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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Donaldson or DJ LeMahieu (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
24 of 45 experts
47%
Recommended by
21 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 57
Best Rank# 26# 29
Worst Rank# 99# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 57# 94
Best Rank# 54# 86
Worst Rank# 63# 97
   
Projections 
   
Runs3433
Home Runs713
RBI2734
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.300.270
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 59
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 54# 90
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 45# 96
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 58# 59
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 58
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 54
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 40# 116
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 53# 84
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 85
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 49# 54
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 38# 52
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 36# 61
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 59# 72
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 27# 63
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 43# 68
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 56# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 41# 44
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 35
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 47# 57
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 85
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 68
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 37# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 48# 53
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 46# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 61# 40
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 46# 43
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 66# 43
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 51# 43
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 57# 45
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 57# 45
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 47# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 56# 47
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 50# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 65# 48
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 58# 49
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 78# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 60# 49
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 77# 51
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 55
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 99# 62
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 64
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats602549
   
Runs10996
   
Hits197142
   
Singles13672
   
Doubles3333
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs2637
   
RBI10294
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks46100
   
Strikeouts90155
   
Batting Average.327.259
   
On Base Pct.375.379
   
Slugging Pct.518.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.893.900
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats203186
   
Runs3433
   
Hits6150
   
Singles4227
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs713
   
RBI2734
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1733
   
Strikeouts3353
   
Batting Average.300.270
   
On Base Pct.353.381
   
Slugging Pct.456.522
   
On-base Plus Slugging.809.902
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
News 
 The Yankees officially placed LeMahieu on the 10-day IL following his COVID-19 diagnosis on Saturday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a double in a 7-6 spring training loss to the Red Sox on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Mar 9th
 2B DJ LeMahieu has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a run scored in a spring training game against the Detroit Tigers.
Michael Felner
Thu, Mar 5th
  Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports Josh Donaldson is in agreement with the Twins on a four-year contract.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jan 14th
Notes 
 There's a fallacy out there that when players leave Coors Field, their production and subsequent fantasy value dips. DJ LeMahieu disproved that in 2019, as he had the best numbers of his career. There aren't a lot of question marks with his peripherals, but the main hesitation that fantasy managers should have with LeMahieu is that 2019 was his clear outlier. With the multi-position eligibility, he's worth grabbing at this point in hopes for a repeat or at least close to a repeat for his on-pace numbers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Josh Donaldson showed that he wasn't quite done yet, as he had a big prove-it year in Atlanta after missing chunks of two straight seasons in 2017 and 2018. Donaldson had his elite plate discipline and power all season, and now he enters a lineup that led baseball in home runs last year. What's not to love? Well, we can't really ignore that he missed those two large chunks because of injury, especially with a 34-year-old. Between the chance of injuries popping up again and just really an overall decline in the skill set due to his age, there are yellow - not red - flags when considering Donaldson.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 LeMahieu may have been the most shocking breakout last year, moving from a .276 hitter with limited power at Coors to all of a sudden 26 HRs, 102 RBIs and a .327 BA away from Coors. You can expect some regression but his 2019 campaign was just too great to discount him in the 6th or 7th round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Donaldson played it right, betting on himself with a one-year deal and turning in a patented monstrous power season with the Braves. He'll now move on to the Twins where you can expect more of the same. Not only do the Twins boast one of the best all-around lineups in baseball, but park factors actually favor Target Field over Truist Park for home runs and doubles. Expect a repeat of 2019, with perhaps a little more.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Yes, Donaldson hit 37 homers last year with 90+ runs and 90+ RBIs but this is a player who missed 160 games over the prior two seasons and won't offer average or steals to counteract the injury risk. With that said, his upside looks nice in the 9th round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros