Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Robinson Cano (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
56 of 59 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 70
Best Rank# 16# 41
Worst Rank# 131# 106
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 104
Best Rank# 36# 88
Worst Rank# 111# 130
   
Projections 
   
Runs7674
Home Runs2121
RBI6582
Stolen Bases441
Batting Average.253.283
   
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Injury AlertDTDDTD
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 31# 55
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 71
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 75
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 45# 76
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 30# 75
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 67# 69
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 103
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 71
   
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RotoChamp
# 38# 60
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 76
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 74
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 68
   
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The Athletic
# 58# 72
   
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The Athletic
# 23# 55
   
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# 26# 66
   
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CBS Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
# 47# 71
   
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Razzball
# 22# 106
   
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BretskyBall
# 44# 68
   
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The Athletic
# 37# 58
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 75
   
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The Athletic
# 48# 68
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 81
   
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Fake Teams
# 40# 74
   
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# 42# 57
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 40# 78
   
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Sporfolio
# 26# 48
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 38# 63
   
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Pitcher List
# 47# 69
   
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RotoBaller
# 37# 69
   
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RotoBaller
# 32# 67
   
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FantasyPros
# 22# 49
   
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FanGraphs
# 32# 77
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 79
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 85
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 82
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 76
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 45# 74
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 63
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 50
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 40# 90
   
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# 39# 69
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 68
   
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# 33# 68
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 27# 68
   
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# 44# 73
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 26# 67
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 50# 61
   
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Fake Teams
# 53# 58
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 66
   
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Pitcher List
# 35# 74
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 73
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 85# 82
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 100# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 131# 70
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats275310
   
Runs4744
   
Hits7694
   
Singles4662
   
Doubles1322
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs1410
   
RBI3750
   
Stolen Bases320
   
Caught Stealing70
   
Walks1132
   
Strikeouts7747
   
Batting Average.276.303
   
On Base Pct.306.374
   
Slugging Pct.498.471
   
On-base Plus Slugging.804.845
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536538
   
Runs7674
   
Hits136152
   
Singles8399
   
Doubles2630
   
Triples71
   
Home Runs2121
   
RBI6582
   
Stolen Bases441
   
Caught Stealing101
   
Walks2748
   
Strikeouts14880
   
Batting Average.253.283
   
On Base Pct.289.341
   
Slugging Pct.444.459
   
On-base Plus Slugging.733.801
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
News 
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-1 with a steal in a 12-8 loss to the Twins on Sunday. He had to exit early due to a shoulder injury.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 23rd
Mets second baseman Robinson Cano went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 Royals manager Ned Yost confirms Adalberto Mondesi (shoulder) is done for the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
Robinson Cano (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 3rd
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-5 with a double, a run, an RBI, and a steal in a 12-5 win over the Twins on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 22nd
Robinson Cano (hamstring) took early batting practice Wednesday and will do some running Thursday if he feels good.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 21st
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 0-for-5 with a run and two steals in a 4-3 loss to the Twins on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 21st
Robinson Cano is dealing with a torn left hamstring.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 5th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in a 6-5 win over the Athletics on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 17th
Robinson Cano (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 5th
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
Cano isn't nearly the player he once was, but he's proven over the last several seasons that he is still fully capable of hitting 20-25 HRs with a batting average north of .280. He is 36 years old and coming off of a PED suspension, so the risk for a collapse exists, but it's worth noting that he was actually better following the suspension last season. The move from Seattle to the Mets should be fairly neutral in terms of both ballpark and lineup.
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
Cano may be old, but he has not shown any signs of slowing down. In last year's shortened season, his production was still exceptional with a 20 HR, 100 RBI, .303 BA pace. Not only that, but he may be the game's most durable player so don't hesitate to add him prior to his ADP just to make sure no one beats you to the punch.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Cano still has plenty left in the reserve. In a season sliced in half because of an 80-game PED suspension, the veteran second baseman batted .303/.374/.471 with 10 homers. While the elite power has dissipated, with 2016's 39 homers now looking like a clear outlier among recent returns, he has settled into a stable source of 20 long balls with a high average. Having earned his highest hard-hit rate and exit velocity over the last four seasons, Cano corralled the sixth-highest xBA (.305) of all MLB hitters with 250 plate appearances. He's a steady contributor going at a bargain because of old age.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros