite a still decent 2020. I am buying the dip.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy