Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Rougned Odor (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Rougned Odor
2B,DH - TEX
Rougned Odor
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
55 of 59 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 69
Best Rank# 16# 40
Worst Rank# 131# 123
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 133
Best Rank# 36# 108
Worst Rank# 111# 148
   
Projections 
   
Runs7683
Home Runs2127
RBI6580
Stolen Bases4414
Batting Average.253.250
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 31# 58
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 73
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 67
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 30# 84
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 67# 115
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 74
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 76
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 123
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 69
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 65
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 62
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 23# 49
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 26# 87
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 34# 94
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 49
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 47
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 85# 106
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 35# 54
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 75
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 75
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 52
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 44# 70
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 64
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 48# 63
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 63
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 70
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 66
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 80
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 69
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 72
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 79
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 32# 70
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 42
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 32# 65
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 76
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 63
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 81
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 70
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 45# 97
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 56
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 77
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 40# 57
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 39# 68
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 75
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 33# 73
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 27# 80
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 44# 76
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 26# 55
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 50# 72
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 53# 86
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 67
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 35# 79
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 74
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 45# 44
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 58# 46
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 100# 55
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 131# 69
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Rougned Odor
2B,DH - TEX
Rougned Odor
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats275474
   
Runs4776
   
Hits76120
   
Singles4677
   
Doubles1323
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs1418
   
RBI3763
   
Stolen Bases3212
   
Caught Stealing712
   
Walks1143
   
Strikeouts77127
   
Batting Average.276.253
   
On Base Pct.306.327
   
Slugging Pct.498.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.804.751
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Rougned Odor
2B,DH - TEX
Rougned Odor
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536567
   
Runs7683
   
Hits136142
   
Singles8385
   
Doubles2628
   
Triples73
   
Home Runs2127
   
RBI6580
   
Stolen Bases4414
   
Caught Stealing109
   
Walks2742
   
Strikeouts148139
   
Batting Average.253.250
   
On Base Pct.289.302
   
Slugging Pct.444.451
   
On-base Plus Slugging.733.753
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Rougned Odor
2B,DH - TEX
Rougned Odor
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
Rougned Odor went went 2-for-4 with a grand slam, a two-RBI double, a stolen base and a walk in Saturday's 9-4 win over the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 29th
 Royals manager Ned Yost confirms Adalberto Mondesi (shoulder) is done for the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
Rougned Odor went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 7-5 win over the Red Sox.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 26th
 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
Rougned Odor went 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, and a second run scored in Tuesday’s 12-10 loss to the Red Sox.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 25th
 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
Rougned Odor went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a pair of runs scored and a double in Saturday's 8-6 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
 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
Rougned Odor went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday’s 6-4 win over the Rays.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
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
After back-to-back 30 HR campaigns, Odor managed to hit just 18 in 129 games last year, but there is little in his batted ball profile to suggest the power drop-off will be permanent. Of greater concern is the fact that Odor's strikeout rate has increased significantly over the last two seasons, and his stolen base success rate plummeted last season. Odor is certainly capable of producing a .250-30-15 season, but that outcome feels a little closer to his ceiling than his floor at this point. Still, unless he gets the red light on the base paths, Odor is a solid bet to again finish among the top-12 second basemen in standard 5x5 leagues.
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
Despite fewer games over the last three years, Odor has 10 more homers than Javier Baez and is neck and neck with him in steals, runs and RBIs. There is a considerable difference in BA, but in terms of batted ball data, Baez was hardly above Odor in xBA last season so you may be getting a tremendous value in the 9th or 10th round of drafts this season.
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
Odor settled for 18 homers in 129 games after offering 33 and 30 long balls in the last two seasons, respectively. Yet he made demonstrative improvements as an actual player, upping his wOBA from .272 to .325 and fWAR from -1.2 to 2.5. A more selective approach led to a career-high 8.0% walk rate and a respectable .253 batting average. He should at least rebound closer to 25 homers, but there's some concern that Texas throws up a red (or at least yellow) light after getting caught in half of his 24 steals attempts. He's still only 25, so it's worth the gamble beyond the top-100 picks if searching for a power-speed punch.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros