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Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Blake Snell (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
29 of 55 experts
47%
Recommended by
26 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 40
Best Rank# 7# 20
Worst Rank# 182# 117
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 44# 43
Best Rank# 36# 36
Worst Rank# 96# 47
   
Projections 
   
Runs28
Home Runs67
RBI25
Stolen Bases17
Batting Avg.254
Strikeouts6075
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.39
WHIP1.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 53
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 14# 48
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 67
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 117
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 19# 72
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 37
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 31# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 80
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 35
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 49
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 43
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 45
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 38# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 38
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 39# 66
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 37# 61
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 31# 52
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 18# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 75
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 47
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 31# 44
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 60
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 26# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 74
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 31# 34
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 34# 52
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 39# 65
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 37# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 40# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 40# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 23
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 42# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 42# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 43# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 44# 36
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 47# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 44
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 34
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 36
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 53
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 61# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 38
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 62# 55
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 67# 32
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 69# 38
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 74# 28
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 79# 35
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 103# 71
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 107# 36
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 125# 39
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 182# 77
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs58
   
Home Runs914
   
RBI62
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Batting Avg.264
   
Strikeouts132147
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA4.29
   
WHIP1.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs28
   
Home Runs67
   
RBI25
   
Stolen Bases17
   
Batting Avg.254
   
Strikeouts6075
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.39
   
WHIP1.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
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
Blake Snell allowed one run on two hits and no walks while striking out nine over five 1/3 innings during Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 6 of the World Series. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 28th
 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
Blake Snell allowed two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out nine over four 2/3 innings during Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 22nd
 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
Blake Snell named the Rays’ Game 2 starter of the World Series against the Dodgers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 19th
 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
Blake Snell allowed two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out four across four innings during Friday's 7-4 loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 17th
 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
Blake Snell will start Friday in Game 6 of the ALCS against the Astros.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
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
Better pitcher than some of the others ahead of him but I don't trust him to be consistent. Go big or go home is one way to look at it and if that's your way, move Snell up 20 picks. I am a steady as we go guy and Snell is riskier than I feel good about .
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Currently rehabbing major shoulder surgery. Easy fade at current ADP
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
You need to pull the trigger on a starter eventually. With Snell, there's no debating the ace-type ceiling that he has - look at his 2018 season if you need further proof - but so far, that's been the big outlier for him. He's dealt with a rash of injuries, which has forced the Rays to limit his workload. In Spring Training, he was dealing with elbow soreness. He's a high-risk, high-reward pick this year. You've been warned.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
  Snell's subpar season was limited to just 107 innings after he underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery. Although owners might want to shy away after last year, there were plenty of encouraging signs. His FIP and xFIP were roughly a run lower than his ERA, his 33.3% strikeout rate was actually an improvement on his breakout year, and batters continued to make incredibly weak contact. If healthy, he should return to dominance.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Easy bounce-back candidate. Would've led baseball in swinging strike rate if he had the innings to qualify
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros