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Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Nelson Cruz (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Nelson Cruz
DH - FA
Nelson Cruz
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
7 of 7 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 7 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 36
Best Rank# 12# 33
Worst Rank# 30# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 27# 76
Best Rank# 21# 72
Worst Rank# 41# 94
   
Projections 
   
Runs8079
Home Runs1835
RBI6991
Stolen Bases521
Batting Average.256.269
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-FA
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 48
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 25# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 64
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 38
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 30# 39
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 23# 33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Nelson Cruz
DH - FA
Nelson Cruz
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats219185
   
Runs3333
   
Hits5656
   
Singles3634
   
Doubles116
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs616
   
RBI2233
   
Stolen Bases240
   
Caught Stealing80
   
Walks1125
   
Strikeouts7058
   
Batting Average.256.303
   
On Base Pct.294.397
   
Slugging Pct.416.595
   
On-base Plus Slugging.710.992
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Nelson Cruz
DH - FA
Nelson Cruz
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats549489
   
Runs8079
   
Hits141132
   
Singles8875
   
Doubles2722
   
Triples81
   
Home Runs1835
   
RBI6991
   
Stolen Bases521
   
Caught Stealing140
   
Walks3058
   
Strikeouts168147
   
Batting Average.256.269
   
On Base Pct.295.346
   
Slugging Pct.431.528
   
On-base Plus Slugging.726.874
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Nelson Cruz
DH - FA
Nelson Cruz
News 
 Adalberto Mondesi agreed to a one-year, $2.525 million deal with the Royals to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
Free agent Nelson Cruz has "ongoing interest from multiple teams" in the AL and NL, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Jan 18th
Notes 
 Even in a shortened year, it was a tale of two seasons for Mondesi. In 35 games in July and August, he batted just .186 with 11 runs, two RBI, no home runs, and eight steals. In his final 24 games, he batted .356 with six home runs, 22 runs scored, 20 RBI, and 16 steals. In the end, Mondesi delivered exactly the type of season that fantasy managers have come to expect, and his 24 steals were eight more than the next highest total. Mondesi won't help in batting average and offers minimal power, but he's an unmatched source of steals. And given that much of his lackluster first month can probably be written off to offseason shoulder surgery, fantasy managers should be able to expect closer to the second-half version of Mondesi rather than the firs this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 
 Overall the final three weeks of the 2020 season, Mondesi was the hottest hitter in baseball. After failing to live up to his preseason expectations for most of the year, Mondesi hit .376 with 16 (!!) stolen bases over his final 93 plate appearances. It would be easy to argue that he won fantasy leagues down the stretch if it wasn't for such a brutal showing at the plate leading up to it. Still, this is the type of monstrous stolen base upside that'll keep us invested entering 2021. It goes without saying that Mondesi's value increases in roto leagues. He should be viewed as a wildly volatile player to draft.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros