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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or Ketel Marte (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
31 of 45 experts
31%
Recommended by
14 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 31
Best Rank# 16# 20
Worst Rank# 47# 79
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 40
Best Rank# 32# 34
Worst Rank# 54# 44
   
Projections 
   
Runs3033
Home Runs119
RBI3030
Stolen Bases53
Batting Average.284.301
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 38
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 29
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 34# 46
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 41
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 29# 75
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 38
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 34
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 30
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 29
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 26
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 35# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 47# 65
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 28# 30
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 25# 38
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 24# 30
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 26# 32
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 45
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 33
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 27# 36
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 31# 54
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 33
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 28
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 47# 79
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 23
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 26
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 22
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 30# 29
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 25
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 34# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 30
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 36# 29
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 37# 20
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 40# 33
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 45# 38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats530569
   
Runs8397
   
Hits154187
   
Singles85110
   
Doubles2936
   
Triples79
   
Home Runs3332
   
RBI8992
   
Stolen Bases1210
   
Caught Stealing72
   
Walks5453
   
Strikeouts13186
   
Batting Average.291.329
   
On Base Pct.364.389
   
Slugging Pct.559.592
   
On-base Plus Slugging.922.981
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats197210
   
Runs3033
   
Hits5663
   
Singles3238
   
Doubles1112
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs119
   
RBI3030
   
Stolen Bases53
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1920
   
Strikeouts4733
   
Batting Average.284.301
   
On Base Pct.346.362
   
Slugging Pct.520.513
   
On-base Plus Slugging.866.875
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
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
With second base being as weak as it is, it's kind of shocking that Ketel Marte is going this low in drafts. Sure, the breakout was out of nowhere - despite being a popular breakout pick for three years in a row - but he actually was stronger down the stretch than he was in the first half, and there are very few concerns with his underlying numbers. A change to the baseball could see his home runs come down, but not enough so that he won't return draft-day value.
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
Marte suddenly went from being a career .263 hitter with 22 home runs in 1,548 plate appearances to batting .329 with 32 home runs in 628 plate appearances. And while he made many overall gains, such as a massive increase in launch angle, his expected batting average was just .299 and that .030 difference was 10th-highest in MLB. He also upped his pull percentage by a significant amount, and pulled all but one of his home runs, which should be something that pitchers can exploit in 2020. Buy some of the gains, but consider Marte closer to a .290-25 type of hitter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
There is no one who will deny the likelihood that Marte's .329 batting average drops this year but we are still talking about a kid who hit 32 homers with 10 steals last year. As we've seen with Jose Ramirez and J.D. Martinez, these breakout stars can sometimes even further improve.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  In the Era of the Juiced ball (and I am sure some juiced bodies too) I am not buying Marte's 2019 power surge and he doesn't run as much as you might think he does. I am not paying for 30 home runs and 10 stolen bases when regression suggests 15-20 HRs and five SBs. Marte won't fall this far and I am fine with that. I will be owning ZERO shares of the 2019 shocker of the year in Fantasy baseball.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
  Marte earned every bit of his 32 HRs last year. His average is almost certain to come down a bit, but his breakout was real, and similar numbers are certainly not out of reach. He is being discounted out of fear for massive regression. I am happy to take the discount.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy