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Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Blackmon or Austin Meadows (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
30 of 45 experts
33%
Recommended by
15 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 29
Best Rank# 14# 16
Worst Rank# 69# 47
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 35# 45
Best Rank# 33# 32
Worst Rank# 45# 54
   
Projections 
   
Runs3631
Home Runs1010
RBI2930
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.305.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 32
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 22# 45
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 16# 34
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 26# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 27
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 25# 31
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 30
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 14# 47
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 25# 28
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 22# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 29
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 26# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 29# 31
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 25
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 29
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 31
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 22# 36
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 27# 40
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 23# 24
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 34# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 26# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 24
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 27
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 27
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 32# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 37# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 26
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 40# 21
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 50# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 57# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 69# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats580530
   
Runs11283
   
Hits183154
   
Singles10285
   
Doubles4229
   
Triples77
   
Home Runs3233
   
RBI8689
   
Stolen Bases212
   
Caught Stealing57
   
Walks4054
   
Strikeouts104131
   
Batting Average.316.291
   
On Base Pct.366.364
   
Slugging Pct.578.559
   
On-base Plus Slugging.944.922
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202198
   
Runs3631
   
Hits6156
   
Singles3633
   
Doubles1211
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs1010
   
RBI2930
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks1619
   
Strikeouts4046
   
Batting Average.305.285
   
On Base Pct.357.346
   
Slugging Pct.535.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.893.863
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Charlie Blackmon
CF,RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
News 
 Charlie Blackmon is still at home recovering from COVID-19.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Jul 6th
Austin Meadows was not present for both Saturday and Sunday's summer camp workouts.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
 OF Charlie Blackmon (COVID-19) will not be available for the Rockies when summer camp opens on Saturday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
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
 OF Charlie Blackmon, Phillip Diehl and Ryan Castellini tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jun 23rd
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
Notes 
 Coors Field. That's the driving force for Charlie Blackmon right now. Gone are the days of 20 steals. Hell, gone are the days of double-digit steals as he stole just two bases in 2019. It makes sense, of course, since he's 34 years old. He's a boring, relatively safe player right now, but not everyone mid-30s player is David Ortiz or Nelson Cruz. The drop off could happen this year for Blackmon where he gives you an empty average, and that's it."
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
 Blackmon had a rough spot in the season but still finished with 30+ homers, 110+ runs and a batting average north of .310. He is getting older and only stole 2 bags compared to the 43 fantasy owners got in 2015, but this still a great bat in the late third round.
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
 Perennially underrated, but his ADP makes sense due to his complete drop in SBs. Only stole 2 bags in 2019 after stealing double digits every year prior. This means you have to buy Blackmon with no help at SBs, which has never been the case. Also may take a hit in runs if Arenado does get traded.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy