Brendan Donovan

Brendan Donovan

26-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
St. Louis Cardinals
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Donovan made his big-league debut for the Cardinals in late April and had a solid rookie campaign with a .281/.394/.379 slash line in 126 games. He hit only five home runs with 45 RBI and 64 runs, and the lack of power is consistent from his time in the minors, where he topped out at 12 long balls in a single season. He showed impressive plate discipline, especially for a rookie, and had a 13.3 percent walk rate and 15 percent strikeout rate. Unless the Cardinals add a shortstop in free agency, Tommy Edman should work there in 2023, which should keep the keystone open for Donovan, who won a Gold Glove as a utility player last year. The young infielder played in at least seven games at six different positions, and his versatility should help him retain a regular spot in the lineup, especially if he can replicate his average and on-base figures. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
#291
ADP
$Signed a contract with the Cardinals in June of 2018.
Sitting for regular-season finale
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
October 5, 2022
Donovan isn't starting Wednesday against Pittsburgh, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
ANALYSIS
Donovan has recorded hits in each of the last eight games, hitting .310 with two doubles, seven runs, an RBI, five walks and three strikeouts over that stretch. However, Paul DeJong will take over at the keystone and bat ninth during Wednesday's regular-season finale.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
25
36
16
4
3
4
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
4
2
6
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
2021
No Stats
2020
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .749 77 11 0 8 1 .279 .421 .328
Since 2020vs Right .777 391 53 5 37 1 .282 .389 .388
2022vs Left .749 77 11 0 8 1 .279 .421 .328
2022vs Right .777 391 53 5 37 1 .282 .389 .388
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+36%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+36%
OPS at Home
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .896 229 43 3 25 0 .330 .439 .457
Since 2020Away .657 239 21 2 20 2 .236 .351 .305
2022Home .896 229 43 3 25 0 .330 .439 .457
2022Away .657 239 21 2 20 2 .236 .351 .305
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Brendan Donovan compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.86
 
BB Rate
12.8%
 
K Rate
15.0%
 
BABIP
.330
 
ISO
.097
 
AVG
.281
 
OBP
.394
 
SLG
.379
 
OPS
.773
 
wOBA
.351
 
Exit Velocity
87.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
26.5%
 
Barrels/PA
2.4%
 
Expected BA
.266
 
Expected SLG
.365
 
Sprint Speed
24.7 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
52.8%
 
Line Drive %
23.6%
 
Fly Ball %
23.6%
 
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Out of lineup
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
September 24, 2022
Donovan will hit the bench Saturday against the Dodgers, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.
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Clubs first career grand slam
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
September 22, 2022
Donovan went 1-for-4 with a grand slam and a walk in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Padres.
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Steps out of lineup
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
September 21, 2022
Donovan is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game in San Diego, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Clubs homer in win
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
September 10, 2022
Donovan went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 7-5 win over the Pirates.
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On base five times Thursday
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
September 8, 2022
Donovan went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in Thursday's 11-6 loss to the Nationals.
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