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Who Should I Draft?

Tommy Edman or Austin Meadows (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tommy Edman
2B,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
24 of 43 experts
44%
Recommended by
19 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 81
Best Rank# 48# 61
Worst Rank# 143# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 113# 135
Best Rank# 92# 124
Worst Rank# 129# 145
   
Projections 
   
Runs8075
Home Runs1226
RBI5784
Stolen Bases226
Batting Average.269.250
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 72# 76
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 55# 109
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 52# 85
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 87# 106
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 64# 66
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 70# 75
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 68# 77
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 60# 79
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 97# 106
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 87
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 77# 80
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 59# 73
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 75# 78
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 66# 73
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 72# 89
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 78# 85
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 70# 91
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 57# 107
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 48# 69
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 69# 94
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 57# 112
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 69# 116
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 99
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 100
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 61
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 72# 71
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 72# 67
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 74# 63
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 74
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 79# 73
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 79# 76
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 88# 81
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 91# 82
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 96# 82
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 99# 78
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 103# 66
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 106# 76
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 109# 80
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 115# 78
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 115# 103
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 116# 103
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 126# 89
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 143# 67
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tommy Edman
2B,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats641518
   
Runs9179
   
Hits168120
   
Singles11361
   
Doubles4129
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs1127
   
RBI56106
   
Stolen Bases304
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks3859
   
Strikeouts95122
   
Batting Average.262.232
   
On Base Pct.308.313
   
Slugging Pct.387.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.695.769
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tommy Edman
2B,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats550497
   
Runs8075
   
Hits148124
   
Singles10168
   
Doubles3127
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs1226
   
RBI5784
   
Stolen Bases226
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks3654
   
Strikeouts93123
   
Batting Average.269.250
   
On Base Pct.314.323
   
Slugging Pct.405.468
   
On-base Plus Slugging.719.791
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tommy Edman
2B,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Austin Meadows
DH,LF,RF - DET
Austin Meadows
News 
 Cardinals 2B Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 Thursday, hitting one double and scoring two runs in the Cardinals' 7-6 loss to the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Thu, May 19th
The Tigers will be placing Austin Meadows on the 10-day IL with an inner ear infection, according to A.J. Hinch.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
 Cardinals 2B Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets, tripling, stealing one base, and driving in one run in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 18th
Austin Meadows was removed from Sunday’s game against the Orioles for undisclosed reasons.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
 Cardinals 2B Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 Saturday, hitting a solo home run in the Cardinals' 4-0 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 15th
Tigers OF Austin Meadows (inner ear infection) is not in the lineup for Detroit’s afternoon matchup against the Baltimore Orioles.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 14th
 Cardinals 2B Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 Friday night, tripling in the Cardinals' 3-2 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 7th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Meadows is dealing with an inner ear infection.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 13th
 Cardinals 2B Tommy Edman went 3-for-5 Thursday, doubling, scoring one run, and driving in three runs in the Cardinals' 7-1 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Fri, May 6th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Meadows went 0-for-4 in a 5-3 loss to the A's on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 12th
Notes 
 There's a lot to like here. The biggest draws are speed and multi-position (OF/2B) eligibility. Edman stole 30 bases last year, tying for fourth in MLB. Statcast says he's in the 92nd percentile for sprint speed. There's a little bit of power here, too. Edman hit only 11 HRs last year but clubbed 41 doubles. Edman has a .272 batting average over three seasons, and there could be room for growth there. His contact rate improved to 85% last year, and he sprays hits to both sides of the diamond. Edman doesn't take many walks, but that's a minor nit to pick.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
On the one hand, Meadows largely bounced back from the horror story that was the abbreviated 2020 season. His strikeout rate normalized, his power returned, and his playing time stabilized. The glaring exception was that he could not correct his sudden struggles against lefties. In 2019, Meadows slashed .275/.316/.521 against southpaws. Last year, he slashed just .198/.270/.293 against them. Even if Meadows's overall numbers are passable, it seems unlikely that a team like the Rays are going to let a player who is merely an average defender continue to keep an everyday job when he's virtually useless against left-handed throwers. That would still leave Meadows on the strong side of a platoon, but if he does begin to sit more regularly, his counting stats will take a hit, and fantasy managers should be aware of that before they select him in their drafts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros