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Josh Donaldson

30-Year-Old Third Baseman – Toronto Blue Jays

2016 Stats

AVG

.301

HR

25

RBI

74

R

86

SB

6

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Donaldson earned his first American League MVP award behind a brilliant season in Toronto, in which he set career highs in home runs (41), runs scored (122), RBI (123), and OPS (.939). The move from O...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 210   DOB: 12/8/1985   BORN: Pensacola, FL   COLLEGE: Auburn      Show ContractHide Contract

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Josh Donaldson Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $29 million contract with the Blue Jays in February of 2016 to avoid arbitration.

July 26, 2016  –  Josh Donaldson News

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Donaldson went 2-for-6 with a home run, a double and three RBI on Tuesday in the Blue Jays' exciting 12-inning win over the Padres.

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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 PEO 63 252 235 27 51 19 13 0 6 23 7 1 17 41 0 0 0 .217 .276 .349 .625
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
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 158 711 620 122 184 84 41 2 41 123 6 0 73 133 2 10 6 .297 .371 .568 .939
2016 30 MAJ TOR 100 456 382 86 115 55 25 5 25 74 6 0 67 74 1 1 5 .301 .411 .589 1.000
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3-Year Averages     158 690 602 101 171 69 36 2 31 104 6 0 75 124 1 6 6 .284 .366 .505 .871
Career  (View All)     663 2,858 2,495 425 699 292 151 12 129 425 29 3 308 520 4 22 29 .280 .363 .505 .868

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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. 29 Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .407 .583 .990
Jul. 27 SD 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .411 .589 1.000
Jul. 26 SD 6 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .412 .590 1.002
Jul. 25 SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .413 .583 .996
Jul. 24 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .415 .587 1.002
Jul. 23 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .419 .593 1.012
Jul. 22 Sea 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .419 .598 1.017
Jul. 20 @Ari 4 2 2 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .421 .599 1.020
Jul. 19 @Ari 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .418 .589 1.007
Jul. 17 @Oak 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .416 .589 1.005
Jul. 16 @Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .416 .589 1.005
Jul. 15 @Oak 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .418 .594 1.012
Jul. 10 Det 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .418 .598 1.016
Jul. 9 Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .416 .590 1.006
Jul. 8 Det 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .415 .594 1.009
Jul. 7 Det 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .305 .418 .600 1.018
Jul. 6 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .413 .596 1.009
Jul. 5 KC 4 4 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .415 .602 1.017
Jul. 4 KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .411 .581 .992
Jul. 3 Cle 4 4 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .410 .583 .993
Jul. 2 Cle 4 3 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .289 .401 .575 .976
Jul. 1 Cle 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .286 .398 .566 .964
Jun. 30 Cle 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .399 .577 .976
Jun. 29 @Col 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .401 .571 .972
Jun. 28 @Col 5 1 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .398 .562 .960
Jun. 27 @Col 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .396 .558 .954
Jun. 26 @CWS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .398 .562 .960
Jun. 25 @CWS 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .397 .563 .960
Jun. 24 @CWS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .394 .564 .958
Jun. 22 Ari 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .279 .391 .565 .956
Last 7 Days 29 1 5 3 0 1 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .226 .379 .605
Last 14 Days 56 7 15 5 0 3 14 8 9 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .359 .518 .877
Last 30 Days 120 26 41 8 1 8 28 20 18 1 0 3 0 1 .342 .448 .625 1.073

Josh Donaldson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 85 14
2015 150 7
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
201696165151.323.5831.029
2015117239250.299.6321.024
20141533114322.275.6271.007

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162867020595.294.591.990
20155039932986.296.553.919
20144556215666.248.398.727

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20161994413424.317.6081.030
20153127424692.330.6471.046
20142964011455.233.395.718

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20161834212322.284.568.967
20153084817544.263.487.830
20143125318533.276.513.874
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 PEO 252 235 6.7% 16.3% 0.41 83% .239 .132
2008 22 A STO 205 188 8.3% 14.1% 0.59 85% .353 .234
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 711 620 10.3% 18.7% 0.55 79% .321 .271
2016 30 MAJ TOR 456 382 14.7% 16.2% 0.91 81% .318 .288
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3-Year Averages     690 602 10.9% 18% 0.60 79% .313 .221
Career     2,858 2,495 10.8% 18.2% 0.59 79% .309 .225

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2016 Stat Review for Josh Donaldson    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.301 AVG
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81% Contact Rate
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.318 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.589 SLG
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.288 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.91 BB/K
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14.7% BB Rate
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16.2% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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

Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a walk, home run, three RBI and two runs in Wednesday's matinee in Arizona.

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Donaldson, the reigning AL MVP, enters the 2016 All-Star Game with a .304 average, 23 home runs, 63 RBI, 80 runs and a 1.017 OPS through 336 first-half at-bats.

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Donaldson got the start at DH on Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a walk and a three-run home run in a win over the Tigers.

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Donaldson went 3-for-4 with two home runs - his 21st and 22nd of the year - and scored four times in a win over the Royals on Tuesday.

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Donaldson went 4-for-4 with two walks, four runs scored and an RBI in Sunday's 17-1 rout of the Indians.

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Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Thursday's game against the Indians.

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Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a home run in Wednesday's game against the Rockies.

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Donaldson went 2-for-5, walked, scored a run and drove in three in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

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Donaldson (neck) is in the lineup Friday, batting second and playing third base.

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Donaldson was battling a stiff neck all day Wednesday, but talked his way into the lineup, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

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A three-home run week helped Donaldson beat out fellow Blue Jays Edwin Encarnacion and Michael Saunders to earn the AL Player of the Week award for the fourth time in his career.

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Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a triple, solo homer, three RBI, a walk and three runs in Friday's 13-3 victory over the Orioles.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

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 Donaldson is here to stay. Donaldson improved on his power stats with 29 homers and 98 RBI, but the one black eye on his season was his large drop in batting average. After a sparkling .301 in 2013, Donaldson managed to only hit .255 in 2014. This drop can be attributed to a horrific slump from early June until the All-Star break where Donaldson hit .158 over a 133 at-bat stretch that was spurred by a ridiculously low .165 BABIP. His overall BABIP fell from .333 in 2013 to .278 in 2014. Traded to the Blue Jays in late November, Donaldson will move into a more hitter-friendly environment and an excellent lineup, which could further bolster his counting stats particularly in the power categories in 2015.

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.