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Who Should I Draft?

Adalberto Mondesi or Tyler Glasnow (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
3B,DH,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 50
Best Rank# 14# 21
Worst Rank# 223# 115
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 49
Best Rank# 24# 40
Worst Rank# 65# 54
   
Projections 
   
Runs76
Home Runs1720
RBI64
Stolen Bases49
Batting Avg.254
Strikeouts162196
Wins11
Saves0
ERA3.53
WHIP1.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 66
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 30# 115
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 56# 74
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 41
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 52# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 45
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 37# 80
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 29# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 27# 68
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 22# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 47
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 53
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 26# 51
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 93
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 55
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 27# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 40
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 43# 50
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 23# 54
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 55
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 53
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 49
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 62
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 26# 86
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 49
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 30# 49
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 29# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 72
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 37# 64
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 42# 58
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 50
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 49# 98
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 14# 78
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 37# 55
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 37# 47
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 34
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 47
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 46
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 54# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 51
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 59# 48
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 62
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 77# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 80# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 81# 46
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 93# 50
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 105# 46
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 106# 54
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 148# 61
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 176# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 223# 47
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adalberto Mondesi
3B,DH,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs611
   
RBI22
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Batting Avg.256
   
Strikeouts7091
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA4.08
   
WHIP1.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adalberto Mondesi
3B,DH,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs76
   
Home Runs1720
   
RBI64
   
Stolen Bases49
   
Batting Avg.254
   
Strikeouts162196
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.53
   
WHIP1.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adalberto Mondesi
3B,DH,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
News 
 Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-4 with a walk, two doubles and a RBI during Friday's 11-6 win over the Twins.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Oct 2nd
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 4th
 Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-5 with a RBI and a stolen base during Saturday's 8-1 win over the Mariners.
Andy Zimmerman
Sun, Sep 19th
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery next week, according to ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Jul 31st
 Adalberto Mondesi (rest) is absent from Thursday's lineup for the Royals' matchup with Cleveland.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Sep 2nd
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow (elbow) played light catch on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 15th
 Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and a stolen base during Wednesday's extra-inning loss to Cleveland.
Andy Zimmerman
Thu, Sep 2nd
The Rays transferred RHP Tyler Glasnow (elbow) to the 60-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 17th
 Adalberto Mondesi has been reinstated from the IL, and will start at designated hitter for the Royals on Wednesday.
Dan Harris
Wed, Sep 1st
Rays RHP Tyler Glasnow (elbow) underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed a partial UCL tear as well as a flexor strain. He was placed on the 10-day injured list with no timetable for a return.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jun 15th
Notes 
 Mondesi will begin the year on the 10-day IL with a strained oblique. When healthy, however, there's no reason to doubt his performance. Even in a shortened year, it was a tale of two seasons for Mondesi. In 35 games in July and August, he batted just .186 with 11 runs, two RBI, no home runs, and eight steals. In his final 24 games, he batted .356 with six home runs, 22 runs scored, 20 RBI, and 16 steals. In the end, Mondesi delivered exactly the type of season that fantasy managers have come to expect, and his 24 steals were eight more than the next highest total. Mondesi won't help in batting average and offers minimal power, but he's an unmatched source of steals. And given that much of his lackluster first month can probably be written off to offseason shoulder surgery, fantasy managers should be able to expect closer to the second-half version of Mondesi rather than the first this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Glasnow is really a fascinating case study. He followed up an incredible 60-inning stretch in 2019 (1.78 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 33% strikeout rate) with a bit of a step back last year (4.08 ERA and 1.13 WHIP). But his xFIP in 2020 (2.75) was actually lower than in 2019 (2.94), and his strikeout rate jumped to a whopping 38.2%. The real issue for Glasnow is that he's a two-pitch pitcher, and although both his fastball and curveball are outstanding, they need to be superb at all times for him to have a dominant season. And last year, they were both just a bit worse than the season prior, particularly his fastball. With enormous strikeout upside and a spot in the rotation of one of the best and most pitching-savvy teams in the Rays, Glasnow makes a fine SP2 for a fantasy team. But his injury history, and his lack of a third pitch, make him a bit riskier than others going in his range.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Overall the final three weeks of the 2020 season, Mondesi was the hottest hitter in baseball. After failing to live up to his preseason expectations for most of the year, Mondesi hit .376 with 16 (!!) stolen bases over his final 93 plate appearances. It would be easy to argue that he won fantasy leagues down the stretch if it wasn't for such a brutal showing at the plate leading up to it. Still, this is the type of monstrous stolen base upside that'll keep us invested entering 2021. It goes without saying that Mondesi's value increases in roto leagues. He should be viewed as a wildly volatile player to draft.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Glasnow is a classic risk-reward fantasy selection where he's being drafted. A prominent strikeout artist, he has completed six full innings in just 9-of-23 regular season starts since joining the Rays. A two-pitch pitcher, Glasnow is literally un-hittable when he's "on." However, when you have just two pitches, batters can more easily guess what's coming. This is what led to the 27-year-old giving up 11 homers in 2020. The strikeouts are nice but it feels like there's too much potential downside when considering his current ADP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros