Collette Calls: Pump the Brakes on Mondesi
Collette Calls: Pump the Brakes on Mondesi

This article is part of our Collette Calls series.

While on a panel at First Pitch Arizona in November, I was asked about my thoughts on Adalberto Mondesi under the lens of "next Trea Turner?" My response was "or next Tim Anderson." The response opened some eyes in the room, but I'll own it. I'll own the Mondesi helium shutdown.

Here are the numbers for the two players in their first major league season. Anderson saw more time after his promotion from Charlotte in 2016, but both saw a good chunk of playing time in their rookie seasons:

PLAYERPAHRRRBISBAVGOBPSLG
Anderson4319573010.283.306.432
Mondesi29114473732.276.306.498

PLAYERBB%K%BB/KO-SWING%O-CONTACT%CONTACT%SwStr%
Anderson327.1138537114
Mondesi427.1438456718

I might be on an island with my opinion based on the latest NFBC ADP data. Given, we are only 31 drafts into the season, but Mondesi has an ADP of 45 and has gone as high as 20 in a draft but no lower than 66. Part of me thinks this is recency bias after watching what Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies did last year in the face of everything that said they were being overdrafted and were too young this time last year. Juan Soto now belongs in that conversation, but wasn't a realistic draft day option give then depth chart was incredibly crowded in

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Jason Collette
Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Sleeper and the Bust podcast on iTunes. An eight-time FSWA finalist, Jason won the FSWA's Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year award in 2013 and the Baseball Series of the Year award in 2018 for Collette Calls.
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