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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Adalberto Mondesi (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Adalberto Mondesi
3B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
28 of 43 experts
35%
Recommended by
15 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 49
Best Rank# 31# 23
Worst Rank# 78# 83
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 69# 73
Best Rank# 59# 58
Worst Rank# 136# 213
   
Projections 
   
Runs8065
Home Runs2817
RBI8559
Stolen Bases1541
Batting Average.254.247
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 59
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 47# 48
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 48
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 39# 41
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 41# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 61
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 49
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 50
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 50# 82
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 50
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 44# 73
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 41# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 56
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 45# 49
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 55# 57
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 51
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 43# 44
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 63# 83
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 51
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 60# 61
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 49
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 47# 55
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 63# 77
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 33# 53
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 55# 71
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 31# 41
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 39# 38
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 37
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 43# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 36
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 41
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 35
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 46# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 43
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 49# 44
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 49# 30
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 54# 45
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 54# 43
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 60# 55
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 67# 59
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 78# 33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Adalberto Mondesi
3B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats502126
   
Runs8019
   
Hits13329
   
Singles8214
   
Doubles188
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs316
   
RBI8717
   
Stolen Bases1815
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks286
   
Strikeouts18443
   
Batting Average.265.230
   
On Base Pct.319.271
   
Slugging Pct.494.452
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.723
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Adalberto Mondesi
3B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats558475
   
Runs8065
   
Hits142118
   
Singles8572
   
Doubles2624
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs2817
   
RBI8559
   
Stolen Bases1541
   
Caught Stealing59
   
Walks2927
   
Strikeouts183145
   
Batting Average.254.247
   
On Base Pct.291.287
   
Slugging Pct.461.425
   
On-base Plus Slugging.752.712
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Adalberto Mondesi
3B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
News 
 Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 0-for-4 with a run in a 4-2 win over the Orioles on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 13th
Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi underwent successful surgery to repair his torn ACL last week. He is recovering in Kansas City.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 11th
 Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a single in a 3-2 loss to the Astros on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 7th
Royals president of baseball operations Dayton Moore revealed SS Adalberto Mondesi has suffered a tear in his left ACL and has been placed on the 10-day IL according to The Athletic's Alec Lewis.
Luke Monaldo
Thu, Apr 28th
 Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and two RBI in a 5-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 1st
Adalberto Mondesi is headed to the IL after an MRI showed structural damage in his knee.
Kelly Kirby
Wed, Apr 27th
 Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk, and four RBI in a 5-4 loss to the Twins on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 26th
Adalberto Mondesi left Tuesday's game against the White Sox with an apparent injury.
Dan Harris
Tue, Apr 26th
 The Detroit Tigers have activated Javier Baez from the 10-day IL. He is starting at SS and batting 3rd against the Rockies on Sunday.
Vince DiSilvio
Sun, Apr 24th
Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-3 and drove in one run Wednesday night in the Royals' 2-0 win over the Twins.
Chris Schommer
Thu, Apr 21st
Notes 
 The free-swinging middle infielder signed a six-year, $140 million contract with the Tigers. Baez led the NL with 184 strikeouts last year but also belted 31 homers, had 87 RBI and 80 runs, and batted a respectable .265. This is a strange, volatile skill set, but Baez can usually be counted on to provide help with the counting stats. He won't hurt you in leagues that use batting average, but his unwillingness to take a walk becomes a liability in OBP leagues.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
If only we could transfer this skill set to a more durable body. Mondesi is a stolen base machine with some surprising pop in his bat, but he hasn't played in more than 102 games or made more than 443 plate appearances in any season, and he's played more than 75 games only once. Leg and foot injuries limited him to only 35 games last year, yet Mondesi still managed to swipe 15 bags and belt six home runs. He strikes out a ton, doesn't take walks and has a .249 career batting average, but his contributions in the counting categories (especially steals) more than make up for it. This is all about risk tolerance, and you're obligated to bake some missed games into Mondesi's price.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros