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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Woodruff or Adalberto Mondesi (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
28 of 55 experts
49%
Recommended by
27 of 55 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 AlertIL10-
   
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
   
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
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
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
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
News 
 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
Brandon Woodruff (2-1) took the tough-luck loss Thursday against the Phillies, allowing one run on two hits and two walks in 6.2 innings. He struck out 11.
Connor Rooney
Thu, May 6th
 Royals INF Adalberto Mondesi participated in batting practice at the team’s alternate training site on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 30th
Brandon Woodruff pitched to a no-decision Saturday against the Dodgers, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk across six innings. He struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Sun, May 2nd
 Royals SS Adalberto Mondesi (oblique) hasn't resumed swinging a bat, per manager Mike Matheny.
Brad Camara
Mon, Apr 19th
Brandon Woodruff (2-0) earned the win Sunday against the Cubs, tossing six scoreless innings while allowing two hits and two walks. He struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Apr 25th
 Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi, who's on the IL with an oblique strain, has resumed movements and activities, per manager Mike Matheny. He "seems to be going along good...He's starting to do some more movements. That's a step in the right direction," Matheny told reporters on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 15th
Brandon Woodruff (1-0) allowed one run on one hit and three walks while striking out seven over six innings against the Padres on Monday, earning the win.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Apr 20th
 Royals SS Adalberto Mondesi (oblique) has yet to resume baseball activities.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 12th
Brandon Woodruff allowed one earned run on three hits and one walk while striking out six across six innings Tuesday against the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 14th
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