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Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Josh Donaldson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
23 of 45 experts
49%
Recommended by
22 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 57
Best Rank# 24# 29
Worst Rank# 111# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 54# 94
Best Rank# 47# 86
Worst Rank# 64# 97
   
Projections 
   
Runs2933
Home Runs913
RBI2934
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.277.270
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 62
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 59
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 28# 96
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 59
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 62
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 55# 58
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 54
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 68# 116
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 84
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 38# 85
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 50# 52
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 53# 61
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 37# 72
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 52# 63
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 53# 68
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 51# 58
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 49
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49# 57
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 85
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 44
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 52# 44
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 41
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 53# 52
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 53# 49
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 43
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 55# 43
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 55# 54
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 55# 53
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 35
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 59# 45
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 63# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 64# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 65# 43
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 66# 48
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 67# 49
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 70# 68
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 82# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 87# 29
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 111# 90
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats538549
   
Runs9296
   
Hits148142
   
Singles8472
   
Doubles3633
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs2537
   
RBI8394
   
Stolen Bases94
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks41100
   
Strikeouts123155
   
Batting Average.275.259
   
On Base Pct.328.379
   
Slugging Pct.493.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.900
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats184186
   
Runs2933
   
Hits5150
   
Singles3027
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs913
   
RBI2934
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1433
   
Strikeouts4253
   
Batting Average.277.270
   
On Base Pct.330.381
   
Slugging Pct.486.522
   
On-base Plus Slugging.815.902
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
News 
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Twins. The homer was his second of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 11th
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
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-3 with a home run in Wednesday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer was his first of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
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 
 Look, we get it. No one really wants to draft a catcher. And for those of you in two-catcher leagues (first off, stop), no one wants to draft two catchers. But if you decide that you want to have an advantage at the position, it makes sense to take J.T. Realmuto here because of the overall production he'll bring and the added volume of games he'll play in his second season in Philadelphia. If there are no other players you like on the board and you feel like you can get adequate value at the other positions later, go ahead and click the draft button.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Realmuto didn't quite live up to the lofty expectations last year but still managed to finish as the top catcher in fantasy baseball. He is a near-lock to again lead the position in steals and runs while providing 20+ homers, 75+ RBI and a solid batting average. His ceiling might not be as high as Gary Sanchez, but you know you are drafting a sure-fire top 100 player with Realmuto.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
  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