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Who Should I Draft?

DJ LeMahieu or Adalberto Mondesi (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
13 of 21 experts
38%
Recommended by
8 of 21 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 23
Best Rank# 10# 16
Worst Rank# 49# 48
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 35# 23
Best Rank# 22# 22
Worst Rank# 54# 28
   
Projections 
   
Runs7999
Home Runs1721
RBI6577
Stolen Bases526
Batting Average.254.308
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 48
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 13# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 18# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 22
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 24# 36
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 32
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 16
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 25# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 20
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 20
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 49# 21
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 28# 22
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 28# 24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats219195
   
Runs3341
   
Hits5671
   
Singles3649
   
Doubles1110
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs610
   
RBI2227
   
Stolen Bases243
   
Caught Stealing80
   
Walks1118
   
Strikeouts7021
   
Batting Average.256.364
   
On Base Pct.294.421
   
Slugging Pct.416.590
   
On-base Plus Slugging.7101.011
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats542579
   
Runs7999
   
Hits137176
   
Singles86124
   
Doubles2629
   
Triples83
   
Home Runs1721
   
RBI6577
   
Stolen Bases526
   
Caught Stealing132
   
Walks2949
   
Strikeouts16785
   
Batting Average.254.308
   
On Base Pct.291.359
   
Slugging Pct.424.476
   
On-base Plus Slugging.715.834
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
News 
 Adalberto Mondesi agreed to a one-year, $2.525 million deal with the Royals to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the Yankees have come to terms with DJ LeMahieu on a six-year, $90 million contract.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jan 15th
  Free agent 1B/2B DJ LeMahieu is reportedly finalizing a contract with the New York Yankees. A deal could happen as soon as Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 15th
  Tim Brown of Yahoo reports free agent INF DJ LeMahieu told his representatives to begin negotiations with other clubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jan 11th
Notes 
 Even in a shortened year, it was a tale of two seasons for Mondesi. In 35 games in July and August, he batted just .186 with 11 runs, two RBI, no home runs, and eight steals. In his final 24 games, he batted .356 with six home runs, 22 runs scored, 20 RBI, and 16 steals. In the end, Mondesi delivered exactly the type of season that fantasy managers have come to expect, and his 24 steals were eight more than the next highest total. Mondesi won't help in batting average and offers minimal power, but he's an unmatched source of steals. And given that much of his lackluster first month can probably be written off to offseason shoulder surgery, fantasy managers should be able to expect closer to the second-half version of Mondesi rather than the firs this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
LeMahieu will return to the Yankees on a six-year deal, and that is great news for fantasy managers. Since he's been New York, he's provided elite all-around production, most notably in batting average, where he has batted .336. He's blossomed into a 25-home run hitter with plenty of runs and RBI, and a handful of steals that chip in with the category. Add to that LeMahieu's multi-position eligibility and he is a huge asset to every fantasy team. With nothing in his profile to suggest a skills decline, he should be drafted before the third round is out in every fantasy league.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Overall the final three weeks of the 2020 season, Mondesi was the hottest hitter in baseball. After failing to live up to his preseason expectations for most of the year, Mondesi hit .376 with 16 (!!) stolen bases over his final 93 plate appearances. It would be easy to argue that he won fantasy leagues down the stretch if it wasn't for such a brutal showing at the plate leading up to it. Still, this is the type of monstrous stolen base upside that'll keep us invested entering 2021. It goes without saying that Mondesi's value increases in roto leagues. He should be viewed as a wildly volatile player to draft.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Over the past two season "DJL" has posted a 183 wRC+ while playing at home compared to a 112 figure on the road. Of course, it's always helpful to be hitting in Yankee Stadium. This makes the fact that he re-signed with the Yankees an important one. LeMahieu is going to keep playing half of his games inside Yankee Stadium. The first modern player to win batting titles in both leagues, LeMahieu's presence on the Yankees means that he's the No. 1 fantasy second baseman for this fantasy writer.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros