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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Donaldson or Ramon Laureano (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
28 of 45 experts
38%
Recommended by
17 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 58
Best Rank# 29# 30
Worst Rank# 116# 92
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 94# 101
Best Rank# 86# 75
Worst Rank# 97# 110
   
Projections 
   
Runs3330
Home Runs139
RBI3427
Stolen Bases16
Batting Average.270.276
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 43# 51
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 53
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 60
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 43# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 59# 61
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 92
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 45# 72
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 59
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 57
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 66
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 61
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 29# 78
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 54# 56
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 52# 69
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 43# 52
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 72# 74
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 63
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 63
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 57
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 60
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 41# 63
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 49# 71
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 61
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 45# 87
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 44# 69
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 49# 54
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 48# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 53# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 57# 54
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 58# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 58
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 55
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 51
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 63# 58
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 68# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 68# 62
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 84# 39
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 85# 42
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 85# 50
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 90# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 96# 30
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 116# 56
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats549434
   
Runs9679
   
Hits142124
   
Singles7271
   
Doubles3329
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs3724
   
RBI9467
   
Stolen Bases413
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks10027
   
Strikeouts155123
   
Batting Average.259.286
   
On Base Pct.379.338
   
Slugging Pct.521.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.900.856
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats186184
   
Runs3330
   
Hits5051
   
Singles2730
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs139
   
RBI3427
   
Stolen Bases16
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3315
   
Strikeouts5353
   
Batting Average.270.276
   
On Base Pct.381.329
   
Slugging Pct.522.476
   
On-base Plus Slugging.902.805
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
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
Ramon Laureano went 2-for-3 against the Dodgers on Thursday, batting fifth in the order.
Aaron Hudson
Fri, Mar 6th
 Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a run scored in a spring training game against the Detroit Tigers.
Michael Felner
Thu, Mar 5th
 
 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
 
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
Ramon Laureano just checks the boxes for what you want in a fantasy player. Power? Check. Speed? Check. Elite-level defense? Check. Outside of walks, Laureano is the total package that fantasy players look for. He's not elite in any category, but as long as he continues to run and have an elite line-drive rate, he'll be a must-start option throughout the season.
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
Laureano was never a big-time prospect but he certainly put on a show in just 123 games last year, knocking 24 homers with 13 steals and a .286 batting average. Over a full season, he could potentially end up around 30/20 but he does come with some risk.
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
Power/Speed combo players are tremendous roto fantasy assets, but he is still young and had some very rough patches in 2019. Not buying into this breakout that some people are expecting. 20/20 is certainly viable, but there will be ups and downs.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy