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
78%
Recommended by
46 of 59 experts
22%
Recommended by
13 of 59 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 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 31# 32
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 70
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 45# 62
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 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
   
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Razzball
# 22# 82
   
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BretskyBall
# 44# 62
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 59
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 67
   
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Fake Teams
# 40# 49
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 45
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 40# 49
   
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Sporfolio
# 26# 79
   
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
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 27# 46
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 44# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 26# 44
   
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
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 50# 45
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 53# 43
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 54
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 58# 42
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 32
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 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 
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-1 with a steal in a 12-8 loss to the Twins on Sunday. He had to exit early due to a shoulder injury.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 23rd
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-5 as the Yankees defeated the Rangers 14-7.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 28th
 Royals manager Ned Yost confirms Adalberto Mondesi (shoulder) is done for the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
Gleyber Torres (hamstring) is not expected to start Sunday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-5 with a double, a run, an RBI, and a steal in a 12-5 win over the Twins on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 22nd
An MRI on Gleyber Torres' right hamstring came back negative, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 0-for-5 with a run and two steals in a 4-3 loss to the Twins on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 21st
Gleyber Torres (knee) was removed from Friday's game against the Blue Jays as a precaution, and he'll be re-evaluated Saturday, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in a 6-5 win over the Athletics on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 17th
Gleyber Torres is not in Thursday's lineup against the Angels, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
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