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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Moustakas or Josh Donaldson (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Moustakas
1B,2B,3B - CIN
Mike Moustakas
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
48 of 51 experts
6%
Recommended by
3 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 72# 99
Best Rank# 30# 66
Worst Rank# 104# 146
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 176
Best Rank# 111# 149
Worst Rank# 125# 196
   
Projections 
   
Runs7376
Home Runs3227
RBI9474
Stolen Bases33
Batting Average.253.248
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 91
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 72# 99
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 91# 146
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 79# 100
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 50# 94
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 66# 96
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 30# 66
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 91
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 66# 108
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 57# 118
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 71# 106
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 68# 99
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 80# 102
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 92
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 84# 85
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 66# 91
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 107
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 79# 94
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 61# 107
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 80# 95
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 63# 94
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 87# 119
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 70# 96
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 75# 116
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 61# 98
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 83# 88
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 62# 95
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 64# 117
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 76# 104
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 80# 123
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 77
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 87# 104
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 92# 100
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 71# 103
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 85# 103
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 115
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49# 103
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 83# 91
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 75# 94
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 58# 95
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 87# 95
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 93# 116
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 79# 94
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 73# 95
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 50# 109
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 82# 104
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 97# 99
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 71# 136
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 83# 74
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 103# 97
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Moustakas
1B,2B,3B - CIN
Mike Moustakas
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - MIN
Josh Donaldson
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats13981
   
Runs1314
   
Hits3218
   
Singles1510
   
Doubles92
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs86
   
RBI2711
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1818
   
Strikeouts3624
   
Batting Average.230.222
   
On Base Pct.331.373
   
Slugging Pct.468.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.799.842
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Moustakas
1B,2B,3B - CIN
Mike Moustakas
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - MIN
Josh Donaldson
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats530459
   
Runs7376
   
Hits133112
   
Singles7261
   
Doubles2723
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3227
   
RBI9474
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks5280
   
Strikeouts112130
   
Batting Average.253.248
   
On Base Pct.320.361
   
Slugging Pct.492.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.812.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Moustakas
1B,2B,3B - CIN
Mike Moustakas
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - MIN
Josh Donaldson
News 
 Mike Moustakas went 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home run, two RBI, and two runs scored Friday against Miami.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 27th
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in a 6-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 18th
 Mike Moustakas went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over Miami.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 22nd
Minnesota Twins DH Josh Donaldson went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in a 7-3 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 17th
 Mike Moustakas went 3-for-4 with three doubles, two RBI, and two runs scored Friday against Pittsburgh.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 6th
Minnesota Twins DH Josh Donaldson went 0-for-4 in a 12-3 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 16th
 The Reds activated INF Mike Moustakas (heel) from the 60-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 6th
Minnesota Twins DH Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer and a walk in a 6-4 loss to the Royals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 11th
 Mike Moustakas will make a rehab appearance next week at Triple-A Louisville.
Corbin Young
Thu, Jul 29th
Minnesota Twins DH Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a double in a 3-0 win over Cleveland on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 9th
Notes 
 Because Moustakas was a hitter who played for the Reds, he had a poor 2020 season (seriously, look at their collective numbers). He walked more, struck out more, and lost some points on his batting average, but overall, there was little different in Moustakas's profile. He continued to hit for power and make quality contact. He may not score many runs given his lack of speed and surrounding cast, and the batting average isn't going to help you. But he's got plenty of power for a second-base eligible player, and there's no sign that his production is ready to fall off a cliff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Donaldson again missed significant time with a calf strain last year, and was limited to just 28 games. He hit for power and walked plenty when he was in the lineup, and both his average exit velocity and hard hit rate were at or near his career highs. In other words, there doesn't seem to be much of a decline in his performance over recent seasons. Now in his age-35 season, it sounds like the Twins are going to give Donaldson plenty of rest this year in an effort to keep him healthy. Bank on the power, but assume a maximum of 130 games or so. There's a lot of value in that so long as you factor it in appropriately.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros