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Who Should I Draft?

Blake Snell or Adalberto Mondesi (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
31 of 55 experts
44%
Recommended by
24 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 44
Best Rank# 14# 23
Worst Rank# 223# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 43
Best Rank# 24# 36
Worst Rank# 65# 49
   
Projections 
   
Runs76
Home Runs1719
RBI64
Stolen Bases49
Batting Avg.254
Strikeouts162188
Wins11
Saves0
ERA3.43
WHIP1.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 30# 83
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 56# 60
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 49
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 44
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 29# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 27# 75
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 22# 43
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 45
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 26# 47
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 50
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 52
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 27# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 43# 48
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 23# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 53
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 43
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 51
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 43
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 46
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 30# 48
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 29# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 98
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 42# 48
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 46
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 14# 48
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 37# 46
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 37# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 25
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 37# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 37# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 77# 34
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 49# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 80# 37
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 52# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 38
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 176# 40
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 93# 41
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 45
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 46
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 59# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 223# 49
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 148# 50
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 54# 51
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 106# 53
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 55
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 55
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 105# 57
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 81# 64
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs610
   
RBI22
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Batting Avg.256
   
Strikeouts7063
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.24
   
WHIP1.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs76
   
Home Runs1719
   
RBI64
   
Stolen Bases49
   
Batting Avg.254
   
Strikeouts162188
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.43
   
WHIP1.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
News 
 Adalberto Mondesi began his rehab on Thursday and is now expected to see live reps with Kansas City's Triple-A affiliate in Omaha.
Ethan Biddle
Sun, May 16th
Blake Snell gave up 2 earned runs in 4 innings pitched in the Padres' loss to the Rockies in the second game of a double-header on Wednesday. Snell struck out 7 and walked 3 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Thu, May 13th
 Royals SS Adalberto Mondesi (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 12th
Blake Snell gave up 4 earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched in the Padres' loss to the Giants on Friday. Snell struck out 5 and walked 6 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Sat, May 8th
 Royals INF Adalberto Mondesi (right oblique strain) is making progress in his recovery but still has soreness from the left side.
Brad Camara
Fri, May 7th
Blake Snell gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings pitched in the Padres' win over the Giants on Saturday. Snell struck out 6 and walked 3 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Sun, May 2nd
 Adalberto Mondesi is making a serious push towards his return. Mondesi has been on the injured list for the entirety of the 2021 season thus far.
Liam Gibney
Mon, May 3rd
Blake Snell gave up 2 earned runs in 5.1 innings pitched in the Padres' loss to the Dodgers on Saturday. Snell struck out 7 and walked 2 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Sun, Apr 25th
 Royals INF Adalberto Mondesi participated in batting practice at the team’s alternate training site on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 30th
Blake Snell gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings pitched in the Padres' win over the Dodgers on Sunday. Snell struck out 7 in the outing and walked 2.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Apr 19th
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
Snell moves to the Padres fresh off a solid year, in which he pitched to a 3.24 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP, with a memorable early exit in the World Series. Snell has a checkered injury history and has pitched just 157 innings over the past two years, so don't expect him to be a big innings-eater in 2021. And, although he'll escape the dreaded AL East, he'll get a downgrade in park and defense, which largely makes the move a neutral one. All that said, Snell has plenty of talent as he's shown throughout his career, and should be able to pile up wins and strikeouts pitching for a strong Padres team. Draft him as an SP2 with upside.
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
Blake Snell made 16 starts in 2020, including the playoffs, and didn't finish six innings in any of them. In fact, the lefty hasn't completed six innings since July 21st, 2019. This is a killer for fantasy leagues that use quality starts as a category, but Snell still has the skills to be useful for fantasy purposes. If he had the innings to qualify then Snell would have the second-best swinging strike rate among starters since the beginning of '19. Perhaps the Padres will allow him to pitch deeper into starts. This could be a case of efficiency meeting added volume, which usually equates to fantasy goodness.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros