Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Lorenzo Cain (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 37
Best Rank# 16# 27
Worst Rank# 131# 74
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 63
Best Rank# 36# 49
Worst Rank# 111# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs7688
Home Runs2113
RBI6554
Stolen Bases4424
Batting Average.253.293
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 31# 56
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 30# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 42
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 35
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 23# 74
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 26# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 51
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 35# 45
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 30
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 44# 54
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 33
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 74
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 64
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 38# 71
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 32# 45
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 55
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 32# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 40
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 38
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 40# 51
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 33# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 45
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 33
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 34# 32
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 35# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 34
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 29
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 39# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 36
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 37
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 42# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 44# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 45# 35
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 45# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 34
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 48# 34
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 53# 34
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 58# 44
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 36
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 67# 48
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 85# 64
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 100# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 131# 38
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats275539
   
Runs4790
   
Hits76166
   
Singles46129
   
Doubles1325
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs1410
   
RBI3738
   
Stolen Bases3230
   
Caught Stealing77
   
Walks1171
   
Strikeouts7794
   
Batting Average.276.308
   
On Base Pct.306.395
   
Slugging Pct.498.417
   
On-base Plus Slugging.804.813
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536552
   
Runs7688
   
Hits136162
   
Singles83119
   
Doubles2627
   
Triples73
   
Home Runs2113
   
RBI6554
   
Stolen Bases4424
   
Caught Stealing105
   
Walks2761
   
Strikeouts14899
   
Batting Average.253.293
   
On Base Pct.289.363
   
Slugging Pct.444.422
   
On-base Plus Slugging.733.785
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
News 
 Adalberto Mondesi (groin) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 20th
Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in the Brewers' 4-1 loss to the Padres on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
 Adalberto Mondesi (groin) is absent from Wednesday's lineup versus the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts on Wednesday against the Astros.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-3 with a run and a steal in a 9-0 win over the Mariners on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 19th
Lorenzo Cain left Wednesday’s game versus the Marlins with a jammed right thumb.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 Mondesi was not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI in the Brewers' 11-5 win over the Pirates on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 30th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-5 with a steal in a 3-2 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 13th
Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the Brewers' 6-4 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, May 25th
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
Cain didn't experience the power growth that many were expecting when he moved from Kansas City to Milwaukee, and his fantasy value was somewhat lessened by an absurdly low RBI count (38). But he did hit north of .300 for the fourth time in five seasons and collected a career-high 30 stolen bases. It's probably time to accept that he is not going to be a 20 HR guy, but he doesn't need to be one to be a top-50 hitter in standard 5x5 leagues. And he could be even better than that if everything clicks and he goes .300-15-30 with over 100 runs scored.
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
Cain joined Mookie Betts and Whit Merrifield as the only players to hit .300 with 10 homers and 30 steals last season. He set career highs in walk and hard-hit rates atop Milwaukee's lineup, leading to 90 runs scores in 141 games. Yet a troubling injury past and ageism is keeping the veteran outfielder outside the top-five rounds. Having hit at least .300 with 10 homers and 25 steals in three of the last four seasons, he's a relatively safe bargain to target for a speed foundation.
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
In the past five years, Cain is one of only 15 players averaging a .300 batting average, and among them, he is 2nd behind only Jose Altuve with 126 steals. There isn't much in the way of power, but you can bank on him contributing in all five categories with plenty of durablity.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros