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Who Should I Draft?

Tommy Edman or Josh Donaldson (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 100# 99
Best Rank# 44# 66
Worst Rank# 159# 146
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 145# 176
Best Rank# 125# 149
Worst Rank# 154# 196
   
Projections 
   
Runs7576
Home Runs1427
RBI5774
Stolen Bases143
Batting Average.266.248
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 110# 94
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 105# 96
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 131# 66
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 154# 91
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 122# 108
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 124# 118
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 131# 85
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 109# 91
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 96# 94
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 116# 107
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 96# 94
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 116# 104
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 94# 77
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 115# 100
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 111# 103
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 129# 115
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 159# 103
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 108# 94
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 104# 95
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 98# 74
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 114# 94
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 102# 95
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 142# 109
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 109# 104
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 109# 99
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 95
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 70# 98
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 91
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 73# 117
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 75# 116
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 81# 88
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 86
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 83# 99
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 83# 97
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 83# 119
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 83# 92
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 84# 91
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 87# 100
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 88# 96
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 89# 99
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 91# 103
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 92# 116
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 92# 95
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 94# 107
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 94# 106
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 94# 95
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 100# 102
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 110# 146
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 115# 136
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 121# 123
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats20481
   
Runs2914
   
Hits5118
   
Singles3810
   
Doubles72
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs56
   
RBI2611
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks1618
   
Strikeouts4824
   
Batting Average.250.222
   
On Base Pct.317.373
   
Slugging Pct.368.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.685.842
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats521459
   
Runs7576
   
Hits138112
   
Singles9561
   
Doubles2423
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs1427
   
RBI5774
   
Stolen Bases143
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks3680
   
Strikeouts109130
   
Batting Average.266.248
   
On Base Pct.314.361
   
Slugging Pct.410.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.725.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
News 
 Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 with an RBI and his third stolen base of the season in a 5-2 loss to Washington on Monday.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Apr 13th
Josh Donaldson isn't playing in Thursday's matinee against the Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 15th
 Cardinals leadoff man Tommy Edman had a nice game on Wednesday, collecting three singles while stealing a base for the second straight game.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Apr 7th
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run in a 7-1 loss to the Red Sox in Game 2 of a Wednesday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 14th
 Tommy Edman went 1-for-5 on Tuesday, scored one run, and stole his first base of the season.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Apr 6th
The Twins plan on activating Josh Donaldson from the injured list on Wednesday. He should return to the lineup shortly thereafter, if not on Wednesday.
Corbin Young
Tue, Apr 13th
 Tommy Edman went 1-for-3 on Monday, drawing a walk and scoring a run in the first inning and then hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Apr 5th
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson took six at-bats Sunday over in St. Paul.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 11th
 Cardinals leadoff man Tommy Edman picked up a single in three at-bats in a blowout loss to the Reds on Sunday.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Apr 4th
Josh Donaldson (hamstring) sprinted and ran the bases on Saturday, according to manager Rocco Baldelli. Baldelli also indicated Donaldson will take grounders at 3B and take BP this weekend. It's possible Donaldson could return Monday or Tuesday.
Matt Flipi
Sat, Apr 10th
Notes 
 B/SS/ 3B/OF
Grey Albright - Razzball
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
 After a highly successful 2019 season in which he hit 11 home runs and stole 15 bases in 92 games, Edman's numbers regressed in nearly every meaningful way last year. His batting average slipped from .304 to just .250, he hit just five home runs, and he went 2-for-6 in stolen base attempts. Edman was a bit unlucky last year, as his xBA and xSLG outperformed his actual numbers. And despite his down year on the basepaths, he was in the 95th percentile in sprint speed. He's likely to lead off for the Cardinals this year, and should be good for double digits in both home runs and steals, with plenty of runs scored. Considering he has multi-position eligibility, he should be drafted before the double-digit rounds.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 
 B, 3B, SS, OF
Mick Ciallela - Fantrax