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Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Adalberto Mondesi (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
31 of 45 experts
31%
Recommended by
14 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 30
Best Rank# 18# 7
Worst Rank# 68# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 41# 43
Best Rank# 28# 36
Worst Rank# 47# 93
   
Projections 
   
Runs3927
Home Runs136
RBI3326
Stolen Bases317
Batting Average.283.256
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 34
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 35
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 28# 73
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 32
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 27
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 26
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 44
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 33
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 25# 118
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 29# 32
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 29# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 29
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 20# 24
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 34
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 40
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 21
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 50
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 75
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 24# 79
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 31
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 18# 26
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 28# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 14
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 24# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 26
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 30# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 30# 21
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 31# 23
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 27
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 19
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 39# 7
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 25
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats479416
   
Runs9658
   
Hits139110
   
Singles7771
   
Doubles2020
   
Triples310
   
Home Runs399
   
RBI9662
   
Stolen Bases643
   
Caught Stealing27
   
Walks6719
   
Strikeouts113132
   
Batting Average.290.264
   
On Base Pct.381.293
   
Slugging Pct.589.426
   
On-base Plus Slugging.970.718
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats199197
   
Runs3927
   
Hits5650
   
Singles3331
   
Doubles1010
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs136
   
RBI3326
   
Stolen Bases317
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks2610
   
Strikeouts4760
   
Batting Average.283.256
   
On Base Pct.366.291
   
Slugging Pct.527.434
   
On-base Plus Slugging.893.725
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
News 
 Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle writes the Astros have "made it clear" to George Springer's representatives that the franchise wants to sign him to a long-term deal.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 9th
Royals manager Mike Matheny says Adalberto Mondesi (shoulder) "looks good" in the workout videos he has seen of him.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 27th
 George Springer went 2-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in the Astros' split squad game versus the Braves on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
Adalberto Mondesi told reporters that he "feels great" and is on track to play Opening Day for the Royals.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Feb 20th
 George Springer went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
 
Notes 
 It's weird that George Springer is already 30 years old, no? It seems like just yesterday that he made his debut. We know that players start to decline on the wrong side of 30, and when you look at Springer, he hasn't exactly been the model of health over the past few years, playing in more than 140 games just once in his career. Add to that the cheating scandal, and we really don't know how much of an impact it will have on Springer. There are enough signs here to pivot in another direction.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Bold prediction time: Mondesi won't be a thing in 2021. Mondesi showed last year that he wasn't worth grabbing in the first three to four rounds of your draft, yet here we are again, with Mondesi going off the board 40th overall per FantasyPros' ADP. He's not a complete zero at power, but you're drafting him for speed only, essentially. If you look at his xwOBA (6th percentile), xSLG (16th percentile), and xBA (14th percentile) and pair that with his 29.8 K% and 4.3 BB% (both bottom 6 percent of baseball), what's to like? Oh, that's not to mention that he's recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. Unless you're in a big tournament-style league where you need to look for the splash play, avoid Mondesi this year and find your steals elsewhere where you don't have to make quite the investment.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 If not for the 40 games missed, we might be talking about Springer as the reigning AL MVP. He was on pace for over 50 homers, 125 RBIs and 125 runs. There isn't much speed but the upside for the other four categories makes him an amazing value in the fourth round of drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Mondesi had a ridiculous 43 steals last year but he did it in just 416 at-bats. If he can stay on the field for a full season, 60 is not only a possibility, but likely. Add in 15 homers and we are talking about a potential first round value, albeit one with great risk.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Was off Springer at ADP last season, and that was wrong. However, I am diving right back into it this season, and will likely own zero shares. He has been a decent fantasy player being drafted at ceiling since he joined the league, and 2019 was the first season that it actually worked out. With the potential dejuicing of the ball and the cheating scandal, on top of his career averages, he is a hard pass for me.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy