Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Adalberto Mondesi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
42 of 59 experts
29%
Recommended by
17 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 34
Best Rank# 16# 16
Worst Rank# 49# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 39# 43
Best Rank# 38# 36
Worst Rank# 50# 111
   
Projections 
   
Runs8876
Home Runs3221
RBI9565
Stolen Bases1244
Batting Average.262.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 28# 31
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 59
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 45
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 37# 67
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 31
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 16# 100
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 33
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 32# 58
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 34# 131
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 31
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 46# 85
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 26# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 30# 44
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 33# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 40
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 29# 48
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 33# 40
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 42
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 40
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 32# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 47
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 32# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 32
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 30# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 40
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 27# 40
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 29# 39
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 57
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 30# 33
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 44
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 50
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 31# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 31
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 29# 35
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 26# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 26
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 27# 24
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 31# 26
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 32# 27
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 33# 23
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 33# 32
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 34# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 26
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 40# 26
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 41# 34
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 22
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 45# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49# 38
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats557275
   
Runs8447
   
Hits14576
   
Singles8546
   
Doubles2813
   
Triples73
   
Home Runs2514
   
RBI7637
   
Stolen Bases1432
   
Caught Stealing17
   
Walks6911
   
Strikeouts15177
   
Batting Average.260.276
   
On Base Pct.343.306
   
Slugging Pct.470.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.804
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats548536
   
Runs8876
   
Hits143136
   
Singles7983
   
Doubles2826
   
Triples57
   
Home Runs3221
   
RBI9565
   
Stolen Bases1244
   
Caught Stealing310
   
Walks6927
   
Strikeouts149148
   
Batting Average.262.253
   
On Base Pct.345.289
   
Slugging Pct.507.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.851.733
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
News 
 Cody Bellinger hit a grand slam in the Dodgers' 7-4 win over the Rockies on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-1 with a steal in a 12-8 loss to the Twins on Sunday. He had to exit early due to a shoulder injury.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 23rd
 Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in the Dodgers' 12-5 win over the Rockies on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 21st
Royals manager Ned Yost confirms Adalberto Mondesi (shoulder) is done for the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Cody Bellinger went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in the Dodgers' 4-2 win over the Orioles on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-5 with a double, a run, an RBI, and a steal in a 12-5 win over the Twins on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored in the Dodgers' win over the Orioles on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 0-for-5 with a run and two steals in a 4-3 loss to the Twins on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 21st
 Cody Bellinger hit his 43rd homer of the season in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 2nd
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in a 6-5 win over the Athletics on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 17th
Notes 
 Last year was a major disappointment for Bellinger owners after he hit 39 homers in just 132 rookie games in 2017. He still managed to hit 25 bombs with 14 steals, however, so the floor is plenty high. At just 23 years old, we clearly haven't seen the best of Bellinger so don't be surprised if he breaks out for 50 bombs this year or next
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
 Bellinger was always due for some negative regression after he belted 39 home runs in just 480 at-bats during his rookie 2017 season, but he should now be due for a bit of positive regression after managing just 25 home runs last year. His hard hit rate tailed off a bit, but his exit velocity and launch angle remained unchanged, so he's a good bet to return to the 30-35 HR range this year. Bellinger promisingly trimmed his strikeout rate, indicating that he should be able to keep his batting average in the .260 range even if his BABIP drops a little, and the 10-15 steals he provides give him a leg up on most other 1B-eligible players. The fact he's unlikely to hit .280-.300 keeps him a notch below Freeman, Goldschmidt, and Rizzo, but he's already the next best thing and is still just 23 years old.
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
 In 162 games and 84 more plate appearances than in his spectacular arrival, Bellinger hit 14 fewer home runs (25) while his ISO dropped from .315 to .210. On the bright side, he avoided significant batting-average regression by hitting .260 with a diminished strikeout rate (23.9%). The 23-year-old maintains more than enough raw power to jump back to 30 long balls, but don't overlook his 14 steals in 15 tries. This isn't a mere case of catching opponents off guard, as the 6'4" stud recorded a higher Statcast speed score (28.9) than Jose Peraza, Tim Anderson, and Ozzie Albies. He's a 30-15 candidate with upside for more, so don't let him fall too far beyond the fourth round.
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