2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Josh Donaldson
Josh Donaldson is taking his power bat to the National League as a member of the Atlanta Braves and Greg Jewett has everything you need to know about him for your 2019 fantasy baseball draft.
Predicting health proves to be difficult in fantasy baseball. After playing in at least 155 games every season between 2013-through-2016, Josh Donaldson ’s been riddled with injuries since. He logged just 113 games in 2017 and 52 in 2018 which is less than optimal when heading to free agency. This offseason Donaldson signed with the Braves looking for a fresh start, and to avoid the turf in Toronto. Playing at least half of his games on grass should help keep his calf healthy and going to a strong offense should allow Donaldson a return to fantasy relevance in the season ahead.
However, owners will need to track his health in the spring while his draft stock settles in. Through less than 25 NFBC drafts, Donaldson is the 15th third baseman taken with an average ADP of 111.29, but his range proves much more varied. His high pick of 74 accompanies a low selection at number 165, so if the third baseman start to fly off the board, Donaldson presents himself as a risky, but...