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John McDonald

39-Year-Old Shortstop – Los Angeles Angels

2014 Stats

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.164

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0

RBI

4

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3

SB

1

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

McDonald appeared in 51 games for four different teams in 2013, finishing with the Red Sox and getting himself a World Series ring. McDonald has never had much of a bat, but his ability to play multip...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 181   DOB: 9/24/1974   BORN: New London, CT   COLLEGE: Providence   DRAFTED: 12th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Angels in January of 2014 that includes an invite to spring training.

May 7, 2014  –  John McDonald News

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John McDonald Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 30 MAJ DET 31 78 73 10 19 4 3 1 0 4 1 1 5 12 0 0 0 .260 .308 .329 .636
2005 30 MAJ TOR 37 106 93 8 27 3 3 0 0 12 5 0 6 12 3 2 2 .290 .340 .323 .662
2005  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ DET/TOR 68 184 166 18 46 7 6 1 0 16 6 1 11 24 3 2 2 .277 .326 .325 .651
2006 31 MAJ TOR 104 286 260 35 58 13 7 3 3 23 7 2 16 41 6 2 2 .223 .271 .308 .579
2007 32 MAJ TOR 122 353 327 32 82 23 20 2 1 31 7 2 11 48 12 1 2 .251 .279 .333 .612
2008 33 A DUN 3 12 11 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .364 .417 .364 .781
2008 33 MAJ TOR 84 207 186 21 39 9 8 0 1 18 3 1 10 25 7 2 2 .210 .255 .269 .524
2009 34 MAJ TOR 73 156 151 18 39 11 7 0 4 13 0 2 1 18 1 1 2 .258 .271 .384 .655
2010 35 MAJ TOR 63 163 152 27 38 17 9 2 6 23 2 1 6 26 2 3 0 .250 .273 .454 .727
2011 36 A+ DUN 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2011 36 MAJ ARI 19 63 59 2 10 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 9 0 0 0 .169 .222 .203 .425
2011 36 MAJ TOR 65 182 168 19 42 11 8 1 2 20 2 4 8 18 3 2 1 .250 .285 .345 .630
2011  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ ARI/TOR 84 245 227 21 52 13 10 1 2 22 2 4 12 27 3 2 1 .229 .269 .308 .577
2012 37 R SCO 3 12 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
2012 37 MAJ ARI 70 212 197 16 49 15 9 0 6 22 0 1 12 33 2 0 1 .249 .295 .386 .681
2013 38 AAA IND 10 37 34 5 9 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 3 0 0 1 .265 .324 .294 .618
2013 38 MAJ PIT 16 35 31 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 8 0 0 1 .065 .171 .097 .268
2013 38 MAJ BOS 6 9 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .583
2013 38 MAJ CLE 8 8 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .125
2013 38 MAJ PHI 21 25 23 5 4 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 .174 .208 .304 .512
2013  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ PIT/BOS/CLE/PHI 51 77 69 8 8 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 6 16 1 0 1 .116 .197 .174 .371
2014 39 MAJ LAA 60 73 61 3 10 1 1 0 0 4 1 1 6 17 3 1 2 .164 .257 .180 .437
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3-Year Averages     68 177 164 15 36 9 6 0 3 16 0 1 10 25 2 0 1 .220 .269 .311 .580
Career  (View All)     971 2,344 2,155 240 499 131 93 11 27 197 31 19 107 328 48 16 18 .232 .272 .323 .594

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John McDonald Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 30 @Bal Did not play.
Jul. 29 @Bal Did not play.
Jul. 27 Det 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .164 .257 .180 .437
Jul. 26 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .164 .257 .180 .437
Jul. 25 Det 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .273 .193 .466
Jul. 24 Det Did not play.
Jul. 23 Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .262 .193 .455
Jul. 22 Bal Did not play.
Jul. 21 Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .262 .193 .455
Jul. 20 Sea Did not play.
Jul. 19 Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .185 .274 .204 .478
Jul. 18 Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .259 .212 .471
Jul. 13 @Tex 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .268 .220 .488
Jul. 12 @Tex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .273 .224 .497
Jul. 11 @Tex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .273 .224 .497
Jul. 10 @Tex 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .273 .224 .497
Jul. 9 Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .273 .224 .497
Jul. 8 Tor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .278 .229 .507
Jul. 7 Tor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .288 .239 .527
Jul. 6 Hou 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .288 .239 .527
Jul. 5 Hou 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .300 .250 .550
Jul. 4 Hou Did not play.
Jul. 3 Hou 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .313 .262 .575
Jul. 2 @CWS Did not play.
Jul. 1 @CWS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .238 .313 .262 .575
Jul. 1 @CWS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .298 .244 .542
Jun. 30 @CWS Did not play.
Jun. 29 @KC Did not play.
Jun. 28 @KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .298 .244 .542
Jun. 27 @KC Did not play.
Last 7 Days 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
Last 14 Days 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
Last 30 Days 20 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 1 1 0 0 .050 .174 .050 .224

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John McDonald: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 2 45 10 1
2013 11 16 19 1 1
2012 4 5 54
2011 21 26 38
2010 23 19 19 2 2
2009 8 10 31 4 4 2

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John McDonald Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014211020.238.286.619
2013211000.000.000.160
2012666350.318.530.897

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014402021.125.125.342
2013487140.167.250.466
2012131103170.214.313.572

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014290011.034.069.269
2013373120.081.162.290
201210184110.238.396.676

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014323030.281.281.596
2013325020.156.188.458
20129682110.260.375.686
John McDonald Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 30 MAJ DET 78 73 6.4% 15.4% 0.42 84% .311 .069
2005 30 MAJ TOR 106 93 5.7% 11.3% 0.50 87% .333 .033
2005  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ DET/TOR 184 166 6% 13% 0.46 86% .324 .048
2006 31 MAJ TOR 286 260 5.6% 14.3% 0.39 84% .255 .085
2007 32 MAJ TOR 353 327 3.1% 13.6% 0.23 85% .291 .082
2008 33 A DUN 12 11 8.3% 8.3% 1.00 91% .400 .000
2008 33 MAJ TOR 207 186 4.8% 12.1% 0.40 87% .238 .059
2009 34 MAJ TOR 156 151 0.6% 11.5% 0.06 88% .271 .126
2010 35 MAJ TOR 163 152 3.7% 16% 0.23 83% .267 .204
2011 36 A+ DUN 4 4 0% 0% 0.00 100% .250 .000
2011 36 MAJ ARI 63 59 6.3% 14.3% 0.44 85% .200 .034
2011 36 MAJ TOR 182 168 4.4% 9.9% 0.44 89% .270 .095
2011  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ ARI/TOR 245 227 4.9% 11% 0.44 88% .253 .079
2012 37 R SCO 12 8 25% 8.3% 3.00 88% .000 .000
2012 37 MAJ ARI 212 197 5.7% 15.6% 0.36 83% .272 .137
2013 38 AAA IND 37 34 5.4% 8.1% 0.67 91% .290 .029
2013 38 MAJ PIT 35 31 8.6% 22.9% 0.38 74% .087 .032
2013 38 MAJ BOS 9 8 11.1% 33.3% 0.33 63% .400 .000
2013 38 MAJ CLE 8 7 12.5% 12.5% 1.00 86% .000 .000
2013 38 MAJ PHI 25 23 4% 16% 0.25 83% .167 .130
2013  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ PIT/BOS/CLE/PHI 77 69 7.8% 20.8% 0.38 77% .135 .058
2014 39 MAJ LAA 73 61 8.2% 23.3% 0.35 72% .227 .016
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3-Year Averages     177 164 5.6% 14.1% 0.40 85% .243 .091
Career     2,344 2,155 4.6% 14% 0.33 85% .262 .091

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2014 Stat Review for John McDonald    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.164 AVG
TERRIBLE
72% Contact Rate
POOR
.227 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.180 SLG
TERRIBLE
.016 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.35 BB/K
WEAK
8.2% BB Rate
AVERAGE
23.3% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.437 OPS
TERRIBLE
.257 OBP
TERRIBLE

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John McDonald: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

McDonald played shortstop for the Angels on Wednesday, after Erick Aybar was scratched from the contest against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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McDonald will make his first start of the season Saturday against the Astros, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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McDonald said Tuesday that he may retire after the 2014 season, MLB.com reports.

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McDonald was added to the 40-man roster Tuesday and will serve as a utility infielder this season, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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McDonald likely will be the Angels' backup infielder in 2014 after Andrew Romine was traded Friday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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McDonald is hitting .462 in 13 at-bats this spring as he battles for a job as a reserve infielder with the Angels in 2014.

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McDonald signed a minor league contract with the Angels on Thursday that includes an invite to spring training, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

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The Red Sox acquired McDonald from the Phillies on Saturday in exchange for minor league pitcher Nefi Ogando, Evan Drellich of MassLive.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

McDonald appeared in 70 games for Arizona last season, getting a bit more playing time than expected with Stephen Drew's slow recovery from ankle surgery as well as the injury woes of replacement shortstop Willie Bloomquist. The story remains the same for McDonald: he's a glove-first option best suited to come off the bench as a late-inning defensive replacement. Considering that he matched his career-high by hitting six homers over 213 plate appearances, there's very little to get excited about as he enters his age-38 season. His only paths to a similar amount of playing time in 2013 will require another injury or two ahead of him on the depth chart, or a trade elsewhere to a team in dire need of defense in the middle infield.

2012

While McDonald has earned the reputation of being an elite defensive player, a weak bat has kept him in a reserve role throughout his time in the big leagues. The D-Backs were pleased with his work after acquiring him from Toronto in the Aaron Hill-Kelly Johnson swap in August and signed him to a two-year deal to provide depth behind Stephen Drew. Even if McDonald has an opportunity to work as a starter to open the year while Drew recovers from a fractured ankle and hernia surgery, his career .238/.275/.326 slash line tells the entire story of what he can provide with the bat.

2011

McDonald's glove has kept him earning a big league paycheck for parts of 12 years now, but his bat just doesn't offer anything worth your trouble even if he were forced into a full-time role. He did manage to homer in one of his first games back following the death of his father, so there's something to be said for his perseverance. He'll be back as the team's backup shortstop following a .250/6/23 season with the Jays.

2010

McDonald re-upped with the Jays with a two-year, $3 million deal as the team desperately attempts to fill a gaping hole at shortstop after the departure of Marco Scutaro. McDonald's glove helps out the pitching staff but his bat is woefully inadequate in all formats, so the Jays signed Alex Gonzalez to handle the starting job.

2009

At this point, he'd probably be better served starting up a family farm, but if you can hit .210/.255/.269 and still collect a paycheck, who are we to begrudge? His bat has never been passable, but McDonald flashes enough leather to hold down a bench spot. There's no reason to have him on your fantasy team.

2008

Toronto liked his glove enough to give McDonald a two-year contract that will ensure a regular spot in the lineup despite a poor bat (.251/.279/.333). Those in leagues that count OBP and SLG will want to stay further away given the lethal combination of lots of at-bats and no pop.

2007

McDonald found himself the starting shortstop once Russ Adams was removed from the equation, and he basically stunk. The funny part? Toronto actually wants him back after having signed Royce Clayton. You'll want to distance yourself from any and all McDonald at-bats in 2007.

2006

McDonald split time between Toronto and Detroit in a utility role last season. He was traded back to Toronto this winter where he will assume his old role with Blue Jays.

2005

McDonald, another prospect from the Indians minor league system, has failed to find any consistency at the plate in his time in the majors. He's known for swinging away at bad pitches, but is praised for his defensive play at shortstop and second base. Now with the Blue Jays.

2004

Already limited by a chronic back injury, McDonald also needed microfracture surgery to repair an ailing knee in 2003. This is the same injury that the Denver Broncos' Terrell Davis had as a last-ditch effort to save his NFL career. The stakes weren't quite so high in this case - McDonald's major league career OPS is .540, and his OBP is .261.

2003

No patience, no speed, no power, no thanks.