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Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or Adalberto Mondesi (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
42 of 50 experts
16%
Recommended by
8 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 31
Best Rank# 12# 11
Worst Rank# 39# 138
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 29
Best Rank# 23# 24
Worst Rank# 33# 65
   
Projections 
   
Runs9476
Home Runs2817
RBI9364
Stolen Bases1049
Batting Average.292.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 45
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 54
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 33
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 16# 18
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 35
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 15# 16
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 138
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 17
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 18# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 20
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 16# 62
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 23# 107
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 16# 33
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 18# 69
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 14# 17
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 30
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 16# 18
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 21
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 18# 26
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 22# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 18# 52
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 39# 72
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 18
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 28# 33
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 16# 25
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 17# 95
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 18# 25
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 17# 11
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 16
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 21# 17
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 16
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 15
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 31# 25
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats203219
   
Runs3633
   
Hits6156
   
Singles4236
   
Doubles811
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs116
   
RBI2822
   
Stolen Bases824
   
Caught Stealing08
   
Walks2111
   
Strikeouts4170
   
Batting Average.301.256
   
On Base Pct.364.294
   
Slugging Pct.503.416
   
On-base Plus Slugging.867.710
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats565526
   
Runs9476
   
Hits163133
   
Singles9783
   
Doubles3625
   
Triples28
   
Home Runs2817
   
RBI9364
   
Stolen Bases1049
   
Caught Stealing212
   
Walks6229
   
Strikeouts115162
   
Batting Average.292.254
   
On Base Pct.363.293
   
Slugging Pct.508.428
   
On-base Plus Slugging.871.721
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Adalberto Mondesi
SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
News 
 Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in Boston's 3-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday afternoon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 14th
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
 Xander Bogaerts is absent from Thursday's lineup against the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 8th
Royals SS Adalberto Mondesi (oblique) has yet to resume baseball activities.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 12th
 Xander Bogaerts picked up three more hits in Wednesday's rout over the Rays, finishing 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 8th
Royals SS Adalberto Mondesi (oblique) has yet to ramp up his activities.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 5th
 Xander Bogaerts went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI as the Red Sox blew out the Rays on Monday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 6th
The Kansas City Royals have placed SS Adalberto Mondesi on the 10-day IL with a right oblique strain.
Jack Mannis
Wed, Mar 31st
 Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts will play Wednesday vs. Twins.
AJ Schullo
Wed, Mar 17th
Adalberto Mondesi will be making his spring debut, batting second and playing shortstop on Friday against the Dodgers.
Brenden Trout
Fri, Mar 5th
Notes 
 Bogaerts largely backed up his excellent 2019 season with a strong 2020 campaign. He didn't hit the ball quite as hard and his launch angle dropped, but he did manage to maintain his .300 average and put up a similar home run pace. Two things from last year stand out and probably shouldn't be written off entirely: first, Bogaerts' RBI pace dropped significantly, and considering that the Red Sox lineup went from a relative strength to a weakness, it seems unlikely he'll approach 100 RBI in 2021. Second, after dropping for three consecutive seasons, Bogaerts' steal pace increased to the highest of his career. The drop in RBI and increase in steals may be related, as Bogaerts likely looked to manufacture runs with less help around him. Both trends are worth projecting going forward, and while Bogaerts' value doesn't change much, fantasy managers will likely take the increase in steals going forward.
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
 The biggest story of Bogaerts' 2020 season came in the form of going 8-for-8 on stolen base attempts. This, after the All-Star shortstop swiped just four bags in 2019. Steals are so hard to find these days that getting 10-15 from bats who help in the other four offensive categories is going to be a goldmine this season. Bogaerts' Baseball Savant page isn't flooded with red like other premium hitters being drafted around him, but we have enough of a sample size to remain confident in his lofty projections moving forward.
Brendan Tuma - 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