Who Should I Draft?

Daniel Murphy or Adalberto Mondesi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
41 of 59 experts
31%
Recommended by
18 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 43
Best Rank# 16# 21
Worst Rank# 131# 92
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 67
Best Rank# 36# 59
Worst Rank# 111# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs7681
Home Runs2122
RBI6583
Stolen Bases444
Batting Average.253.311
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 31# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 42
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 58
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 92
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 52
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 45
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 58# 59
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 23# 34
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 26# 45
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 34# 48
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 38
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 35# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 44
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 39
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 44# 48
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 44
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 86
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 55
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 32# 46
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 44
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 32# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 43
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 49
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 45# 62
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 46
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 40# 55
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 39# 50
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 33# 47
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 27# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 26# 56
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 50# 56
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 37
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 35# 38
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 37
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 30# 21
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 38# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 29
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 53# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 33
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 34
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 35
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 45# 37
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 48# 38
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 44# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 42
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 100# 50
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 55
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 67# 56
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 85# 58
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 131# 68
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats275328
   
Runs4740
   
Hits7698
   
Singles4671
   
Doubles1315
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs1412
   
RBI3742
   
Stolen Bases323
   
Caught Stealing70
   
Walks1120
   
Strikeouts7740
   
Batting Average.276.299
   
On Base Pct.306.336
   
Slugging Pct.498.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.804.791
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536529
   
Runs7681
   
Hits136165
   
Singles83105
   
Doubles2635
   
Triples73
   
Home Runs2122
   
RBI6583
   
Stolen Bases444
   
Caught Stealing101
   
Walks2741
   
Strikeouts14869
   
Batting Average.253.311
   
On Base Pct.289.360
   
Slugging Pct.444.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.733.876
   
  Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
News 
 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
Daniel Murphy went 4-for-5 with a double, four RBI, and a run scored in the Rockies' 11-10 win over the Padres on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
 Royals manager Ned Yost confirms Adalberto Mondesi (shoulder) is done for the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in the Rockies' 10-8 win over the Padres on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with a single in the Rockies' 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.
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
Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 4th
 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
Daniel Murphy went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in the Rockies' loss to the Pirates on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 1st
Notes 
 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
Murphy's overall stat line wasn't all that impressive last year, but once he was healthy in the second half, he returned to hittin .315 with a 25 HR pace. Move that to Coors Field and we may be looking at the NL Batting Champion with plenty of homers, RBI and runs. Be mindful that he rarely plays a full season, but when he is on the field we are looking at a top 30 fantasy asset
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Murphy took a long time to return from microfracture knee surgery in 2018, but it was worth the wait for his fantasy owners, as he produced a .299/40/12/42/3 line over 328 at-bats from June on. He's always been a good hitter, but has blossomed into a truly potent fantasy asset over the last three seasons, demonstrating the ability to knock 25 home runs with a batting average well north of .300. And that was before he played his home games at Coors Field, where he owns a .330 lifetime batting average. Murphy may be discounted in drafts on account of his increasing age, but it would not be shocking if he finished as a top-20 overall hitter in his first season in Colorado.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Murphy's draft stock hasn't soared nearly enough for a career .299/.344/.458 hitter moving to Coors Field. One of baseball's top sluggers in 2016 and 2017, his 2018 returns were contaminated by a brutal return from offseason knee injury. From July 1 onward, removing 15 games from his 91-game season, he batted .317/.355/.493 with 12 homers. Steamer's projected .307 average and 22 homers seem more than reasonable with the Rockies, and he's capable of bringing home another batting title.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros