Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Gleyber Torres (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
45 of 56 experts
20%
Recommended by
11 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 51
Best Rank# 16# 32
Worst Rank# 131# 99
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 61
Best Rank# 36# 51
Worst Rank# 111# 68
   
Projections 
   
Runs7672
Home Runs2125
RBI6584
Stolen Bases449
Batting Average.253.269
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 31# 32
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 70
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 45# 62
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 30# 66
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 54
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 43
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 70
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 67
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 53
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 23# 61
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 26# 46
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 34# 73
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 67
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 35# 56
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 50
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 52
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 82
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 44# 62
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 59
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 67
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 49
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 45
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 49
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 79
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 42# 48
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 38# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 48
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 58
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 32# 52
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 58
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 32# 99
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 48
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 60
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 63
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 60
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 40# 66
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 33# 51
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 44# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 57
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 35# 73
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 44
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 39# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 45# 42
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 48# 41
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 53# 43
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 58# 42
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 32
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 67# 33
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 85# 50
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 100# 42
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 131# 36
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats275431
   
Runs4754
   
Hits76117
   
Singles4676
   
Doubles1316
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs1424
   
RBI3777
   
Stolen Bases326
   
Caught Stealing72
   
Walks1142
   
Strikeouts77122
   
Batting Average.276.272
   
On Base Pct.306.340
   
Slugging Pct.498.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.804.820
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536528
   
Runs7672
   
Hits136142
   
Singles8390
   
Doubles2624
   
Triples72
   
Home Runs2125
   
RBI6584
   
Stolen Bases449
   
Caught Stealing104
   
Walks2752
   
Strikeouts148136
   
Batting Average.253.269
   
On Base Pct.289.334
   
Slugging Pct.444.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.733.802
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
News 
 Adalberto Mondesi (groin) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 20th
Gleyber Torres went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Friday's win over Houston.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Adalberto Mondesi (groin) is absent from Wednesday's lineup versus the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored Thursday against the Astros.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 21st
 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
Gleyber Torres was 1-for-3 with a walk and hit a grand slam on Wednesday as the Yankees beat the Rays by a 12-1 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
 Mondesi was not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
Gleyber Torres went 0-for-2 at the plate but walked three times and scored three runs as the Yankees beat the White Sox by a 10-3 score on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in an 8-4 win over the White Sox on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
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
Torres is a former elite prospect who is coming off an excellent rookie season in New York. He strikes out a bit too much at this stage of his career to be a reliable asset in batting average, but he won't kill you there and should be able to match or exceed last season's 24 home runs while also chipping in 5-10 steals and solid run and RBI totals. At just 22 years old, there's also a chance that Torres takes a big step forward this year and jumps into the upper echelon at the position, but his fifth-round ADP means you'll be paying for that upside if you draft him.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Torres, 22, was a highly touted prospect now coming off a sublime rookie campaign with the Yankees. So of course the cost is blowing out of hand. After recording a 70.2% contact rate with strikeouts in a quarter of his plate appearances, repeating last year's .271 average is an optimistic expectation. He cooled down over the second half (.249/.329/.404), so there's too much risk to bite at his 53 consensus ADP.
Andrew Gould - 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
Torres isn't a big contributor in stolen bases, but he is plenty useful in each of the other four main categories. If you expand his rates out to a full season, Torres would have posted 32 homers, 101 RBIs and a .271 batting average. You would be thrilled to get that type of production out of your seventh round shortstop.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros