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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Woodruff or Adalberto Mondesi (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
3B,DH,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 40
Best Rank# 14# 18
Worst Rank# 223# 87
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 37
Best Rank# 24# 32
Worst Rank# 65# 50
   
Projections 
   
Runs76
Home Runs1720
RBI64
Stolen Bases49
Batting Avg.254
Strikeouts162191
Wins11
Saves0
ERA3.45
WHIP1.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 30# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 37
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 37# 87
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 29# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 27# 82
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 22# 70
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 43
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 26# 43
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 48
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 27# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 43# 46
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 23# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 38
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 38
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 35
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 26# 58
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 53
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 30# 33
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 29# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 58
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 37# 48
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 39
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 14# 39
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 37# 40
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 176# 18
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 21
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 22
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 54# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 80# 25
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 59# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 105# 25
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 223# 26
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 81# 29
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 37# 30
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 93# 31
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 106# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 32
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 49# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 36
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 37
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 42# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 41
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 42
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 43
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 52# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 46
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 56# 46
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 148# 48
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 77# 59
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adalberto Mondesi
3B,DH,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs69
   
RBI22
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Batting Avg.256
   
Strikeouts7091
   
Wins3
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.05
   
WHIP0.99
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adalberto Mondesi
3B,DH,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs76
   
Home Runs1720
   
RBI64
   
Stolen Bases49
   
Batting Avg.254
   
Strikeouts162191
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.45
   
WHIP1.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adalberto Mondesi
3B,DH,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
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
Brandon Woodruff did not factor into the decision Tuesday against the Cardinals, allowing two runs on seven hits in four innings. He walked none and struck out three.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 29th
 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
Brandon Woodruff (9-10) took the loss Tuesday against the Cardinals, allowing one run on two hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out 10.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Adalberto Mondesi (rest) is absent from Thursday's lineup for the Royals' matchup with Cleveland.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Sep 2nd
Brandon Woodruff (9-9) took the loss Wednesday against the Tigers, allowing three runs on four hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 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 Brewers have scratched pitcher Brandon Woodruff from his start on Saturday due to a stomach bug. Eric Lauer will take the mound instead. Meanwhile, Woodruff's start has been moved back to Wednesday.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 11th
 Adalberto Mondesi has been reinstated from the IL, and will start at designated hitter for the Royals on Wednesday.
Dan Harris
Wed, Sep 1st
Brandon Woodruff (9-8) took the loss Monday against the Phillies, allowing four runs on nine hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 6th
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
There were some skeptics after Woodruff succeeded in 2019 based largely on one pitch - his devastating fastball - but he put those concerns to rest in 2020. His ERA (3.05) and WHIP (0.99) were incredibly strong, particularly when you consider that he struck out more than 11 batters per nine innings. Woodruff's fastball hits rests at 96 MPH and is one of the better pitches in baseball, but his slider and changeup both made strides last year. The Brewers are reportedly planning to add about 100 innings to their starter's workloads last season, so pencil Woodruff in for roughly 175 extremely strong frames. You can survive with him as your fantasy ace, though he's best as an incredibly strong number 2.
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
Woodruff's 2020 season ranked in the 90th percentile in both xERA and xwOBA. He rates out well according to both FIP and Baseball Savant. It's fair to call him a good-to-great starting pitcher. The question becomes what kind of workload can we expect from Milwaukee's No. 1? Woodruff logged 73 2/3 innings last summer after posting a career-high 121 2/3 frames in 2019. The Brewers plan to add on 100 innings to each of their SP's workloads from last year. If you believe Woodruff will hold up then he's a wildly exciting SP2 in fantasy.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros