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Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Anthony Rizzo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
28 of 45 experts
38%
Recommended by
17 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 32
Best Rank# 7# 20
Worst Rank# 118# 52
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 58
Best Rank# 36# 37
Worst Rank# 93# 65
   
Projections 
   
Runs2835
Home Runs610
RBI2635
Stolen Bases172
Batting Average.256.287
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 41
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 12# 43
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 49
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 25# 29
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 37
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 15# 35
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 32# 33
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 30# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 39
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 21# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 49
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 24# 52
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 23# 35
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 14# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 44
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 19# 40
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 23# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 31# 41
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 26# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 20
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 26
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 35# 34
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 34
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 23
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 44# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 45# 37
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 34
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 73# 25
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 75# 43
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 79# 34
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 118# 27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats416512
   
Runs5889
   
Hits110150
   
Singles7191
   
Doubles2029
   
Triples103
   
Home Runs927
   
RBI6294
   
Stolen Bases435
   
Caught Stealing72
   
Walks1971
   
Strikeouts13286
   
Batting Average.264.293
   
On Base Pct.293.405
   
Slugging Pct.426.520
   
On-base Plus Slugging.718.924
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats197200
   
Runs2835
   
Hits5057
   
Singles3035
   
Doubles1011
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs610
   
RBI2635
   
Stolen Bases172
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks1027
   
Strikeouts6034
   
Batting Average.256.287
   
On Base Pct.292.373
   
Slugging Pct.436.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.728.876
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
News 
 Royals manager Mike Matheny says Adalberto Mondesi (shoulder) "looks good" in the workout videos he has seen of him.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 27th
Anthony Rizzo (back) is participating in infield drills at Cubs summer camp on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 11th
 Adalberto Mondesi told reporters that he "feels great" and is on track to play Opening Day for the Royals.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Feb 20th
Anthony Rizzo (back) missed Thursday’s intrasquad game due to lower back tightness.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
  Anthony Rizzo (back) was once again held out of workouts on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
  Anthony Rizzo was not in Tuesday's intrasquad game due to lower back tightness.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
  Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that Anthony Rizzo is planning to play in the 2020 MLB season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
Notes 
 Bold prediction time: Mondesi won't be a thing in 2021. Mondesi showed last year that he wasn't worth grabbing in the first three to four rounds of your draft, yet here we are again, with Mondesi going off the board 40th overall per FantasyPros' ADP. He's not a complete zero at power, but you're drafting him for speed only, essentially. If you look at his xwOBA (6th percentile), xSLG (16th percentile), and xBA (14th percentile) and pair that with his 29.8 K% and 4.3 BB% (both bottom 6 percent of baseball), what's to like? Oh, that's not to mention that he's recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. Unless you're in a big tournament-style league where you need to look for the splash play, avoid Mondesi this year and find your steals elsewhere where you don't have to make quite the investment.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
It's like the fantasy community finally caught on to Rizzo. For years, he's gone in the first few rounds of drafts, but there was really no justification for it. Even now, going 43rd overall is early for Rizzo, who fails to stand out in any real way. He's a poor man's Freddie Freeman, but, like, really poor. The power production has dipped, too, and that's in an age where you need your first baseman to hit home runs. If you want to grab him as a safe play at a shallow position, go for it, but you're passing up on better talent to do so.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Mondesi had a ridiculous 43 steals last year but he did it in just 416 at-bats. If he can stay on the field for a full season, 60 is not only a possibility, but likely. Add in 15 homers and we are talking about a potential first round value, albeit one with great risk.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
We've never seen Rizzo hit 35 homers or bat .300 but his production has been so steady that fantasy owners can be certain they'll get 25 homers with 80+ runs, 90+ RBIs and a batting average north of .275. That makes him a worthwhile 4th or 5th round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts