Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Correa or Adalberto Mondesi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 34
Best Rank# 14# 16
Worst Rank# 76# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 44# 43
Best Rank# 35# 36
Worst Rank# 48# 111
   
Projections 
   
Runs8476
Home Runs2421
RBI9265
Stolen Bases544
Batting Average.273.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 34
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 32# 45
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 19# 67
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 39
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 76# 100
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 29# 58
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 32# 131
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 22# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 44
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 14# 85
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 33# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 40
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 39# 48
   
Andrea LaMont
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# 23# 42
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 26# 40
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 28# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 33# 47
   
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RotoBaller
# 30# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 45
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 34# 40
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 33# 39
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 29# 33
   
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Fantrax
# 33# 44
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 21# 53
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 28# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 35
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 30# 26
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 31# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 32
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 33
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 31
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 35# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 26
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 35# 24
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 31
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 36# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 37# 32
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 37# 22
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 37# 32
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 39# 16
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 39# 38
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 39# 31
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 39# 30
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 43# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 49# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 56# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 58# 22
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 59# 31
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 61# 37
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 63# 26
   
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats402275
   
Runs6047
   
Hits9676
   
Singles6046
   
Doubles2013
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs1514
   
RBI6537
   
Stolen Bases332
   
Caught Stealing07
   
Walks5311
   
Strikeouts11177
   
Batting Average.239.276
   
On Base Pct.323.306
   
Slugging Pct.406.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.728.804
   
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats532536
   
Runs8476
   
Hits145136
   
Singles8983
   
Doubles3026
   
Triples27
   
Home Runs2421
   
RBI9265
   
Stolen Bases544
   
Caught Stealing110
   
Walks6727
   
Strikeouts126148
   
Batting Average.273.253
   
On Base Pct.354.289
   
Slugging Pct.472.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.826.733
   
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
News 
 Carlos Correa is reportedly out 3-4 weeks with a cracked rib.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 29th
Adalberto Mondesi (groin) is absent from Wednesday's lineup versus the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
 Carlos Correa is absent from Tuesday's lineup versus the Cubs due to rib soreness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 28th
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-3 with a run and a steal in a 9-0 win over the Mariners on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 19th
 Carlos Correa went 3-for-4 with a walk, three singles, one RBI, and one run scored on Saturday against Boston.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, May 26th
Mondesi was not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
 Carlos Correa went 2-for-4 with a double, single, one RBI, and one run scored on Wednesday against the White Sox.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 22nd
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-5 with a steal in a 3-2 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 13th
 Carlos Correa went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Sunday against Boston.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, May 20th
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-4 with a double, a run, and a steal in a 3-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
Notes 
 Correa has missed a significant chunk of time in each of the past two seasons, and while he struggled in 2018, don't forget that he is still just 24 years old and one year removed from being the MVP front-runner prior to his injury. There is major upside here and he may prove to be a league winner
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 Correa was an elite prospect who took the league by storm as a rookie in 2015, but his last two seasons have been undone by injuries. In 2017, he was producing like an MVP candidate before tearing a ligament in his thumb in July. Last year, his season never got off the ground due to back issues and breathing problems. Correa has pronounced himself fully healthy this spring, making him a seemingly strong bounce-back candidate, but with his stolen base totals drying up over the last two seasons, he will need to find his way to 30+ HRs or a .300 average in order to fully live up to the hype.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Injuries have limited Correa to 109 and 110 games over the last two seasons, respectively. He stole five bases combined and saw his wOBA plummet from .394 to .313, which was even higher than his .306 xwOBA. Because of his age (24) and instant success upon reaching the majors, there's little discount after the down year. He's too risky in the top-three rounds, but it's hard to ignore the MVP upside if he slips.
Andrew Gould - 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