Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Joey Votto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 36
Best Rank# 16# 22
Worst Rank# 131# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 52
Best Rank# 36# 46
Worst Rank# 111# 67
   
Projections 
   
Runs7685
Home Runs2122
RBI6583
Stolen Bases444
Batting Average.253.292
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 31# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 35
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 30# 56
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 39
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 85
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 39
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 23# 44
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 26# 36
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 34# 35
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 49
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 35# 48
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 74
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 51
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 32# 43
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 39
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 53
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 45# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 36
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 40# 60
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 27# 28
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 26# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 44
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 35# 51
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 22
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 32# 30
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 33# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 30
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 33
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 38# 29
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 34
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 39# 36
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 33
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 30
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 44# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 40
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 44# 32
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 45# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 45
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 48# 35
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 50# 32
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 53# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 36
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 58# 41
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 41
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 67# 34
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 85# 47
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 100# 28
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 131# 77
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats275503
   
Runs4767
   
Hits76143
   
Singles46101
   
Doubles1328
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs1412
   
RBI3767
   
Stolen Bases322
   
Caught Stealing70
   
Walks11108
   
Strikeouts77101
   
Batting Average.276.284
   
On Base Pct.306.417
   
Slugging Pct.498.420
   
On-base Plus Slugging.804.837
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536522
   
Runs7685
   
Hits136152
   
Singles8399
   
Doubles2630
   
Triples72
   
Home Runs2122
   
RBI6583
   
Stolen Bases444
   
Caught Stealing101
   
Walks27108
   
Strikeouts148101
   
Batting Average.253.292
   
On Base Pct.289.413
   
Slugging Pct.444.482
   
On-base Plus Slugging.733.895
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
News 
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-5 with a homer, three runs, two RBI, and two steals in an 8-6 win over the White Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run Friday against Arizona.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 7-3 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, three runs scored and a stolen base in Thursday’s 11-5 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 0-for-5 with a steal in a 7-2 win over the Marlins on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 7th
Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, an RBI double, and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-5 with an RBI and a steal in a 6-4 loss to the Tigers on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Reds' game two loss to the Cardinals on Saturday night.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 1st
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 0-for-3 with a walk, a run, and a steal in a 6-5 win over Detroit on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 4th
Joey Votto (back) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game against the Marlins. He batted second and went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 28th
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
Votto did not return second round value or even close to it last year, but his ADP should be around the fifth this year. You can expect his batting average to bounceback above .300, and don't forget that he had 94 HRs in the previous three years before his 12 in 2018
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
Votto enters 2019 as one of the bigger mysteries in fantasy baseball, following a season in which he hit just 12 HRs in 145 games and produced a .284 batting average that was 27 points lower than his career .311 mark. Was this an issue of mechanics, injuries, or simply advancing age? Votto believes it was a mechanical issue with his swing that he can fix, but only time will tell. Even in a down year, his prodigious plate discipline remained in tact, so he is sure to remain a major asset in OBP leagues. He's a little riskier in standard 5x5 formats, but first base is shallow and he should bounce back enough to at least remain a decent starter in 12-team leagues. The Miguel Cabrera career path feels like a worst case scenario, and that isn't too bad.
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
Votto, now 35 years old, hit 12 homers last year after clubbing 36 in 2017. At least he maintained his stellar plate approach, tallying more walks (108) than strikeouts (101) while lacing MLB's second-highest line-drive rate (31.4%) behind Freddie Freeman. While still a commendable performer in OBP and points leagues, he'll need a power uptick to justify an early investment in roto and H2H category formats. A modest rise in last year's career-low 9.5% HR/FB rate should at least steer him closer to his .477 xSLG with 20-25 homers. That would make him a worthy bounce-back pick if paired with anything near his career .311 batting average.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros