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Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Josh Donaldson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
41 of 45 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 57
Best Rank# 19# 29
Worst Rank# 82# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 58# 94
Best Rank# 40# 86
Worst Rank# 63# 97
   
Projections 
   
Runs3133
Home Runs1213
RBI3634
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.277.270
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 62
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 59
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 40# 90
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 56# 96
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 51
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 31# 43
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 59
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 64
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 58
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 52
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 54
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 82# 116
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 49
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 84
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 85
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 40# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 61
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 43# 46
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 43
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 33# 72
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 51# 63
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 42# 68
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 27# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 44
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 49
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 42# 57
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 85
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 47
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 42# 68
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 26# 45
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 35# 44
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 48
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 42# 49
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 53
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 35
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 29
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 43
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 65# 52
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats587549
   
Runs8196
   
Hits150142
   
Singles9572
   
Doubles2133
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs3237
   
RBI8594
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks65100
   
Strikeouts128155
   
Batting Average.256.259
   
On Base Pct.334.379
   
Slugging Pct.462.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.796.900
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats213186
   
Runs3133
   
Hits5950
   
Singles3527
   
Doubles1011
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1213
   
RBI3634
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2333
   
Strikeouts4353
   
Batting Average.277.270
   
On Base Pct.346.381
   
Slugging Pct.504.522
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.902
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
News 
 Manny Machado singled on Monday in the Padres' 14-2 drubbing at the hands of the Dodgers.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Tue, Mar 10th
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
 Manny Machado went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Friday's 4-3 victory against Texas, dropping his spring average to .059.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Sat, Mar 7th
Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a run scored in a spring training game against the Detroit Tigers.
Michael Felner
Thu, Mar 5th
 Manny Machado played in his first spring game on Monday versus the Royals and wasted no time collecting his first home run.
Jarod Rupp
Tue, Feb 25th
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 
 You can't bank on the steals from Manny Machado anymore, and it's too hard to consider him an elite fantasy player after his well-known struggles out of Camden Yards. But you aren't paying for elite production here - you're paying for a bounce-back candidate who can give you first- to second-round production. The pressure is on the Padres' front office to win, so Machado is going to be surrounded by an even better offense in his second year in San Diego. Machado's 2019 was split into three good months and three really bad months. Bet on the talent in these situations ... at least for one more year.
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
 Machado now has five consecutive seasons with 30+ homers, 80+ runs and 80+ RBIs. Yes, he struggled last year in batting average but this is a durable player with a great floor and Round 1 upside should he decide to steal 15 bags again like we've seen a few times.
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 favorite picks at ADP this season (also one of my highest owned players). Has played the most games of all players over the last five years so there is zero injury concern. He is a lock for 30+ HRs, his average should revert back to near his career avg (.279), and should be able to let loose a bit more after pressing a bit his first season in SD. Sign me up.
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