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Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or Austin Meadows (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
25 of 45 experts
44%
Recommended by
20 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 29
Best Rank# 17# 16
Worst Rank# 59# 47
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 45
Best Rank# 25# 32
Worst Rank# 31# 54
   
Projections 
   
Runs3331
Home Runs1310
RBI3630
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.280.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 32
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 24
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 34# 45
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 24# 32
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 31
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 17# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 27
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 20# 30
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 18# 47
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 26# 28
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 24# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 17# 29
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 18# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 31
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 27# 31
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 36
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 29
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 26# 27
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 31# 36
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 26# 40
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 25# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 21
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 25# 21
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 26# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 27# 24
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 27# 26
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 29# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 25
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 29
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 31# 25
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 16
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 27
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 32# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 30
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 37# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 40# 26
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 48# 35
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 59# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats546530
   
Runs9683
   
Hits153154
   
Singles8985
   
Doubles2629
   
Triples07
   
Home Runs3833
   
RBI9189
   
Stolen Bases512
   
Caught Stealing27
   
Walks4854
   
Strikeouts129131
   
Batting Average.280.291
   
On Base Pct.338.364
   
Slugging Pct.537.559
   
On-base Plus Slugging.875.922
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats203198
   
Runs3331
   
Hits5756
   
Singles3433
   
Doubles1011
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1310
   
RBI3630
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks1919
   
Strikeouts4946
   
Batting Average.280.285
   
On Base Pct.342.346
   
Slugging Pct.513.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.855.863
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
News 
  Austin Meadows was not present for both Saturday and Sunday's summer camp workouts.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
  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
  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 
 If you're taking Gleyber Torres as your second baseman, fine. No argument there. But if you're taking him as your shortstop, you're reaching. While young with a bright future ahead of him, thus far, he's proved to be a one-category standout with his power, and that's about it. He isn't bringing you the stolen bases or average that are needed to justify the cost with shortstop being so deep. Pass on him and fill another need."
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
 As a 22-year-old, Gleyber managed 38 homers, 96 runs and 91 RBIs with a .280 batting average. There is still room for more growth and it would no surprise if he became an MVP candidate this year as a 23-year-old. There isn't enough speed to make him the top fantasy second basemen yet though.
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
 Gleyber had a monster season in 2019 and will be only 23 years old in 2020. A lot of people are fading him this season and I don't understand that much. He will help you everywhere except SBs and has the room to improve his average as well.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy