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Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Keston Hiura (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
8 of 8 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 8 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 40
Best Rank# 12# 39
Worst Rank# 30# 57
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 27# 65
Best Rank# 21# 65
Worst Rank# 41# 67
   
Projections 
   
Runs8083
Home Runs1830
RBI6985
Stolen Bases5211
Batting Average.256.258
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 42
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 25# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 41
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 30# 41
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 23# 51
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats219217
   
Runs3330
   
Hits5646
   
Singles3629
   
Doubles114
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs613
   
RBI2232
   
Stolen Bases243
   
Caught Stealing82
   
Walks1116
   
Strikeouts7085
   
Batting Average.256.212
   
On Base Pct.294.297
   
Slugging Pct.416.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.710.707
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats549551
   
Runs8083
   
Hits141142
   
Singles8882
   
Doubles2727
   
Triples82
   
Home Runs1830
   
RBI6985
   
Stolen Bases5211
   
Caught Stealing145
   
Walks3044
   
Strikeouts168182
   
Batting Average.256.258
   
On Base Pct.295.312
   
Slugging Pct.431.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.726.786
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
News 
 Adalberto Mondesi agreed to a one-year, $2.525 million deal with the Royals to avoid arbitration.
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
Hiura looked to be on the verge of superstardom heading into 2020, if he could just cut back on his bloated 30.7% strikeout rate. Instead, he struck out more than ever (34.6% of the time), en route to a league-leading 85 strikeouts. That led to a massive drop in production, notably in batting average, which fell from .303 in 2019 to .212 last year. Hiura was mever a high-strikeout player in the minors. He never struck out more than 26.3% in any level and he had an overall strikeout rate of just 21%. If he can manage to cut down on the whiffs, he should be a top option at second base given his power and speed, but for now, drop him down your draft board a bit from where he was heading into 2020. He's still a borderline top-five option, but exercise more caution.
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