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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or Mitch Haniger (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mitch Haniger
RF,DH - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
42 of 43 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 61# 81
Best Rank# 49# 61
Worst Rank# 102# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 100# 135
Best Rank# 88# 124
Worst Rank# 104# 145
   
Projections 
   
Runs9075
Home Runs3126
RBI8684
Stolen Bases36
Batting Average.251.250
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 74
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 89
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 62# 71
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 67# 82
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 63# 76
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 109
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 80# 85
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 60# 106
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 59# 66
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 75
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 63
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 77
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 70# 79
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 102# 106
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 67# 76
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 62# 76
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 87
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 58# 103
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 69# 80
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 70# 73
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 67
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 60# 78
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 73
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 68# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 70# 89
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 63# 80
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 62# 85
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 68# 91
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 60# 103
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 66
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 66# 73
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 78# 107
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 61
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 72# 82
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 61# 81
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 55# 69
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 49# 78
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 79# 94
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 51# 112
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 57# 116
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 99
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 100
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 78# 67
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mitch Haniger
RF,DH - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats618518
   
Runs11079
   
Hits155120
   
Singles9161
   
Doubles2329
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3927
   
RBI98106
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks5459
   
Strikeouts168122
   
Batting Average.251.232
   
On Base Pct.316.313
   
Slugging Pct.484.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.800.769
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mitch Haniger
RF,DH - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats548497
   
Runs9075
   
Hits138124
   
Singles7968
   
Doubles2527
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs3126
   
RBI8684
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks5454
   
Strikeouts152123
   
Batting Average.251.250
   
On Base Pct.319.323
   
Slugging Pct.471.468
   
On-base Plus Slugging.790.791
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mitch Haniger
RF,DH - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
News 
 On Saturday, the Seattle Mariners placed Mitch Haniger on the 10-day IL with a high ankle sprain.
Kelly Kirby
Sat, Apr 30th
The Tigers will be placing Austin Meadows on the 10-day IL with an inner ear infection, according to A.J. Hinch.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
 Mitch Haniger left Friday's game against the Marlins with a high ankle sprain.
Scott Youngson - FantasyPros
Fri, Apr 29th
Austin Meadows was removed from Sunday’s game against the Orioles for undisclosed reasons.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
 OF Mitch Haniger has been reinstated from the injured list. RP Matt Koch was DFA'd.
Vince DiSilvio
Fri, Apr 29th
Tigers OF Austin Meadows (inner ear infection) is not in the lineup for Detroit’s afternoon matchup against the Baltimore Orioles.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 14th
 The Seattle Mariners placed Mitch Haniger on the COVID IL on Saturday.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 16th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Meadows is dealing with an inner ear infection.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 13th
 Mitch Haniger went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Thursday's 5-1 win over the White Sox.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, Apr 14th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Meadows went 0-for-4 in a 5-3 loss to the A's on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 12th
Notes 
 Sports hernia surgery caused him to miss the 2020 season, but Haniger returned in a big way last year, posting career highs in home runs (39), RBI (100) and runs (110). There are some warning signs here, however. Haniger's strikeout rate has gone through the roof, and his on-base percentage has plummeted. His exit velocities suggest that he won't match last year's HR total. The good news is that Haniger's banner 2021 season hasn't driven his price sky-high. Still, some caution is warranted.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
On the one hand, Meadows largely bounced back from the horror story that was the abbreviated 2020 season. His strikeout rate normalized, his power returned, and his playing time stabilized. The glaring exception was that he could not correct his sudden struggles against lefties. In 2019, Meadows slashed .275/.316/.521 against southpaws. Last year, he slashed just .198/.270/.293 against them. Even if Meadows's overall numbers are passable, it seems unlikely that a team like the Rays are going to let a player who is merely an average defender continue to keep an everyday job when he's virtually useless against left-handed throwers. That would still leave Meadows on the strong side of a platoon, but if he does begin to sit more regularly, his counting stats will take a hit, and fantasy managers should be aware of that before they select him in their drafts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros