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Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or Adalberto Mondesi (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
28 of 45 experts
38%
Recommended by
17 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 30
Best Rank# 17# 12
Worst Rank# 50# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 44
Best Rank# 24# 36
Worst Rank# 30# 92
   
Projections 
   
Runs3126
Home Runs137
RBI3425
Stolen Bases218
Batting Average.279.256
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 34
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 24# 35
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 17# 73
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 25# 26
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 20# 44
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 33
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 25# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 48# 118
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 26# 32
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 24# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 17# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 27# 29
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 18# 24
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 39
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 40
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 26# 36
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 32# 50
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 75
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 26# 79
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 29# 31
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 25# 26
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 26# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 18# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 14
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 27# 14
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 26
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 27
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 31# 21
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 31# 23
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 34# 12
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 37# 19
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 40# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats546416
   
Runs9658
   
Hits153110
   
Singles8971
   
Doubles2620
   
Triples010
   
Home Runs389
   
RBI9162
   
Stolen Bases543
   
Caught Stealing27
   
Walks4819
   
Strikeouts129132
   
Batting Average.280.264
   
On Base Pct.338.293
   
Slugging Pct.537.426
   
On-base Plus Slugging.875.718
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats203199
   
Runs3126
   
Hits5751
   
Singles3431
   
Doubles1010
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs137
   
RBI3425
   
Stolen Bases218
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks1910
   
Strikeouts4960
   
Batting Average.279.256
   
On Base Pct.342.292
   
Slugging Pct.515.433
   
On-base Plus Slugging.857.725
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
News 
  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
  Adalberto Mondesi told reporters that he "feels great" and is on track to play Opening Day for the Royals.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Feb 20th
Notes 
 If you're taking Gleyber Torres as your second baseman, fine. No argument there. But if you're taking him as your shortstop, you're reaching. While young with a bright future ahead of him, thus far, he's proved to be a one-category standout with his power, and that's about it. He isn't bringing you the stolen bases or average that are needed to justify the cost with shortstop being so deep. Pass on him and fill another need."
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
 As a 22-year-old, Gleyber managed 38 homers, 96 runs and 91 RBIs with a .280 batting average. There is still room for more growth and it would no surprise if he became an MVP candidate this year as a 23-year-old. There isn't enough speed to make him the top fantasy second basemen yet though.
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
 Gleyber had a monster season in 2019 and will be only 23 years old in 2020. A lot of people are fading him this season and I don't understand that much. He will help you everywhere except SBs and has the room to improve his average as well.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy