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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or Yordan Alvarez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
27 of 52 experts
48%
Recommended by
25 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 36
Best Rank# 16# 18
Worst Rank# 86# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 42
Best Rank# 35# 34
Worst Rank# 74# 58
   
Projections 
   
Runs2930
Home Runs1012
RBI2935
Stolen Bases51
Batting Average.284.287
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 76
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 34# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 29# 67
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 40# 60
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 24
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 24# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 46
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 28# 39
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 26# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 55
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 51
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 46# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 25# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 58
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 54# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 30
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 33# 55
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 24
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 28# 25
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 29# 22
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 23
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 19
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 31# 18
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 22
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 19
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 35# 24
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 36# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 20
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 37# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 34
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 40# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 44# 43
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 45# 20
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 51# 50
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 53# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 54
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 58# 46
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 59# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 74# 73
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 86# 69
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats530313
   
Runs8358
   
Hits15498
   
Singles8545
   
Doubles2926
   
Triples70
   
Home Runs3327
   
RBI8978
   
Stolen Bases120
   
Caught Stealing70
   
Walks5452
   
Strikeouts13194
   
Batting Average.291.313
   
On Base Pct.364.412
   
Slugging Pct.559.655
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9221.067
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats185168
   
Runs2930
   
Hits5248
   
Singles3026
   
Doubles1110
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1012
   
RBI2935
   
Stolen Bases51
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks1724
   
Strikeouts4348
   
Batting Average.284.287
   
On Base Pct.345.377
   
Slugging Pct.513.565
   
On-base Plus Slugging.858.941
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
News 
 Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 2-1 win in Game 5 of the ALDS. The Rays beat the Yankees 3-2 in the series.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 10th
Yordan Alvarez (knees) has resumed running.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 26th
 OF Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 7th
Yordan Alvarez underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 28th
 Austin Meadows is leading off in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Oct 6th
The Astros transferred Yordan Alvarez (knee) to the 45-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 23rd
 Austin Meadows (oblique) is absent from the Rays' lineup in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 5th
Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is having surgery next week to repair a partially torn patella tendon and will miss the rest of the season, according to a report from The Athletic's Jake Kaplan.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 19th
 OF Austin Meadows (oblique) will be on the roster for the ALDS against the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 5th
Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez could miss the rest of the season due to a knee issue, manager Dusty Baker revealed Wednesday. Alvarez began the year on the COVID-19 injured list and appeared in just two games before being sidelined with a knee issue.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 19th
Notes 
 Great 2019 but I just don't buy it. (Hypocritical considering I am a Danny Santana buyer I realize). I don't even consider a drop-off in 2020 regression because I don't believe 2019 was anything close to what he actually is. I won't draft him in any league unless he falls outside the Top 100.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
A TON of potential to be a monster in 2020. He has 50 HR , .300 BA type potential but I am not fully sold and as a DH only in many leagues, I can't go all in on him yet. 2021 he may be a TOp 10 guy.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 If you draft a Tampa Bay position player - especially this year - you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Well, except for Austin Meadows. The Rays have so many platoon options on their team, but Meadows is one of the few players who are locked into an everyday role. Meadows finally lived up to his prospect pedigree last season, and there's room for more growth if he can channel the speed that he flashed in the minors. The big thing to watch with Meadows is how he performs against lefties, but don't overthink it - especially in that division."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Ignore the eligibility concerns. Ignore the cheating scandal. Don't totally ignore the knees, but do pay attention to the results. Alvarez put on a historic performance last year across the majors and minors, and there's really nothing to his profile that suggests it wasn't all legit. Before last season, he was really good in the minors, but not quite this good. Fortunately, we can chalk that up to another year of development. Alvarez won't give you steals, but the rest of the numbers are up there with the elite options in fantasy. Yeah, we're talking about a top-five pick if he does it again. He has the pedigree, and he's had the success early in his career.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Yordan is getting the sophomore discount, meaning you don't have to pay up to get top five player potential. If all goes well, Alvarez will be a monster in all areas except SBs. Perfect third round pick if looking for upside and power. Hits the ball ridiculously hard.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Love the player but ADP is just a tad too rich for my blood
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Swatted 50 homers and 42 doubles between minors and majors in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros