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Josh Donaldson

Joshua Adam Donaldson (twitter: @BringerOfRain20)

Position: Third Baseman
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 24.143, 17,329th in MLB history)   vs. TOR 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/BlueJays 2010-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 1 yr/$4.3M (15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 2.158, Arb Eligible: 2016, 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 .883 145 289 15 6 1 6 2 *5/D36 MVP-4
2014 ★ 28 OAK AL 158 695 608 93 155 31 2 29 98 8 0 76 130 .255 .342 .456 .798 126 277 16 7 0 4 5 *5/D AS,MVP-8
2015 29 TOR AL 43 188 167 31 51 11 0 9 28 2 0 16 33 .305 .369 .533 .902 150 89 4 2 1 2 0 *5/D
5 Yrs 448 1879 1660 248 451 96 5 72 256 19 3 184 346 .272 .349 .466 .815 127 773 41 20 2 13 7
162 Game Avg. 162 679 600 90 163 35 2 26 93 7 1 67 125 .272 .349 .466 .815 127 280 15 7 1 5 3
OAK (4 yrs) 405 1691 1493 217 400 85 5 63 228 17 3 168 313 .268 .347 .458 .805 125 684 37 18 1 11 7
TOR (1 yr) 43 188 167 31 51 11 0 9 28 2 0 16 33 .305 .369 .533 .902 150 89 4 2 1 2 0

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 35 0 -1 12 3 49 5.4 24 73 7.7 .533 .532 6.3 1.7 61 $492,500 *5/D36 MVP-4
2014 ★ 28 OAK AL 158 695 20 0 0 20 2 43 5.0 24 67 7.3 .530 .529 4.9 2.7 47 $500,000 *5/D AS,MVP-8
2015 29 TOR AL 43 188 10 1 -0 2 1 14 1.5 7 20 2.2 .534 .509 1.9 0.3 18 $4,300,000 *5/D
5 Seasons 448 1879 60 2 -0 37 7 105 11.9 67 172 18.4 .525 .523 14.1 5.2 135 $5,772,500
OAK (4 yrs) 405 1691 50 1 -0 35 6 91 10.4 60 151 16.2 .524 .524 12.1 4.9 116 $1,472,500
TOR (1 yr) 43 188 10 1 -0 2 1 14 1.5 7 20 2.2 .534 .509 1.9 0.3 18 $4,300,000

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 96 .333 .301 .254 .384 .318 .499 .402 .883 .720 145 .692 38.1 3.7 .886 .335 .199 8.3
2014 28 OAK AL 695 473 97 5.5 92 .278 .255 .253 .342 .315 .456 .390 .798 .705 126 .610 21.5 2.2 .785 .339 .201 12.5
2015 29 TOR AL 188 123 33 7.2 94 .331 .305 .251 .369 .316 .533 .399 .902 .715 150 .707 11.5 1.1 .908 .335 .228 3.3
5 Yrs 1879 1268 276 5.8 94 .302 .272 .253 .349 .316 .466 .397 .815 .714 127 .622 64.4 6.4 .792 .314 .194 30.1
162 Game Avg. 679 459 100 5.8 94 .302 .272 .253 .349 .316 .466 .397 .815 .714 127 .622 23 2 .792 .314 .194 11
OAK (4 yrs) 1691 1145 243 5.7 94 .299 .268 .253 .347 .316 .458 .397 .805 .714 125 .610 52.9 5.2 .780 .312 .190 26.8
TOR (1 yr) 188 123 33 7.2 94 .331 .305 .251 .369 .316 .533 .399 .902 .715 150 .707 11.5 1.1 .908 .335 .228 3.3

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
2014 28 OAK AL ALWC KCR L 1 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .400 .500 .400 .900 2 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 11 46 43 2 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 14 .233 .283 .256 .538 11 1 0 0 0 0
1 ALWC 1 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .400 .500 .400 .900 2 0 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

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2014 OAK AL 28 as 3B 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 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 695 4.2% 18.7% 10.9% 8.9% 40% 1.71 4.7 21.0 6.2 0.83 0.95 65% 20% 13.0% 15%
2015 29 TOR AL 188 4.8% 17.6% 8.5% 10.6% 39% 2.06 5.1 18.6 6.0 0.81 1.12 68% 23% 13.4% 11%
5 Yrs 1879 3.8% 18.4% 9.8% 9.2% 38% 1.88 4.8 23.1 6.5 0.79 1.04 67% 23% 11.3% 14%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.5% 8.0% 7.4% 33% 2.43 4.6 36.1 8.4 0.83 1.10 68% 21% 7.4% 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 4.3 0.95 41.1 0
2014 28 OAK AL 21.5 2.2 711 3.2 14.6 -11.5 1.03 2.6 0.4 29.2 3.0 0.95 27.5 0.60 3
2015 29 TOR AL 11.5 1.1 198 1.5 3.9 -2.4 .86 1.5 0.2 16.2 1.6 0.95 14.1 0
5 Yrs 67.9 6.7 1927 9.4 37.9 -28.5 .95 7.5 2.4 87.1 8.7 0.94 74.9 1.42 7

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 7 0 31% 250 8 0 100% 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 1 0 5 23 40% 36 26 10 11 5 3 23 8 15
2015 29 TOR AL 0 0 37% 77 2 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 50% 9 6 3 5 2 3 4 1 3
5 Yrs 14 0 30% 706 19 3 86% 17 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 14 2 3 2 7 57 43% 99 62 35 33 18 12 51 18 31

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 695 26% 155 19 0 3 1 0 0 0.60 29 0 20 15 14 11 18 0 0 0 153 16 10% 54 19 35% 432 71 16% 41 20 49% 28 13 46% 0
2015 29 TOR AL 188 19% 51 6 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 2 6 3 6 3 0 1 1 100% 39 4 10% 16 8 50% 105 20 19% 10 6 60% 7 5 71% 0
5 Yrs 1879 28% 451 52 0 7 2 0 1 1.42 72 1 45 39 33 33 39 0 3 2 67% 374 41 11% 147 50 34% 1132 192 17% 107 54 50% 75 37 49% 0
MLB Averages 55% 68% 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% 0 0 0
2014 28 OAK AL 696 2714 3.90 1619 60.0% 28.4% 17.6% 24.3% 29.8% 71.6% 1.6% 43.0% 75.4% 28.7% 5.7% 40 9 15.1% 105 42 10.5% 73 31 41 89 31.5% 0 0 0
2015 29 TOR AL 188 735 3.91 450 61.2% 24.4% 19.1% 26.0% 30.4% 75.6% 0.0% 46.3% 74.7% 30.9% 3.7% 7 3 14.4% 27 13 6.4% 12 7 8 25 24.2% 0 0 0
5 Yrs 1884 7370 3.91 4505 61.3% 27.2% 17.6% 25.7% 29.5% 72.8% 0.9% 44.7% 75.8% 28.0% 4.7% 89 15 14.6% 275 107 8.9% 167 87 93 253 26.9% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.8% 27.8% 15.7% 27.0% 29.5% 72.2% 1.5% 46.1% 78.3% 26.8% 4.7% 13.9% 8.4% 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 .810 125 407 21 11 1 7 2
2014 28 405 1691 1493 217 400 85 5 63 228 17 3 168 313 .268 .347 .458 .805 125 684 37 18 1 11 7
2015 29 448 1879 1660 248 451 96 5 72 256 19 3 184 346 .272 .349 .466 .815 127 773 41 20 2 13 7

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 27 158 685 591 99 186 40 3 26 104 5 81 110 .315 .399 .525 .924 123 158
2014 28 158 715 621 106 168 34 2 31 112 9 82 130 .271 .361 .481 .842 107 158
2015 29 43 193 171 35 55 12 0 10 32 2 17 33 .322 .385 .567 .953 37 43
5 Yrs 448 1927 1694 279 485 104 5 78 289 20 197 346 .286 .365 .492 .857 303 448
162 Game Avg. 162 697 613 101 175 38 2 28 105 7 71 125 .286 .365 .492 .857 110 448



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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%)
2014 AL (8, 23%)
0.76 Career Shares (326th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2013 September AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2013 Apr 28th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2013 AL  8.0 (2nd)
2014 AL  7.4 (2nd)
2015 AL  2.2 (7th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2013 AL  8.0 (2nd)
2014 AL  7.4 (2nd)
2015 AL  2.2 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2013 AL  6.5 (5th)
2014 AL  5.1 (9th)
2015 AL  1.9 (6th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
2014 AL  2.7 (3rd)

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

Slugging % s c a p y
2013 AL  .499 (9th)
2015 AL  .533 (10th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2013 AL  .883 (7th)
2015 AL  .902 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
2014 AL  158 (9th)
2015 AL  43 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
2015 AL  167 (3rd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2014 AL  695 (7th)
2015 AL  188 (3rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2014 AL  93 (8th)
2015 AL  31 (2nd)

Hits s c a p y
2015 AL  51 (5th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2013 AL  289 (9th)
2015 AL  89 (3rd)

Doubles s c a p y
2015 AL  11 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2014 AL  29 (9th)
2015 AL  9 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2013 AL  93 (10th)
2014 AL  98 (10th)
2015 AL  28 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2013 AL  76 (7th)
2014 AL  76 (6th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2013 AL  148 (5th)
2015 AL  150 (9th)

Runs Created s c a p y
2013 AL  113 (6th)
2015 AL  33 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2013 AL  41 (5th)
2015 AL  12 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2013 AL  4.0 (5th)
2015 AL  1.1 (8th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2014 AL  62 (10th)
2015 AL  20 (3rd)

Times On Base s c a p y
2013 AL  256 (6th)
2015 AL  69 (8th)

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

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2013 AL  43.40 (6th)
2015 AL  16.21 (4th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2013 AL  4.7 (5th)
2014 AL  3.2 (9th)
2015 AL  1.5 (2nd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.8 (6th)
2015 AL  1.5 (3rd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2013 AL  4.4 (5th)
2015 AL  1.6 (4th)


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 (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (767), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 44 (591), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1370), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1299), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (118th), 18.4 career WAR/18.4 7yr-peak WAR/18.4 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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