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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Donaldson or Raimel Tapia (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - NYY
Josh Donaldson
Raimel Tapia
CF,LF,RF - TOR
Raimel Tapia
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
40 of 43 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 96# 162
Best Rank# 63# 99
Worst Rank# 133# 272
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 171# 366
Best Rank# 140# 282
Worst Rank# 181# 333
   
Projections 
   
Runs7755
Home Runs276
RBI7441
Stolen Bases115
Batting Average.250.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 192
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 204
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 109# 118
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 65# 185
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 103# 159
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 126
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 112# 272
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 63
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 92# 135
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 113# 130
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 113# 137
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 106# 211
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 109# 187
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 98# 123
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 96# 173
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 108# 185
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 76
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 101# 160
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 85# 177
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 99# 153
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 97# 157
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 104# 136
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 100# 173
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 87
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 114# 236
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 94# 188
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 102# 166
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 119# 199
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 84# 244
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 118# 142
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 68# 134
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 80# 175
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83# 173
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 89# 161
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 99# 161
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 97# 166
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 115# 133
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 108# 140
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 104# 199
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 240
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 125# 99
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 128# 124
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 133# 131
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - NYY
Josh Donaldson
Raimel Tapia
CF,LF,RF - TOR
Raimel Tapia
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats457487
   
Runs7369
   
Hits113133
   
Singles6199
   
Doubles2626
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs266
   
RBI7250
   
Stolen Bases020
   
Caught Stealing06
   
Walks7440
   
Strikeouts11470
   
Batting Average.247.273
   
On Base Pct.352.327
   
Slugging Pct.475.372
   
On-base Plus Slugging.827.699
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - NYY
Josh Donaldson
Raimel Tapia
CF,LF,RF - TOR
Raimel Tapia
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats459411
   
Runs7755
   
Hits115110
   
Singles6579
   
Doubles2223
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs276
   
RBI7441
   
Stolen Bases115
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks7631
   
Strikeouts12377
   
Batting Average.250.268
   
On Base Pct.357.319
   
Slugging Pct.472.374
   
On-base Plus Slugging.829.693
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - NYY
Josh Donaldson
Raimel Tapia
CF,LF,RF - TOR
Raimel Tapia
News 
 Josh Donaldson has received a one-game suspension and a fine for inappropriate comments made toward Tim Anderson during Saturday's game.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 23rd
Raimel Tapia went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Guardians.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 7th
 Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a home run in New York's 6-2 win in Baltimore.
Luke Monaldo
Tue, May 17th
Raimel Tapia went 4-for-5 with a double on Friday against the Astros.
Chris Clegg
Sat, Apr 30th
 Josh Donaldson went 2-for-5 with a home run, a run scored and three RBIs in a 10-4 Yankees victory in Chicago on Friday.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, May 14th
Raimel Tapia went 2-4 out of the leadoff spot in Friday's win against Houston.
Chris Clegg
Sat, Apr 23rd
 Josh Donaldson went 2-for-5 with a home run, a run scored and three RBIs in a 15-7 New York trouncing of the White Sox on Thursday night.
Luke Monaldo
Fri, May 13th
Raimel Tapia was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade that sent Randal Grichuk to Colorado.
Chris Clegg
Thu, Mar 24th
 Josh Donaldson is not in the Yankees' lineup for their Wednesday game against the Blue Jays.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 11th
 
Notes 
 Spoiler alert with Donaldson - he's going to hit the ball really, really hard, he's going to walk a ton, andhe' going to miss time with an injury or two, probably involving his calf. The move to the Yankees can only help his fantasy outlook but, as with the Twins, the Yankees' DH spot will be filled most days, so Donaldson will need to play the field. His quality of contact has remained remarkably consistent despite his advanced age, so even in his age-36 season, fantasy managers shouldn't worry much about a decline. Book the production when he plays, but have a fill-in ready.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Tapia moves from Colorado to Toronto, and although that's an obvious downgrade in terms of home park, it's pretty much as neutral a change as Tapia could have hoped for. He'll still play his home games in an extreme hitter-friendly environment, and he'll see a major upgrade in his surrounding lineup. The problem for Tapia, however, remains the same. He has extremely meager power numbers, and not enough speed to be a true difference-maker in the stolen base category (though he did swipe 20 last year). He'll almost certainly bat in the lower third of the lineup with Toronto, as he likely would have with the Rockies anyway, and his probable increase in runs scored should be canceled out by his likely drop in batting average (his xBA has been in the .250s in each of the last three seasons). There's little upside with Tapia, but he won't hurt you, so he's a decent bench option if you're light on steals.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros