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Who Should I Draft?

Starling Marte or Austin Meadows (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
42 of 46 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 29
Best Rank# 12# 15
Worst Rank# 54# 47
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 28# 45
Best Rank# 27# 32
Worst Rank# 38# 54
   
Projections 
   
Runs3331
Home Runs810
RBI2830
Stolen Bases95
Batting Average.285.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 24
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 45
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 31
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 21# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 30
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 27
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 19# 21
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 21# 28
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 18# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 29
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 18# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 20
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 26# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 28# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 20# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 25
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 29
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 20# 29
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 31
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 17# 36
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 28# 40
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 19# 24
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 12# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 19# 21
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 15
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 40# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 50# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 54# 47
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats539530
   
Runs9783
   
Hits159154
   
Singles9985
   
Doubles3129
   
Triples67
   
Home Runs2333
   
RBI8289
   
Stolen Bases2512
   
Caught Stealing67
   
Walks2554
   
Strikeouts94131
   
Batting Average.295.291
   
On Base Pct.343.364
   
Slugging Pct.503.559
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.922
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats204198
   
Runs3331
   
Hits5856
   
Singles3733
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs810
   
RBI2830
   
Stolen Bases95
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks1119
   
Strikeouts4146
   
Batting Average.285.285
   
On Base Pct.322.346
   
Slugging Pct.481.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.803.863
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Starling Marte
CF - ARI
Starling Marte
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
News 
 Starling Marte was back at Diamondbacks workouts on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 11th
Austin Meadows was not present for both Saturday and Sunday's summer camp workouts.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
 Torey Lovullo has not confirmed as to why Marte has been absent from camp.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Fri, Jul 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
 Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to multiple reports.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jan 27th
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 
 Rinse. Wash. Repeat. Every draft season, we as a collective fantasy community get excited about drafting Starling Marte on our teams. When the season is over, we end up feeling pretty meh about it. Rinse. Wash. Repeat. He's in a new ballpark with a better team, sure, but let's not forget that he's 31 years old, and with speed as his main value driver, we can expect that to start to decline rapidly, potentially this season. What's more, Marte has only had two seasons with more than 600 plate appearances in his career despite being a regular presence toward the top of the Pittsburgh 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
 Marte set career-highs in home runs, runs scored, RBI, and slugging percentage in 2019, and now gets an upgrade in supporting cast and home park with the move to the Diamondbacks. The Pirates ranked 20th in 2019 in runs scored, while the Diamondbacks ranked 11th, and PNC Park was one of the worst parks for righty batters last season. Marte may not be able to grow his 2019 numbers at this point given his age, but his change in teams certainly doesn't hurt.
Dan Harris - 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
 By now, you should know that although Marte isn't one of the game's most well known stars, he is a solid bet to return 25 homers, 100 runs scored and 30 steals with a strong batting average if he can stay healthy fo the full season. He doesn't have much upside for the third round ADP, though.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 I am a huge 5-tool chasing type of guy and with a move to Arizona, I want shares of Marte to see if he can be a 30/30/.285 "Dude" in 2020. 20/20 feels like a lock, 25/25 is a reasonable hope while 30/30 is a reach worth dreaming on.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Love the player but ADP is just a tad too rich for my blood
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Set a career high in homers last season in what was likely the best overall season of his career. The HRs may get knocked down under 20 again if the ball changes, but should be a solid contributor everywhere. Not a big fan of reaching for him at all, because his ceiling is not like others in the early rounds. Safe pick.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy