Who Should I Draft?

Josh Donaldson or Rafael Devers (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
43 of 56 experts
23%
Recommended by
13 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 65# 79
Best Rank# 21# 47
Worst Rank# 116# 129
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 89# 142
Best Rank# 81# 122
Worst Rank# 113# 149
   
Projections 
   
Runs8074
Home Runs2725
RBI7681
Stolen Bases46
Batting Average.262.264
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 41# 63
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 78
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 81
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 75# 90
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 97# 107
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 80# 86
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 62
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 112
   
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RotoChamp
# 80# 108
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 104# 129
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 103
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 61# 81
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 47# 67
   
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Beast Dome
# 26# 63
   
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CBS Sports
# 61# 92
   
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CBS Sports
# 84# 96
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 80
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 21# 83
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 67# 82
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 57# 84
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 36# 79
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 83
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 66# 72
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 56# 76
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 80
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 69
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 116
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 60# 79
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 53# 79
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 57# 101
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 51# 84
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 56# 80
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 71
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 53# 93
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 87
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 44# 71
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 86# 93
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 76# 97
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 52# 80
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 58# 85
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 72# 80
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 74# 77
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 43# 92
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 75# 72
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 76# 52
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 77# 72
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 78# 69
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 79# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 81# 56
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 81# 61
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 85# 79
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 96# 83
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 101# 79
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 113# 52
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 116# 47
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 59
   
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats187450
   
Runs3059
   
Hits46108
   
Singles2463
   
Doubles1424
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs821
   
RBI2366
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks3138
   
Strikeouts54121
   
Batting Average.246.240
   
On Base Pct.352.298
   
Slugging Pct.449.433
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.731
   
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats468522
   
Runs8074
   
Hits123138
   
Singles6980
   
Doubles2631
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2725
   
RBI7681
   
Stolen Bases46
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks7444
   
Strikeouts117130
   
Batting Average.262.264
   
On Base Pct.364.321
   
Slugging Pct.497.473
   
On-base Plus Slugging.861.793
   
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
News 
 Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Rafael Devers went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 7-6 win over the Rangers.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
 Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Pirates. The homer was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
Rafael Devers went 1-for-4 with a double and drove in a run as the Red Sox beat the Rangers on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 13th
 Josh Donaldson was ejected from Monday night’s game versus the Pirates.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 10th
Rafael Devers went a combined 0-for-8 with two strikeouts as the Red Sox split a doubleheader with the Rays on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run, two runs scored, and two walks in Tuesday's win over the Pirates. The homer was his eighth of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 5th
Rafael Devers went 2-for-5 with a double, home run, scored three runs, drove in three runs and stole a base as the Red Sox beat the Royals on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 6th
 Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Tigers.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 3rd
Rafael Devers went 1-for-4 with a solo home run as the Red Sox lost to the Yankees on Friday by a 4-1 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 1st
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
Devers was somewhat disappointing in his first full Major League season, hitting just .240 and missing some time with a hamstring strain. But the low batting average was largely due to an unusually low .281 BABIP -- his batted ball profile was nearly identical to his promising 2017 debut. He also managed to produce 21 homers and five steals in just 121 games, not too shabby for a guy who was just 21-years old. The full breakout could be coming this year.
Andrew Seifter - 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
If it weren't for Vlad Jr, Eloy Jimenez would be the top prospect in baseball. He is one month older than Devers, who has already compiled 31 homers in 179 MLB games. He may have struggled last year, but let's not forget that when Alex Bregman was his age, he hadn't even been drafted yet. Devers is a former top prospect and while you may have been disappointed by his performance last year, that type of production is light years ahead of the best 21-year-old sluggers in the world.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Let's remember that Devers is only 22, and his "bad" season still consisted of 21 homers in 490 plate appearances. Although his rapid rise stalled with a .240/.298/.433 slash line, he showed some growth down the stretch with a 10.6% walk rate and .227 ISO after the All-Star break. He has slimmed down during the offseason, so the former uber-prospect is more than capable of circling the bases 25-30 times with a higher batting average. If so, this will be the last time he's available this late.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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