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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Santander or Josh Donaldson (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Anthony Santander
LF,CF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
26 of 50 experts
48%
Recommended by
24 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 99# 93
Best Rank# 66# 54
Worst Rank# 146# 153
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 176# 158
Best Rank# 149# 137
Worst Rank# 196# 172
   
Projections 
   
Runs7674
Home Runs2728
RBI7486
Stolen Bases34
Batting Average.248.259
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 129
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 94
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 99# 101
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 94# 98
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 96# 97
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 66# 98
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 105
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 85# 93
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 91# 92
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 94# 100
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 95# 104
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 96# 104
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 98# 100
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 95# 96
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 123# 126
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 77# 151
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 100# 111
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 103# 107
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 97# 100
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 91# 153
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 94# 100
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 95# 99
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 74# 92
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 94# 98
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 95# 97
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 109# 116
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 136# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 118# 61
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 100# 67
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 108# 68
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 115# 71
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 92# 74
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 88# 80
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 103# 83
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 116# 84
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 95# 85
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 106# 85
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 94# 85
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 99# 86
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 107# 89
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 116# 91
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 99# 91
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 102# 93
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 107# 94
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 104# 95
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 104# 98
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 117# 98
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 119# 99
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 103# 101
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 146# 132
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Anthony Santander
LF,CF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats81153
   
Runs1424
   
Hits1841
   
Singles1016
   
Doubles213
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs611
   
RBI1132
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks1810
   
Strikeouts2425
   
Batting Average.222.268
   
On Base Pct.373.321
   
Slugging Pct.469.582
   
On-base Plus Slugging.842.903
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Anthony Santander
LF,CF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats459549
   
Runs7674
   
Hits112141
   
Singles6177
   
Doubles2333
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2728
   
RBI7486
   
Stolen Bases34
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks8035
   
Strikeouts130115
   
Batting Average.248.259
   
On Base Pct.361.303
   
Slugging Pct.474.482
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.786
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Anthony Santander
LF,CF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
News 
 Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson went 4-for-6 with a homer, three runs, and two RBI in a 13-12 loss to Oakland on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 21st
Orioles' OF Anthony Santander has landed on the IL with a sprained left ankle and will likely miss 2-4 weeks.
Jack Mannis
Wed, Apr 21st
 Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a single in a 1-0 loss to the A's in Game 2 of a Tuesday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 21st
X-rays on Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander's injured ankle were negative Tuesday, according to a report from MASN's Roch Kubatko. Santander is scheduled to undergo an MRI soon.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Apr 20th
 Josh Donaldson isn't playing in Thursday's matinee against the Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 15th
The Orioles announced that Anthony Santander has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 20th
 Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run in a 7-1 loss to the Red Sox in Game 2 of a Wednesday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 14th
Orioles OF Anthony Santander exited Tuesday’s game against the Marlins early with an apparent leg injury.
Brad Camara
Tue, Apr 20th
 The Twins plan on activating Josh Donaldson from the injured list on Wednesday. He should return to the lineup shortly thereafter, if not on Wednesday.
Corbin Young
Tue, Apr 13th
Anthony Santander went 1-4 with a double and one strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Apr 19th
Notes 
 Donaldson again missed significant time with a calf strain last year, and was limited to just 28 games. He hit for power and walked plenty when he was in the lineup, and both his average exit velocity and hard hit rate were at or near his career highs. In other words, there doesn't seem to be much of a decline in his performance over recent seasons. Now in his age-35 season, it sounds like the Twins are going to give Donaldson plenty of rest this year in an effort to keep him healthy. Bank on the power, but assume a maximum of 130 games or so. There's a lot of value in that so long as you factor it in appropriately.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Santander has quietly turned into a strong power bat, but few fantasy managers seem to give him credit. A .476 slugging percentage with 20 home runs in 93 games in 2019, followed by a .575 slugging percentage and 11 home runs in 37 games in 2020. There's nothing particularly fluky about his power output - it's just a young hitter coming into his own and making better contact. He did seem to sell out a bit for power last year, upping his launch angle and fly ball rate significantly. And yet he hit .261, the same mark as in 2019, and his xBA was .286. In other words, there's plenty to like about Santander, who is going well behind other hitters who offer similar production. He should be a value in drafts this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros