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Who Should I Draft?

Starling Marte or Adalberto Mondesi (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adalberto Mondesi
3B,DH,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Starling Marte
CF - OAK
Starling Marte
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
30 of 51 experts
41%
Recommended by
21 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 28
Best Rank# 11# 18
Worst Rank# 138# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 53
Best Rank# 24# 42
Worst Rank# 65# 58
   
Projections 
   
Runs7685
Home Runs1719
RBI6471
Stolen Bases4924
Batting Average.254.278
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 43# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 29
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 25# 32
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 30
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 17# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 41
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 18# 33
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 35# 44
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 16# 27
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 35# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 31
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 29
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 32
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 15# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 23
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 19# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 31# 35
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 18# 56
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 11# 27
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 26# 39
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 18# 30
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 25# 29
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 18
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 25# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 21
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 23
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 33# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 23
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 28# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 27
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 55# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 28
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 28
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 62# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 30
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 138# 30
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 72# 31
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 95# 32
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 38# 33
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 52# 35
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 69# 44
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 107# 47
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adalberto Mondesi
3B,DH,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Starling Marte
CF - OAK
Starling Marte
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats219228
   
Runs3336
   
Hits5664
   
Singles3643
   
Doubles1114
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs66
   
RBI2227
   
Stolen Bases2410
   
Caught Stealing82
   
Walks1112
   
Strikeouts7041
   
Batting Average.256.281
   
On Base Pct.294.340
   
Slugging Pct.416.430
   
On-base Plus Slugging.710.770
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adalberto Mondesi
3B,DH,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Starling Marte
CF - OAK
Starling Marte
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats526568
   
Runs7685
   
Hits133157
   
Singles83104
   
Doubles2530
   
Triples84
   
Home Runs1719
   
RBI6471
   
Stolen Bases4924
   
Caught Stealing127
   
Walks2931
   
Strikeouts162112
   
Batting Average.254.278
   
On Base Pct.293.316
   
Slugging Pct.428.445
   
On-base Plus Slugging.721.761
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adalberto Mondesi
3B,DH,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Starling Marte
CF - OAK
Starling Marte
News 
 Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-4 with a walk, two doubles and a RBI during Friday's 11-6 win over the Twins.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Oct 2nd
Starling Marte went 2-for-5 with one RBI and one run in the Athletics 10-4 loss on Saturday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Oct 3rd
 Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-5 with a RBI and a stolen base during Saturday's 8-1 win over the Mariners.
Andy Zimmerman
Sun, Sep 19th
Starling Marte went 0-for-5 with one RBI and two strikeouts in the Athletics 4-3 win on Sunday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Sep 26th
 Adalberto Mondesi (rest) is absent from Thursday's lineup for the Royals' matchup with Cleveland.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Sep 2nd
Starling Marte went 1-for-5 with one RBI and two strikeouts in the Athletics 2-1 win on Saturday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Sep 26th
 Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and a stolen base during Wednesday's extra-inning loss to Cleveland.
Andy Zimmerman
Thu, Sep 2nd
Starling Marte went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs in the Athletics 14-2 win on Friday against Houston.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Sep 25th
 Adalberto Mondesi has been reinstated from the IL, and will start at designated hitter for the Royals on Wednesday.
Dan Harris
Wed, Sep 1st
Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with one strikeout in the Athletics 4-1 loss against the Marinrs on Wednesday.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 23rd
Notes 
 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
Marte's getting a little old for a player to rely on for stolen bases, and although fantasy managers need to start lowering their expectations as he enters his age-32 season, there should be enough left in the tank for him to be productive. He ranked in the top 11% in sprint speed last year and was caught stealing just twice in 10 attempts. The quality of his contact declined fairly significantly, however, and considering he now plays in Miami, anything more than 15 home runs should be considered gravy. But he'll likely continue to chip in for all five rotisserie categories and be an asset in both stolen bases and batting average, two difficult categories to fill. Again, temper expectations a bit against his historical production, but fantasy managers can still draft him with confidence.
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