Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Tim Anderson (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Expert
Recommendation
97%
Recommended by
57 of 59 experts
3%
Recommended by
2 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 86
Best Rank# 16# 32
Worst Rank# 131# 130
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 135
Best Rank# 36# 125
Worst Rank# 111# 160
   
Projections 
   
Runs7673
Home Runs2118
RBI6565
Stolen Bases4422
Batting Average.253.255
   
Misc 
   
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# 31# 114
   
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# 59# 86
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 56
   
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# 45# 57
   
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DailyOverlay
# 30# 68
   
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The Athletic
# 67# 70
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 90
   
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USA Today
# 39# 105
   
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RotoChamp
# 38# 113
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 60
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 72
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 79
   
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Beast Dome
# 131# 102
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats275567
   
Runs4777
   
Hits76136
   
Singles4685
   
Doubles1328
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs1420
   
RBI3764
   
Stolen Bases3226
   
Caught Stealing78
   
Walks1130
   
Strikeouts77149
   
Batting Average.276.240
   
On Base Pct.306.282
   
Slugging Pct.498.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.804.687
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536577
   
Runs7673
   
Hits136147
   
Singles8398
   
Doubles2627
   
Triples74
   
Home Runs2118
   
RBI6565
   
Stolen Bases4422
   
Caught Stealing106
   
Walks2726
   
Strikeouts148148
   
Batting Average.253.255
   
On Base Pct.289.287
   
Slugging Pct.444.413
   
On-base Plus Slugging.733.700
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
News 
 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
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 4-for-6 with a homer and two RBI in a 9-8 loss to the Twins on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 18th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-5 with a homer, three runs, two RBI, and two steals in an 8-6 win over the White Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 2-for-4 with two runs in an 8-6 loss to the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 7-3 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs, and two RBI in a 5-4 loss to the Angels on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 7th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 0-for-5 with a steal in a 7-2 win over the Marlins on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 7th
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, two runs, and two RBI in an 8-6 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-5 with an RBI and a steal in a 6-4 loss to the Tigers on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 2-for-3 with a double and a steal in a 5-3 loss to the Braves on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 2nd
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
Anderson was remarkable in the first half but really slowed down to close the season. Even still, he managed 20 homers and 26 steals. While he may be hard pressed to repeat that this year, 15 and 15 would make him a useful mid-round pick so long as his batting average doesn't plummet further.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Anderson was the only shortstop other than Lindor, Baez, and Story to post a 20-20 season last year (Turner fell one home run short). Make no mistake, with his poor plate discipline, Anderson is a roto/categories league specialist, but his counting stats can certainly play in that format. Plus, his .240 batting average is due for a bit of positive regression following an unusually low .289 BABIP.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Anderson's .240 average? Meh. His .281 OBP? Gross. Twenty homers and 24 steals from a 25-year-old shortstop? Well, that's pretty good. A horrible real-life hitter, he can fill two of fantasy's most essential categories. After logging 606 plate appearances in each of the past two seasons, he appears in no danger of losing playing time for his ineffective bat. Be sure to have some high-average hitters in place before taking Anderson, and don't touch him in a points league.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros