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Who Should I Draft?

Ketel Marte or Austin Meadows (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
31 of 52 experts
40%
Recommended by
21 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 31
Best Rank# 19# 16
Worst Rank# 79# 86
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 39# 48
Best Rank# 32# 35
Worst Rank# 44# 74
   
Projections 
   
Runs3329
Home Runs910
RBI3029
Stolen Bases35
Batting Average.296.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 68
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 38# 45
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 32
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 26# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 36# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 55
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 35
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 31# 58
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 40
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 22# 24
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 20# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 74
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 54
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 86
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 39
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 44
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 25# 51
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 30# 33
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 29# 36
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 33# 40
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 27# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 21
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 26# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 28# 24
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 29
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 30# 28
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 32# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 32# 26
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 29
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 30
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 32
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 36# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 16
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 31
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 44# 31
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 54# 31
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 75# 29
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 79# 59
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats569530
   
Runs9783
   
Hits187154
   
Singles11085
   
Doubles3629
   
Triples97
   
Home Runs3233
   
RBI9289
   
Stolen Bases1012
   
Caught Stealing27
   
Walks5354
   
Strikeouts86131
   
Batting Average.329.291
   
On Base Pct.389.364
   
Slugging Pct.592.559
   
On-base Plus Slugging.981.922
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats210185
   
Runs3329
   
Hits6252
   
Singles3830
   
Doubles1311
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs910
   
RBI3029
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2017
   
Strikeouts3343
   
Batting Average.296.284
   
On Base Pct.358.345
   
Slugging Pct.505.513
   
On-base Plus Slugging.863.858
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ketel Marte
2B,SS,OF - ARI
Ketel Marte
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
News 
 Ketel Marte went 2-for-3 with a double, two-run single, and a sacrifice fly in Sunday's win over Colorado.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 28th
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
 The Diamondbacks activated Ketel Marte (wrist) off the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 22nd
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
 Ketel Marte (wrist) is scheduled to take batting practice on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
Austin Meadows is leading off in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Oct 6th
 Ketel Marte went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, and two RBI in Friday's win over the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 5th
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
 Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo says Ketel Marte will see time in center field moving forward.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 2nd
OF Austin Meadows (oblique) will be on the roster for the ALDS against the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 5th
Notes 
 With second base being as weak as it is, it's kind of shocking that Ketel Marte is going this low in drafts. Sure, the breakout was out of nowhere - despite being a popular breakout pick for three years in a row - but he actually was stronger down the stretch than he was in the first half, and there are very few concerns with his underlying numbers. A change to the baseball could see his home runs come down, but not enough so that he won't return draft-day value.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Marte suddenly went from being a career .263 hitter with 22 home runs in 1,548 plate appearances to batting .329 with 32 home runs in 628 plate appearances. And while he made many overall gains, such as a massive increase in launch angle, his expected batting average was just .299 and that .030 difference was 10th-highest in MLB. He also upped his pull percentage by a significant amount, and pulled all but one of his home runs, which should be something that pitchers can exploit in 2020. Buy some of the gains, but consider Marte closer to a .290-25 type of hitter.
Dan Harris - 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
 In the Era of the Juiced ball (and I am sure some juiced bodies too) I am not buying Marte's 2019 power surge and he doesn't run as much as you might think he does. I am not paying for 30 home runs and 10 stolen bases when regression suggests 15-20 HRs and five SBs. Marte won't fall this far and I am fine with that. I will be owning ZERO shares of the 2019 shocker of the year in Fantasy baseball.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Marte earned every bit of his 32 HRs last year. His average is almost certain to come down a bit, but his breakout was real, and similar numbers are certainly not out of reach. He is being discounted out of fear for massive regression. I am happy to take the discount.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Love the player but ADP is just a tad too rich for my blood
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Advanced stats back up last year's breakout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros