In 2019, fantasy owners who were looking for a leadoff hitter with a shot at 30 or more steals were handsomely rewarded if they drafted Austin Meadows, just not the way they thought. Meadows well-exceeded his draft value in basically every category except steals. He finished 2019 with just 12 steals, well below his minor league averages, and yet he managed to post a breakout year with his power numbers (33 HRs & 89 RBIs).
Meadows’ RBI rate (18) was more on par with that of a hitter batting in the middle of the order. He had strength in his AVH (1.