Who Should I Draft?

Josh Donaldson or Matt Chapman (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
32 of 59 experts
46%
Recommended by
27 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 63# 64
Best Rank# 21# 29
Worst Rank# 116# 117
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 89# 103
Best Rank# 81# 86
Worst Rank# 113# 111
   
Projections 
   
Runs8090
Home Runs2727
RBI7682
Stolen Bases43
Batting Average.262.257
   
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# 80# 103
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 61# 69
   
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The Athletic
# 47# 73
   
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Beast Dome
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Athletic
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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# 50
   
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats187547
   
Runs30100
   
Hits46152
   
Singles2480
   
Doubles1442
   
Triples06
   
Home Runs824
   
RBI2368
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks3158
   
Strikeouts54146
   
Batting Average.246.278
   
On Base Pct.352.356
   
Slugging Pct.449.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.864
   
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats468558
   
Runs8090
   
Hits123144
   
Singles6975
   
Doubles2636
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs2727
   
RBI7682
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks7459
   
Strikeouts117157
   
Batting Average.262.257
   
On Base Pct.364.328
   
Slugging Pct.497.487
   
On-base Plus Slugging.861.816
   
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
News 
 Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in Monday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 37th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
Matt Chapman went 0-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in Friday's 8-0 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
 Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Nationals. The homer was his 36th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 8th
Matt Chapman went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 16th
 Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and two walks in Friday's win over the Nationals.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
Matt Chapman went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
 Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 0-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Nationals. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 6th
Matt Chapman was not in the lineup for Friday's 14-9 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, three runs scored, and a walk in Monday's win over the Blue Jays. The homer was his 34th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 3rd
Matt Chapman went 0-for-4 in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 9th
Notes 
 Donaldson was one of the very best hitters in fantasy in 2015 and 2016. A calf injury cost him a big chunk of the 2017 season, but he still hit 33 home runs in 113 games. Then, in 2018, calf and shoulder injuries limited Donaldson to 52 games -- and had a huge impact on his performance while on the field. It's possible that Donaldson's body is falling apart and he'll never be the same, but it's also possible that he has one or two more big years left in the tank. That makes Donaldson a boom-or-bust pick, but the potential reward far outweighs the risk at his current ADP of 98.7.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
While it may be appealing to draft incredible real-life players, there is a major difference between fringe AL MVP candidate and top 80 fantasy baseball player. Chapman's defensive prowess doesn't transfer over, unfortunately, so rather, we are looking at a mediocre power hitter with some batting average concerns.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 A calf injury limited Donaldson to just 52 games last season. He also wasn't his dominant self when healthy, batting .245/.352/.449 with his lowest wOBA (.345) since 2012. There's still 30-35 homers lurking if the former MVP can stay healthy, but that's an increasingly bigger if magnified by a rapid batting-average decline (.297, .284, .270, .246). It's not worth the hassle if going significantly earlier than the likes of Justin Turner, Travis Shaw, and Matt Chapman.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Chapman didn't hit quite as many homers in 2018 as fantasy owners may have hoped, after displaying 30-HR power in the minors. But he made up for it with much lower strikeout rate than he had in the minors, riding that and a .338 BABIP to a .278 batting average and even 100 runs scored. The high BABIP all but ensures that Chapman's batting average will fall in 2019, but if he's able to keep the strikeouts in check he could be more of a .260 hitter than a .240 one. He also still has clear 30 HR potential if he can just elevate the ball more -- his 40.3 percent ground ball rate last year was much higher than he ever had in the minors.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Over the last two years, Donaldson has missed half of his team's games, but he has still be exceptional when he plays, with 41 homers, 101 RBIs and 95 runs in 165 games. If he is healthy, you've got a second round value, but that is a big if so proceed at your own risk.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Although he underwent offseason surgery, Chapman is expected to be ready by Oakland's season opener in Tokyo on March 20. Fantasy investors don't reap the rewards of his Gold Glove at third, and typical five-by-five gamers didn't fully benefit from his 42 doubles. Yet those strengths led to a steadfast starting role and 100 runs scored. Having towered as many as 36 homers in a minor league season, he could expand upon last season's 23. He also make quiet contact gains to support his .278 batting average, so even if Chapman doesn't take another step further, he also won't regress as much as most projections expect.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros