Brendan Donovan

2B,LF,OF · St. Louis Cardinals

Bats L Throws R
DOB 1997-01-16 Age 27.3
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 18.15, 270th

Season Projections

Draft Buddy374.0125519452671242211152517915.262.274.360.400.760.126
THE BAT349.412149843360116222850507815.662.268.355.386.741.118

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Brendan Donovan Back In Action Against Miami

    Headshot for Brendan Donovan

    St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Brendan Donovan (elbow) is starting in left field and batting leadoff on Saturday against left-hander Trevor Rogers and the Miami Marlins for the second game of the series. With Donovan back in the leadoff spot, rookie outfielder Victor Scott II will drop down to the nine-hole. Donovan was hit by two pitches in Wednesday's loss to the San Diego Padres and was subsequently held out of the lineup for the home opener against the Fish on Thursday. But the 27-year-old is back in there on Saturday and is looking to keep up his hot-hitting ways to begin the 2024 season. So far through seven games, he's gone 8-for-26 (.308) with a homer, two doubles, six RBI and six runs scored. Donovan has never faced Rogers in his career, though.

    Apr 6 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Brendan Donovan
  • Brendan Donovan Says He'll Play Saturday

    Headshot for Brendan Donovan

    St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Brendan Donovan (elbow) said after Thursday's victory over the Miami Marlins that he'll be good to go for Saturday's game. Donovan was hit on the bicep in Los Angeles and just above his right elbow in Wednesday's loss to the San Diego Padres, but the training staff was able to do enough work to get him loosened up and on a good path moving forward. The 27-year-old has been beat up by hit by pitches in the last week, but he's not dealing with any structural damage and should return to the lineup on Saturday after an off day on Friday. Donovan is off to an 8-for-26 start (.308) with a homer, six RBI and six runs scored and should be in the lineup every day with Tommy Edman (wrist), Lars Nootbaar (ribs) and Dylan Carlson (shoulder) all on the injured list to begin the 2024 season.

    Apr 4 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Brendan Donovan
  • Brendan Donovan Out Thursday

    Headshot for Brendan Donovan

    St. Louis Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said that outfielder Brendan Donovan (elbow) has been ruled out of Thursday's home opener against the visiting Miami Marlins after being hit twice with pitches in Wednesday's loss to the San Diego Padres. Donovan's right elbow is the issue after being removed late in the series finale in San Diego. For now, fantasy managers should consider the 27-year-old to be day-to-day. The Cardinals can ill-afford another injury to one of their outfielders, as they already have Tommy Edman (wrist), Lars Nootbaar (ribs) and Dylan Carlson (shoulder) on the injured list. With Donovan out on Thursday, rookie Michael Siani is drawing the start in left field and batting ninth against Marlins left-hander Ryan Weathers. Siani makes for a poor DFS play in the nine-hole in the Cards' home opener.

    Apr 4 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Brendan Donovan
  • Brendan Donovan Leaves After Being Hit By Pitch

    Headshot for Brendan Donovan

    St. Louis Cardinals infielder/outfielder Brendan Donovan (elbow) left Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the San Diego Padres after being hit by a pitch on his elbow in the top of the eighth inning. Rookie Michael Siani replaced Donovan in left field for the Cardinals. Donovan was hit by two pitches on Wednesday, with the second one knocking him out of the contest in the series finale. The 27-year-old should be considered day-to-day until we have more information on the severity of his elbow injury. It remains to be seen if he'll be available to play in the team's home opener on Thursday versus the visiting Miami Marlins. Before leaving late in the game, Donovan went 1-for-2 to raise his early season average to .308. If Donovan doesn't play on Thursday, either Alec Burleson or Siani will likely get a start in the outfield for St. Louis next to Victor Scott II and Jordan Walker.

    Apr 3 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Brendan Donovan
  • Offseason In Review: St. Louis Cardinals

    Headshot for Nolan Arenado

    The Cardinals are looking to prove that last year was a fluke. They bolstered their pitching staff to help them bounce back in 2024, but did they do enough? Major League Signings RHP Sonny Gray: Three years, $75MM (including buyout of 2027 club option) RHP Kyle Gibson: One year, $13MM (including buyout of 2025 club…

    Mar 11 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason St. Louis Cardinals Nolan Arenado Alec Burleson Dylan Carlson Matt Carpenter Brandon Crawford Brendan Donovan Tommy Edman Ryan Fernandez Kyle Gibson Paul Goldschmidt Sonny Gray Josh James Andrew Kittredge Lance Lynn Steven Matz Keynan Middleton Yadier Molina Lars Nootbaar Alfonso Rivas Nick Robertson Adam Wainwright Jordan Walker Masyn Winn Jared Young
  • Brendan Donovan Likely To Stick At Second Base

    Headshot for Brendan Donovan

    St. Louis Cardinals infielder Brendan Donovan (elbow) will have his throwing monitored at camp and is likely to stick at second base for now. It makes sense considering Donovan had surgery to fix his right flexor tendon last August. The Cardinals appear to be easing the 27-year-old back into action at spring training, but the expectation is that he'll be ready to go for Opening Day. The left-handed-hitting utility man from Germany hit more balls in the air to his pull side in his second big-league season in 2023 and finished with a .284 average (93-for-327) with a career-high 11 home runs, 34 RBI, five stolen bases and 48 runs cored in 95 games played. He's a sneaky middle-infield option for fantasy managers in 2024 with great contact skills and positional versatility.

    Feb 19 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Brendan Donovan
  • Hitting Stats

    2024 ATC359.2120498433641182111050497615.262.273.360.399.759.126
    2024 Draft Buddy374.0125519452671242211152517915.262.274.360.400.760.126
    2024 Steamer411.9123556477751332421354598515.373.278.369.414.783.136
    2024 THE BAT349.412149843360116222850507815.662.268.355.386.741.118
    2024 Zeile358.0117493427641172121049507515.262.274.361.403.764.129

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats



    4at OAK1.01540000000240.
    3at ARI, vs PHI19.062623350113327.700.217.308.435.743.218
    2vs MIA, at SD28.052216683012414.501.500.600.8751.475.375
    1at LAD10.0418161210040633.300.


    18vs CHC, at ARI16.062525671000028.
    17at CHC, vs MIA12.051715231011215.900.200.294.467.761.267
    16vs WAS22.0315123411161213.300.333.385.8331.218.500
    15at CWS, at MIA8.0621210700010628.600.333.333.333.666.000
    14vs NYY, vs HOU22.041915360023215.301.400.471.8001.271.400
    13vs CHC, at WAS22.0524182600152416.700.333.400.500.900.167
    12at NYM, vs SF22.06302751020021516.700.370.393.444.837.074
    11vs CIN, at TEX16.0628232710013310.700.304.385.348.733.044
    10at PIT, vs KC12.0519161300121210.500.188.235.375.610.187
    9at CLE, at CIN32.072619661022700.020.316.500.6841.184.368
    8vs LAD, vs MIL13.0729254400014620.700.
    7at BOS, at CHC8.061714130001315.900.214.353.214.567.000
    6vs DET, vs LAA13.0516142300131425.
    5at LAD, at SF8.061716060001115.900.375.412.375.787.000
    4at SEA, vs ARI3.03871100000230.800.
    3vs PIT, at COL24.0733305930003613.620.264.339.415.754.151
    2at MIL, vs ATL5.0518160200012515.000.313.421.500.921.187
    1vs TOR20.0314145500240225.


    Apr 15at OAKW 3-11.01540000000240.
    Apr 14at ARIL 0-51.0143000000100.
    Apr 13at ARIL 2-41.01550100000120.
    Apr 12at ARIW 9-68.01442301010125.000.750.7501.2502.000.500
    Apr 10vs PHIL 3-47.0143110011100.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Apr 9vs PHIW 3-01.0144000001000.
    Apr 8vs PHIL 3-51.0154000000100.
    Apr 7vs MIAL 3-101.0143000000100.
    Apr 6vs MIAW 3-16.0143122000100.000.667.7501.3332.083.666
    Apr 3at SDL 2-33.0142010000000.001.500.750.5001.250.000
    Apr 2at SDW 5-25.01542200001120.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Apr 1at SDW 6-213.0154331012100.000.750.8001.7502.5501.000
    Mar 31at LADL 4-54.01540100020240.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Mar 30at LADW 6-54.01550110020240.
    Mar 29at LADL 3-62.01431000000250.
    Mar 28at LADL 1-70.0144000000000.


    Jul 29vs CHCL 1-52.01551100000120.
    Jul 28vs CHCL 2-30.07a11000000000.
    Jul 27vs CHCL 3-100.01550000000120.
    Jul 26at ARIW 11-74.0155220000000.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Jul 25at ARIL 1-35.0144111000000.
    Jul 24at ARIW 10-65.0155230000000.000.600.600.6001.200.000
    Jul 23at CHCL 2-70.0155000000000.
    Jul 22at CHCL 6-81.04a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Jul 21at CHCL 3-41.08a10000000100.0001.0001.000
    Jul 19vs MIAW 6-43.01551110000120.
    Jul 18vs MIAW 5-27.0154110011100.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    Jul 16vs WASW 8-46.01541210011120.000.500.600.7501.350.250
    Jul 15vs WASW 9-66.01551101020120.
    Jul 14vs WASL 5-710.0153110013000.000.333.6001.3331.9331.000
    Jul 9at CWSW 4-30.03a000000000000
    Jul 8at CWSW 3-01.01550000010360.
    Jul 7at CWSL 7-83.0155030000000.000.600.600.6001.200.000
    Jul 6at MIAW 3-00.01550000000240.
    Jul 5at MIAL 9-103.01550300000120.000.600.600.6001.200.000
    Jul 4at MIAL 2-151.08e11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Jul 2vs NYYW 5-111.0164130012000.001.750.8331.5002.333.750
    Jun 29vs HOUL 0-141.01440100000125.
    Jun 28vs HOUL 7-109.0154220011100.000.500.6001.2501.850.750
    Jun 27vs HOUW 4-21.0743000000100.
    Jun 25vs CHCW 7-56.01641100020233.300.250.500.250.750.000
    Jun 24vs CHCL 1-91.0932000000100.000.000.333.000.333.000
    Jun 21at WASL 0-32.0143010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jun 20at WASW 9-33.09550300000120.000.600.600.6001.200.000
    Jun 19at WASW 8-610.01641100130116.700.250.5001.0001.500.750
    Jun 18at NYMW 8-77.01552310010120.000.600.600.8001.400.200
    Jun 17at NYMW 5-34.0155120001000.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Jun 16at NYML 1-61.01440100000250.
    Jun 14vs SFL 5-81.01550100000120.
    Jun 13vs SFL 3-114.0154111000100.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Jun 12vs SFL 3-45.01641200000116.700.500.667.5001.167.000
    Jun 11vs CINL 3-43.01550210000120.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Jun 10vs CINL 4-83.0852000000100.000.000.600.000.600.000
    Jun 9vs CINW 7-46.0155230001000.000.600.600.6001.200.000
    Jun 7at TEXW 1-00.01440000000125.
    Jun 6at TEXL 4-63.01540200001120.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Jun 5at TEXL 3-41.0743000000100.
    Jun 4at PITL 1-20.05a11000000000.
    Jun 3at PITL 3-42.0164000000000.000.000.333.000.333.000
    Jun 2at PITL 5-78.01541100121120.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    May 30vs KCW 2-12.01440200000125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 29vs KCL 0-70.0633000000000.
    May 28at CLEL 3-41.0543000000100.
    May 27at CLEW 2-111.0642210011200.010.500.7502.0002.7501.500
    May 26at CLEL 3-43.0644120000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 25at CINW 2-11.0343000000100.
    May 24at CINL 3-107.0643110011100.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    May 23at CINW 8-58.0743221000100.010.667.7501.0001.750.333
    May 22at CINL 5-61.09a21000000100.000.000.500.000.500.000
    May 21vs LADW 10-53.08431100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 20vs LADW 6-50.06440000000250.
    May 19vs LADL 0-50.06440000000125.
    May 18vs LADW 16-82.0843100000100.
    May 17vs MILW 3-03.0644120000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 16vs MILL 2-32.08440100010125.
    May 15vs MILW 18-13.06531000002120.000.000.400.000.400.000
    May 14at BOSW 9-11.06540000001120.
    May 13at BOSW 4-31.06a10000000100.0001.0001.000
    May 12at BOSW 8-62.05a22110000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 10at CHCL 4-101.02a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    May 9at CHCW 6-42.0643000001100.
    May 8at CHCW 3-11.0544010000000.
    May 7vs DETW 12-610.0643120013000.000.667.7501.6672.4171.000
    May 6vs DETL 5-62.0733110000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    May 5vs DETL 4-51.09a10000000100.0001.0001.000
    May 4vs LAAL 7-110.07440000000125.
    May 3vs LAAL 4-60.08440000000375.
    Apr 30at LADL 3-63.0844020001000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Apr 29at LADL 0-10.01a11000000000.
    Apr 28at LADL 3-72.0833020000000.000.667.667.6671.334.000
    Apr 26at SFL 3-71.0843000000100.
    Apr 25at SFL 4-50.08220000000150.
    Apr 24at SFL 0-42.0733020000000.000.667.667.6671.334.000
    Apr 21at SEAL 2-50.01440000000250.
    Apr 19vs ARIW 14-50.04a000000000000
    Apr 17vs ARIL 3-63.0143110000000.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 16vs PITW 5-41.0155010000000.
    Apr 15vs PITL 3-610.0154131000100.020.750.8001.0001.800.250
    Apr 14vs PITW 3-02.01440110000125.
    Apr 13vs PITL 0-53.01550210000120.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Apr 12at COLW 7-41.01550100000240.
    Apr 11at COLW 9-64.01532000002240.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Apr 10at COLL 4-73.0144210000000.
    Apr 9at MILL 1-60.01440000000125.
    Apr 7at MILL 0-41.01440100000125.
    Apr 5vs ATLL 2-52.01420000002125.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Apr 4vs ATLL 1-41.09a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Apr 3vs ATLL 4-81.01550000010240.
    Apr 2vs TORW 9-47.01441100120125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Apr 1vs TORW 4-12.01441100000125.
    Mar 30vs TORL 9-1011.0166330012000.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    To top