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Who Should I Draft?

Clayton Kershaw or Austin Meadows (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
29 of 55 experts
47%
Recommended by
26 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 38
Best Rank# 23# 11
Worst Rank# 129# 95
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 33
Best Rank# 35# 30
Worst Rank# 74# 47
   
Projections 
   
Runs29
Home Runs1010
RBI29
Stolen Bases5
Batting Avg.284
Strikeouts4367
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.62
WHIP1.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 40# 45
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 39
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 62# 69
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 36# 58
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 43# 76
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 60
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 33# 65
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 39# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 37# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 34# 95
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 25# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 39# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 48
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 32# 42
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 38# 43
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 46# 51
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 47
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 42# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 44
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 36
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 44
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 37
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 81
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 31# 45
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 28# 50
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 68# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 20
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 42# 21
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 28
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 69# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 73# 30
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 129# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 35
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 62# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 56# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 55# 37
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 37
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 38# 37
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 38
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 51# 39
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 39
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 43# 39
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 42
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 49# 42
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 46# 44
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 87# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 110# 46
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 56# 47
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 67# 52
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 76# 62
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 80
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs83
   
Home Runs3328
   
RBI89
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Batting Avg.291
   
Strikeouts131189
   
Wins16
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.08
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs29
   
Home Runs1010
   
RBI29
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.284
   
Strikeouts4367
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.62
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
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
Clayton Kershaw picked up the win on Sunday when he allowed two runs on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks over 5 2/3 innings in the Dodgers 4-2 win over the Rays in Game 5 of the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
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
Clayton Kershaw picked up the win on Tuesday when he allowed just one run on two hits with eight strikeouts and one walk across six innings in the Dodgers 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 21st
 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 Dodgers announced LHP Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the 2020 World Series, which begins on Tuesday evening against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 19th
 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
Clayton Kershaw took the loss on Thursday when he surrendered four runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk in the Dodgers 10-2 loss to the Braves in Game 4 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 16th
 OF Austin Meadows (oblique) will be on the roster for the ALDS against the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 5th
Clayton Kershaw, who was scratched prior to his scheduled start on Tuesday due to back spasms, will start Game 4 of the NLCS on Thursday, according to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 14th
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
Durability is an issue that concerns me less in 60 games than it might if we were in 162, but he isn't an Ace any more. He gets hurt too much and a DL/IL stint is a killer in a 9 week season.
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
Kershaw silenced the decline talks last year after he put up another good season with an improved SwStr%. In quality starts leagues, he was money for managers, as he consistently went six and seven innings in his starts. He's had to change who he is as a pitcher, as the velocity just isn't there, which gives him little margin for error. He's worth taking still, but he's more of an SP2 at this point.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Peak Kershaw may be gone, but the version that remains is pretty darn good himself. Kershaw passed 175 innings pitched for the first time since 2015 despite starting the season on the IL, and although his ERA crept above 3.00 for the first time since 2008, his overall numbers remain elite. With strong win potential always present, Kershaw is a fine second starter on your staff. But his days of carrying a fantasy team are behind him.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Love the player but ADP is just a tad too rich for my blood
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
No longer an ace but the price to draft him is reasonable. Can expect wins playing for the Dodgers, which can be tough for SPs to find
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros