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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or Will Smith (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
35 of 43 experts
19%
Recommended by
8 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 72# 81
Best Rank# 20# 61
Worst Rank# 314# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 64# 135
Best Rank# 49# 124
Worst Rank# 72# 145
   
Projections 
   
Runs7375
Home Runs2726
RBI8184
Stolen Bases36
Batting Average.260.250
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 74
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 89
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 63# 71
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 57# 82
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 65# 76
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 38# 109
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 57# 106
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 51# 66
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 61# 77
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 66# 79
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 76# 106
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 66# 76
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 65# 76
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 87
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 75# 80
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 68# 73
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 67
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 76# 78
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 57# 73
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 78
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 67
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 49# 89
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 56# 80
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 61# 85
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 91
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 41# 107
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 75# 82
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 81
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 67# 69
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 75# 78
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 60# 94
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 63# 112
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 67# 116
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 99
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 100
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 61
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 63
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 66
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 77# 73
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 216# 75
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 314# 85
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 243# 103
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 103
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats412518
   
Runs7179
   
Hits107120
   
Singles6161
   
Doubles1929
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2527
   
RBI76106
   
Stolen Bases34
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks5859
   
Strikeouts100122
   
Batting Average.260.232
   
On Base Pct.367.313
   
Slugging Pct.498.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.769
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats423497
   
Runs7375
   
Hits110124
   
Singles5968
   
Doubles2227
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs2726
   
RBI8184
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks5854
   
Strikeouts103123
   
Batting Average.260.250
   
On Base Pct.350.323
   
Slugging Pct.505.468
   
On-base Plus Slugging.855.791
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
News 
 Los Angeles Dodgers C Will Smith went 2-for-5 at the plate on Thursday, hitting two singles, and walking once in the Dodgers' 14-1 win over the Diamondbacks.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, May 27th
Austin Meadows (vertigo) does not have a timeline for a return. Tigers manager AJ Hinch said today that "We're very concerned with what's going on with Austin."
Vince DiSilvio
Sun, May 22nd
 Los Angeles Dodgers C Will Smith went 1-for-4 at the plate on Saturday, hitting a solo homer, and striking out twice in the Dodgers' 7-4 win over the Phillies.
Josh Thiessen
Sun, May 22nd
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
 Los Angeles Dodgers C Will Smith went 1-for-4 at the plate on Tuesday, hitting a solo home run in the Dodgers' 7-6 win over the Diamondbacks.
Josh Thiessen
Tue, May 17th
Austin Meadows was removed from Sunday’s game against the Orioles for undisclosed reasons.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
 Los Angeles Dodgers C Will Smith went 3-for-4 at the plate on Thursday, hitting a two-run RBI double, striking out once, and walking once in the Dodgers' 9-7 loss to the Phillies.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, May 13th
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
 Will Smith is out of the lineup on Tuesday against the Pirates for the second straight day with a sore right pectoral muscle.
Dan Harris
Tue, May 10th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Meadows is dealing with an inner ear infection.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 13th
Notes 
 If you were targeting J.T. Realmuto and he gets snapped up, take Smith with your next pick. He has the goods to become the best catcher in the game, and with the universal DH now the law of the land, Smith becomes even more valuable. Now that he'll get at-bats as a designated hitter, a 30 HR, 90 RBI season isn't out of the question. Getting that kind of elite production from your catcher spot anchors your offense and allows you all kinds of trade flexibility down the road.
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