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Who Should I Draft?

Gio Urshela or Josh Donaldson (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gio Urshela
3B,SS - NYY
Gio Urshela
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
27 of 51 experts
47%
Recommended by
24 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 91# 99
Best Rank# 56# 66
Worst Rank# 167# 146
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 157# 176
Best Rank# 137# 149
Worst Rank# 173# 196
   
Projections 
   
Runs7176
Home Runs2027
RBI7674
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.278.248
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 93# 146
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 92# 100
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 93# 96
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 99# 108
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 84# 118
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 89# 106
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 86# 99
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 96# 102
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 92# 107
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 104# 107
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 92# 96
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 87# 116
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 93# 98
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 91# 95
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 92# 117
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 93# 123
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 102# 104
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 99# 103
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 96# 103
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 101# 115
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 80# 95
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 79# 116
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 91# 95
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 93# 109
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 100# 104
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 96# 99
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 56# 136
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 78# 66
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 87# 85
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 93# 88
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 91
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 95# 94
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 96# 91
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 96# 91
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 96# 94
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 97# 95
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 97# 94
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 98# 97
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 98# 94
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 100# 95
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 100# 77
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 86
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 103# 99
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 104# 92
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 106# 91
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 108# 74
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 109# 103
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 110# 94
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 111# 104
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 112# 100
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 167# 119
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gio Urshela
3B,SS - NYY
Gio Urshela
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - MIN
Josh Donaldson
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats15181
   
Runs2414
   
Hits4518
   
Singles2810
   
Doubles112
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs66
   
RBI3011
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1818
   
Strikeouts2524
   
Batting Average.298.222
   
On Base Pct.368.373
   
Slugging Pct.490.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.858.842
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gio Urshela
3B,SS - NYY
Gio Urshela
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - MIN
Josh Donaldson
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats506459
   
Runs7176
   
Hits140112
   
Singles8961
   
Doubles2923
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2027
   
RBI7674
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3980
   
Strikeouts98130
   
Batting Average.278.248
   
On Base Pct.330.361
   
Slugging Pct.452.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.782.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gio Urshela
3B,SS - NYY
Gio Urshela
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - MIN
Josh Donaldson
News 
 Gio Urshela went 2-for-4 and scored two runs on Wednesday as the Yankees beat the Rangers by a 7-3 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 23rd
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a run in a 5-4 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 23rd
 Gio Urshela went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's win against the Orioles by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 16th
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in a 6-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 18th
 Gio Urshela remained out of the Yankees' lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles in which the team lost by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
Minnesota Twins DH Josh Donaldson went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in a 7-3 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 17th
 New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 26th
Minnesota Twins DH Josh Donaldson went 0-for-4 in a 12-3 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 16th
 Gio Urshela ran at 80 percent effort on Monday, according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Aug 16th
Minnesota Twins DH Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer and a walk in a 6-4 loss to the Royals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 11th
Notes 
 Urshela isn't the most exciting player, and perhaps that's why he largely gets ignored by fantasy managers despite his quality production. Over his last two seasons (175 games), he's slashed .310/.358/.523 with 27 home runs and 104 RBI. He won't contribute in steals, but he's an incredibly safe source of batting average, particularly because of his excellent strikeout rate, and he should have plenty of opportunities to contribute counting stats. The only question was his health, but he seems fully recovered from his elbow injury. Draft him with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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