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Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Keston Hiura (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
29 of 45 experts
36%
Recommended by
16 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 33
Best Rank# 7# 19
Worst Rank# 118# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 49
Best Rank# 36# 42
Worst Rank# 93# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs2831
Home Runs611
RBI2632
Stolen Bases175
Batting Average.256.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 12# 49
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 35# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 24
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 39
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 25# 40
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 55
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 15# 19
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 32# 35
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 30# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 37
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 21# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 40
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 24# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 23# 29
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 14# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 37
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 19# 67
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 23# 41
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 31# 55
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 26# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 32
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 31
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 25
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 31
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 44# 36
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 45# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49# 40
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 73# 30
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 75# 38
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 79# 36
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 118# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats416314
   
Runs5851
   
Hits11095
   
Singles7151
   
Doubles2023
   
Triples102
   
Home Runs919
   
RBI6249
   
Stolen Bases439
   
Caught Stealing73
   
Walks1925
   
Strikeouts132107
   
Batting Average.264.303
   
On Base Pct.293.368
   
Slugging Pct.426.570
   
On-base Plus Slugging.718.938
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats197202
   
Runs2831
   
Hits5057
   
Singles3032
   
Doubles1013
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs611
   
RBI2632
   
Stolen Bases175
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks1015
   
Strikeouts6061
   
Batting Average.256.282
   
On Base Pct.292.333
   
Slugging Pct.436.512
   
On-base Plus Slugging.728.845
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
News 
 Royals manager Mike Matheny says Adalberto Mondesi (shoulder) "looks good" in the workout videos he has seen of him.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 27th
 
 Adalberto Mondesi told reporters that he "feels great" and is on track to play Opening Day for the Royals.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Feb 20th
 
Notes 
 Bold prediction time: Mondesi won't be a thing in 2021. Mondesi showed last year that he wasn't worth grabbing in the first three to four rounds of your draft, yet here we are again, with Mondesi going off the board 40th overall per FantasyPros' ADP. He's not a complete zero at power, but you're drafting him for speed only, essentially. If you look at his xwOBA (6th percentile), xSLG (16th percentile), and xBA (14th percentile) and pair that with his 29.8 K% and 4.3 BB% (both bottom 6 percent of baseball), what's to like? Oh, that's not to mention that he's recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. Unless you're in a big tournament-style league where you need to look for the splash play, avoid Mondesi this year and find your steals elsewhere where you don't have to make quite the investment.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Keston Hiura was my favorite player to go after in 2018 first-year player drafts who wasn't named Shohei Ohtani. Yes, more than Luis Robert. I compared him at the time to prime Dustin Pedroia but with more power. Hiura's early returns were better than I had imagined. He's in the perfect ballpark, and he's at the shallowest position outside of catcher to justify this ranking - even with the high strikeout marks. Hiura is going to be a top-three second baseman in fantasy for the next decade."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Mondesi had a ridiculous 43 steals last year but he did it in just 416 at-bats. If he can stay on the field for a full season, 60 is not only a possibility, but likely. Add in 15 homers and we are talking about a potential first round value, albeit one with great risk.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
In his first year with the big league club, Hiura was every bit as good as advertised, going for 19 homers, 9 steals and a .303 BA in just half a season. We could very well see him among the top three in the position by year's end, but he isn't quite as safe as any of the options above him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Keston Hiura is one of my most owned players and one of my favorite picks at ADP this season. You are getting what I call the "Sophomore Discount," which is when rookies blow up on to the scene and people are hesitant to fully buy into it. Hiura is a pure hitter, hits the ball ridiculously hard, and will bat in the heart of a solid lineup. Sign me up as he has clear 30/15 upside and room for more.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy