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Who Should I Draft?

Blake Snell or Austin Meadows (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
34 of 55 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 41
Best Rank# 20# 23
Worst Rank# 117# 129
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 48
Best Rank# 36# 35
Worst Rank# 47# 74
   
Projections 
   
Runs29
Home Runs710
RBI29
Stolen Bases5
Batting Avg.284
Strikeouts7543
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.39
WHIP1.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 36# 40
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 92
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 48# 62
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 45
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 40
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 20# 33
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 36# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 37
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 32# 68
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 79
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 50
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 50
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 34# 82
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 41
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 45# 56
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 30
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 38# 42
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 35# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 110
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 40
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 35# 46
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 73
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 67
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 129
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 55
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 38# 76
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 32# 62
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 46# 69
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 34# 49
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 39# 56
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 29# 31
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 52# 87
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 28# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 32
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 37
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 44# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 52# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 33
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 55# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 60# 39
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 36
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 61# 51
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 63# 32
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 65# 38
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 66# 46
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 67# 33
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 71# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 72# 43
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 74# 42
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 75# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 77# 43
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 80# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 117# 36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs83
   
Home Runs1433
   
RBI89
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Batting Avg.291
   
Strikeouts147131
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA4.29
   
WHIP1.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs29
   
Home Runs710
   
RBI29
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.284
   
Strikeouts7543
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.39
   
WHIP1.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
News 
 Blake Snell allowed one run on two hits and no walks while striking out nine over five 1/3 innings during Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 6 of the World Series. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 28th
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
 Blake Snell allowed two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out nine over four 2/3 innings during Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 22nd
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
 Blake Snell named the Rays’ Game 2 starter of the World Series against the Dodgers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 19th
Austin Meadows is leading off in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Oct 6th
 Blake Snell allowed two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out four across four innings during Friday's 7-4 loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 17th
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
 Blake Snell will start Friday in Game 6 of the ALCS against the Astros.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
OF Austin Meadows (oblique) will be on the roster for the ALDS against the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 5th
Notes 
 Better pitcher than some of the others ahead of him but I don't trust him to be consistent. Go big or go home is one way to look at it and if that's your way, move Snell up 20 picks. I am a steady as we go guy and Snell is riskier than I feel good about .
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 You need to pull the trigger on a starter eventually. With Snell, there's no debating the ace-type ceiling that he has - look at his 2018 season if you need further proof - but so far, that's been the big outlier for him. He's dealt with a rash of injuries, which has forced the Rays to limit his workload. In Spring Training, he was dealing with elbow soreness. He's a high-risk, high-reward pick this year. You've been warned.
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
 Snell's subpar season was limited to just 107 innings after he underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery. Although owners might want to shy away after last year, there were plenty of encouraging signs. His FIP and xFIP were roughly a run lower than his ERA, his 33.3% strikeout rate was actually an improvement on his breakout year, and batters continued to make incredibly weak contact. If healthy, he should return to dominance.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Easy bounce-back candidate. Would've led baseball in swinging strike rate if he had the innings to qualify
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Love the player but ADP is just a tad too rich for my blood
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros