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Adalberto Mondesi or Rougned Odor (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Rougned Odor
Rougned Odor
Recommended by
52 of 56 experts
Recommended by
4 of 56 experts
ECR# 34# 69
Best Rank# 16# 40
Worst Rank# 131# 123
Composite# 43# 133
Best Rank# 36# 108
Worst Rank# 111# 148
Home Runs2127
Stolen Bases4414
Batting Average.253.250
Injury AlertIL10-
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 31# 58
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 73
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 67
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 30# 84
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 67# 115
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 74
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 76
Site Projections
# 38# 123
Grey Albright
# 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
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
# 47# 75
Rudy Gamble
# 22# 52
Wayne Bretsky
# 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
# 26# 69
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 42# 69
Paul Sporer
# 38
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 72
Bill Dubiel
# 37# 79
Nick Mariano
# 32# 70
Bobby Sylvester
# 22# 42
Justin Mason
# 32# 65
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 76
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 63
Donkey Teeth
# 16# 81
Dan Harris
# 32# 70
Pierre Camus
# 45# 97
Andrew Seifter
# 32# 56
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 77
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 40# 57
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 39# 68
Jacob Gibbs
# 33# 73
Mick Ciallela
# 44# 76
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 53# 86
Ariel Cohen
# 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
Beast Dome
# 131# 69
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Rougned Odor
Rougned Odor
2018 Stats 
At Bats275474
Home Runs1418
Stolen Bases3212
Caught Stealing712
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
Rougned Odor
2019 Projections 
At Bats536567
Home Runs2127
Stolen Bases4414
Caught Stealing109
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
Rougned Odor
 Adalberto Mondesi (groin) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 20th
Rougned Odor went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Friday against the White Sox.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Adalberto Mondesi (groin) is absent from Wednesday's lineup versus the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
Rougned Odor went 1-for-4 with a home run on Tuesday against Cleveland.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 19th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-3 with a run and a steal in a 9-0 win over the Mariners on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 19th
Rougned Odor went 1-for-2 with three walks, a home run, four RBI, and one run scored.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 Mondesi was not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
Rougned Odor went 1-for-4 with a walk, double, one RBI, and one run scored against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-5 with a steal in a 3-2 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 13th
Rougned Odor went 1-for-6 with two walks, a single, and one run scored on Saturday against Oakland.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 9th
 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