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Who Should I Draft?

Clayton Kershaw or Adalberto Mondesi (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
28 of 55 experts
49%
Recommended by
27 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 39
Best Rank# 11# 7
Worst Rank# 95# 182
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 33# 44
Best Rank# 30# 36
Worst Rank# 47# 96
   
Projections 
   
Runs28
Home Runs106
RBI25
Stolen Bases17
Batting Avg.254
Strikeouts6760
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.62
WHIP1.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 46
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 49
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 44# 107
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 11# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 42
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 31# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 62
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 47# 61
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 48# 74
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 39# 182
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 46# 49
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 53
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 44# 79
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 44
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 56
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 44# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 37# 44
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 62# 69
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 35# 67
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 81# 103
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 26
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 47# 125
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 50# 62
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 37# 39
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 28# 26
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 27
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 33
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 37
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 40
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 42# 33
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 42# 31
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 42# 38
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 43# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 44# 43
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 45# 40
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 45# 42
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 45# 34
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 46# 18
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 51# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 33
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 48
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 58# 7
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 60# 28
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 65# 47
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 69# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 76# 19
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 80# 37
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 95# 38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs58
   
Home Runs289
   
RBI62
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Batting Avg.264
   
Strikeouts189132
   
Wins16
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.08
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs28
   
Home Runs106
   
RBI25
   
Stolen Bases17
   
Batting Avg.254
   
Strikeouts6760
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.62
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
News 
 Clayton Kershaw picked up the win on Sunday when he allowed two runs on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks over 5 2/3 innings in the Dodgers 4-2 win over the Rays in Game 5 of the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 26th
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer, and two RBI in a 3-1 win over the Tigers in the regular-season finale on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 28th
 Clayton Kershaw picked up the win on Tuesday when he allowed just one run on two hits with eight strikeouts and one walk across six innings in the Dodgers 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 21st
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk, two runs, and two RBI in a 4-3 loss to Detroit on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 27th
 The Dodgers announced LHP Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the 2020 World Series, which begins on Tuesday evening against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 19th
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-3 with a double, a triple, a run, an RBI, and two steals in a 3-2 win over the Tigers on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 26th
 Clayton Kershaw took the loss on Thursday when he surrendered four runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk in the Dodgers 10-2 loss to the Braves in Game 4 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 16th
Kansas City shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 4-for-4 with two runs, two RBI, and two steals in an 8-7 win over the Tigers.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 25th
 Clayton Kershaw, who was scratched prior to his scheduled start on Tuesday due to back spasms, will start Game 4 of the NLCS on Thursday, according to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 14th
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-4 with a steal in a 4-1 win over the Cardinals on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 22nd
Notes 
 Durability is an issue that concerns me less in 60 games than it might if we were in 162, but he isn't an Ace any more. He gets hurt too much and a DL/IL stint is a killer in a 9 week season.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Bold prediction time: Mondesi won't be a thing in 2021. Mondesi showed last year that he wasn't worth grabbing in the first three to four rounds of your draft, yet here we are again, with Mondesi going off the board 40th overall per FantasyPros' ADP. He's not a complete zero at power, but you're drafting him for speed only, essentially. If you look at his xwOBA (6th percentile), xSLG (16th percentile), and xBA (14th percentile) and pair that with his 29.8 K% and 4.3 BB% (both bottom 6 percent of baseball), what's to like? Oh, that's not to mention that he's recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. Unless you're in a big tournament-style league where you need to look for the splash play, avoid Mondesi this year and find your steals elsewhere where you don't have to make quite the investment.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Kershaw silenced the decline talks last year after he put up another good season with an improved SwStr%. In quality starts leagues, he was money for managers, as he consistently went six and seven innings in his starts. He's had to change who he is as a pitcher, as the velocity just isn't there, which gives him little margin for error. He's worth taking still, but he's more of an SP2 at this point.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Currently rehabbing major shoulder surgery. Easy fade at current ADP
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Peak Kershaw may be gone, but the version that remains is pretty darn good himself. Kershaw passed 175 innings pitched for the first time since 2015 despite starting the season on the IL, and although his ERA crept above 3.00 for the first time since 2008, his overall numbers remain elite. With strong win potential always present, Kershaw is a fine second starter on your staff. But his days of carrying a fantasy team are behind him.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 
 No longer an ace but the price to draft him is reasonable. Can expect wins playing for the Dodgers, which can be tough for SPs to find
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros