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Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or George Springer (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
31 of 50 experts
38%
Recommended by
19 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 35
Best Rank# 11# 19
Worst Rank# 138# 58
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 50
Best Rank# 24# 44
Worst Rank# 65# 52
   
Projections 
   
Runs76100
Home Runs1734
RBI6491
Stolen Bases496
Batting Average.254.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 32
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 25# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 41
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 17# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 38
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 18# 31
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 16# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 31
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 38# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 58
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 36
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 38
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 15# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 34
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 35
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 18# 40
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 11# 28
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 26# 29
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 28# 33
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 18# 32
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 33# 57
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 25# 58
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 25# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 21
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 25
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 31# 19
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 32
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 35# 30
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 35# 32
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 37
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 43# 39
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 52# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 55# 52
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 62# 34
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 69# 30
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 72# 35
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 95# 26
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 107# 40
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 138# 48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats219189
   
Runs3337
   
Hits5649
   
Singles3627
   
Doubles116
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs614
   
RBI2232
   
Stolen Bases241
   
Caught Stealing82
   
Walks1124
   
Strikeouts7038
   
Batting Average.256.259
   
On Base Pct.294.355
   
Slugging Pct.416.534
   
On-base Plus Slugging.710.889
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats526534
   
Runs76100
   
Hits133145
   
Singles8385
   
Doubles2524
   
Triples82
   
Home Runs1734
   
RBI6491
   
Stolen Bases496
   
Caught Stealing123
   
Walks2967
   
Strikeouts162122
   
Batting Average.254.275
   
On Base Pct.293.357
   
Slugging Pct.428.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.721.874
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
News 
 Royals INF Adalberto Mondesi (right oblique strain) is making progress in his recovery but still has soreness from the left side.
Brad Camara
Fri, May 7th
Blue Jays OF George Springer (quad) is scheduled to resume running on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 11th
 Adalberto Mondesi is making a serious push towards his return. Mondesi has been on the injured list for the entirety of the 2021 season thus far.
Liam Gibney
Mon, May 3rd
Blue Jays' OF George Springer expected to remain on the IL for longer than the 10-day minimum, according to Blue Jays' GM Ross Atkins.
Jack Mannis
Thu, May 6th
 Royals INF Adalberto Mondesi participated in batting practice at the team’s alternate training site on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 30th
The Blue Jays placed OF George Springer (quad) on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a right quadriceps strain.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 5th
 Royals SS Adalberto Mondesi (oblique) hasn't resumed swinging a bat, per manager Mike Matheny.
Brad Camara
Mon, Apr 19th
Blue Jays outfielder and major offseason signee George Springer is out of the lineup for a third straight day as he deals with an ailing quad. He was sent for an MRI on Wednesday and will be re-evaluated once his results are in.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 5th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi, who's on the IL with an oblique strain, has resumed movements and activities, per manager Mike Matheny. He "seems to be going along good...He's starting to do some more movements. That's a step in the right direction," Matheny told reporters on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 15th
Blue Jays OF George Spriner (quad) is once again absent from Tuesday's lineup.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 4th
Notes 
 Mondesi will begin the year on the 10-day IL with a strained oblique. When healthy, however, there's no reason to doubt his performance. Even in a shortened year, it was a tale of two seasons for Mondesi. In 35 games in July and August, he batted just .186 with 11 runs, two RBI, no home runs, and eight steals. In his final 24 games, he batted .356 with six home runs, 22 runs scored, 20 RBI, and 16 steals. In the end, Mondesi delivered exactly the type of season that fantasy managers have come to expect, and his 24 steals were eight more than the next highest total. Mondesi won't help in batting average and offers minimal power, but he's an unmatched source of steals. And given that much of his lackluster first month can probably be written off to offseason shoulder surgery, fantasy managers should be able to expect closer to the second-half version of Mondesi rather than the first this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Springer is dealing with a grade-2 oblique strain, and his status is in doubt for Opening Day, though the injury is not expected to keep him out for very long. When healthy, he's a dynamic player. Springer's batting average fell off a tad last year, but once he was past his wrist injury, he was explosive, batting .316 with a 1.033 OPS over the final month of the season. His expected statistics were excellent, as he ranked in the top eight percent of the league in xBA, xSLG, and xWOBA. Now with the Blue Jays and an extreme hitter's park (wherever the Blue Jay play this year), he should once again be in line for a stellar year. Home runs and runs scored should again be plentiful, making Springer a rock solid second outfielder in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Overall the final three weeks of the 2020 season, Mondesi was the hottest hitter in baseball. After failing to live up to his preseason expectations for most of the year, Mondesi hit .376 with 16 (!!) stolen bases over his final 93 plate appearances. It would be easy to argue that he won fantasy leagues down the stretch if it wasn't for such a brutal showing at the plate leading up to it. Still, this is the type of monstrous stolen base upside that'll keep us invested entering 2021. It goes without saying that Mondesi's value increases in roto leagues. He should be viewed as a wildly volatile player to draft.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros