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Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Aaron Judge (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
3B,DH,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Aaron Judge
CF,DH,RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
34 of 51 experts
33%
Recommended by
17 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 33
Best Rank# 11# 24
Worst Rank# 138# 51
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 44
Best Rank# 24# 40
Worst Rank# 65# 52
   
Projections 
   
Runs7692
Home Runs1735
RBI6485
Stolen Bases494
Batting Average.254.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 36
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 37
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 25# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 35
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 17# 51
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 35
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 35
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 18# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 16# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 38
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 31
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 15# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 36
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 19# 36
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 37
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 31# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 34
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 18# 29
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 35
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 11# 50
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 28# 32
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 18# 34
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 33# 41
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 25# 38
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 25# 41
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 26# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 35# 33
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 35# 27
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 38# 30
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 43# 41
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 26
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 52# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 55# 39
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 62# 31
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 69# 38
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 72# 32
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 95# 30
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 107# 32
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 138# 31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adalberto Mondesi
3B,DH,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Aaron Judge
CF,DH,RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats219101
   
Runs3323
   
Hits5626
   
Singles3614
   
Doubles113
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs69
   
RBI2222
   
Stolen Bases240
   
Caught Stealing81
   
Walks1110
   
Strikeouts7032
   
Batting Average.256.257
   
On Base Pct.294.336
   
Slugging Pct.416.555
   
On-base Plus Slugging.710.891
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adalberto Mondesi
3B,DH,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Aaron Judge
CF,DH,RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats526476
   
Runs7692
   
Hits133123
   
Singles8366
   
Doubles2521
   
Triples81
   
Home Runs1735
   
RBI6485
   
Stolen Bases494
   
Caught Stealing123
   
Walks2978
   
Strikeouts162167
   
Batting Average.254.263
   
On Base Pct.293.368
   
Slugging Pct.428.528
   
On-base Plus Slugging.721.896
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adalberto Mondesi
3B,DH,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Aaron Judge
CF,DH,RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
News 
 Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-4 with a walk, two doubles and a RBI during Friday's 11-6 win over the Twins.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Oct 2nd
Aaron Judge went 1-for-4 with a walk and drove in a run on Sunday as the Yankees beat the Rays by a 1-0 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Oct 3rd
 Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-5 with a RBI and a stolen base during Saturday's 8-1 win over the Mariners.
Andy Zimmerman
Sun, Sep 19th
Aaron Judge went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs and a walk Thursday in a win against the Blue Jays by a 6-2 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Oct 1st
 Adalberto Mondesi (rest) is absent from Thursday's lineup for the Royals' matchup with Cleveland.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Sep 2nd
Aaron Judge went 2-for-2 with a solo home run, two RBI, two runs scored, and a pair of walks during Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 29th
 Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and a stolen base during Wednesday's extra-inning loss to Cleveland.
Andy Zimmerman
Thu, Sep 2nd
Aaron Judge went 0-for-3 with a walk and scored a run on Saturday as the Yankees beat the Red Sox by a 5-3 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 26th
 Adalberto Mondesi has been reinstated from the IL, and will start at designated hitter for the Royals on Wednesday.
Dan Harris
Wed, Sep 1st
Aaron Judge went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and drove in three on Tuesday as the Yankees defeated the Rangers by a 7-1 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 22nd
Notes 
 Mondesi will begin the year on the 10-day IL with a strained oblique. When healthy, however, there's no reason to doubt his performance. Even in a shortened year, it was a tale of two seasons for Mondesi. In 35 games in July and August, he batted just .186 with 11 runs, two RBI, no home runs, and eight steals. In his final 24 games, he batted .356 with six home runs, 22 runs scored, 20 RBI, and 16 steals. In the end, Mondesi delivered exactly the type of season that fantasy managers have come to expect, and his 24 steals were eight more than the next highest total. Mondesi won't help in batting average and offers minimal power, but he's an unmatched source of steals. And given that much of his lackluster first month can probably be written off to offseason shoulder surgery, fantasy managers should be able to expect closer to the second-half version of Mondesi rather than the first this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Judge missed about half of the regular season last year with a calf strain, though he still hit for plenty of power when he was in the lineup. He walked and struck out a bit less than usual, but trying to glean anything from a 28-game sample, given Judge's history, is silly. When he's in the lineup, you know you'll get a ton of power and runs scored with a passable average. The key is "when he's in the lineup," however, as injuries have forced Judge to miss significant time over the last three seasons. So long as you factor that into your draft price and select him as an OF2, you'll be happy with the production.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Overall the final three weeks of the 2020 season, Mondesi was the hottest hitter in baseball. After failing to live up to his preseason expectations for most of the year, Mondesi hit .376 with 16 (!!) stolen bases over his final 93 plate appearances. It would be easy to argue that he won fantasy leagues down the stretch if it wasn't for such a brutal showing at the plate leading up to it. Still, this is the type of monstrous stolen base upside that'll keep us invested entering 2021. It goes without saying that Mondesi's value increases in roto leagues. He should be viewed as a wildly volatile player to draft.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros