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Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Anthony Rendon (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
37 of 50 experts
26%
Recommended by
13 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 31
Best Rank# 14# 11
Worst Rank# 36# 138
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 28# 29
Best Rank# 25# 24
Worst Rank# 38# 65
   
Projections 
   
Runs9176
Home Runs2817
RBI10064
Stolen Bases349
Batting Average.292.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 45
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 16# 54
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 24
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 33
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 17# 18
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 34# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 138
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 31
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 38
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 14# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 26
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 17# 62
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 18# 107
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 41
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 19# 33
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 69
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 30
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 14# 18
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 21
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 19# 26
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 18# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 52
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 19# 72
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 17# 18
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 33
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 23# 25
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 20# 95
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 24# 25
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 11
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 15
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 16
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 16
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 17
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 17
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 31# 17
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 26# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 32# 31
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 36# 35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats189219
   
Runs2933
   
Hits5456
   
Singles3336
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs96
   
RBI3122
   
Stolen Bases024
   
Caught Stealing08
   
Walks3811
   
Strikeouts3170
   
Batting Average.286.256
   
On Base Pct.418.294
   
Slugging Pct.497.416
   
On-base Plus Slugging.916.710
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats542526
   
Runs9176
   
Hits157133
   
Singles8983
   
Doubles3625
   
Triples28
   
Home Runs2817
   
RBI10064
   
Stolen Bases349
   
Caught Stealing112
   
Walks8029
   
Strikeouts92162
   
Batting Average.292.254
   
On Base Pct.384.293
   
Slugging Pct.520.428
   
On-base Plus Slugging.904.721
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
News 
 The Angels placed 3B Anthony Rendon (groin) on the 10-day injured list Monday.
Brad Camara
Mon, Apr 12th
Royals SS Adalberto Mondesi (oblique) has yet to resume baseball activities.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 12th
 Angels 3B Anthony Rendon is absent from Sunday's lineup with a minor groin injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 11th
Royals SS Adalberto Mondesi (oblique) has yet to ramp up his activities.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 5th
 Anthony Rendon went 2-4 with two singles and a walk in Friday's 7-1 blowout of the Blue Jays.
Jack Mannis
Sat, Apr 10th
The Kansas City Royals have placed SS Adalberto Mondesi on the 10-day IL with a right oblique strain.
Jack Mannis
Wed, Mar 31st
 Angels 3B Anthony Rendon is sitting for Tuesday's contest against Zack Greinke and the Astros.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 6th
Adalberto Mondesi will be making his spring debut, batting second and playing shortstop on Friday against the Dodgers.
Brenden Trout
Fri, Mar 5th
 Angels' 3B Anthony Rendon went 1-4 with a single, a walk, and a run in Sunday's contest against the White Sox.
Jack Mannis
Mon, Apr 5th
Royals SS Adalberto Mondesi (foot) is running the bases on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 4th
Notes 
 Rendon's stock feels like it has dropped dramatically, but there's really nothing in the small sample size of the 2020 season that should alter your outlook much on him. Yes, he didn't hit the ball as hard consistently, but he walked more than ever, maintained his elite strikeout rate, and still put up a roughly 30-homer, 100-RBI pace. Still just 31 years old, there should be plenty left in the tank this season for the veteran, and he should once again be a strong four-category contributor, with a small bit of speed thrown in for good measure.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
 It's maddening how underrated Rendon continues to be among fantasy analysts. His wOBA and xwOBA both finished in the 92nd percentile or better for the third straight season. Additionally, he'll have a full season of hitting behind Mike Trout in 2021, which will obviously be fantastic for his RBI totals. Rendon is currently going around pick 40 in NFBC drafts, an ADP that makes him an appealing target for fantasy managers who start SP-SP.
Brendan Tuma - 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