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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Donaldson or Tommy Edman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 100# 99
Best Rank# 44# 66
Worst Rank# 159# 146
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 145# 176
Best Rank# 125# 149
Worst Rank# 154# 196
   
Projections 
   
Runs7576
Home Runs1427
RBI5774
Stolen Bases143
Batting Average.266.248
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 86
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 91
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 83# 99
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 110# 146
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 87# 100
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 94# 106
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 89# 99
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 100# 102
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 83# 92
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 94# 107
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 92# 95
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 83# 119
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 88# 96
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 92# 116
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 70# 98
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 81# 88
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 94# 95
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 73# 117
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 121# 123
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 80# 104
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 91# 103
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 83# 97
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 84# 91
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 95
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 75# 116
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 115# 136
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 131# 66
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 98# 74
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 94# 77
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 131# 85
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 154# 91
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 109# 91
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 114# 94
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 96# 94
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 108# 94
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 110# 94
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 96# 94
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 104# 95
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 102# 95
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 105# 96
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 109# 99
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 115# 100
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 159# 103
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 111# 103
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 116# 104
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 109# 104
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 116# 107
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 122# 108
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 142# 109
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 129# 115
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 124# 118
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - MIN
Josh Donaldson
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats20481
   
Runs2914
   
Hits5118
   
Singles3810
   
Doubles72
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs56
   
RBI2611
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks1618
   
Strikeouts4824
   
Batting Average.250.222
   
On Base Pct.317.373
   
Slugging Pct.368.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.685.842
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - MIN
Josh Donaldson
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats521459
   
Runs7576
   
Hits138112
   
Singles9561
   
Doubles2423
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs1427
   
RBI5774
   
Stolen Bases143
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks3680
   
Strikeouts109130
   
Batting Average.266.248
   
On Base Pct.314.361
   
Slugging Pct.410.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.725.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - MIN
Josh Donaldson
News 
 Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 and stole his 25th base of the season on Sunday afternoon.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Sep 12th
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in a 6-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 18th
 Tommy Edman went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in a 12-2 loss to the Reds in the second game of their double-header on Wednesday.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Sep 1st
Minnesota Twins DH Josh Donaldson went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in a 7-3 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 17th
 Tommy Edman continued his hot hitting on Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a loss to the Pirates on Sunday.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Aug 29th
Minnesota Twins DH Josh Donaldson went 0-for-4 in a 12-3 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 16th
 Tommy Edman was dialed in on Saturday night, going 4-for-6 with a double and three singles while scoring twice and driving in a pair as well.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Aug 28th
Minnesota Twins DH Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer and a walk in a 6-4 loss to the Royals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 11th
 Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 4-3 win over the Pirates on Friday. Edman later added a sacrifice fly as well.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Aug 28th
Minnesota Twins DH Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a double in a 3-0 win over Cleveland on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 9th
Notes 
 After a highly successful 2019 season in which he hit 11 home runs and stole 15 bases in 92 games, Edman's numbers regressed in nearly every meaningful way last year. His batting average slipped from .304 to just .250, he hit just five home runs, and he went 2-for-6 in stolen base attempts. Edman was a bit unlucky last year, as his xBA and xSLG outperformed his actual numbers. And despite his down year on the basepaths, he was in the 95th percentile in sprint speed. He's likely to lead off for the Cardinals this year, and should be good for double digits in both home runs and steals, with plenty of runs scored. Considering he has multi-position eligibility, he should be drafted before the double-digit rounds.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Donaldson again missed significant time with a calf strain last year, and was limited to just 28 games. He hit for power and walked plenty when he was in the lineup, and both his average exit velocity and hard hit rate were at or near his career highs. In other words, there doesn't seem to be much of a decline in his performance over recent seasons. Now in his age-35 season, it sounds like the Twins are going to give Donaldson plenty of rest this year in an effort to keep him healthy. Bank on the power, but assume a maximum of 130 games or so. There's a lot of value in that so long as you factor it in appropriately.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros