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Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Austin Meadows (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
26 of 45 experts
42%
Recommended by
19 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 30
Best Rank# 17# 7
Worst Rank# 47# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 42# 44
Best Rank# 33# 36
Worst Rank# 54# 92
   
Projections 
   
Runs2826
Home Runs117
RBI2925
Stolen Bases518
Batting Average.283.256
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 34
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 35
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 29# 73
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 46
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 30# 44
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 27# 33
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 35# 118
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 28# 32
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 24# 29
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 40
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 36
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 27# 50
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 31# 75
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 40# 79
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 31
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 34# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 12
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 45# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 14
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 47# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 19
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 20
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 25# 21
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 21
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 26# 23
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 36# 23
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 34# 24
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 29# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 26
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 47# 26
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 26
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 37# 30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats530416
   
Runs8358
   
Hits154110
   
Singles8571
   
Doubles2920
   
Triples710
   
Home Runs339
   
RBI8962
   
Stolen Bases1243
   
Caught Stealing77
   
Walks5419
   
Strikeouts131132
   
Batting Average.291.264
   
On Base Pct.364.293
   
Slugging Pct.559.426
   
On-base Plus Slugging.922.718
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats196199
   
Runs2826
   
Hits5651
   
Singles3231
   
Doubles1110
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs117
   
RBI2925
   
Stolen Bases518
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks1910
   
Strikeouts4760
   
Batting Average.283.256
   
On Base Pct.345.292
   
Slugging Pct.516.433
   
On-base Plus Slugging.861.725
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
News 
 Austin Meadows went 0-for-3 with a walk an a run scored in the Rays' 9-5 win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
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
 Austin Meadows went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in the Rays' 3-3 tie versus the Orioles on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 2nd
Adalberto Mondesi told reporters that he "feels great" and is on track to play Opening Day for the Royals.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Feb 20th
Notes 
 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
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
 Although we haven't seen it for an extended stretch, what Meadows did last year, hitting 33 homers with a .291 average and 12 steals makes him well worth considering if he lasts into the fifth round of your drafts. There may be room for more upside as well.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy