Who Should I Draft?

Miguel Andujar or Josh Donaldson (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Miguel Andujar
3B,DH - NYY
Miguel Andujar
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
28 of 55 experts
49%
Recommended by
27 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 65# 67
Best Rank# 21# 46
Worst Rank# 116# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 89# 79
Best Rank# 81# 66
Worst Rank# 113# 88
   
Projections 
   
Runs8076
Home Runs2724
RBI7686
Stolen Bases43
Batting Average.262.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 41# 46
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 60
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 75# 80
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 66
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 61# 64
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 47# 62
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 26# 61
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 61# 70
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 84# 110
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 55
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 21# 75
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 57# 63
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 36# 60
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 56# 64
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 57
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 79
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 60
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 47
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 53# 66
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 57# 63
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 51# 60
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 56# 76
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 53# 68
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 49
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 44# 103
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 52# 64
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 58# 63
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 43# 88
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 81# 48
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 49
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 66# 50
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 78# 52
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 85# 52
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 101# 52
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 104# 53
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 76# 53
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 54
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 76# 54
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 97# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 55
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 80# 55
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 56
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 81# 57
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 60# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 80# 58
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 77# 59
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 72# 59
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 60
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 113# 61
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 67# 62
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 86# 64
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 74# 68
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 75# 71
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 96# 74
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 116# 77
   
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Miguel Andujar
3B,DH - NYY
Miguel Andujar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats187573
   
Runs3083
   
Hits46170
   
Singles2494
   
Doubles1447
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs827
   
RBI2392
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks3125
   
Strikeouts5497
   
Batting Average.246.297
   
On Base Pct.352.328
   
Slugging Pct.449.527
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.855
   
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Miguel Andujar
3B,DH - NYY
Miguel Andujar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats468543
   
Runs8076
   
Hits123155
   
Singles6992
   
Doubles2637
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2724
   
RBI7686
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks7428
   
Strikeouts11791
   
Batting Average.262.285
   
On Base Pct.364.320
   
Slugging Pct.497.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.861.817
   
  Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Miguel Andujar
3B,DH - NYY
Miguel Andujar
News 
 Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Nationals.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
Miguel Andujar has opted to get shoulder surgery to repair his torn labrum. He will have season-ending surgery on Monday.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 15th
 Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with double and a walk in Friday's 4-3 loss against the Nationals.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 22nd
Andujar's MRI came back "about identical" to the one he had the first week of April, according to manager Aaron Boone. The third baseman is expected to decide within the next 24 hours whether he will have surgery.
James Bisson
Tue, May 14th
 Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Mets. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 20th
Manager Aaron Boone acknowledged that Miguel Andujar (shoulder) could require season-ending surgery after the third baseman was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Tue, May 14th
 Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson stayed hot on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 19th
The Yankees placed Miguel Andujar on the 10-day IL with a right labrum tear.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 13th
 Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double in Sunday's win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The homer was his 12th of the season and third in as many days.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
Andujar will likely be placed on the 10-day IL either Monday or Tuesday, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said prior to Monday's game against Baltimore.
James Bisson
Mon, May 13th
Notes 
 Donaldson was one of the very best hitters in fantasy in 2015 and 2016. A calf injury cost him a big chunk of the 2017 season, but he still hit 33 home runs in 113 games. Then, in 2018, calf and shoulder injuries limited Donaldson to 52 games -- and had a huge impact on his performance while on the field. It's possible that Donaldson's body is falling apart and he'll never be the same, but it's also possible that he has one or two more big years left in the tank. That makes Donaldson a boom-or-bust pick, but the potential reward far outweighs the risk at his current ADP of 98.7.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Andujar flew under the radar until his major breakout last season. We've seen players like that face major challenges in their sophomore campaign so beware of the risk associated with picking him, but as we've seen, the upside is tantalizing and may prove well worth a mid-round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 A calf injury limited Donaldson to just 52 games last season. He also wasn't his dominant self when healthy, batting .245/.352/.449 with his lowest wOBA (.345) since 2012. There's still 30-35 homers lurking if the former MVP can stay healthy, but that's an increasingly bigger if magnified by a rapid batting-average decline (.297, .284, .270, .246). It's not worth the hassle if going significantly earlier than the likes of Justin Turner, Travis Shaw, and Matt Chapman.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Andujar's rookie season went as well as even the most optimistic Yankees fan could have hoped. His .297/83/27/92/2 line was good enough to make him the seventh-most valuable third baseman in standard 5x5 leagues. The 27 home runs feels like a high water mark, at least for this stage of his career, and the batting average in particular is probably due for a bit of a correction, although he can still be above average there thanks to some pretty good contact skills. Fantasy owners should expect last season's production as a best case scenario for Andujar, and be satisfied if he approaches a .280 average and 25 HRs, as most of the projection systems expect.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Over the last two years, Donaldson has missed half of his team's games, but he has still be exceptional when he plays, with 41 homers, 101 RBIs and 95 runs in 165 games. If he is healthy, you've got a second round value, but that is a big if so proceed at your own risk.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Right out of the gate, Andujar provided a rare blend of elite contact (.297 BA) and power (27 HRs) for the Yankees. A 4.1% walk rate is far from ideal, and atrocious defense at third base limits his real-life value. Neither flaw hurt his five-by-five worth last season, but beware paying the Yankee Tax on a youngster who may have peaked early. Statcast's .319 xwOBA hints at some potential sophomore regression.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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