Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Eugenio Suarez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 35
Best Rank# 16# 25
Worst Rank# 131# 65
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 55
Best Rank# 36# 52
Worst Rank# 111# 57
   
Projections 
   
Runs7683
Home Runs2130
RBI6595
Stolen Bases444
Batting Average.253.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 31# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 37
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 45# 64
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 30# 36
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 57
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 38
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 37
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 23# 56
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 26# 42
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 34# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 35
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 35# 37
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 65
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 44# 47
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 60
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 41
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 47
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 52
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 38# 54
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 32
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 32# 35
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 57
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 31
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 43
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 33# 42
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 44# 50
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 29
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 32# 29
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 35# 25
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 31
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 31
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 39# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 30
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 40# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 36
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 42# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 42
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 45# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 35
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 48# 32
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 53# 30
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 58# 28
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 52
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 67# 28
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 85# 29
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 100# 31
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 131# 50
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats275527
   
Runs4779
   
Hits76149
   
Singles4691
   
Doubles1322
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs1434
   
RBI37104
   
Stolen Bases321
   
Caught Stealing71
   
Walks1164
   
Strikeouts77142
   
Batting Average.276.283
   
On Base Pct.306.366
   
Slugging Pct.498.526
   
On-base Plus Slugging.804.892
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536547
   
Runs7683
   
Hits136146
   
Singles8389
   
Doubles2626
   
Triples72
   
Home Runs2130
   
RBI6595
   
Stolen Bases444
   
Caught Stealing102
   
Walks2766
   
Strikeouts148143
   
Batting Average.253.268
   
On Base Pct.289.347
   
Slugging Pct.444.488
   
On-base Plus Slugging.733.835
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
News 
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-3 with a run and a steal in a 9-0 win over the Mariners on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 19th
Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with an RBI in the Reds' 3-2 win over the Astros on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
 Mondesi was not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Reds' 7-2 win over the Indians on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-5 with a steal in a 3-2 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 13th
Eugenio Suarez went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in the Reds' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-4 with a double, a run, and a steal in a 3-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez is starting at third base and batting third for Friday's matchup against the Washington Nationals.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 31st
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 0-for-4 with a steal in a 2-0 loss to the White Sox on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
Eugenio Suarez left Wednesday's game versus the Pirates after getting hit by a pitch on the hand.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 29th
Notes 
 Few people could have foreseen the impact Mondesi would make down the stretch last season, finishing as a top-five overall hitter in standard roto/categories leagues from August 1 on. His plate discipline left a lot to be desired, but his 14 HRs and 32 SBs in 75 games led a lot of fantasy managers to the championship circle. If you believe most of the projection systems, he's due for a 20-40 kind of season in 2019, production that would again place him right alongside the very best roto options in the game. His limited track record makes him a risk-reward pick, but his skills are very real and his current sixth-round draft cost is very reasonable.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
In the first half last year, Suarez was sensational, hitting 19 homers with 71 RBIs while batting .312. The second half wasn't as pretty, so we may see him take a step back in 2019, but you can still bank on 30+ homers and around 100 RBIs with a decent batting average
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Fantasy managers can't scroll though Twitter or go grocery shopping without encountering a heated debate about Mondesi. Infatuated by his 11 homers, 27 steals, and .353 wOBA in 54 unbelievable second-half games, some supporters are happy to jump as early as the fourth round to draft a potential first-round contributor. Yet some experts, not buying the small sample and dubious of his poor plate approach, have the 23-year-old middle infielder outside of the top 100 altogether. There's 25-50 upside, but there's a legitimate possibility someone with a career .273 OBP gets benched (or even demoted) by June. It's one thing to hope for a 15-35 campaign with a passable batting average, which would certainly play in roto formats, but don't extrapolate three unsustainably awesome months into a full season of mouth-watering stats.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Suarez was among the league leaders in hard contact rate last season, and the result was a career high .283 batting average, 34 home runs, and 104 RBIs. His BABIP and HR/FB rate were both a little inflated, so some regression should be expected to his average and power output. Look for him to hit closer to his .264 career mark, while hitting around 30 homers and again driving in plenty of runs in an improved Reds lineup.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 If you pro-rate Mondesi's 75 games to a full season, it comes out to 30 homers, 68 steals and 100 RBIs. I don't need to tell you that a season like that would put him above Mike Trout from a fantasy perspective. Granted, he is due for some regression, but don't hesitate to reach several rounds to get him on your roster.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
One of the game's most underappreciated stars, Suarez leveraged a massive hard-hit uptick into a career-high 34 homers. Yet his fly-ball rate (37.1%) stayed exactly the same as 2017, when he circled the bases 26 times. He's likely to split the difference, and a subpar second half (.245/.322/.463) will only fuel more skepticism. Yet it'd be foolish to ignore the other MVP-caliber half (.312/.399/.574). The 27-year-old third baseman could still offer a .275 average with around 30 homers and strong counting numbers around pick 50.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros