Who Should I Draft?

Eugenio Suarez or Josh Donaldson (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Expert
Recommendation
89%
Recommended by
50 of 56 experts
11%
Recommended by
6 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 65
Best Rank# 25# 21
Worst Rank# 65# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 55# 89
Best Rank# 52# 81
Worst Rank# 57# 113
   
Projections 
   
Runs8380
Home Runs3027
RBI9576
Stolen Bases44
Batting Average.268.262
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 53
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 64# 75
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 36# 97
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 28# 80
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 57
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 80
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 38# 104
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 63
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 31# 116
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 37# 61
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 28# 47
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 56# 78
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 42# 61
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 53# 84
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 51
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 35# 81
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 37# 81
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 67
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 57
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 65# 75
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 60# 96
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 63
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 32# 66
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 41# 56
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 31# 55
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 47# 79
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 35# 60
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 53
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 31# 57
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 51
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 32# 113
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 35# 56
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 54
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 57# 101
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 77
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 53
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 30# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 43# 44
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 36# 86
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 35# 76
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 35# 52
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 42# 58
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 50# 72
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 30# 74
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 85
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 25# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 76
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 29# 21
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 47# 36
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 48# 41
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 39
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 50# 26
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 52# 40
   
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats527187
   
Runs7930
   
Hits14946
   
Singles9124
   
Doubles2214
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs348
   
RBI10423
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks6431
   
Strikeouts14254
   
Batting Average.283.246
   
On Base Pct.366.352
   
Slugging Pct.526.449
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.801
   
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats547468
   
Runs8380
   
Hits146123
   
Singles8969
   
Doubles2626
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3027
   
RBI9576
   
Stolen Bases44
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks6674
   
Strikeouts143117
   
Batting Average.268.262
   
On Base Pct.347.364
   
Slugging Pct.488.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.861
   
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
News 
 Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with an RBI in the Reds' 3-2 win over the Astros on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Nationals.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Reds' 7-2 win over the Indians on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with double and a walk in Friday's 4-3 loss against the Nationals.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Eugenio Suarez went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in the Reds' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Mets. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 20th
 Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez is starting at third base and batting third for Friday's matchup against the Washington Nationals.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 31st
Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson stayed hot on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 19th
 Eugenio Suarez left Wednesday's game versus the Pirates after getting hit by a pitch on the hand.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 29th
Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double in Sunday's win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The homer was his 12th of the season and third in as many days.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
Notes 
 In the first half last year, Suarez was sensational, hitting 19 homers with 71 RBIs while batting .312. The second half wasn't as pretty, so we may see him take a step back in 2019, but you can still bank on 30+ homers and around 100 RBIs with a decent batting average
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Donaldson was one of the very best hitters in fantasy in 2015 and 2016. A calf injury cost him a big chunk of the 2017 season, but he still hit 33 home runs in 113 games. Then, in 2018, calf and shoulder injuries limited Donaldson to 52 games -- and had a huge impact on his performance while on the field. It's possible that Donaldson's body is falling apart and he'll never be the same, but it's also possible that he has one or two more big years left in the tank. That makes Donaldson a boom-or-bust pick, but the potential reward far outweighs the risk at his current ADP of 98.7.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Suarez was among the league leaders in hard contact rate last season, and the result was a career high .283 batting average, 34 home runs, and 104 RBIs. His BABIP and HR/FB rate were both a little inflated, so some regression should be expected to his average and power output. Look for him to hit closer to his .264 career mark, while hitting around 30 homers and again driving in plenty of runs in an improved Reds lineup.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
A calf injury limited Donaldson to just 52 games last season. He also wasn't his dominant self when healthy, batting .245/.352/.449 with his lowest wOBA (.345) since 2012. There's still 30-35 homers lurking if the former MVP can stay healthy, but that's an increasingly bigger if magnified by a rapid batting-average decline (.297, .284, .270, .246). It's not worth the hassle if going significantly earlier than the likes of Justin Turner, Travis Shaw, and Matt Chapman.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 One of the game's most underappreciated stars, Suarez leveraged a massive hard-hit uptick into a career-high 34 homers. Yet his fly-ball rate (37.1%) stayed exactly the same as 2017, when he circled the bases 26 times. He's likely to split the difference, and a subpar second half (.245/.322/.463) will only fuel more skepticism. Yet it'd be foolish to ignore the other MVP-caliber half (.312/.399/.574). The 27-year-old third baseman could still offer a .275 average with around 30 homers and strong counting numbers around pick 50.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Over the last two years, Donaldson has missed half of his team's games, but he has still be exceptional when he plays, with 41 homers, 101 RBIs and 95 runs in 165 games. If he is healthy, you've got a second round value, but that is a big if so proceed at your own risk.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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