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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Semien or Josh Donaldson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
23 of 45 experts
49%
Recommended by
22 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 55
Best Rank# 29# 33
Worst Rank# 116# 100
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 94# 82
Best Rank# 86# 61
Worst Rank# 97# 98
   
Projections 
   
Runs3337
Home Runs139
RBI3428
Stolen Bases14
Batting Average.270.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 90# 100
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 60
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 66
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 43# 69
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 75
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 45# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 57
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 56
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 29# 60
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 43# 60
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 74
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 52
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 41# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 49# 59
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 80
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 45# 54
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 44# 49
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 49# 53
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 53# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 85# 33
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 48# 36
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 36
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 43# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 43
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 43
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 52# 43
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 68# 45
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 72# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 116# 47
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 59# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 85# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 58# 52
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 54# 52
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 57# 53
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 68# 54
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 63# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 84# 61
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 96# 67
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats549657
   
Runs96123
   
Hits142187
   
Singles72104
   
Doubles3343
   
Triples07
   
Home Runs3733
   
RBI9492
   
Stolen Bases410
   
Caught Stealing28
   
Walks10087
   
Strikeouts155102
   
Batting Average.259.285
   
On Base Pct.379.370
   
Slugging Pct.521.522
   
On-base Plus Slugging.900.892
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats186215
   
Runs3337
   
Hits5059
   
Singles2736
   
Doubles1113
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs139
   
RBI3428
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3326
   
Strikeouts5340
   
Batting Average.270.277
   
On Base Pct.381.354
   
Slugging Pct.522.475
   
On-base Plus Slugging.902.829
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
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
Marcus Semien went 2-for-3, with a double, a run scored, and two RBI in Saturday’s Cactus League action against the Indians.
Aaron Hudson
Sun, Mar 1st
 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
Marcus Semien is one of the most polarizing figures in fantasy this year. He had an MVP-type season last season - not saying that lightly at all - and there's not much in the peripherals that scream regression is coming, but he is a 29-year-old who had a breakout season by all accounts. Prior to 2019, he was the definition of a replacement-level fantasy option. There should always be trepidation with those types of breakouts.
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
Semien is currently being drafted outside the top 12 fantasy shortstops around the 7th round but did you know that he finished among the top five last year and ahead of Lindor, Turner and Torres. Semien knocked 33 bombs with double-digit steals, a good .285 batting average and 123 runs.
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