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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Donaldson or Ian Happ (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
29 of 51 experts
43%
Recommended by
22 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 92# 99
Best Rank# 61# 66
Worst Rank# 183# 146
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 153# 176
Best Rank# 123# 149
Worst Rank# 169# 196
   
Projections 
   
Runs8076
Home Runs2727
RBI7674
Stolen Bases73
Batting Average.249.248
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 86
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 91
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 85# 99
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 94# 146
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 73# 100
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 95# 108
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 93# 118
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 104# 106
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 99# 102
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 77# 92
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 93# 107
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 96# 107
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 80# 94
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 81# 119
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 96
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 83# 116
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 86# 88
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 97# 117
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 87# 103
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 91# 103
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 98# 115
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 70# 95
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 63# 95
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 86# 116
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 93# 95
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 101# 109
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 70# 104
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 68# 99
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 90# 136
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 122# 66
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 97# 74
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 87# 77
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 116# 85
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 93# 91
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 129# 91
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 98# 91
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 132# 94
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 108# 94
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 98# 94
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 123# 94
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 108# 95
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 109# 95
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 103# 96
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 105# 97
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 101# 98
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 106# 99
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 107# 100
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 107# 103
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 183# 104
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 105# 104
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 130# 123
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - MIN
Josh Donaldson
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats19881
   
Runs2714
   
Hits5118
   
Singles2710
   
Doubles112
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs126
   
RBI2811
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks3018
   
Strikeouts6324
   
Batting Average.258.222
   
On Base Pct.361.373
   
Slugging Pct.505.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.866.842
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - MIN
Josh Donaldson
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519459
   
Runs8076
   
Hits127112
   
Singles7261
   
Doubles2523
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2727
   
RBI7674
   
Stolen Bases73
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks7180
   
Strikeouts174130
   
Batting Average.249.248
   
On Base Pct.341.361
   
Slugging Pct.463.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.803.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - MIN
Josh Donaldson
News 
 Ian Happ went 3-for-5 versus the Brewers Saturday. He would hit a two-run shot, his 23rd of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Sep 19th
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
 Ian Happ went 0-for-3 with two walks versus Milwaukee Friday. He would score a run and steal his fourth base of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Sep 18th
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
 Ian Happ went 0-for-2 with a walk Thursday versus Philadelphia. He scored a run and drove one in.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Sep 17th
Minnesota Twins DH Josh Donaldson went 0-for-4 in a 12-3 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 16th
 Ian Happ went 0-for-4 versus Philadelphia Wednesday. He would come around to score on the Chirinos home run.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Sep 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
 Ian Happ went 1-for-3 with a walk versus the Phillies Tuesday. He would drive in the final run of the game.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, Sep 15th
Minnesota Twins DH Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a double in a 3-0 win over Cleveland on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 9th
Notes 
 Happ has always made consistently hard contact, but his strikeout rate was simply untenable, hovering around 34% in his first two seasons. But he has cut that down to a more manageable 26% over the last two years, and he's batted .260 with 23 home runs and 58 RBI over 115 games in that span. Happ has some speed even if he hasn't shown it recently, and he'll likely bat leadoff for the Cubs, who may need to manufacture runs more than in previous years. The average probably won't help you much, but he should contribute in four categories at a relatively inexpensive price.
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