Josh Donaldson

Joshua Adam Donaldson (twitter: @BringerOfRain20)

Positions: Third Baseman and Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: December 8, 1985 in Pensacola, FL
High School: Faith Academy (Mobile, AL)
School: Auburn University (Auburn, AL)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round (48th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft.
Signed June 24, 2007. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 30, 2010 (Age 24)
Rookie Status: Lost 2012 [*]
Team: Athletics 2010-2014
2014 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$500k (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 1.158, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: MVP Sports Group [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2010 24 OAK AL 14 34 32 1 5 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 12 .156 .206 .281 .487 32 9 0 0 0 0 0 /2D3
2012 26 OAK AL 75 294 274 34 66 16 0 9 33 4 1 14 61 .241 .289 .398 .687 91 109 6 5 0 1 0 5/23
2013 27 OAK AL 158 668 579 89 174 37 3 24 93 5 2 76 110 .301 .384 .499 .883 148 289 15 6 1 6 2 *5/D36 MVP-4
2014 28 OAK AL 21 99 93 15 25 8 0 4 14 0 0 6 20 .269 .313 .484 .797 125 45 1 0 0 0 0 *5/D
4 Yrs 268 1095 978 139 270 62 3 38 144 9 3 98 203 .276 .346 .462 .809 126 452 22 11 1 7 2
162 Game Avg. 162 662 591 84 163 37 2 23 87 5 2 59 123 .276 .346 .462 .809 126 273 13 7 1 4 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2010 24 OAK AL 14 34 -3 0 0 -1 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .470 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /2D3
2012 26 OAK AL 75 294 -2 0 0 4 1 4 0.4 11 15 1.5 .505 .502 1.1 0.6 11 $480,000 5/23
2013 27 OAK AL 158 668 37 -0 0 12 3 52 5.7 24 76 8.0 .535 .534 6.6 1.7 64 $492,500 *5/D36 MVP-4
2014 28 OAK AL 21 99 4 0 1 2 0 6 0.8 3 10 1.1 .533 .504 0.8 0.3 8 $500,000 *5/D
4 Seasons 268 1095 35 0 1 17 4 58 6.5 39 97 10.3 .523 .521 8.3 2.5 80 $1,472,500

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2010 24 OAK AL 34 27 2 2.0 99 .211 .156 .259 .206 .327 .281 .406 .487 .733 32 .172 -3.2 -0.3 .407 .188 .125 .0
2012 26 OAK AL 294 216 31 3.8 94 .278 .241 .250 .289 .314 .398 .403 .687 .717 91 .420 -3.5 -0.4 .609 .219 .157 5.5
2013 27 OAK AL 668 429 113 7.1 93 .333 .301 .251 .384 .314 .499 .396 .883 .711 148 .692 40.6 4.0 .886 .335 .199 8.3
2014 28 OAK AL 99 69 14 5.5 90 .304 .269 .245 .313 .316 .484 .385 .797 .701 125 .582 2.8 0.3 .739 .280 .215 .0
4 Yrs 1095 741 160 5.8 93 .312 .276 .250 .346 .315 .462 .397 .809 .712 126 .608 36.8 3.6 .774 .292 .186 14.6
162 Game Avg. 662 448 97 5.8 93 .312 .276 .250 .346 .315 .462 .397 .809 .712 126 .608 22 2 .774 .292 .186 9

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2012 26 OAK AL ALDS DET L 5 18 17 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .294 .333 .353 .686 6 1 0 0 0 0
2013 27 OAK AL ALDS DET L 5 22 21 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .143 .182 .143 .325 3 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 10 40 38 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 .211 .250 .237 .487 9 1 0 0 0 0
2 ALDS 10 40 38 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 .211 .250 .237 .487 9 1 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2010 24 OAK AL 34 2.9% 35.3% 5.9% 5.9% 40% 6.00 2.7 32.0 8.0 1.00 1.50 56% 5% 16.7% 40%
2012 26 OAK AL 294 3.1% 20.8% 4.8% 8.5% 38% 4.36 4.5 30.4 8.3 0.69 1.04 70% 23% 8.1% 12%
2013 27 OAK AL 668 3.6% 16.5% 11.4% 9.6% 37% 1.45 5.3 24.1 6.2 0.79 1.11 68% 25% 10.4% 13%
2014 28 OAK AL 99 4.0% 20.2% 6.1% 12.1% 48% 3.33 4.7 23.3 6.6 0.62 0.67 70% 23% 10.0% 11%
4 Yrs 1095 3.5% 18.5% 9.0% 9.4% 38% 2.07 4.8 25.7 6.8 0.75 1.05 68% 24% 9.8% 13%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.2% 8.1% 7.5% 33% 2.36 4.7 35.4 8.4 0.82 1.10 68% 20% 7.6% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2010 24 OAK AL -3.2 -0.3 35 -0.3 0.5 -0.7 1.17 -0.4 0.1 -3.1 -0.3 1.01 -4.0 2.03 4
2012 26 OAK AL -3.5 -0.4 300 0.3 4.8 -4.5 .85 -0.2 0.5 1.4 0.1 0.90 -3.9 0
2013 27 OAK AL 41.5 4.1 683 4.7 14.1 -9.4 .93 3.8 1.2 43.4 4.4 0.95 41.1 0
2014 28 OAK AL 2.8 0.3 101 0.6 2.6 -2.0 1.24 0.2 0.3 3.5 0.4 1.03 2.7 0
4 Yrs 37.6 3.7 1119 5.4 21.9 -16.6 .94 3.5 2.2 45.2 4.5 0.95 35.9 2.03 4

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2010 24 OAK AL 0 0 0% 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 OAK AL 3 0 33% 107 4 1 80% 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 48% 17 8 8 3 2 1 9 3 5
2013 27 OAK AL 4 0 28% 264 5 2 71% 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 6 1 2 1 2 17 40% 36 22 13 14 9 5 15 6 8
2014 28 OAK AL 2 0 41% 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 50% 5 3 2 0 0 0 7 3 4
4 Yrs 9 0 30% 411 9 3 75% 8 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 8 1 3 2 2 28 44% 59 33 24 17 11 6 31 12 17

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2010 24 OAK AL 34 65% 5 1 0 4 1 0 1 2.03 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0% 3 0 0% 28 3 11% 2 1 50% 1 0 0% 0
2012 26 OAK AL 294 30% 66 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 8 5 4 3 6 0 1 0 0% 46 6 13% 22 5 23% 154 26 17% 11 5 45% 9 3 33% 0
2013 27 OAK AL 668 31% 174 23 0 0 0 0 0 24 1 13 13 11 13 11 0 1 1 100% 132 15 11% 52 18 35% 413 72 17% 43 22 51% 30 16 53% 0
2014 28 OAK AL 99 18% 25 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 27 1 4% 13 2 15% 72 10 14% 7 2 29% 7 4 57% 0
4 Yrs 1095 30% 270 30 0 4 1 0 1 2.03 38 1 26 21 17 17 21 0 2 1 50% 209 22 11% 90 25 28% 667 111 17% 63 30 48% 47 23 49% 0
MLB Averages 55% 67% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2010 24 OAK AL 34 140 4.12 89 63.6% 33.7% 23.6% 20.2% 22.5% 66.3% 0.0% 42.1% 64.4% 17.6% 5.9% 2 0 14.7% 5 1 8.8% 3 2 2 10 16.7% 0 0 0
2012 26 OAK AL 294 1084 3.69 709 65.4% 25.1% 19.2% 25.5% 30.2% 74.9% 0.0% 49.0% 74.4% 28.2% 3.4% 10 0 11.2% 33 12 4.8% 14 10 11 50 18.0% 0 0 0
2013 27 OAK AL 672 2697 4.01 1638 60.9% 27.3% 16.2% 27.5% 29.1% 72.7% 0.8% 44.3% 77.7% 26.8% 4.5% 30 3 15.6% 105 39 9.7% 65 37 31 79 28.2% -4 0 0
2014 28 OAK AL 99 379 3.83 239 63.1% 29.7% 16.3% 23.4% 30.5% 70.3% 0.0% 44.3% 76.8% 29.3% 5.1% 5 0 14.1% 14 5 8.1% 8 6 5 15 25.0% 0 0 0
4 Yrs 1099 4300 3.91 2675 62.3% 27.1% 17.2% 26.4% 29.3% 72.9% 0.5% 45.4% 76.3% 27.1% 4.3% 47 3 14.3% 157 57 8.2% 90 55 49 154 24.1% -4 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.6% 27.9% 15.5% 27.0% 29.6% 72.1% 1.5% 45.9% 78.5% 26.6% 4.8% 14.1% 8.5% 24.2%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 24 14 34 32 1 5 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 12 .156 .206 .281 .487 32 9 0 0 0 0 0
2011 25 14 34 32 1 5 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 12 .156 .206 .281 .487 32 9 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 89 328 306 35 71 17 0 10 37 4 1 16 73 .232 .280 .386 .666 85 118 6 5 0 1 0
2013 27 247 996 885 124 245 54 3 34 130 9 3 92 183 .277 .350 .460 .810 126 407 21 11 1 7 2
2014 28 268 1095 978 139 270 62 3 38 144 9 3 98 203 .276 .346 .462 .809 126 452 22 11 1 7 2

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2010 24 14 34 32 1 5 1 0 1 4 0 2 12 .156 .206 .281 .487 2 14
2012 26 75 300 279 38 71 17 0 10 37 4 15 61 .254 .303 .423 .726 34 75
2013 27 158 691 594 102 189 40 3 26 106 5 83 110 .318 .404 .527 .931 126 158
2014 28 21 101 95 17 27 9 0 4 16 0 6 20 .284 .327 .505 .832 16 21
4 Yrs 268 1126 1000 158 292 67 3 41 163 9 106 203 .292 .364 .488 .852 178 268
162 Game Avg. 162 681 604 96 177 41 2 25 99 5 64 123 .292 .364 .488 .852 108 268



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* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2013 AL (4, 53%)
0.53 Career Shares (436th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2013 AL  8.0 (2nd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2013 AL  8.0 (2nd)
2014 AL  1.1 (4th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2013 AL  6.6 (5th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2013 AL  .384 (6th)

Slugging % s c a p y
2013 AL  .499 (9th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2013 AL  .883 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
2014 AL  21 (8th)

At Bats s c a p y
2014 AL  93 (3rd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2014 AL  99 (3rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2014 AL  15 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
2014 AL  25 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2013 AL  289 (9th)
2014 AL  45 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
2014 AL  8 (3rd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2013 AL  93 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2013 AL  76 (7th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2013 AL  148 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
2013 AL  113 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2013 AL  41 (5th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2013 AL  4.0 (5th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2014 AL  12 (4th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2013 AL  256 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2013 AL  .693 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
2014 AL  69 (3rd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2013 AL  43.40 (6th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2013 AL  4.7 (5th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.8 (6th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2013 AL  4.4 (5th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 19 (1069), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1683), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Third Base (188th), 10.3 career WAR/10.3 7yr-peak WAR/10.3 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Joshua Adam Josh Donaldson

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