Who Should I Draft?

Xander Bogaerts or Adalberto Mondesi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
38 of 56 experts
32%
Recommended by
18 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 34
Best Rank# 17# 16
Worst Rank# 64# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 43
Best Rank# 40# 36
Worst Rank# 54# 111
   
Projections 
   
Runs8876
Home Runs2121
RBI9165
Stolen Bases1044
Batting Average.288.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 24# 31
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 34
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 38# 67
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 37# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 28# 38
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 31
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 23# 100
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 33
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 34# 58
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 64# 131
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 31
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 59# 85
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 25# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 44
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 30# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 40
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 37# 48
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 40
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 37# 42
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 40
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 32# 42
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 31# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 47
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 31# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 36# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 40
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 33# 40
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 31# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 30# 44
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 28# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 31
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 34# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 35
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 17# 16
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 29# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 32# 18
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 33# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 32
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 33# 24
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 34# 26
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 32
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 37# 33
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 38# 37
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 39# 34
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 40# 22
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 44# 30
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 45# 26
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 47# 45
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats513275
   
Runs7247
   
Hits14876
   
Singles7746
   
Doubles4513
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2314
   
RBI10337
   
Stolen Bases832
   
Caught Stealing27
   
Walks5511
   
Strikeouts10277
   
Batting Average.289.276
   
On Base Pct.360.306
   
Slugging Pct.522.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.883.804
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats570536
   
Runs8876
   
Hits164136
   
Singles10183
   
Doubles3826
   
Triples37
   
Home Runs2121
   
RBI9165
   
Stolen Bases1044
   
Caught Stealing310
   
Walks5727
   
Strikeouts111148
   
Batting Average.288.253
   
On Base Pct.352.289
   
Slugging Pct.477.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.829.733
   
  Xander Bogaerts
SS - BOS
Xander Bogaerts
Adalberto Mondesi
2B,SS - KC
Adalberto Mondesi
News 
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and delivered a go-ahead home run in a 7-6 victory over the Rangers on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
Mondesi was not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 with a walk and solo home run Tuesday as the Red Sox lost the Rangers.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
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
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with an RBI double Friday as the Red Sox lost to the Rays by a 5-1 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 8th
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
 Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a home run, double and another run scored in Sunday's win over the Yankees.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 3rd
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
 Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run as the Red Sox fell to the Yankees on Saturday night in New York.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 2nd
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs, two RBI, and a steal in a 6-4 win over the White Sox on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
Notes 
 Xander has been around for so long that it is easy to forget he is still just 26 years old. Although there have been periods of disappointment in the past, Bogaerts still has averaged 15 homers, 91 runs, 84 RBIs and a .295 BA over the last four seasons. Add in that 2018 was his best yet and we may be looking at another big step forward this season
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
 Bogaerts doesn't have the pure upside of some of the other top shortstops, but he is a steady across-the-board performer who has finished as a top-50 overall player in standard roto leagues in three of the last four seasons. With a strong approach at the plate and a terrific team situation, he is a good bet to again finish ahead of some of the other players drafted before him.
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
 Other elite shortstop peers have passed Bogaerts by, but he rebounded from a 2017 mired by a wrist injury to hit a quiet .288/.360/.522 with 23 homers and 103 RBI. He set career-highs in walks, hard-hit rate, barrels, and launch angle in his age-25 season, so drafters should believe in his power surge. This is the player everyone has wanted for years, but the five-category contributor-swinging in the heart of a loaded lineup-will slip to the fourth or fifth round due to a lack of elite power and speed.
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