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Who Should I Draft?

Ian Happ or Josh Donaldson (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - NYY
Josh Donaldson
Ian Happ
LF,CF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
34 of 43 experts
21%
Recommended by
9 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 96# 115
Best Rank# 63# 89
Worst Rank# 133# 166
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 171# 241
Best Rank# 140# 207
Worst Rank# 181# 272
   
Projections 
   
Runs7771
Home Runs2726
RBI7475
Stolen Bases18
Batting Average.250.242
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 108
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 109# 114
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 65# 113
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 103# 118
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 112# 117
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 63# 135
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 92# 129
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 113# 116
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 113# 118
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 106# 112
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 98# 119
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 96# 128
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 108# 121
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 76# 102
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 101# 121
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 85# 119
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 99# 133
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 97# 114
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 104# 114
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 100# 137
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 87# 154
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 114# 128
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 94# 144
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 102# 125
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 119# 124
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 84# 135
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 68# 93
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 80# 123
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83# 131
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 89# 127
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 99# 118
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 97# 128
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 104# 166
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 115
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 109# 89
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 95
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 108# 97
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 133# 103
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 115# 113
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 125# 113
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 118# 117
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 126# 120
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 128# 127
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - NYY
Josh Donaldson
Ian Happ
LF,CF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats457465
   
Runs7363
   
Hits113104
   
Singles6158
   
Doubles2620
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs2625
   
RBI7265
   
Stolen Bases09
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks7462
   
Strikeouts114156
   
Batting Average.247.224
   
On Base Pct.352.321
   
Slugging Pct.475.432
   
On-base Plus Slugging.827.753
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - NYY
Josh Donaldson
Ian Happ
LF,CF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats459482
   
Runs7771
   
Hits115117
   
Singles6566
   
Doubles2223
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2726
   
RBI7475
   
Stolen Bases18
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks7667
   
Strikeouts123157
   
Batting Average.250.242
   
On Base Pct.357.335
   
Slugging Pct.472.455
   
On-base Plus Slugging.829.790
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - NYY
Josh Donaldson
Ian Happ
LF,CF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
News 
 Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a home run in New York's 6-2 win in Baltimore.
Luke Monaldo
Tue, May 17th
On Monday night, OF Ian Happ went 3-for-3 with a double and two singles, one walk, two runs scored, and one RBI during Chicago's 9-0 shellacking of Pittsburgh.
Kelly Kirby
Mon, May 16th
 Josh Donaldson went 2-for-5 with a home run, a run scored and three RBIs in a 10-4 Yankees victory in Chicago on Friday.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, May 14th
Ian Happ went 2-for-5 with one RBI and one run scored while stealing two bases during the Cubs' 5-4 loss to the Padres on Tuesday night.
Kelly Kirby
Wed, May 11th
 Josh Donaldson went 2-for-5 with a home run, a run scored and three RBIs in a 15-7 New York trouncing of the White Sox on Thursday night.
Luke Monaldo
Fri, May 13th
Ian Happ went 1-for-3 with a single, a walk, and a run scored during the Cubs' 3-1 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday night.
Kelly Kirby
Tue, May 3rd
 Josh Donaldson is not in the Yankees' lineup for their Wednesday game against the Blue Jays.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 11th
Ian Happ went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Braves.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, Apr 26th
 Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in a 2-1 New York loss Wednesday in Toronto.
Luke Monaldo
Thu, May 5th
Ian Happ went 1-for-3 with a home run while taking two walks in a tough loss to the Pirates.
Nate Lowenthal
Sun, Apr 24th
Notes 
 Spoiler alert with Donaldson - he's going to hit the ball really, really hard, he's going to walk a ton, andhe' going to miss time with an injury or two, probably involving his calf. The move to the Yankees can only help his fantasy outlook but, as with the Twins, the Yankees' DH spot will be filled most days, so Donaldson will need to play the field. His quality of contact has remained remarkably consistent despite his advanced age, so even in his age-36 season, fantasy managers shouldn't worry much about a decline. Book the production when he plays, but have a fill-in ready.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
There was a lot of good with Happ's 2021 season. He reached a career-high in home runs, runs scored, and stolen bases, and he kept his walk rate in the double digits. But he also batted a career worst .226 and ranked in the bottom nine percent of the league with a 29.2% strikeout rate. Happ should be a starter for the Cubs, of course, but with the addition of Seiya Suzuki and with Clint Frazier on board, Chicago may be a little less patient with his slumps. Make sure you're taken care of in batting average and have depth if you draft Happ, because with his production come some pretty glaring risks.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros