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Josh Donaldson

29-Year-Old Third Baseman – Toronto Blue Jays

2014 Stats

AVG

.255

HR

29

RBI

98

R

93

SB

8

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.

November 28, 2014  –  Josh Donaldson News

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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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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
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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)     405 1,691 1,493 217 400 153 85 5 63 228 17 3 168 313 1 11 18 .268 .347 .458 .805

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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
Sep. 28 Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .342 .456 .798
Sep. 27 Bal 4 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .344 .459 .803
Sep. 26 Bal 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .342 .452 .794
Sep. 25 Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .341 .451 .792
Sep. 24 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .251 .340 .452 .792
Sep. 23 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .341 .454 .795
Sep. 22 Sea 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .341 .457 .798
Sep. 21 @NYY 5 3 3 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .339 .458 .797
Sep. 20 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .336 .452 .788
Sep. 19 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .338 .455 .793
Sep. 18 @NYY 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .340 .458 .798
Sep. 17 @Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .341 .458 .799
Sep. 16 @Bal 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .342 .459 .801
Sep. 15 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 14 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .341 .455 .796
Sep. 13 TB 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .343 .459 .802
Sep. 12 TB 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .341 .454 .795
Sep. 10 ChC 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .257 .344 .460 .804
Sep. 9 ChC 6 2 5 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .345 .459 .804
Sep. 8 ChC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .340 .453 .793
Sep. 7 @Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .343 .457 .800
Sep. 6 @Bos 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .342 .459 .801
Sep. 5 @Bos 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .343 .461 .804
Sep. 4 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 3 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .343 .463 .806
Sep. 2 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .346 .467 .813
Aug. 31 NYY 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .349 .471 .820
Aug. 30 NYY 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .348 .471 .819
Aug. 29 NYY 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .256 .347 .471 .818
Aug. 27 Bos 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .253 .342 .460 .802
Last 7 Days 23 4 6 0 0 1 1 6 5 0 0 0 0 1 .261 .414 .391 .805
Last 14 Days 48 7 13 3 0 2 3 7 7 0 0 0 0 1 .271 .364 .458 .822
Last 30 Days 108 13 29 6 0 3 9 13 20 0 0 1 0 3 .269 .352 .407 .759

Josh Donaldson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
20141533114322.275.6271.007
20131763911361.335.6311.042
201283144100.229.422.703

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20144556215666.248.398.727
20134035013574.285.442.813
2012191205234.246.387.680

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142964011455.233.395.718
20132943813452.293.520.888
2012120103140.242.383.649

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20143125318533.276.513.874
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 695 608 10.9% 18.7% 0.58 79% .281 .201
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3-Year Averages     479 426 9.4% 17.7% 0.53 80% .320 .178
Career     1,691 1,493 9.9% 18.5% 0.54 79% .302 .190

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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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.255 AVG
WEAK
79% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.281 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.456 SLG
GOOD
.201 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.58 BB/K
GOOD
10.9% BB Rate
GREAT
18.7% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.798 OPS
GOOD
.342 OBP
GOOD

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

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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Donaldson will continue to play through knee soreness as the A's try to secure a wild-card berth during the final days of the regular season, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Donaldson had an excellent day at the plate Tuesday against the White Sox, going 5-for-6 with a double, four RBI and two runs scored.

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Donaldson had a nice night on Thursday, going 2-for-3 with his 26th home run.

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Donaldson had a big day at the plate Monday, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBI.

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Donaldson (knee) is back in the lineup Monday in Houston, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Donaldson was held out of the lineup Sunday as a precaution after he suffered a knee injury during his final at-bat Saturday, Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Donaldson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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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.