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Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Austin Meadows (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
27 of 45 experts
40%
Recommended by
18 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 29
Best Rank# 18# 16
Worst Rank# 68# 47
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 41# 45
Best Rank# 28# 32
Worst Rank# 47# 54
   
Projections 
   
Runs4031
Home Runs1310
RBI3330
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.282.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 32
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 32
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 31
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 28# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 30
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 23# 27
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 26
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 25# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 47
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 29# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 29
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 20# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 31
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 29
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 31
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 24# 36
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 24# 40
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 18# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 21
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 16
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 28# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 27
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 29# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 30# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 30# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 24
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 31# 26
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 39# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 36
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 45
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats479530
   
Runs9683
   
Hits139154
   
Singles7785
   
Doubles2029
   
Triples37
   
Home Runs3933
   
RBI9689
   
Stolen Bases612
   
Caught Stealing27
   
Walks6754
   
Strikeouts113131
   
Batting Average.290.291
   
On Base Pct.381.364
   
Slugging Pct.589.559
   
On-base Plus Slugging.970.922
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats199198
   
Runs4031
   
Hits5656
   
Singles3333
   
Doubles1011
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1310
   
RBI3330
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2619
   
Strikeouts4746
   
Batting Average.282.285
   
On Base Pct.366.346
   
Slugging Pct.524.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.890.863
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
News 
 Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle writes the Astros have "made it clear" to George Springer's representatives that the franchise wants to sign him to a long-term deal.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 9th
Austin Meadows was not present for both Saturday and Sunday's summer camp workouts.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
 George Springer went 2-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in the Astros' split squad game versus the Braves on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
 George Springer went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 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
Notes 
 It's weird that George Springer is already 30 years old, no? It seems like just yesterday that he made his debut. We know that players start to decline on the wrong side of 30, and when you look at Springer, he hasn't exactly been the model of health over the past few years, playing in more than 140 games just once in his career. Add to that the cheating scandal, and we really don't know how much of an impact it will have on Springer. There are enough signs here to pivot in another direction.
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
 If not for the 40 games missed, we might be talking about Springer as the reigning AL MVP. He was on pace for over 50 homers, 125 RBIs and 125 runs. There isn't much speed but the upside for the other four categories makes him an amazing value in the fourth round of drafts.
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
 Was off Springer at ADP last season, and that was wrong. However, I am diving right back into it this season, and will likely own zero shares. He has been a decent fantasy player being drafted at ceiling since he joined the league, and 2019 was the first season that it actually worked out. With the potential dejuicing of the ball and the cheating scandal, on top of his career averages, he is a hard pass for me.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy