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Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Marcus Semien (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
41 of 45 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 55
Best Rank# 7# 33
Worst Rank# 118# 100
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 82
Best Rank# 36# 61
Worst Rank# 93# 98
   
Projections 
   
Runs2737
Home Runs69
RBI2628
Stolen Bases174
Batting Average.256.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 43
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 12# 100
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 40
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 35# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 67
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 66
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 49
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 75
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 54
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 57
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 56
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 50
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 44# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 44
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 15# 33
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 32# 52
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 30# 43
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 43
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 21# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 60
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 24# 46
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 56
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 23# 57
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 14# 54
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 74
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 47
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 57
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 52
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 21# 59
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 53
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 49
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 75# 80
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 19# 45
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 23# 54
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 31# 36
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 26# 53
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 45# 63
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 37
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 73# 69
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 79# 49
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 118# 60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats416657
   
Runs58123
   
Hits110187
   
Singles71104
   
Doubles2043
   
Triples107
   
Home Runs933
   
RBI6292
   
Stolen Bases4310
   
Caught Stealing78
   
Walks1987
   
Strikeouts132102
   
Batting Average.264.285
   
On Base Pct.293.370
   
Slugging Pct.426.522
   
On-base Plus Slugging.718.892
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats197215
   
Runs2737
   
Hits5059
   
Singles3136
   
Doubles1013
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs69
   
RBI2628
   
Stolen Bases174
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks1026
   
Strikeouts6040
   
Batting Average.256.277
   
On Base Pct.291.354
   
Slugging Pct.434.475
   
On-base Plus Slugging.725.829
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
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
Marcus Semien went 2-for-3, with a double, a run scored, and two RBI in Saturday’s Cactus League action against the Indians.
Aaron Hudson
Sun, Mar 1st
 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
Marcus Semien is one of the most polarizing figures in fantasy this year. He had an MVP-type season last season - not saying that lightly at all - and there's not much in the peripherals that scream regression is coming, but he is a 29-year-old who had a breakout season by all accounts. Prior to 2019, he was the definition of a replacement-level fantasy option. There should always be trepidation with those types of breakouts.
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
Semien is currently being drafted outside the top 12 fantasy shortstops around the 7th round but did you know that he finished among the top five last year and ahead of Lindor, Turner and Torres. Semien knocked 33 bombs with double-digit steals, a good .285 batting average and 123 runs.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros