Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Travis Shaw (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
56 of 59 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 62
Best Rank# 16# 44
Worst Rank# 131# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 97
Best Rank# 36# 86
Worst Rank# 111# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs7677
Home Runs2129
RBI6589
Stolen Bases446
Batting Average.253.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 31# 77
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 64
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 78
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 45# 68
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 30# 46
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 70
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 78
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 48
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 76
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 58# 66
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 23# 67
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 26# 58
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 34# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 71
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 65
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 85# 121
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 35# 73
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 69
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 62
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 88
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 44# 117
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 76
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 62
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 48# 65
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 78
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 46
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 50
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 56
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 38# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 60
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 68
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 32# 76
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 45
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 32# 51
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 69
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 64
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 71
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 52
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 45# 73
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 69
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 58
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 40# 56
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 39# 65
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 70
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 33# 60
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 27# 56
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 44# 83
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 26# 62
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 50# 60
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 53# 73
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 62
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 35# 57
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 59
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 67# 60
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 100# 72
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 131# 58
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats275498
   
Runs4773
   
Hits76120
   
Singles4665
   
Doubles1323
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs1432
   
RBI3786
   
Stolen Bases325
   
Caught Stealing72
   
Walks1178
   
Strikeouts77108
   
Batting Average.276.241
   
On Base Pct.306.345
   
Slugging Pct.498.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.804.825
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536519
   
Runs7677
   
Hits136132
   
Singles8375
   
Doubles2628
   
Triples71
   
Home Runs2129
   
RBI6589
   
Stolen Bases446
   
Caught Stealing102
   
Walks2765
   
Strikeouts148121
   
Batting Average.253.255
   
On Base Pct.289.338
   
Slugging Pct.444.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.733.817
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Travis Shaw
1B,3B,2B - MIL
Travis Shaw
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
Travis Shaw went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
 Royals manager Ned Yost confirms Adalberto Mondesi (shoulder) is done for the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
Travis Shaw will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 25th
 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
Travis Shaw went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Brewers' 7-5 win over the Reds on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 23rd
 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
Travis Shaw went 1-for-4 with a single in the Brewers' 7-1 loss to the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Jun 21st
 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
Travis Shaw went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in the Brewers' 10-8 loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
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
Shaw has back to back seasons with 30 homers, and while his batting average may linger in the .240's again, that type of power is difficult to come by after pick 100, especially for someone who qualifies as a second basemen in most leagues.
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
Shaw and Mike Moustakas are similar players who will now share an infield in Milwaukee, with Moustakas currently penciled in at second base after Shaw moved over there from third last year. Regardless of where they line up defensively, Shaw and Moustakas are both lefty sluggers who are good bets to deliver 30+ home runs and 90+ RBIs in the Miller Park bandbox. Neither is likely to be of much help in batting average or stolen bases, but they are useful players to own, especially considering they will have multi-position eligibility.
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
Shaw followed 2017's 31-homer breakout with one more last year, but his 10 steals sliced in half while his average slithered from .273 to .241. That's a peculiar drop considering he also set career bests in walk (13.3%) and strikeout (18.4%) rates with a rise in barrels per batted balls (10.3%). Last year was the time to pass, but drafters should jump back in now that Shaw comes at a cheaper price with second-base eligibility.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros