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Josh Donaldson

31-Year-Old Third Baseman – Toronto Blue Jays

2017 Stats

AVG

.270

HR

33

RBI

78

R

65

SB

2

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Donaldson's 2016 season wasn't as productive as his 2015 MVP campaign, but he still returned first-round value. Playing through nagging injuries all year, the third baseman managed the second-most run...

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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   DRAFTED: By CHC In 2007   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.

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Donaldson expressed interest in signing a contract extension with the Blue Jays while talking to reporters on Sunday, according to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com.

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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 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 155 700 577 122 164 74 32 5 37 99 7 1 109 119 2 3 9 .284 .404 .549 .953
2017 31 A+ DUN 2 7 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 .400 .571 .400 .971
2017 31 MAJ TOR 113 496 415 65 112 54 21 0 33 78 2 2 76 111 0 2 3 .270 .385 .559 .944
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3-Year Averages     157 700 601 112 167 72 34 3 35 106 7 0 86 127 1 5 7 .278 .372 .519 .891
Career  (View All)     831 3,598 3,105 526 860 365 179 12 174 528 32 6 426 676 5 26 36 .277 .368 .510 .878

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Josh Donaldson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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
Oct. 1 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 30 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .270 .385 .559 .944
Sep. 29 @NYY 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .388 .563 .951
Sep. 27 @Bos 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .389 .564 .953
Sep. 26 @Bos 5 2 3 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .389 .563 .952
Sep. 25 @Bos 3 1 3 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .387 .548 .935
Sep. 24 NYY 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .382 .534 .916
Sep. 23 NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .384 .538 .922
Sep. 22 NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .385 .543 .928
Sep. 21 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .264 .386 .546 .932
Sep. 20 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .387 .550 .937
Sep. 19 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .390 .554 .944
Sep. 17 @Min 4 3 2 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .391 .558 .949
Sep. 16 @Min 5 4 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .266 .389 .542 .931
Sep. 15 @Min 5 1 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .384 .522 .906
Sep. 14 @Min 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .382 .510 .892
Sep. 13 Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .253 .379 .511 .890
Sep. 12 Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .380 .514 .894
Sep. 11 Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .379 .516 .895
Sep. 10 Det Did not play.
Sep. 9 Det Did not play.
Sep. 8 Det Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Bos 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .378 .519 .897
Sep. 4 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .382 .528 .910
Sep. 3 @Bal 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .384 .534 .918
Sep. 2 @Bal 5 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .382 .526 .908
Sep. 1 @Bal 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .379 .515 .894
Aug. 31 @Bal 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .382 .523 .905
Aug. 30 Bos Did not play.
Last 7 Games 25 6 10 3 0 3 7 1 8 0 0 0 1 0 .400 .407 .880 1.287
Last 14 Games 51 13 18 3 0 7 11 4 13 1 0 0 1 1 .353 .393 .824 1.217
Last 30 Games 94 19 30 5 0 10 20 16 22 1 0 0 1 2 .319 .414 .691 1.105

Josh Donaldson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 105 4 7
2016 136 19
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
2017851510210.271.6711.051
2016129237191.279.519.932
2015117239250.299.6321.024

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20173305023572.270.530.917
20164489930806.286.558.960
20155039932986.296.553.919

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171922514330.260.521.901
20162906621585.297.5901.004
20153127424692.330.6471.046

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172234019452.278.592.981
20162875616412.272.509.902
20153084817544.263.487.830
Josh Donaldson vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .322 .145
2010 24 AAA SAC 348 294 12.9% 22.7% 0.57 73% .255 .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% .301 .178
2012 26 AAA SAC 234 209 9.8% 14.5% 0.68 84% .350 .263
2012 26 MAJ OAK 294 274 4.8% 20.7% 0.23 78% .278 .157
2013 27 MAJ OAK 668 579 11.4% 16.5% 0.69 81% .333 .198
2014 28 MAJ OAK 695 608 10.9% 18.7% 0.58 79% .278 .201
2015 29 MAJ TOR 711 620 10.3% 18.7% 0.55 79% .314 .271
2016 30 MAJ TOR 700 577 15.6% 17% 0.92 79% .300 .265
2017 31 A+ DUN 7 5 14.3% 28.6% 0.50 60% .667 .000
2017 31 MAJ TOR 496 415 15.3% 22.4% 0.68 73% .289 .289
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3-Year Averages     700 601 12.3% 18.1% 0.68 79% .297 .241
Career     3,598 3,105 11.8% 18.8% 0.63 78% .301 .233

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Josh Donaldson Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 3B 1317 14 233 8 4 10 677 4 431 4 1 1 5
2016 3B 1188 14 184 10 2 12 598 0 260 2 2 5 3
2017 3B 921 5 158 5 -2 7 434 5 269 3 0 3 3
2017 SS 18 -1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 -1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 3B 0 0 0 11 0 11
2016 3B -3 -1 -4 10 0 2
2017 3B 0 -1 1 3 0 3
2017 SS 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Josh Donaldson    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.68 BB/K
GREAT
15.3% BB Rate
ELITE
22.4% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.944 OPS
ELITE
.385 OBP
ELITE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.270 AVG
AVERAGE
.289 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.559 SLG
ELITE
.289 ISO
ELITE

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

Donaldson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.

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The Cardinals plan to make a strong push to acquire Donaldson at the conclusion of the 2017 season, Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reports.

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Donaldson went 3-for-5 with a pair of solo homers against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

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Donaldson went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, three RBI and a walk in Monday's game against Boston.

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Donaldson went 4-for-5 with two solo home runs, a stolen base and four runs scored during Saturday's win over Minnesota.

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Donaldson (illness) is serving as Toronto's designated hitter and hitting third Monday against the Orioles, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Donaldson (illness) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.

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Donaldson (illness) is not in the lineup against the Tigers on Saturday.

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Donaldson was removed from Friday's lineup due to an illness, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Donaldson was scratched from the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 Oakland's cavernous coliseum to the homer-happy Rogers Centre led to by far the best power production of Donaldson's career. Donaldson was a fine .263/.343/.487 hitter on the road, but he hit a blistering .330/.398/.647 in Canada, where he clubbed 24 of his 41 homers. Donaldson has been a great hitter for a few years now since 2005, only three players have multiple seasons of 20 home runs for Oakland: Jack Cust, Brandon Moss, and Donaldson. In other words, even though Donaldson had a career year, it wasn't that far above what we already knew he could do. He will be the engine in the Blue Jays' lineup again next year, and there is no reason he can't repeat this effort.

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.