Who Should I Draft?

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. or Josh Donaldson (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
46 of 59 experts
22%
Recommended by
13 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 63
Best Rank# 16# 21
Worst Rank# 85# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 53# 89
Best Rank# 43# 81
Worst Rank# 70# 113
   
Projections 
   
Runs7580
Home Runs2227
RBI7776
Stolen Bases44
Batting Average.300.262
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 53
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 49# 75
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 51# 97
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 44# 80
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 30# 80
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 54# 104
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 63
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 82# 116
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 61
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 53# 78
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 41# 61
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 49# 84
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 51
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 81
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 16# 21
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 55# 81
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 67
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 57
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 54# 75
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 70# 96
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 63
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 62# 66
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 44# 56
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 31# 53
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 57
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 36# 51
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 85# 113
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 46# 56
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 54
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 61# 101
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 20# 77
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 53
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 86
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 49# 76
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 48# 52
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 58
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 36# 58
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 23# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 71# 72
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 51# 80
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 51# 53
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 46# 74
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 54# 85
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 62# 76
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 39
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 46# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 44
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 48# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 53# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 53# 40
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 57
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 62# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 66# 46
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 66# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 69# 55
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 71# 41
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 79
   
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats187
   
Runs30
   
Hits46
   
Singles24
   
Doubles14
   
Triples0
   
Home Runs8
   
RBI23
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Caught Stealing0
   
Walks31
   
Strikeouts54
   
Batting Average.246
   
On Base Pct.352
   
Slugging Pct.449
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801
   
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats482468
   
Runs7580
   
Hits145123
   
Singles9369
   
Doubles2926
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2227
   
RBI7776
   
Stolen Bases44
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks4674
   
Strikeouts72117
   
Batting Average.300.262
   
On Base Pct.361.364
   
Slugging Pct.505.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.866.861
   
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Josh Donaldson
3B,DH - ATL
Josh Donaldson
News 
 Vladimir Guerrero went 1-for-3 and drove in three RBI in an 8-0 triumph over the Red Sox on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in Monday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 37th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk while driving in a run as the Blue Jays lost to the Rays on Thursday by a 6-4 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 6th
Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Nationals. The homer was his 36th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 8th
 Vlad Guerrero Jr. will get the day off Monday against the Braves.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 2nd
Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and two walks in Friday's win over the Nationals.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was ejected for the first time in his big league career on Friday for grumbling and pointing at home plate umpire Mike Estabrook.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 31st
Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 0-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Nationals. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 6th
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 2-for-5 with an RBI during Wednesday's loss to the Braves.
John Aubin
Thu, Aug 29th
Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, three runs scored, and a walk in Monday's win over the Blue Jays. The homer was his 34th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 3rd
Notes 
 Nobody is doubting Guerrero's skills. Especially not Steamer, as the typically pessimistic projection system has the 19-year-old batting .306/.368/.511 with 22 homers in 550 plate appearances. Toronto's teenage prodigy has nothing left to prove in the minors after collectively batting .381/.437/.636 in Double-A and Triple-A. The problem is opportunity, with the Blue Jays almost certain to hold baseball's top prospect back for service-time manipulation. Since he was never going to make the Opening Day roster, supporters shouldn't get cold feet because of an oblique injury that guarantees a delay to his anticipated arrival. With Ronald Acuna's sensational debut fresh in everyone's mind, there's still little chance of snagging Vlad Jr. at a discount. Don't bite so soon in re-drafts, but it'll get tougher to resist if he lasts to the late fifth or sixth round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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
 The always conservative Steamer projection model sees Vlad Jr. as a similar player to Nolan Arenado from the get-go with a .300+ BA, 30 homers and both 100 RBIs and runs over a full season's at bats. This issue, however, will be whether he gets those at-bats. You can gamble on him as early as the 4th round, but it may not be early enough to beat others to the punch
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
 Guerrero profiles as a future superstar. He was unstoppable across four minor league levels last season, hitting .381 with 20 home runs in just 95 games. The projection systems universally expect him to rake from day one in the Major Leagues, envisioning that he is capable of hitting close to .300 with 20-25 home runs even while missing the first few weeks of the season due to service time considerations. He won't be good for more than a handful of stolen bases, but that hardly matters for a player who could someday soon lead the league in both batting average and home runs.
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