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Who Should I Draft?

Kris Bryant or Josh Donaldson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
37 of 45 experts
18%
Recommended by
8 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 57
Best Rank# 21# 29
Worst Rank# 60# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 44# 94
Best Rank# 39# 86
Worst Rank# 56# 97
   
Projections 
   
Runs3833
Home Runs1113
RBI3034
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.285.270
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 62
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 59
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 90
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 43
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 96
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 51
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 39# 43
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 59
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 62
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 58
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 52
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 54
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 21# 116
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 49
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 84
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 59# 85
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 36# 54
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 33# 52
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 42# 61
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 46
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 39# 72
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 63
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 37# 68
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 58
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 49
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 35# 57
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 85
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 29# 68
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 40# 45
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 48
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 29# 49
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 53
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 35
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 48# 43
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 48# 40
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 49# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 49# 44
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 41
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 55# 44
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats543549
   
Runs10896
   
Hits152142
   
Singles8572
   
Doubles3533
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs3137
   
RBI7794
   
Stolen Bases44
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks74100
   
Strikeouts145155
   
Batting Average.280.259
   
On Base Pct.380.379
   
Slugging Pct.519.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.900.900
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202186
   
Runs3833
   
Hits5850
   
Singles3227
   
Doubles1311
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1113
   
RBI3034
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2833
   
Strikeouts5453
   
Batting Average.285.270
   
On Base Pct.373.381
   
Slugging Pct.511.522
   
On-base Plus Slugging.884.902
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
News 
 Cubs mamanger David Ross confirmed Monday that Kris Bryant will still hit leadoff this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
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
 Cubs manager David Ross says he is committed to Kris Bryant as the team's leadoff hitter in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a run scored in a spring training game against the Detroit Tigers.
Michael Felner
Thu, Mar 5th
 Following a sit down with Theo Epstein, Kris Bryant says he expects to remain with the Cubs for the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
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
 Third baseman Kris Bryant lost his grievance against the Chicago Cubs in which he sought an extra year of service time, ensuring he won't become a free agent until after the 2021 season, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Jan 29th
 
 Kris Bryant (ankle) and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $18.6 million deal Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
 
Notes 
 With Kris Bryant's profile, it's hard to justify taking him this high when there are guys who can give you the same production at the position later in the draft. The return to 31 home run was nice, yes, but his batted ball data points to that being the near-ceiling for Bryant in terms of home runs. For all of his accolades and loaded offenses that he's been in, he's only produced more than 100 RBIs once in his career.
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
 Bryant is an excellent player, of course, but his fourth round ADP is a classic case of the name driving the price. He should hit .275 with 30 homers if he stays healthy, but you can find that out of Eddie Rosario and several others a few rounds later.
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
 One of my biggest fades this season. Advanced stats say he did not earn all of his HRs or his batting average, he has missed time each of the last two seasons, his SB upside is limited, and he he is in the middle of whirling trade rumors. Hard pass.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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
 appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic