Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or Kyle Schwarber (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle Schwarber
LF - CHC
Kyle Schwarber
Austin Meadows
LF,CF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 107# 103
Best Rank# 60# 52
Worst Rank# 189# 188
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 177# 200
Best Rank# 163# 176
Worst Rank# 234# 219
   
Projections 
   
Runs7263
Home Runs2917
RBI7461
Stolen Bases414
Batting Average.238.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 107# 118
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 135
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 122# 188
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 64# 128
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 102# 131
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 117# 118
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 90# 128
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 86# 106
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 101# 133
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 134# 176
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 88# 106
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 97# 116
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 60# 71
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 105# 118
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 120# 122
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 105# 144
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 91# 114
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 62# 81
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 101# 112
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 123# 157
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 100# 111
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 119# 129
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 66# 127
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83# 115
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 117# 141
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 119# 121
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 104# 113
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 118# 125
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 105# 110
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 128# 52
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 119# 67
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 189# 67
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 90# 78
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 108# 84
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 108# 84
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 127# 88
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 89
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 94# 90
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 119# 92
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 159# 92
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 109# 95
   
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasySports
# 111# 96
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 127# 97
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 110# 100
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 103# 101
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 109# 101
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 108# 102
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 109# 102
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 140# 103
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 139# 105
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 112# 106
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 125# 118
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 145# 118
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 138# 124
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 156# 135
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 185# 157
   
  Kyle Schwarber
LF - CHC
Kyle Schwarber
Austin Meadows
LF,CF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats428178
   
Runs6419
   
Hits10251
   
Singles5934
   
Doubles149
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs266
   
RBI6117
   
Stolen Bases45
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks7810
   
Strikeouts14040
   
Batting Average.238.287
   
On Base Pct.356.325
   
Slugging Pct.467.461
   
On-base Plus Slugging.823.785
   
  Kyle Schwarber
LF - CHC
Kyle Schwarber
Austin Meadows
LF,CF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats458476
   
Runs7263
   
Hits109128
   
Singles6079
   
Doubles1827
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2917
   
RBI7461
   
Stolen Bases414
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks7433
   
Strikeouts15198
   
Batting Average.238.268
   
On Base Pct.344.315
   
Slugging Pct.474.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.818.763
   
  Kyle Schwarber
LF - CHC
Kyle Schwarber
Austin Meadows
LF,CF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
News 
 Kyle Schwarber went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and a walk in the Cubs' 6-5 loss to the Angels on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Apr 14th
Austin Meadows went 1-for-3 at the plate with one run scored as the Rays beat the Orioles by an 8-1 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 18th
 Kyle Schwarber went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Cubs' 10-0 win over the Pirates on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Apr 9th
Austin Meadows went 2-for-3 at the plate and drove home the Rays' lone run in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 14th
 Kyle Schwarber went 0-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.
Blaine Blontz
Mon, Apr 8th
Austin Meadows went 3-for-5 at the plate and had his first career multi-homer game on Friday, powering the Rays to an 11-7 victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 13th
 Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday against the Braves.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Apr 1st
Austin Meadows went 4-for-5 at the plate with a home run, four RBI, a walk, and a stolen base in the Rays' 10-5 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 10th
 Kyle Schwarber went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cubs' 11-10 loss to the Rangers on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Apr 1st
Austin Meadows went 1-for-5 at the plate as the Rays lost to the Giants on Saturday by a 6-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 7th
Notes 
 The experts (146) and ADP (179) are still dreaming of what Schwarber could be rather than accepting who he is: a left-handed Evan Gattis with more walks and strikeouts. Both burly sluggers, unfortunately, no longer have catcher eligibility. While Schwarber can contribute in OBP or OPS leagues, the career .228 hitter is an average liability who won't make up for the glaring liability if the Cubs keep limiting his playing time. If lucky, drafters will get a .240, 30-homer outfielder with more intriguing power bats (Hunter Renfroe, Justin Smoak, Jake Lamb, a much cheaper Jay Bruce or Randal Grichuk) still on the board. Drafters could stay in Chicago and take the same power gambit on Daniel Palka over 100 picks later.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Because he stalled in Triple-A and was blocked by a crowded Pirates outfield, Meadows' arrival came later than anticipated. Yet he promptly made up for lost time, storming out of the gate with a 1.221 OPS, four homers, and three steals in May. He then struggled and lost playing time before and after a midseason trade to Tampa Bay. This time, however, he clobbered Triple-A pitchers to 10 dingers in 27 games after offering 12 in 636 prior Triple-A plate appearances for the Pirates. Don't forget that Meadows, once considered an elite prospect, still boasts an enticing power and speed profile. Plus, he only turns 24 in May. He could go 20/15 in an untethered starting role.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  The Pirates had him buried on their depth chart for what seemed like forever thanks to the presence of Andrew McCutchen, Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte. Now that he has been freed to Tampa Bay (with Tyler Glasnow) in the Chris Archer trade, we will finally get to see the kid shine. Meadows was once considered a future all-star, and while he likely won't venture into that territory any time soon, if at all, we are looking at someone who, even as a rookie, should hold a mediocre batting average while contributing in all four of the other roto categories.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros