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Josh Donaldson

28-Year-Old Third Baseman – Oakland Athletics

2014 Stats

AVG

.247

HR

23

RBI

76

R

72

SB

4

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 dra...

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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:

Re-signed to a one-year deal in March of 2013.

July 30, 2014  –  Josh Donaldson News

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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 104 464 409 72 101 42 17 2 23 76 4 0 48 86 0 3 4 .247 .330 .467 .797
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3-Year Averages     116 479 426 61 120 43 26 1 16 63 4 1 45 85 0 3 5 .282 .355 .460 .815
Career  (View All)     351 1,460 1,294 196 346 133 71 5 57 206 13 3 140 269 1 10 15 .267 .343 .462 .806

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Josh Donaldson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 30 @Hou 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .330 .467 .797
Jul. 29 @Hou 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .328 .461 .789
Jul. 28 @Hou 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .327 .460 .787
Jul. 27 @Tex 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .326 .457 .783
Jul. 26 @Tex 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .325 .459 .784
Jul. 25 @Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .326 .454 .780
Jul. 24 Hou 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .245 .326 .457 .783
Jul. 23 Hou 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .321 .456 .777
Jul. 22 Hou 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .318 .457 .775
Jul. 20 Bal 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .241 .317 .456 .773
Jul. 19 Bal 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .316 .456 .772
Jul. 18 Bal 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .316 .455 .771
Jul. 13 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .317 .449 .766
Jul. 12 @Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .320 .454 .774
Jul. 11 @Sea 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .321 .457 .778
Jul. 10 @SF 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .322 .459 .781
Jul. 9 @SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .317 .449 .766
Jul. 8 SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .321 .454 .775
Jul. 7 SF 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .242 .321 .458 .779
Jul. 6 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .319 .459 .778
Jul. 5 Tor 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .323 .464 .787
Jul. 4 Tor 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .324 .458 .782
Jul. 3 Tor Did not play.
Jul. 2 @Det Did not play.
Jul. 1 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .325 .459 .784
Jun. 30 @Det 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .329 .464 .793
Jun. 29 @Mia 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .330 .469 .799
Jun. 28 @Mia 7 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .331 .472 .803
Jun. 27 @Mia 4 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .249 .331 .476 .807
Jun. 25 @NYM 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .333 .472 .805
Last 7 Days 25 6 8 2 0 2 5 5 2 1 0 1 0 0 .320 .452 .640 1.092
Last 14 Days 52 11 15 4 0 3 11 8 7 1 0 1 2 3 .288 .381 .538 .919
Last 30 Days 107 17 26 5 1 5 20 12 16 2 0 2 2 3 .243 .325 .449 .774

Josh Donaldson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 96 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
2014962411241.281.7081.098
20131763911361.335.6311.042
201283144100.229.422.703

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20143134812523.236.393.704
20134035013574.285.442.813
2012191205234.246.387.680

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20141913110382.251.450.779
20132943813452.293.520.888
2012120103140.242.383.649

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142184113382.243.482.812
20132855111483.309.477.877
2012154246194.240.409.715
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 464 409 10.3% 18.5% 0.56 79% .260 .220
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3-Year Averages     479 426 9.4% 17.7% 0.53 80% .320 .178
Career     1,460 1,294 9.6% 18.4% 0.52 79% .299 .195

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

Contact

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.247 AVG
WEAK
79% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.260 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.467 SLG
GOOD
.220 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.56 BB/K
GOOD
10.3% BB Rate
GOOD
18.5% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

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.797 OPS
GOOD
.330 OBP
AVERAGE

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Josh Donaldson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday’s win over the Astros.

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Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a walk, a steal and two runs Thursday against Houston.

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Donaldson was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

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Donaldson was 1-for-4 with a three-run walk-off homer in Friday's win over the Orioles.

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Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run homer -- his 20th of the season -- Thursday against the Giants.

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Donaldson went 0-for-4 on Wednesday to drop his average for the season to .237.

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Donaldson (back) is in the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays.

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Donaldson is out of Thursday's lineup due to back stiffness, CSN Bay Area's Joe Stiglich reports.

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Donaldson is out of the lineup again Thursday against the Blue Jays.

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Donaldson is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a run scored and three RBI as he hit his 18th homer of the year against the Red Sox on Friday.

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Donaldson was 2-for-4 on Wednesday with one RBI.

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Donaldson is out of the Athletics' lineup Tuesday against the Rangers.

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Donaldson snapped an 0-for-33 skid with an RBI single Sunday afternoon.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.