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Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Tim Anderson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
41 of 45 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 63
Best Rank# 7# 31
Worst Rank# 118# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 103
Best Rank# 36# 91
Worst Rank# 93# 121
   
Projections 
   
Runs2731
Home Runs67
RBI2625
Stolen Bases177
Batting Average.256.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 50
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 38
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 12# 31
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 79
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 35# 83
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 63
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 49
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 71
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 66
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 62
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 58
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 44# 58
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 63
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 69
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 15# 72
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 32# 66
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 30# 66
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 78
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 21# 73
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 61
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 24# 67
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 76
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 23# 69
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 14# 66
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 71
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 66
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 69
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 66
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 80
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 21# 50
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 64
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 62
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 19# 47
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 23# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 31# 67
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 26# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 45# 51
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 73# 32
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 75# 59
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 79# 66
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 118# 102
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats416498
   
Runs5881
   
Hits110167
   
Singles71117
   
Doubles2032
   
Triples100
   
Home Runs918
   
RBI6256
   
Stolen Bases4317
   
Caught Stealing75
   
Walks1915
   
Strikeouts132109
   
Batting Average.264.335
   
On Base Pct.293.357
   
Slugging Pct.426.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.718.865
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats197215
   
Runs2731
   
Hits5061
   
Singles3140
   
Doubles1012
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs67
   
RBI2625
   
Stolen Bases177
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks108
   
Strikeouts6051
   
Batting Average.256.282
   
On Base Pct.291.309
   
Slugging Pct.434.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.725.757
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
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
 
 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
Fluke. That's the best word to use to describe Anderson's 2019 season. Now, do I think he'll be bad in 2020? No, I don't. But, there's no chance Anderson leads the league in batting average again. Anderson is a career .276 hitter, and he hit .335 last year. If you look at his xBA, though, it was .294, making his gap between his expected average and actual average the fourth-largest in baseball. To be fair, .294 is one hell of a mark, but looking around .270-.280 is more realistic for Anderson. He'll be leading off for a great lineup, so his runs should be high, but looking at his exit velocity (36th percentile) and hard hit rate (39th percentile), we should temper expectations of a 20-homer season. It hurts Anderson that he plays shortstop, which along with third base, is the deepest position in fantasy this year. He's an easy fade this year given the other options at the position.
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
Anderson missed 40 games last year but still nearly went 20/20 with 81 runs. If that was all, it would have been a killer season but he also happened to bat .335 for the Sox. We can expect that to drop to near or even below .300 this year but that is still a great buy around the 8th round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros