Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Adalberto Mondesi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 34
Best Rank# 12# 16
Worst Rank# 54# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 43
Best Rank# 43# 36
Worst Rank# 60# 111
   
Projections 
   
Runs10376
Home Runs2721
RBI7865
Stolen Bases744
Batting Average.270.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 34
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 27# 45
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 28# 30
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 31# 67
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 31
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 20# 100
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 33
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 26# 58
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 27# 131
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 30# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 44
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 32# 85
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 33# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 44
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 37
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 30# 48
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 40
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 26
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 33# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 25# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 40
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 30# 40
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 32# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 44
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 38# 53
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 31# 35
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 26
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 24
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 32# 26
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 33# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 32
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 35# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 32
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 16
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 36# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 38# 22
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 39# 22
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 40
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 44# 32
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 47# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 49# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 31
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 38
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 54# 47
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats544275
   
Runs10247
   
Hits14476
   
Singles9646
   
Doubles2613
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs2214
   
RBI7137
   
Stolen Bases632
   
Caught Stealing47
   
Walks6411
   
Strikeouts12277
   
Batting Average.265.276
   
On Base Pct.346.306
   
Slugging Pct.434.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.804
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats561536
   
Runs10376
   
Hits151136
   
Singles9683
   
Doubles2826
   
Triples17
   
Home Runs2721
   
RBI7865
   
Stolen Bases744
   
Caught Stealing510
   
Walks6727
   
Strikeouts126148
   
Batting Average.270.253
   
On Base Pct.347.289
   
Slugging Pct.467.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.733
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
News 
 George Springer (hamstring) may start a rehab stint this weekend.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 11th
Mondesi was not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
 The Astros paled George Springer (hamstring) on the 10-day IL prior to Saturday's game versus Boston.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 25th
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-5 with a steal in a 3-2 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 13th
 George Springer, who left Friday's game against the Red Sox with a hamstring injury, is likely heading to the injured list according to A.J. Hinch.
Dan Harris
Fri, May 24th
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-4 with a double, a run, and a steal in a 3-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
 George Springer was removed from Friday's game against the Red Sox with an injury after making a sliding attempt to catch a fly ball.
Dan Harris
Fri, May 24th
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 0-for-4 with a steal in a 2-0 loss to the White Sox on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
 George Springer (back) is leading off and playing right field on Friday versus the Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, May 24th
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs, two RBI, and a steal in a 6-4 win over the White Sox on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
Notes 
 Springer is one of a handful of stars who started off their season with a rough patch. He started to turn in around in the second half before his injury, but only enough to get his final line to 22 homers and a .265 batting average. If he can stay healthy, Springer might lead the AL in runs scored along with plenty of homers and RBIs, but the speed has essentially disappeared
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 After nearly going 40-40 in the minor leagues in 2013, Springer seemed like he could be a fantasy monster, but he simply hasn't been the same player at the Major League level. He's certainly been no slouch, scoring over 100 runs in three straight seasons while also averaging 28 home runs over that stretch, but he hasn't swiped even double digit bases since 2015 and is a career .265 hitter. He should continue to rack up the counting stats as long as he's hitting atop the Astros' productive lineup, and isn't an awful pick in the fifth or sixth round of fantasy drafts, but his once sky-high fantasy upside nows seems like a thing of the past.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 It was a rough year for Springer Dingers, as the Astros outfielder deposited just 22 homers with a pedestrian .265/.346/.434 slash line. Thumb and quad injuries sapped his power late in the season and limited him to 140 games for the second straight year, and yet he managed over 100 runs for the third consecutive campaign. Caught stealing 21 times in 41 times, he's no longer a steals asset. He's looking more like a floor compiler who could underwhelm without a return to roughly 30 dingers.
Andrew Gould - 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