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Who Should I Draft?

J.D. Martinez or Austin Meadows (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
45 of 46 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 29
Best Rank# 6# 15
Worst Rank# 29# 47
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 45
Best Rank# 16# 32
Worst Rank# 23# 54
   
Projections 
   
Runs3531
Home Runs1410
RBI4130
Stolen Bases15
Batting Average.306.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 24
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 45
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 31
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 14# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 30
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 9# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 13# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 12# 27
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 13# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 14# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 21
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 47
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 14# 28
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 13# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 29
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 15# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 20
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 6# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 13# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 15# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 13# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 14# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 13# 25
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 29
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 18# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 12# 29
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 14# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 14# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 7# 31
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 12# 36
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 13# 40
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 18# 24
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 17# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 18# 21
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 18# 15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats575530
   
Runs9883
   
Hits175154
   
Singles10485
   
Doubles3329
   
Triples27
   
Home Runs3633
   
RBI10589
   
Stolen Bases212
   
Caught Stealing07
   
Walks7254
   
Strikeouts138131
   
Batting Average.304.291
   
On Base Pct.383.364
   
Slugging Pct.557.559
   
On-base Plus Slugging.939.922
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202198
   
Runs3531
   
Hits6256
   
Singles3533
   
Doubles1211
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1410
   
RBI4130
   
Stolen Bases15
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks2419
   
Strikeouts5346
   
Batting Average.306.285
   
On Base Pct.381.346
   
Slugging Pct.574.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.955.863
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.D. Martinez
LF,RF,DH - BOS
J.D. Martinez
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
News 
 J.D. Martinez went 2-for-3 with three-run home run in Wednesday's spring game against the Tigers.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 5th
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 
 J.D. Martinez was a first-round player in drafts last year, but as is the case with fantasy managers, there's a quick overreaction to a "down" year, which is why we see Martinez fall to the second round this year. Targeting bounce-back players at a value is vital to winning fantasy leagues. Martinez can give you first-round value, despite not having the steals or Mookie Betts in the lineup.
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
 Martinez won't steal any bases but with 40 homers, 100+ RBIs and a .300 batting average every year, fantasy owners are getting an absolute steal at any point in the second round of drafts. Don't be scared off by his dip in production, as underlying metrics suggest he was among the most unlucky hitters in baseball.
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
 Seems to be overlooked every season. High end contributor in every category except SBs. Super solid 2nd round pick.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 A safe, four-category stud that might be going at a slight discount
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Love the player but ADP is just a tad too rich for my blood
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros