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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
63%
Recommended by
33 of 52 experts
37%
Recommended by
19 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 32
Best Rank# 7# 23
Worst Rank# 118# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 44# 51
Best Rank# 36# 40
Worst Rank# 96# 68
   
Projections 
   
Runs2831
Home Runs610
RBI2532
Stolen Bases175
Batting Average.254.278
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 12# 49
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 35# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 23
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 33
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 24# 116
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 25# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 36
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 33
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 31# 38
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 27# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 55
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 27
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 32# 35
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 30# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 36# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 41
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 23# 29
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 14# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 37
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 23# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 39
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 18# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 18# 65
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 23# 41
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 31# 55
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 25# 39
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 29# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 29# 24
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 30# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 28
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 34# 27
   
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
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 48# 39
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 47
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 73# 30
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 75# 38
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 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 Bats198202
   
Runs2831
   
Hits5056
   
Singles3132
   
Doubles1013
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs610
   
RBI2532
   
Stolen Bases175
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks1016
   
Strikeouts6061
   
Batting Average.254.278
   
On Base Pct.291.330
   
Slugging Pct.434.506
   
On-base Plus Slugging.725.836
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
News 
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer, and two RBI in a 3-1 win over the Tigers in the regular-season finale on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 28th
Keston Hiura went 2-for-6 with three strikeouts and a run scored in both games of Friday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 26th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk, two runs, and two RBI in a 4-3 loss to Detroit on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 27th
Keston Hiura went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Reds.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 22nd
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-3 with a double, a triple, a run, an RBI, and two steals in a 3-2 win over the Tigers on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 26th
Keston Hiura went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run during the loss to the Cardinals in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 17th
 Kansas City shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 4-for-4 with two runs, two RBI, and two steals in an 8-7 win over the Tigers.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 25th
Keston Hiura went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and a walk while recording four total RBI in the Brewers' 18-3 Tuesday night victory over the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 16th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-4 with a steal in a 4-1 win over the Cardinals on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 22nd
Keston Hiura went 2-for-4 in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 13th
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
 Currently rehabbing major shoulder surgery. Easy fade at current ADP
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
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
  Love the player but the price is aggressive. Could be a 30/20 asset with a .300 average if everything breaks right. Could also have a sophomore slump
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros