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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
90%
Recommended by
9 of 10 experts
10%
Recommended by
1 of 10 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 33
Best Rank# 12# 25
Worst Rank# 30# 40
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 27# 53
Best Rank# 21# 52
Worst Rank# 41# 57
   
Projections 
   
Runs80101
Home Runs1834
RBI6890
Stolen Bases525
Batting Average.256.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 33
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 25# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 35
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 28
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 23# 25
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 30# 25
   
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 Bats548524
   
Runs80101
   
Hits140145
   
Singles8886
   
Doubles2723
   
Triples83
   
Home Runs1834
   
RBI6890
   
Stolen Bases525
   
Caught Stealing144
   
Walks3068
   
Strikeouts168124
   
Batting Average.256.277
   
On Base Pct.294.360
   
Slugging Pct.429.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.723.877
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
News 
 Adalberto Mondesi agreed to a one-year, $2.525 million deal with the Royals to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
Jeff Passan of ESPN confirms the Blue Jays have reached a deal with free agent OF George Springer on a six-year, $150 million contract.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jan 19th
  The Toronto Blue Jays have gained momentum in their pursuit of free-agent outfielder George Springer and are now considered the front-runners to sign the start outfielder, according to multiple reports. The New York Mets remain in the mix, however, and nothing is finalized.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jan 19th
  Jon Morosi of the MLB Network is reporting that the Mets and Blue Jays are the two front runners to sign free agent OF George Springer.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jan 18th
  George Springer is continuing to draw interest from the Blue Jays, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network. He noted that the Jays "have checked in on Realmuto but seem more focused now on George Springer, as CF is their greater need."
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
Notes 
 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 firs this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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 - BettingPros