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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Donaldson or Jeff McNeil (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
35 of 45 experts
22%
Recommended by
10 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 67
Best Rank# 29# 51
Worst Rank# 116# 113
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 94# 85
Best Rank# 86# 78
Worst Rank# 97# 106
   
Projections 
   
Runs3331
Home Runs137
RBI3427
Stolen Bases13
Batting Average.270.301
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 113
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 68
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 43# 81
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 52
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 81
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 43# 72
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 59# 67
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 98
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 45# 64
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 58# 76
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 63
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 68
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 62
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 84# 89
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 29# 56
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 54# 74
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 52# 57
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 81
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 68
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 43# 64
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 62
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 56
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 60
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 59
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 62
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 41# 65
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 49# 65
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 57# 60
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 77
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 45# 55
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 44
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 48# 70
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 49# 82
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 53# 59
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 55
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 63# 55
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 68# 55
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 68# 64
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 72# 64
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 85# 57
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 85# 77
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 90# 56
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 96# 55
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 116# 51
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats549510
   
Runs9683
   
Hits142163
   
Singles72101
   
Doubles3338
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs3723
   
RBI9475
   
Stolen Bases45
   
Caught Stealing26
   
Walks10035
   
Strikeouts15575
   
Batting Average.259.320
   
On Base Pct.379.386
   
Slugging Pct.521.533
   
On-base Plus Slugging.900.920
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats186195
   
Runs3331
   
Hits5059
   
Singles2738
   
Doubles1113
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs137
   
RBI3427
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3314
   
Strikeouts5329
   
Batting Average.270.301
   
On Base Pct.381.348
   
Slugging Pct.522.485
   
On-base Plus Slugging.902.833
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
News 
 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
Mets leadoff man Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 in Wednesday's win versus the Cardinals, along with an RBI and scoring a pair of runs.
Jarod Rupp
Thu, Mar 12th
 Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a run scored in a spring training game against the Detroit Tigers.
Michael Felner
Thu, Mar 5th
Mets utilityman Jeff McNeil went 2-or-3 with two doubles and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
 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
Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 on Tuesday versus Miami.
Jarod Rupp
Wed, Mar 4th
Notes 
 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
Jeff McNeil feels like a late breakout player, but he just turned 28 years old. But one thing we know we need to judge players on is the entirety of their work, not just their most recent performance. With McNeil, if you look at his minor league numbers, you have to wonder if the power he showcased (23 home runs) - in a season where everyone else was hitting home runs - is for real. If it's not, he's a replaceable player, even at his premium position.
Michael Waterloo - 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
There were many skeptics after McNeil's strong rookie performance but it now clear that he is a hitter through and through. He'll again compete for the batting crown and seems likely to his 20+ homers once agin for the Mets this season.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Will boost your average, will be a solid contributor elsewhere, and has position flexibility. Very solid pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy