Brendan Donovan St. Louis Cardinals

Age: 25 (January 16, 1997) | 6' 1" | 195lbs. | Bats: Left Minors: 1b-24 2b-27 3b-31 ss-11 of-18 lf-16 rf-2 dh-2 ph-1 pr-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
STL A 2019 113 402 70 107 63 91 26 3 8 53 4 2 .266 .377 .405 13 19 .322 n/a
STL AAA 2019 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.00 1.00 2.00 50 0 1.00 n/a
STL A+ 2021 25 95 15 28 10 15 6 0 2 13 7 1 .295 .385 .421 9 14 .333 n/a
STL AA 2021 50 185 35 59 25 39 10 1 4 28 8 5 .319 .411 .449 11 18 .379 n/a
STL AAA 2021 33 111 23 32 15 23 5 0 6 25 4 2 .288 .389 .495 11 18 .313 n/a
STL NL 2022 59 182 28 54 29 38 14 1 2 26 2 2 .297 .408 .418 13 17 .364 54/24/22 8 8
Career 1yr 59 182 28 54 29 38 14 1 2 26 2 2 .297 .408 .418 13 17 .364 n/a
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Alex Patton Alex
Jun 14

Brendan Donovan, OF, Cardinals: Of all the prospects the Cardinals have called up this year, none have been as impactful as Donovan. The 25-year-old went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and scored the game-tying run in the seventh inning during the Cardinals rally. To cap it all off, he made a diving catch in the top of the 10th inning in right field to preserve a 3-3 tie and set the stage for Paul Goldschmidt’s walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the inning. Overall, Donovan is now batting .340 with a 1.004 OPS since being called up at the end of April.

Alex Patton Alex
May 24

Grabbed him in home league FAAB today - BB Analyst calls him a 6B (medium floor, low ceiling) type of guy, but he was getting enough buzz (including praise from Marmol) during ST, and somehow he's been putting up better numbers at each level as he moves up.  Add a low strikeout rate and a high walk rate and you can see why a manager who has DeJong, O'Neill, and Carlson in the lineup might look forward to a Donovan as a bench option. 

Of course, his problem is being a 2B/3B on a team with Edman and Arenado.   So he's going to be purely a utility guy for the forseeable future. 

Then again Donovan's hit 60 OPS points higher against RHP over his minor league career - and Corey Dickerson's OPS as the strong-side DH this year has been 130 points below Adam Wainwright's career OPS.  So he might start to get some PAs there if Dickerson's wake up call doesn't come soon.

And while he hasn't hit for much power, he's a bigger guy so he might still have some growth in that category, like another bigger 2B/3B with no history of hitting for power who the Cards brought up 10 years ago.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Apr 26