Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Story or Adalberto Mondesi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
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# 14# 34
Best Rank# 4# 16
Worst Rank# 25# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 43
Best Rank# 17# 36
Worst Rank# 27# 111
   
Projections 
   
Runs8776
Home Runs3421
RBI10065
Stolen Bases1944
Batting Average.273.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTDDTD
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 10# 31
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 59
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 34
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 13# 45
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 18# 30
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 23# 67
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 17# 38
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 14# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 31
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 4# 100
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 33
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 11# 58
   
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Beast Dome
# 15# 131
   
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The Athletic
# 8# 23
   
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
# 21# 34
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
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Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 25# 85
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 12# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 47
   
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Razzball
# 9# 22
   
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BretskyBall
# 14# 44
   
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The Athletic
# 13# 37
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 40
   
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The Athletic
# 8# 48
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 26
   
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Fake Teams
# 13# 40
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 11# 42
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 15# 40
   
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Sporfolio
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Athlon Sports
# 15# 42
   
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FanGraphs
# 14# 38
   
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Pitcher List
# 14# 47
   
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RotoBaller
# 13# 37
   
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RotoBaller
# 7# 32
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 9# 22
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 16# 32
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 24
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 16
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 40
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 18# 40
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 14# 39
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 16# 33
   
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Fantrax
# 16# 44
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 16# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 12# 31
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 14# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 35
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats598275
   
Runs8847
   
Hits17476
   
Singles8946
   
Doubles4213
   
Triples63
   
Home Runs3714
   
RBI10837
   
Stolen Bases2732
   
Caught Stealing67
   
Walks4711
   
Strikeouts16877
   
Batting Average.291.276
   
On Base Pct.348.306
   
Slugging Pct.567.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.915.804
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568536
   
Runs8776
   
Hits155136
   
Singles7983
   
Doubles3726
   
Triples57
   
Home Runs3421
   
RBI10065
   
Stolen Bases1944
   
Caught Stealing510
   
Walks5027
   
Strikeouts170148
   
Batting Average.273.253
   
On Base Pct.332.289
   
Slugging Pct.534.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.865.733
   
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
News 
 Trevor Story is undergoing an MRI on his injured thumb today.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 20th
Adalberto Mondesi (groin) is absent from Wednesday's lineup versus the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
 Rockies shortstop Trevor Story has left Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks after a hard slide into second base. He was replaced by Pat Valaika.
Mike Maher
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
 Trevor Story went 3-for-4 with a double, two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 14-8 on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
Mondesi was not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
 Trevor Story was removed from Friday's game versus the Padres after taking a bad hop off his head.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
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
 Trevor Story went 1-for-5 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 9-6 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
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
Notes 
 You can snag Story in the late second, or even third round despite the fact that he outproduced top-five pick, Francisco Lindor in BA, SB, RBI and was just one behind him in homers. There is more risk with Story, but his 2018 campaign was among the all-time greats for fantasy shortstops
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Story fits into a similar category of player as Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The biggest risk for Story is that his elevated strikeout rate leads to some regression in last season's .291 batting average. But even if he hits closer to his .268 career average, Story's combination of power and speed should keep him among the top fantasy shortstops in 2019.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Story bounced back from a wretched 2017 and improved upon 2016's breakout. Slicing his strikeout rate from 34.4 to 25.6% helped him bat .291, and he stole 27 bases (19 more than his previous career high) alongside 37 long balls. A full repeat would make him an easy first rounder, but his contact skills still don't support such a high batting average. Statcast's .261 xAVG agrees. He's still a shortstop who calls Coors Field home, and regression could still offer 30/20 campaign, so don't shy away since the late-second round price accounts for these concerns.
Andrew Gould - 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