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Josh Donaldson

28-Year-Old Third Baseman – Oakland Athletics

2014 Stats

AVG

.247

HR

3

RBI

10

R

13

SB

0

2014 RotoWire 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.

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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 17 81 77 13 19 8 5 0 3 10 0 0 4 19 0 0 0 .247 .284 .429 .713
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Josh Donaldson
3-Year Averages MAJ   116 479 426 61 120 43 26 1 16 63 4 1 45 85 0 3 5 .282 .355 .460 .815
Career  (View All) MAJ   264 1077 962 137 264 99 59 3 37 140 9 3 96 202 1 7 11 .274 .345 .457 .802

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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
Apr. 20 Hou 4 1 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .272 .306 .506 .812
Apr. 19 Hou 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .247 .284 .429 .713
Apr. 18 Hou 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .276 .425 .701
Apr. 16 @LAA 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .257 .268 .443 .711
Apr. 15 @LAA 6 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .266 .277 .469 .746
Apr. 14 @LAA 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .254 .448 .702
Apr. 13 @Sea 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .236 .444 .680
Apr. 12 @Sea 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .240 .408 .648
Apr. 11 @Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .239 .356 .595
Apr. 10 @Min 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .238 .366 .604
Apr. 9 @Min 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .216 .278 .494
Apr. 7 @Min 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .161 .188 .194 .382
Apr. 6 Sea 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .115 .148 .115 .263
Apr. 5 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .130 .091 .221
Apr. 4 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 3 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .158 .111 .269
Apr. 2 Cle 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
Apr. 2 Cle 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .444
Apr. 1 Cle Did not play.
Mar. 31 Cle 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Last 7 Days 32 7 11 4 0 2 6 3 4 0 0 0 0 4 .344 .400 .656 1.056
Last 14 Days 63 13 20 7 0 4 13 3 14 0 0 0 0 5 .317 .348 .619 .967
Last 30 Days 81 14 22 7 0 4 13 4 19 0 0 0 0 5 .272 .306 .506 .812

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Josh Donaldson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 16 2
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
20131763911361.335.6311.042
201283144100.229.422.703

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20134035013574.285.442.813
2012191205234.246.387.680

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132943813452.293.520.888
2012120103140.242.383.649

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
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 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 81 77 4.9% 23.5% 0.21 75% .291 .182
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Josh Donaldson
3-Year Averages MAJ   479 426 9.4% 17.7% 0.53 80% .320 .178
Career MAJ   1077 962 8.9% 18.8% 0.48 79% .314 .183

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.247 AVG
WEAK
75% Contact Rate
WEAK
.291 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.429 SLG
GOOD
.182 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.21 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.9% BB Rate
POOR
23.5% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.713 OPS
WEAK
.284 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Josh Donaldson (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
James Shields KC 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Homer Bailey CIN 6 3 2 5 0 0 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Will Smith MIL 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 .600 1.400 2.000
Jordan Lyles COL 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.333 2.000
Jarred Cosart HOU 5 4 0 0 1 0 0 .800 1.000 1.833
Tom Wilhelmsen SEA 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 .333 1.333 1.833
Robbie Ross TEX 4 2 1 3 0 1 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Madison Bumgarner SF 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Phil Humber OAK 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Matt Moore TB 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 .667 1.000 1.667

Worst Matchups for Josh Donaldson (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Luke Hochevar KC 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
J.A. Happ TOR 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Hector Noesi TEX 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Outman CLE 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Joel Peralta TB 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
John Lackey BOS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Shaun Marcum CLE 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Koji Uehara BOS 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Warren NY-A 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Young SEA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Donaldson picked up three hits Tuesday -- including a game-winning RBI double in the top of the 11th -- as the A's downed the Angels, 10-9.

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Donaldson had three hits in Tuesday night's win over the Angels to raise his average to .266.

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Donaldson hit his second home run of the year in Saturday's win over the Mariners.

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Donaldson was 2-for-5 with his first home run of the year and three RBI on Thursday.

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Donaldson was 0-for-4 on Saturday to drop his average to .091.

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Donaldson had a miserable Wednesday, going 0-for-9 in a doubleheader against the Indians.

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Donaldson had two hits in Monday's game against the Indians.

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Donaldson had two hits in Tuesday's exhibition game against the Reds.

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Donaldson (calf) will return to the lineup Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Donaldson (calf) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday or Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Donaldson left Sunday's game with right calf tightness, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Donaldson was pulled from Sunday's exhibition game in the fourth inning with right calf tightness, reports Joe Stiglich of CSN California.

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Donaldson hit a two-run homer in Monday's exhibition game against the Dodgers.

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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.