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Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Manny Machado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
33 of 45 experts
27%
Recommended by
12 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 37
Best Rank# 7# 19
Worst Rank# 118# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 57
Best Rank# 36# 40
Worst Rank# 93# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs2731
Home Runs612
RBI2636
Stolen Bases173
Batting Average.255.278
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 43
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 54
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 12# 40
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 35# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 36
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 44# 82
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 37
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 15# 40
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 32# 40
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 30# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 21# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 35
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 24# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 23# 51
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 14# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 33
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 19# 42
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 23# 26
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 31# 39
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 26# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 19
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 32
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 45# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 33
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 42
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 42
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 73# 31
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 75# 39
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 79# 35
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 118# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats416587
   
Runs5881
   
Hits110150
   
Singles7195
   
Doubles2021
   
Triples102
   
Home Runs932
   
RBI6285
   
Stolen Bases435
   
Caught Stealing73
   
Walks1965
   
Strikeouts132128
   
Batting Average.264.256
   
On Base Pct.293.334
   
Slugging Pct.426.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.718.796
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats197213
   
Runs2731
   
Hits5059
   
Singles3135
   
Doubles1010
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs612
   
RBI2636
   
Stolen Bases173
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks1023
   
Strikeouts6043
   
Batting Average.255.278
   
On Base Pct.291.347
   
Slugging Pct.434.505
   
On-base Plus Slugging.724.852
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
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
Manny Machado singled on Monday in the Padres' 14-2 drubbing at the hands of the Dodgers.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Tue, Mar 10th
 Adalberto Mondesi told reporters that he "feels great" and is on track to play Opening Day for the Royals.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Feb 20th
Manny Machado went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Friday's 4-3 victory against Texas, dropping his spring average to .059.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Sat, Mar 7th
  Manny Machado played in his first spring game on Monday versus the Royals and wasted no time collecting his first home run.
Jarod Rupp
Tue, Feb 25th
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
You can't bank on the steals from Manny Machado anymore, and it's too hard to consider him an elite fantasy player after his well-known struggles out of Camden Yards. But you aren't paying for elite production here - you're paying for a bounce-back candidate who can give you first- to second-round production. The pressure is on the Padres' front office to win, so Machado is going to be surrounded by an even better offense in his second year in San Diego. Machado's 2019 was split into three good months and three really bad months. Bet on the talent in these situations ... at least for one more year.
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
Machado now has five consecutive seasons with 30+ homers, 80+ runs and 80+ RBIs. Yes, he struggled last year in batting average but this is a durable player with a great floor and Round 1 upside should he decide to steal 15 bags again like we've seen a few times.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  One of my favorite picks at ADP this season (also one of my highest owned players). Has played the most games of all players over the last five years so there is zero injury concern. He is a lock for 30+ HRs, his average should revert back to near his career avg (.279), and should be able to let loose a bit more after pressing a bit his first season in SD. Sign me up.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy