Who Should I Draft?

Jose Ramirez or Adalberto Mondesi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
56 of 56 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 34
Best Rank# 3# 16
Worst Rank# 31# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 43
Best Rank# 3# 36
Worst Rank# 8# 111
   
Projections 
   
Runs10176
Home Runs3021
RBI9865
Stolen Bases2544
Batting Average.289.253
   
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# 5# 31
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 59
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 34
   
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# 9# 45
   
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Going For 2
# 6# 30
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 5# 67
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 38
   
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USA Today
# 9# 39
   
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# 7# 38
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 10# 31
   
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Brewer Rat
# 5# 100
   
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The Athletic
# 7# 37
   
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The Athletic
# 7# 48
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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# 31# 42
   
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RotoBaller
# 4# 32
   
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FantasyPros
# 7# 22
   
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FanGraphs
# 3# 32
   
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# 3# 31
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 24
   
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# 11# 16
   
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RotoBaller
# 3# 45
   
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# 3# 33
   
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# 3# 35
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 35
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats578275
   
Runs11047
   
Hits15676
   
Singles7546
   
Doubles3813
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs3914
   
RBI10537
   
Stolen Bases3432
   
Caught Stealing67
   
Walks10611
   
Strikeouts8077
   
Batting Average.270.276
   
On Base Pct.387.306
   
Slugging Pct.552.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.939.804
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569536
   
Runs10176
   
Hits165136
   
Singles8983
   
Doubles4126
   
Triples47
   
Home Runs3021
   
RBI9865
   
Stolen Bases2544
   
Caught Stealing710
   
Walks7827
   
Strikeouts75148
   
Batting Average.289.253
   
On Base Pct.375.289
   
Slugging Pct.538.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.914.733
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
News 
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer in a 10-3 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 19th
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-3 with a run and a steal in a 9-0 win over the Mariners on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 19th
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a triple, a walk, two runs, and two RBI in a 13-4 win over Detroit.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
Mondesi was not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
 Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a run scored and his 16th stolen base of the season on Sunday against the Yankees.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 10th
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
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a steal in a 9-7 win over the Twins on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
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
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 0-for-3 in a 2-0 loss to the White Sox on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
Notes 
 A second-half slump removed Ramirez from the AL MVP and No. 1 pick conversations. Don't punish him too severely for the .218 batting average after the All-Star break, as the 26-year-old infielder still tallied 39 homers, 34 steals and 26 more walks (106) than strikeouts (80). Given his excellent plate approach and career 88.0% contact rate, his average should improve from .270 closer to his .285 career norm if he curtails last year's pop-up woes (13.0%). After giving everyone a late scare in spring with a knee injury, he's expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Jose Ramirez may have been the best fantasy player in baseball last year, knocking 39 homers with 34 steals, 110 runs and 105 RBIs, but he is still 1-C behind both Trout and Mookie Betts because of their consistent production over the last three seasons
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Ramirez was the fourth-most valuable player in standard 5x5 leagues last season, according to Baseball Monster, trailing only J.D. Martinez, Christian Yelich, and Mookie Betts. And that was with a .270 batting average that was 15 points below Ramirez's career .285 mark, due to an abnormally low .252 batting average on balls in play (BABIP). While Ramirez's average is very likely to rise, his career-high 39 home runs and 34 stolen bases are should go in the opposite direction. Still, we're talking about a player who can produce a 30-20 season with a plus batting average. It's hard to argue too much with his current ADP of third overall behind Mookie Betts and Mike Trout.
Andrew Seifter - 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