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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or Kris Bryant (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
85%
Recommended by
39 of 46 experts
15%
Recommended by
7 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 35
Best Rank# 15# 21
Worst Rank# 47# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 44
Best Rank# 32# 39
Worst Rank# 54# 56
   
Projections 
   
Runs3138
Home Runs1011
RBI3030
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.285.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 30
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 45# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 48
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 35
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 29# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 30
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 47# 59
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 28# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 25# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 49
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 34# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 26# 56
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 29# 39
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 37
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 27# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 46
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 27# 34
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 31# 49
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 36# 40
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 40# 55
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 38
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 29
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 30# 21
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 31# 26
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 22
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 35# 33
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 37# 33
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 47# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats530543
   
Runs83108
   
Hits154152
   
Singles8585
   
Doubles2935
   
Triples71
   
Home Runs3331
   
RBI8977
   
Stolen Bases124
   
Caught Stealing70
   
Walks5474
   
Strikeouts131145
   
Batting Average.291.280
   
On Base Pct.364.380
   
Slugging Pct.559.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.922.900
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats198202
   
Runs3138
   
Hits5657
   
Singles3332
   
Doubles1113
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1011
   
RBI3030
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1928
   
Strikeouts4654
   
Batting Average.285.283
   
On Base Pct.346.371
   
Slugging Pct.517.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.863.880
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 Austin Meadows was not present for both Saturday and Sunday's summer camp workouts.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
Cubs mamanger David Ross confirmed Monday that Kris Bryant will still hit leadoff this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
 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
Cubs manager David Ross says he is committed to Kris Bryant as the team's leadoff hitter in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
 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
Following a sit down with Theo Epstein, Kris Bryant says he expects to remain with the Cubs for the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
  Third baseman Kris Bryant lost his grievance against the Chicago Cubs in which he sought an extra year of service time, ensuring he won't become a free agent until after the 2021 season, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Jan 29th
  Kris Bryant (ankle) and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $18.6 million deal Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
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 Kris Bryant's profile, it's hard to justify taking him this high when there are guys who can give you the same production at the position later in the draft. The return to 31 home run was nice, yes, but his batted ball data points to that being the near-ceiling for Bryant in terms of home runs. For all of his accolades and loaded offenses that he's been in, he's only produced more than 100 RBIs once in his career.
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
Bryant is an excellent player, of course, but his fourth round ADP is a classic case of the name driving the price. He should hit .275 with 30 homers if he stays healthy, but you can find that out of Eddie Rosario and several others a few rounds later.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
One of my biggest fades this season. Advanced stats say he did not earn all of his HRs or his batting average, he has missed time each of the last two seasons, his SB upside is limited, and he he is in the middle of whirling trade rumors. Hard pass.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Love the player but ADP is just a tad too rich for my blood
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
28-year-old had a fine 2019 season but are we sure there is still a lot of upside with his bat? Statcast says he may have even overachieved last year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
  appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic