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Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Austin Meadows (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
28 of 52 experts
46%
Recommended by
24 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 31
Best Rank# 7# 16
Worst Rank# 118# 86
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 44# 48
Best Rank# 36# 35
Worst Rank# 96# 74
   
Projections 
   
Runs2829
Home Runs610
RBI2529
Stolen Bases175
Batting Average.254.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 68
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 12# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 31
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 34
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 31
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 24# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 55
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 25# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 35
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 29# 58
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 27# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 32
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 30# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 36# 74
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 40
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 23# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 14# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 54
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 86
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 23# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 39
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 54
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 18# 51
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 18# 33
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 23# 36
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 25# 59
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 29# 28
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 30# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 31# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 16
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 31# 20
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 27
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 32# 28
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 25
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 34# 30
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 35# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 24
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 44# 29
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 45# 21
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 48# 44
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 21
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 73# 29
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 75# 31
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 79# 40
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 118# 35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats416530
   
Runs5883
   
Hits110154
   
Singles7185
   
Doubles2029
   
Triples107
   
Home Runs933
   
RBI6289
   
Stolen Bases4312
   
Caught Stealing77
   
Walks1954
   
Strikeouts132131
   
Batting Average.264.291
   
On Base Pct.293.364
   
Slugging Pct.426.559
   
On-base Plus Slugging.718.922
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats198185
   
Runs2829
   
Hits5052
   
Singles3130
   
Doubles1011
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs610
   
RBI2529
   
Stolen Bases175
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks1017
   
Strikeouts6043
   
Batting Average.254.284
   
On Base Pct.291.345
   
Slugging Pct.434.513
   
On-base Plus Slugging.725.858
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
News 
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer, and two RBI in a 3-1 win over the Tigers in the regular-season finale on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 28th
Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 2-1 win in Game 5 of the ALDS. The Rays beat the Yankees 3-2 in the series.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 10th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk, two runs, and two RBI in a 4-3 loss to Detroit on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 27th
OF Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 7th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-3 with a double, a triple, a run, an RBI, and two steals in a 3-2 win over the Tigers on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 26th
Austin Meadows is leading off in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Oct 6th
 Kansas City shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 4-for-4 with two runs, two RBI, and two steals in an 8-7 win over the Tigers.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 25th
Austin Meadows (oblique) is absent from the Rays' lineup in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 5th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-4 with a steal in a 4-1 win over the Cardinals on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 22nd
OF Austin Meadows (oblique) will be on the roster for the ALDS against the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 5th
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
Great 2019 but I just don't buy it. (Hypocritical considering I am a Danny Santana buyer I realize). I don't even consider a drop-off in 2020 regression because I don't believe 2019 was anything close to what he actually is. I won't draft him in any league unless he falls outside the Top 100.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Currently rehabbing major shoulder surgery. Easy fade at current ADP
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
If you draft a Tampa Bay position player - especially this year - you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Well, except for Austin Meadows. The Rays have so many platoon options on their team, but Meadows is one of the few players who are locked into an everyday role. Meadows finally lived up to his prospect pedigree last season, and there's room for more growth if he can channel the speed that he flashed in the minors. The big thing to watch with Meadows is how he performs against lefties, but don't overthink it - especially in that division."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
  Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Love the player but ADP is just a tad too rich for my blood
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros