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Josh Donaldson

29-Year-Old Third Baseman – Toronto Blue Jays

2015 Stats

AVG

.347

HR

4

RBI

14

R

14

SB

2

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was much discussion last offseason as to whether Donaldson's 2013 season was a fluke, but after a second straight year of finishing in the top-10 of the AL MVP vote, it is pretty clear that Dona...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 221   DOB: 12/8/1985   BORN: Pensacola, FL   COLLEGE: Auburn      Show ContractHide Contract

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Josh Donaldson Contract Information:

Received a one-year, $4.3 million deal after losing his arbitration case to the Blue Jays in February 2015.

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Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 13-6 win over the Orioles.

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Josh Donaldson 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
2007 21 R AZL 4 13 11 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 .182 .308 .364 .672
2008 22 A STO 47 205 188 37 62 24 13 2 9 39 0 2 17 29 0 0 0 .330 .391 .564 .955
2008 22 A PEO 63 252 235 27 51 19 13 0 6 23 7 1 17 41 0 0 0 .217 .276 .349 .625
2009 23 AA MID 123 538 453 67 123 47 37 1 9 91 7 2 79 92 3 2 1 .272 .379 .417 .796
2010 24 AAA SAC 86 348 294 52 70 33 14 1 18 67 3 1 45 79 0 7 2 .238 .336 .476 .812
2010 24 MAJ OAK 14 34 32 1 5 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 12 0 0 0 .156 .206 .281 .487
2011 25 AAA SAC 115 503 444 79 116 45 28 0 17 70 13 4 51 100 0 2 6 .261 .344 .439 .783
2012 26 AAA SAC 51 234 209 38 70 27 12 2 13 45 5 2 23 34 0 1 1 .335 .402 .598 1.000
2012 26 MAJ OAK 75 294 274 34 66 25 16 0 9 33 4 1 14 61 0 1 5 .241 .289 .398 .687
2013 27 MAJ OAK 158 668 579 89 174 64 37 3 24 93 5 2 76 110 1 6 6 .301 .384 .499 .883
2014 28 MAJ OAK 158 695 608 93 155 62 31 2 29 98 8 0 76 130 0 4 7 .255 .342 .456 .798
2015 29 MAJ TOR 19 82 75 14 26 10 6 0 4 14 2 0 5 15 0 1 1 .347 .390 .587 .977
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3-Year Averages     130 551 487 72 131 49 28 1 20 74 5 1 55 100 0 3 6 .269 .348 .454 .802
Career  (View All)     424 1,773 1,568 231 426 163 91 5 67 242 19 3 173 328 1 12 19 .272 .349 .464 .813

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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 26 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .347 .390 .587 .977
Apr. 25 @TB 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .352 .397 .606 1.003
Apr. 24 @TB 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .343 .392 .612 1.004
Apr. 23 Bal 4 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .349 .400 .635 1.035
Apr. 22 Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .339 .394 .576 .970
Apr. 21 Bal 4 1 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .419 .618 1.037
Apr. 19 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .386 .569 .955
Apr. 18 Atl 4 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .340 .396 .596 .992
Apr. 17 Atl 5 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .326 .375 .535 .910
Apr. 16 TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .289 .349 .368 .717
Apr. 15 TB 5 2 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .314 .359 .400 .759
Apr. 14 TB 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .294 .300 .594
Apr. 13 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .267 .269 .536
Apr. 12 @Bal 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .308 .318 .626
Apr. 11 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .286 .278 .564
Apr. 10 @Bal 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .286 .353 .357 .710
Apr. 9 @NYY 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .250 .182 .432
Apr. 8 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .125
Apr. 6 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 28 4 9 3 0 1 4 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 .321 .345 .536 .881
Last 14 Days 57 11 22 5 0 4 11 3 11 2 0 1 1 1 .386 .419 .684 1.103
Last 30 Days 75 14 26 6 0 4 14 5 15 2 0 1 1 2 .347 .390 .587 .977

Josh Donaldson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 17 2
2014 150 9
2013 1 155 1 2
2012 3 1 71
2010 7 2 3

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Josh Donaldson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015114010.545.6361.252
20141533114322.275.6271.007
20131763911361.335.6311.042

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201564104132.297.563.896
20144556215666.248.398.727
20134035013574.285.442.813

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201541104100.390.7801.212
20142964011455.233.395.718
20132943813452.293.520.888

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015344042.265.324.639
20143125318533.276.513.874
20132855111483.309.477.877
Josh Donaldson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 21 R AZL 13 11 15.4% 30.8% 0.50 64% .286 .182
2008 22 A STO 205 188 8.3% 14.1% 0.59 85% .353 .234
2008 22 A PEO 252 235 6.7% 16.3% 0.41 83% .239 .132
2009 23 AA MID 538 453 14.7% 17.1% 0.86 80% .324 .145
2010 24 AAA SAC 348 294 12.9% 22.7% 0.57 73% .264 .238
2010 24 MAJ OAK 34 32 5.9% 35.3% 0.17 63% .211 .125
2011 25 AAA SAC 503 444 10.1% 19.9% 0.51 77% .303 .178
2012 26 AAA SAC 234 209 9.8% 14.5% 0.68 84% .352 .263
2012 26 MAJ OAK 294 274 4.8% 20.7% 0.23 78% .279 .157
2013 27 MAJ OAK 668 579 11.4% 16.5% 0.69 81% .337 .198
2014 28 MAJ OAK 695 608 10.9% 18.7% 0.58 79% .281 .201
2015 29 MAJ TOR 82 75 6.1% 18.3% 0.33 80% .393 .240
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3-Year Averages     551 487 10% 18.1% 0.55 79% .302 .185
Career     1,773 1,568 9.8% 18.5% 0.53 79% .306 .192

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2015 Stat Review for Josh Donaldson    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.347 AVG
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80% Contact Rate
WEAK
.393 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.587 SLG
ELITE
.240 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.33 BB/K
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6.1% BB Rate
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18.3% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.977 OPS
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.390 OBP
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Josh Donaldson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Donaldson went 3-for-4 as the DH on Saturday, and hit a walk-off solo home run on the first pitch he saw in the 10th inning.

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Donaldson was 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs, his first two of the year, while adding three RBI in a losing cause against the Braves on Friday night.

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Donaldson went 3-for-5 with a double, three RBI and two runs scored Wednesday against the Rays.

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Donaldson will bat second in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays.

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Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the Blue Jays' 3-2 loss to the Rays.

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Donaldson had a very strong spring, hitting .327 while clubbing five home runs in 19 games.

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Donaldson lost his arbitration case with the Blue Jays and will receive a one-year, $4.3 million deal, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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The A's traded Donaldson to the Blue Jays on Friday in exchange for Brett Lawrie and prospects Franklin Barreto, Sean Nolin, and Kendall Graveman, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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Donaldson said his knee felt better Monday and he'll give it a full day of rest before testing it Tuesday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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Donaldson (knee) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Donaldson was one of the breakout stars in all of baseball last year, hitting .301 with 24 homers and 93 RBI, finishing fourth in the AL MVP race and serving as the MVP for many fantasy owners who drafted him very late or added him early in the season as a free agent. Donaldson came on strong at the end of 2012 (a second-half OPS of .844) and carried that success into 2013. He was strong all season and only had one month (July) where he slumped, and he went on to finish the season in the top 10 in the AL in slugging, on-base percentage and OPS. Donaldson will hit in the middle of the order for the A's in 2014 and should be one of the top offensive third basemen in the league. For those who think last year was a fluke, thank them for passing on Donaldson, grab him in your league, and enjoy the production.

2013

Donaldson was one of many interesting stories from the 2012 A's season. He began spring training as a catcher, but after Scott Sizemore tore his ACL on Day 1 of the camp, he was converted to third base. Initially, he struggled mightily at the plate while hitting .153 with one homer over 100 plate appearances, and was sent down to Triple-A. After Brandon Inge got hurt, Donaldson was called up and hit for a much better slash line of .290/.356/.489 over his final 176 at-bats and helped a number of fantasy teams who were able to use him as a catcher. A's general manager Billy Beane said that Sizemore would be moving to second base in 2013, which is a great sign that Donaldson will be the starter at third base on Opening Day.

2012

Donaldson saw both his power and patience dip at Triple-A Sacramento, though 17 homers and 51 walks in 444 at-bats is far from terrible. His has no real role as long as Kurt Suzuki racks up 135-game campaigns as the A's catcher, despite a similar skill set, with Suzuki under contract through at least 2013. With Scott Sizemore suffering a torn ACL early in spring training, Donaldson will likely become a factor in the playing time battle at third base in Oakland. He offers a combo of moderate power and speed, and could provide an endgame option for AL-only and deep mixed formats if he wins the job.

2011

Donaldson had 18 homers and 45 walks in just 294 at-bats at Triple-A Sacramento, though his season pales a bit upon initial inspection thanks to a .238 average. He's pretty well blocked in Oakland however with Kurt Suzuki locked up through 2013 this past summer.

2009

Donaldson entered the 2008 season as a solid catching prospect, but was dealt to the A's as part of the Rich Harden deal after a terrible start to year (.217/.276/.349) at Low-A Peoria in the Cubs' system. He revived his prospect status once in the Oakland chain, hitting .330/.391/.564 at High-A Stockton in 188 at-bats before a decent showing in the Arizona Fall League (.288/.315/.452). He played exclusively at first base in the AFL, but Phoenix already had three catchers rostered so it's unclear if it's a permanent move from out behind the plate. He'll need to hit well at Double-A Midland, and stay behind the plate, before we can gauge his long-term fantasy potential.