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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Abreu or Adalberto Mondesi (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Abreu
1B - CWS
Jose Abreu
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
31 of 50 experts
38%
Recommended by
19 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 31
Best Rank# 13# 11
Worst Rank# 38# 138
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 29
Best Rank# 29# 24
Worst Rank# 39# 65
   
Projections 
   
Runs8676
Home Runs3317
RBI11164
Stolen Bases249
Batting Average.281.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 45
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 54
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 20# 43
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 20# 25
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 33
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 33# 35
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 24# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 138
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 31
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 26# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 20
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 20# 62
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 29# 107
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 41
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 25# 33
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 69
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 30
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 14# 26
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 23# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 13# 52
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 16# 72
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 19# 33
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 19# 95
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 17# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 18
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 20# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 11
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 17
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 16
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 17
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 21
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 18
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 15
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 26# 18
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 21
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 28# 17
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 30# 16
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 26
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 31# 25
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Abreu
1B - CWS
Jose Abreu
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats240219
   
Runs4333
   
Hits7656
   
Singles4236
   
Doubles1511
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs196
   
RBI6022
   
Stolen Bases024
   
Caught Stealing08
   
Walks1811
   
Strikeouts5970
   
Batting Average.317.256
   
On Base Pct.370.294
   
Slugging Pct.617.416
   
On-base Plus Slugging.987.710
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Abreu
1B - CWS
Jose Abreu
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats588526
   
Runs8676
   
Hits164133
   
Singles9483
   
Doubles3425
   
Triples18
   
Home Runs3317
   
RBI11164
   
Stolen Bases249
   
Caught Stealing112
   
Walks4129
   
Strikeouts141162
   
Batting Average.281.254
   
On Base Pct.328.293
   
Slugging Pct.511.428
   
On-base Plus Slugging.838.721
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Abreu
1B - CWS
Jose Abreu
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
News 
 Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with an RBI double during Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Red Sox.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 18th
Royals SS Adalberto Mondesi (oblique) hasn't resumed swinging a bat, per manager Mike Matheny.
Brad Camara
Mon, Apr 19th
 Jose Abreau went 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts during Thursday’s 4-2 loss to Cleveland.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 16th
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi, who's on the IL with an oblique strain, has resumed movements and activities, per manager Mike Matheny. He "seems to be going along good...He's starting to do some more movements. That's a step in the right direction," Matheny told reporters on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 15th
 Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with one walk during Sunday’s 4-3 exta-inning loss to the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 11th
Royals SS Adalberto Mondesi (oblique) has yet to resume baseball activities.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 12th
 Jose Abreu went 1-for-5 with a home run and five RBI in Tuesday’s 10-4 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 7th
Royals SS Adalberto Mondesi (oblique) has yet to ramp up his activities.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 5th
 Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and an additional run scored in Friday's 12-8 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sat, Apr 3rd
The Kansas City Royals have placed SS Adalberto Mondesi on the 10-day IL with a right oblique strain.
Jack Mannis
Wed, Mar 31st
Notes 
 For most players, fantasy managers need to consider whether to discount a highly out-of-character dip in their numbers given the shortened season. For Abreu, it's the opposite - whether fantasy managers should give credence to an outstanding MVP season, during which Abreu vastly outperformed his numbers from every other season of his career. Everything was good for Abreu in 2020, everything. He hit the ball harder than ever and consistently. He got on base more. He had career-high paces in every category. Abreu will be entering his age-34 season, so there's no way you should expect a repeat performance, but it's worth noting that he has increased his average exit velocity and hard-hit percentage in each of the last five seasons. Abreu's cost doesn't match his numbers last year, of course, but you'll still have to pay a hefty price in drafts. Given his safety and and his newly-discovered upside, however, it's worth it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Mondesi will begin the year on the 10-day IL with a strained oblique. When healthy, however, there's no reason to doubt his performance. Even in a shortened year, it was a tale of two seasons for Mondesi. In 35 games in July and August, he batted just .186 with 11 runs, two RBI, no home runs, and eight steals. In his final 24 games, he batted .356 with six home runs, 22 runs scored, 20 RBI, and 16 steals. In the end, Mondesi delivered exactly the type of season that fantasy managers have come to expect, and his 24 steals were eight more than the next highest total. Mondesi won't help in batting average and offers minimal power, but he's an unmatched source of steals. And given that much of his lackluster first month can probably be written off to offseason shoulder surgery, fantasy managers should be able to expect closer to the second-half version of Mondesi rather than the first this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Overall the final three weeks of the 2020 season, Mondesi was the hottest hitter in baseball. After failing to live up to his preseason expectations for most of the year, Mondesi hit .376 with 16 (!!) stolen bases over his final 93 plate appearances. It would be easy to argue that he won fantasy leagues down the stretch if it wasn't for such a brutal showing at the plate leading up to it. Still, this is the type of monstrous stolen base upside that'll keep us invested entering 2021. It goes without saying that Mondesi's value increases in roto leagues. He should be viewed as a wildly volatile player to draft.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros