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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or Teoscar Hernandez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
Teoscar Hernandez
LF,CF,RF - TOR
Teoscar Hernandez
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
34 of 50 experts
32%
Recommended by
16 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 57
Best Rank# 30# 33
Worst Rank# 105# 92
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 82# 79
Best Rank# 81# 76
Worst Rank# 97# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs7479
Home Runs2432
RBI7085
Stolen Bases1110
Batting Average.260.248
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 58
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 75# 76
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 54# 69
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 53
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 69# 92
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 42
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 54# 60
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 72# 90
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 52# 56
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 52# 58
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 60
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 61
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 54# 61
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 34# 58
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 47# 56
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 52# 60
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 42# 90
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 39# 60
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 49# 58
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 43# 64
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 52# 56
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 40# 56
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 48# 75
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 54# 59
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 45# 76
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 47# 56
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 49# 50
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 67
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 30# 74
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 50# 56
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 52# 61
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 44# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 42
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 47# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 53# 49
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 54# 39
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 45
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 57# 55
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 63# 46
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 61
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 63# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 66# 61
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73# 62
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 76# 74
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 95# 36
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 105# 56
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
Teoscar Hernandez
LF,CF,RF - TOR
Teoscar Hernandez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats132190
   
Runs1933
   
Hits2755
   
Singles1432
   
Doubles87
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs416
   
RBI1334
   
Stolen Bases26
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1714
   
Strikeouts5063
   
Batting Average.205.290
   
On Base Pct.296.340
   
Slugging Pct.371.579
   
On-base Plus Slugging.667.919
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
Teoscar Hernandez
LF,CF,RF - TOR
Teoscar Hernandez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats493524
   
Runs7479
   
Hits126129
   
Singles7270
   
Doubles2725
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs2432
   
RBI7085
   
Stolen Bases1110
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks4948
   
Strikeouts134178
   
Batting Average.260.248
   
On Base Pct.328.312
   
Slugging Pct.471.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.799.802
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF - TB
Austin Meadows
Teoscar Hernandez
LF,CF,RF - TOR
Teoscar Hernandez
News 
 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
Blue Jays OF Teoscar Hernandez is no longer experiencing symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19 last Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Apr 17th
 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
Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez tested positive for COVID-19, per Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo. He is showing symptoms but "doing better" and will now be out for at least 10 more days.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Apr 13th
 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
Blue Jays OF Teoscar Hernandez is expected to be sidelined until the team begins a series with the Royals next Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 10th
 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
Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez is out Friday due to COVID-19 protocols.
AJ Schullo
Fri, Apr 9th
 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
Teoscar Hernandez went 0-for-4 at the plate with three strikeouts on Wednesday as the Blue Jays lost to the Rangers by a 2-1 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 8th
Notes 
 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
Unlike some fellow 2020 breakouts like Corbin Burnes and Zach Plesac, it's tough to figure out what led to Hernandez's sudden production. The Statcast page is blood red, but there weren't any improvements in his overall plate discipline. Skeptics point to this as a reason to say that he simply got hot for two months last summer. Perhaps he simply got a lot better at recognizing pitches, but a 33% HR/FB rate and a .348 BABIP are further indications that this production won't last.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
  Hernandez missed 10 games due to injury and still put up an impressive 16 home runs in his mere 50 games. The statcast leaderboard is peppered with Hernandez's name, as he hit the ball hard consistently throughout the year. He also upped his line drive rate significantly, which his why the underlying statistics supported his massive jump in batting average. But it's hard to tell if Hernandez's 2020 season was real or just a very hot 50-game stretch. After all, he still struck out more than 30 percent of the time, and his walk rate dropped by about two points. In the end, given his home park and his supporting case, you can buy Hernandez as a 35-homer bat who will chip in steals and help with the remaining counting stats. But assume he hits closer to his .245 batting average, and don't count on the 50 homer pace you saw last year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros