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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or Yoan Moncada (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
Yoan Moncada
3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
30 of 43 experts
30%
Recommended by
13 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 81# 86
Best Rank# 61# 53
Worst Rank# 116# 155
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 135# 148
Best Rank# 124# 136
Worst Rank# 145# 189
   
Projections 
   
Runs7580
Home Runs2619
RBI8473
Stolen Bases65
Batting Average.250.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 71# 83
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 82# 84
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 76# 85
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 85# 93
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 106# 118
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 66# 108
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 75# 83
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 72
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 77# 97
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 79# 93
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 76# 86
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 76# 79
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 80# 86
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 73# 89
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 67# 82
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 78# 85
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 73# 86
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 67# 98
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 89# 93
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 85# 86
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 91# 102
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 103# 118
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 66# 76
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 107# 131
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 102
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 81# 155
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 69# 108
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 78# 92
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 112# 151
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 100# 101
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 73# 53
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 74# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 78# 61
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 80# 61
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 82# 81
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 83
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 89# 77
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 94# 84
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99# 81
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 103# 59
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 106# 95
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 109# 94
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 116# 82
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
Yoan Moncada
3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats518520
   
Runs7974
   
Hits120136
   
Singles6188
   
Doubles2933
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2714
   
RBI10661
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks5984
   
Strikeouts122157
   
Batting Average.232.262
   
On Base Pct.313.373
   
Slugging Pct.456.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.769.783
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
Yoan Moncada
3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats497534
   
Runs7580
   
Hits124141
   
Singles6887
   
Doubles2731
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs2619
   
RBI8473
   
Stolen Bases65
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks5472
   
Strikeouts123162
   
Batting Average.250.263
   
On Base Pct.323.351
   
Slugging Pct.468.434
   
On-base Plus Slugging.791.785
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
Yoan Moncada
3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
News 
 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
Yoan Moncada was scratched from Saturday's lineup against the Yankees with right leg soreness.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 21st
 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
Yoan Moncada is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the White Sox doubleheader Tuesday against the Royals.
Ari Koslow
Tue, May 17th
 Austin Meadows was removed from Sunday’s game against the Orioles for undisclosed reasons.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
White Sox 3B Yoan Moncada is not in the lineup Sunday.
Vince DiSilvio
Sun, May 15th
 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
Yoan Moncada batted 2-for-4 with a single, a home run, a walk, and a strikeout for one RBI in the win over the New York Yankees.
Nate Lowenthal
Sat, May 14th
 Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Meadows is dealing with an inner ear infection.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 13th
Yoan Moncada batted 1-for-5 with a home run, a strike out, for three RBIs in the loss to the New York Yankees.
Nate Lowenthal
Fri, May 13th
Notes 
 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
We've got a "best shape of his life" alert with Moncada, who has been vocal about his offseason training habits. Talk of 30 stolen bases have leaked out and considering the weakness of the third base position, Moncada's ADP has slowly begun to rise. But he's never stolen more than 12 bases in a season and is in the 67th percentile for sprint speed. Stolen bases are the least of Moncada's problems anyway, as he's hit just 20 homers and batted .253 combined over the last two seasons (196 games). His walk rate is still elite and there should be a ton of run and RBI opportunities again in the Chicago lineup. But until we actually see Moncada get back to the 2019 version of himself, don't bother reaching for him.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros