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Who Should I Draft?

Bryce Harper or Austin Meadows (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
43 of 45 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 29
Best Rank# 10# 16
Worst Rank# 36# 47
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 21# 45
Best Rank# 18# 32
Worst Rank# 26# 54
   
Projections 
   
Runs3630
Home Runs1411
RBI3930
Stolen Bases55
Batting Average.268.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 32
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 24# 45
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 18# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 23# 34
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 31
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 18# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 35
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 29
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 18# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 47
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 18# 28
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 23# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 29
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 19# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 24
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 14# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 16# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 20# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 21
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 13# 16
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 20# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 25
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 29
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 13# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 29
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 17# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 17# 24
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 19# 36
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 18# 40
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 24
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 10# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 14# 21
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 23# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats573530
   
Runs9883
   
Hits149154
   
Singles7785
   
Doubles3629
   
Triples17
   
Home Runs3533
   
RBI11489
   
Stolen Bases1512
   
Caught Stealing37
   
Walks9954
   
Strikeouts178131
   
Batting Average.260.291
   
On Base Pct.372.364
   
Slugging Pct.510.559
   
On-base Plus Slugging.882.922
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats193197
   
Runs3630
   
Hits5256
   
Singles2632
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1411
   
RBI3930
   
Stolen Bases55
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks3818
   
Strikeouts6147
   
Batting Average.268.283
   
On Base Pct.390.345
   
Slugging Pct.528.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.918.863
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
News 
 Bryce Harper (toe) suffered a bruised left big toe after getting hit by a pitch on Tuesday and will return to the field on Friday.
Brad Camara
Tue, Mar 10th
Austin Meadows was not present for both Saturday and Sunday's summer camp workouts.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper was removed from Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Twins after being hit by a pitch in the right foot.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
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
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, a walk, an RBI, and two stolen bases in Saturday's win over the Red Sox. The steals were his second and third of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 8th
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
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and a walk in Thursday's win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The homer was his third of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
 
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI in Wednesday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The home runs were his first two of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
 
Notes 
 By this point, we all know the answer to the Mike Trout vs. Harper discussion, but that doesn't mean that Harper still isn't one hell of a player. Was he pressing early in Philadelphia with the pressure of a new contract in a new city? I think he was, as his second-half numbers show quite the turnaround, especially with his strikeout rate. His xBA and xwOBA also indicate that Harper underperformed last season. It should surprise no one if Harper were to contend for an MVP this season. He should be bumped up higher in OBP leagues.
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
 Unlike Aaron Judge, who is also going at the end of the second round, Harper has only missed 8 games in the last two seasons. He might not have as much power or the reliable batting average, but there is something to be said for health and the extra 10 steals.
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
 Harper is almost a lock for 30 home runs and double-digit steals. He hasn't been Mike Trout's equal, as many expected after the High School SI cover, but that doesn't mean he isn't an elite Fantasy player. His ADP doesn't reflect how high his floor is or the potential for a 40/20 season. 2020 is a big year for Harper in the Philly Band Box.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Not a big fan of Harper (He is overrated), but he does have some big time potential going into his second year in Philly. If he gets his average up to 280+ he should be a high end five category contributor.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy