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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or Yordan Alvarez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
25 of 46 experts
46%
Recommended by
21 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 29
Best Rank# 17# 15
Worst Rank# 67# 47
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 45
Best Rank# 33# 32
Worst Rank# 51# 54
   
Projections 
   
Runs3131
Home Runs1310
RBI3830
Stolen Bases15
Batting Average.290.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 20# 45
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 32
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 31
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 22# 29
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 21# 31
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 26# 30
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 24# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 47
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 21# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 29
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 17# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 31
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 25
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 29
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 29
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 19# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 22# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 31
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 25# 36
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 23# 40
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 23# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 49# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 21
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 21
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 46# 22
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 24
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 33# 25
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 26
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 26
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 27
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 29
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 30
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 56# 31
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats313530
   
Runs5883
   
Hits98154
   
Singles4585
   
Doubles2629
   
Triples07
   
Home Runs2733
   
RBI7889
   
Stolen Bases012
   
Caught Stealing07
   
Walks5254
   
Strikeouts94131
   
Batting Average.313.291
   
On Base Pct.412.364
   
Slugging Pct.655.559
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.067.922
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats178198
   
Runs3131
   
Hits5256
   
Singles2733
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1310
   
RBI3830
   
Stolen Bases15
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks2519
   
Strikeouts5146
   
Batting Average.290.285
   
On Base Pct.379.346
   
Slugging Pct.569.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.948.863
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
News 
 The Astros placed Yordan Alvarez on the injured list for undisclosed reasons.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
Austin Meadows was not present for both Saturday and Sunday's summer camp workouts.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
 Yordan Alvarez has not yet made an appearance at Astros summer camp.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 12th
Austin Meadows went 0-for-3 with a walk an a run scored in the Rays' 9-5 win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
 Yordan Alvarez (personal) hasn’t arrived in Houston for spring training 2.0 due to personal reasons.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
Austin Meadows went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in the Rays' 3-3 tie versus the Orioles on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 2nd
 The Astros are planning to have Yordan Alvarez play the field more often in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 21st
 
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) will not play on Wednesday as previously scheduled.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
 
Notes 
 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
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
 It was just an 87 game sample size but in that time, Yordan was clearly one of the top five hitters in baseball. He won't steal any bags, but 50 homers, 140 RBIs and a .320 batting average is within the realm of realistic possibilities. He comes with some risk, however, since we haven't seen it for an extended time.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Although we haven't seen it for an extended stretch, what Meadows did last year, hitting 33 homers with a .291 average and 12 steals makes him well worth considering if he lasts into the fifth round of your drafts. There may be room for more upside as well.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 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
Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Swatted 50 homers and 42 doubles between minors and majors in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Love the player but ADP is just a tad too rich for my blood
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros