Who Should I Draft?

Dee Gordon or Yoan Moncada (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
43 of 56 experts
23%
Recommended by
13 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 89
Best Rank# 47# 30
Worst Rank# 160# 194
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 101# 157
Best Rank# 76# 144
Worst Rank# 107# 172
   
Projections 
   
Runs6981
Home Runs420
RBI4165
Stolen Bases3715
Batting Average.280.243
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 90
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 76
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 71# 86
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 83# 90
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 70# 86
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 89
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 66# 194
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 66# 81
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 77# 86
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 77# 94
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 73# 104
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 62# 135
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 47# 130
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 60# 98
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 102
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 82# 103
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 87# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 80# 96
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 72# 94
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 85# 117
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 74# 94
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 87# 99
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 89
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 74# 91
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 109# 115
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 48# 89
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 79# 93
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 77# 91
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 85# 89
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 71# 104
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 82# 97
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 72# 112
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 72# 98
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 84# 100
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 92
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 56# 88
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 84# 133
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 94# 142
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 73# 91
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 74# 92
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 82# 105
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 71# 104
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 75# 94
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 75# 61
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 75# 72
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 78# 30
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 80# 78
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 81# 75
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 84# 70
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 87# 69
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 88# 73
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 91# 78
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 101# 91
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 103# 89
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 105# 79
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 160# 110
   
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats556578
   
Runs6273
   
Hits149136
   
Singles12081
   
Doubles1732
   
Triples86
   
Home Runs417
   
RBI3661
   
Stolen Bases3012
   
Caught Stealing126
   
Walks967
   
Strikeouts80217
   
Batting Average.268.235
   
On Base Pct.288.315
   
Slugging Pct.349.400
   
On-base Plus Slugging.637.715
   
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats571560
   
Runs6981
   
Hits160136
   
Singles12983
   
Doubles1928
   
Triples75
   
Home Runs420
   
RBI4165
   
Stolen Bases3715
   
Caught Stealing126
   
Walks1969
   
Strikeouts86194
   
Batting Average.280.243
   
On Base Pct.303.325
   
Slugging Pct.358.418
   
On-base Plus Slugging.661.744
   
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
News 
 Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with two singles, one RBI, and one run scored on Sunday against Baltimore.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 24th
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 1-for-5 in a 7-4 loss to the Rangers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 24th
 Dee Gordon went 1-for-3 with a walk, double, one RBI, and one run scored on Friday against Oakland.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
Yoan Moncada (back) has returned to the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
 The Mariners activated Dee Gordon (wrist) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Yoan Moncada (back) is absent from Tuesday's lineup versus the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
 Dee Gordon has resumed baseball activity and could rejoin the team after playing in a couple rehab games later this week, according to Mariners manager Scott Servais.
Andrew Seifter
Mon, Jun 3rd
Yoan Moncada was removed from Sunday’s game versus the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 The Mariners have placed Dee Gordon on the 10-day injured list with a right wrist contusion.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 21st
Yoan Moncada is back in the White Sox' lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.
Dan Harris
Sun, Jun 16th
Notes 
 Gordon is going to absolutely destroy you in two categories and his batting average isn't anything to write home about. With that said, the potential of 60 stolen bases makes him worth the price of admission toward the middle of drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Moncada has both double-digit power and speed, but the batting average is lackluster. You can make the case that he has more potential as a former #1 overall prospect, but more likely, the holes in his game will prove too much for a big breakout to be a possibility.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Gordon averaged around 60 steals per season from 2014-2017, but that number plummeted to 30 steals in 141 games last season. The .268 batting average he produced last season is probably due for some positive correction into the .280 range, but Gordon is a major drag in the HR and RBI categories, so he'll need to get his stolen base total back up into the 50-60 range to be worth deploying in standard 5x5 leagues of 12 teams or fewer. It's tough to say whether that will happen as Gordon approaches 31 years old, so he's a boom-or-bust selection if he goes in the single digit rounds of fantasy drafts.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
A low average (.235) disrupted by a 33.4% strikeout rate again blocked Moncada's leap to stardom. He'll need to improve his contact skills significantly to reach his superstar ceiling, but the hype has quickly fizzled for the elite talent capable of a massive breakthrough a la Javier Baez in 2018. Drafters, however, should only draft Moncada if willing to accept a potential .230-.240 hitter in hopes of getting 15-20 homers and steals apiece. The second baseman might gain another position, as the White Sox are preparing to try him out at third.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Gordon is great at running, but not quite as good at reaching base. Despite the complete lack of power, his profile was palatable when consisting of a high average, plethora of runs, and 60 steals. Last season, however, he batted .268 with 62 runs and 30 steals. He was caught stealing (12) more times than he walked (nine), and the 30-year-old can't afford as many misfires with a .288 OBP. His Statcast speed score (29.0) didn't drop much from 2017 (29.0), so it's possible he bounces back to 40-45 steals if a few more dribbles roll his way. It's probably not worth the risk unless desperate for speed.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros