Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Lindor or Adalberto Mondesi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
49 of 59 experts
17%
Recommended by
10 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 34
Best Rank# 3# 16
Worst Rank# 98# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 43
Best Rank# 10# 36
Worst Rank# 20# 111
   
Projections 
   
Runs10076
Home Runs2921
RBI8165
Stolen Bases1744
Batting Average.285.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 25# 31
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 34
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 11# 45
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 17# 30
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 12# 67
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 38
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 31
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 3# 100
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 33
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 15# 58
   
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Beast Dome
# 10# 131
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 16# 23
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 12# 26
   
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CBS Sports
# 18# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
# 37# 85
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 8# 35
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 47
   
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BretskyBall
# 16# 44
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 17# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 40
   
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The Athletic
# 12# 48
   
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Fake Teams
# 10# 40
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 19# 42
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 40
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 22# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 47
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 4# 37
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 20# 22
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 12# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 13# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 40
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 19# 40
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 20# 39
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 57
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 6# 33
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 5# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 26
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 50
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 7# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 20# 31
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 4# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 35
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 18
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 32# 22
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 33# 16
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 26
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 41# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 64# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 98# 44
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats661275
   
Runs12947
   
Hits18376
   
Singles10146
   
Doubles4213
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3814
   
RBI9237
   
Stolen Bases2532
   
Caught Stealing107
   
Walks7011
   
Strikeouts10777
   
Batting Average.277.276
   
On Base Pct.352.306
   
Slugging Pct.519.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.871.804
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats559536
   
Runs10076
   
Hits160136
   
Singles9483
   
Doubles3526
   
Triples37
   
Home Runs2921
   
RBI8165
   
Stolen Bases1744
   
Caught Stealing610
   
Walks5827
   
Strikeouts87148
   
Batting Average.285.253
   
On Base Pct.352.289
   
Slugging Pct.511.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.733
   
  Francisco Lindor
SS - CLE
Francisco Lindor
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
News 
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 0-for-3 with a walk, two runs, and a steal in a 9-4 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
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
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 0-for-5 in a 7-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 18th
Royals manager Ned Yost confirms Adalberto Mondesi (shoulder) is done for the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 4-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
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
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, and two runs in an 8-0 win over the Angels on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
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
 Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, and a steal in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
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 
 Originally expected to return from a calf injury in early April, Lindor suffered an ankle ailment while rehabbing. There's now no timetable for his recovery, and it's increasingly hard to see Cleveland letting him run once back on the diamond. Investors have little choice but to wait and hope for the best, but they shouldn't expect him to return first-round value.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Lindor kicked it up another notch in 2018, mashing 38 homers to go with 25 steals and his league-leading 129 runs. We can't bank on a repeat performance in 2019, but with even 80% of those numbers at shortstop, he'd return easy 1st round value.
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
 Coming off a tremendous season, Lindor would arguably deserve to be in a tier of his own at shortstop if he hadn't suffered a strained calf in early February. As it is, he falls into a similar category of player as Javier Baez and Trevor Story: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The concern for Lindor is that he misses the beginning of the season and/or doesn't run as much upon his return, but the good news is that he was so good last year that they can afford to drop off a bit and still remain an elite fantasy option.
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