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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
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 Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2010 OAK AL 24 C 7 5 4 47.1 48 44 3 1 0 .979 0 0 0 0 8.94 6.71 .990 7.43 7.37 1 1 4 2 33% 26% 0
2010 OAK AL 24 DH 3 3
2010 OAK AL 24 1B 2 1 0 6.0 3 2 0 1 1 .667 -1 -1 -180 -180 3.00 1.00 .993 9.30 9.25
2012 OAK AL 26 3B 71 71 69 633.2 217 53 152 12 14 .945 10 4 19 8 2.91 2.89 .952 2.60 2.59
2012 OAK AL 26 C 3 3 2 24.0 23 20 2 1 0 .957 0 0 0 0 8.25 7.33 .993 7.99 7.93 0 1 4 2 33% 26% 0
2012 OAK AL 26 1B 1 0 0 3.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -80 0 12.00 4.00 .995 9.30 9.20
2013 OAK AL 27 3B 155 155 147 1373.0 414 143 255 16 22 .961 7 12 6 11 2.61 2.57 .959 2.51 2.50 MVP-4
2013 OAK AL 27 DH 2 2 MVP-4
2013 OAK AL 27 1B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.00 8.90 MVP-4
2013 OAK AL 27 SS 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 240 0 9.00 1.00 .970 4.50 4.10 MVP-4
2014 OAK AL 28 3B 142 138 133 1249.1 455 127 306 22 42 .952 19 21 19 20 3.12 3.05 .957 2.57 2.56 AS
2014 OAK AL 28 DH 9 9 AS
3 Seasons 3B 368 364 349 3256.0 1086 323 713 50 78 .954 37 37 14 13 2.86 2.82 .957 2.55 2.54
3 Seasons DH 14 14
2 Seasons C 10 8 6 71.1 71 64 5 2 0 .972 0 0 0 0 8.71 6.90 .991 7.62 7.54 1 2 8 4 33% 26% 0
3 Seasons 1B 4 1 0 10.0 7 5 1 1 1 .857 -1 -1 -132 -120 5.40 1.50 .994 9.27 9.15
1 Season SS 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 240 0 9.00 1.00 .970 4.50 4.10
4 Seasons TOT 383 373 355 3338.1 1165 392 720 53 79 .955 36 36 13 12 3.00 2.90 .959 2.68 2.74 1 2 8 4 33% 26% 0
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2010 OAK AL 24 C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 OAK AL 24 1B -1 -180 -1 -1 0 0 -1 -180 0 0 -1
2012 OAK AL 26 3B 10 19 10 8 2 4 8 4 0 0
2012 OAK AL 26 C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 OAK AL 26 1B -0 -80 -0 -0 0 0 0 0
2013 OAK AL 27 3B 7 6 7 3 4 12 11 10 0 1
2013 OAK AL 27 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 OAK AL 27 SS 0 240 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 OAK AL 28 3B 19 19 19 6 13 21 20 15 1 0
3 Seasons 3B 37 14 37 18 19 37 13 29 1 1
2 Seasons C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 1B -1 -132 -1 -1 -0 0 -1 -120 0 0 -1
1 Season SS 0 240 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons TOT 36 13 36 17 19 0 0 36 12 29 1 0 0 0

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2010 OAK AL 24 14 9 14 9 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0
2012 OAK AL 26 75 74 75 75 0 3 1 0 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 OAK AL 27 158 158 158 156 0 0 1 0 156 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2014 OAK AL 28 150 147 150 142 0 0 0 0 142 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 0
4 Seasons 397 388 397 382 0 10 4 0 369 1 0 0 0 0 14 7 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2012 OAK AL 26 2658 59% 77% 31% 217 88% 3 53 39 4 10 152 124 21 1 7 12 0 6 6 12 14 11 1 12 1 0 1 8 75%
2013 OAK AL 27 5743 52% 76% 29% 429 88% 5 143 124 4 15 255 198 46 3 9 16 0 6 10 11 22 19 0 19 3 1 1 14 79%
2014 OAK AL 28 5122 58% 75% 32% 452 89% 4 127 93 7 27 306 236 66 2 11 22 0 6 16 16 42 33 1 39 3 1 2 13 62%
3 Seasons 13523 56% 76% 31% 1098 88% 12 323 256 15 52 713 558 133 6 27 50 0 18 32 39 78 63 2 70 7 2 4 35 71%
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 86% 65%

Advanced Fielding -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
2010 OAK AL 24 203 3.99 3.99 2 100% 0 0 44 2 0 2 40 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 OAK AL 26 104 4.88 5.25 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 20 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 307 4.29 4.42 2 100% 0 0 64 2 0 2 60 5 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.93 4.27 91% 85%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
2010 OAK AL 24 1 1 78 4 2 2 33% 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 0.79 2.08
2012 OAK AL 26 0 1 39 4 2 0 33% 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0.83 0.79
2 Seasons 1 2 117 8 4 2 33% 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 5 0.81 1.43
MLB Averages 27% 1.31 1.26

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2010 OAK AL 24 32 56% 81% 19% 3 33% 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0%
2012 OAK AL 26 15 53% 73% 20% 2 100% 0 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 OAK AL 27 4 50% 100% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 51 55% 80% 18% 5 60% 0 5 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0%
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 93% 83%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
2013 OAK AL 27 5 40% 40% 40% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 5 40% 40% 40% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 89%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* 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)

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

Errors Committeds c a p y
2013 AL  16 (5th)
2014 AL  22 (1st)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2014 AL  19 (3rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
2013 AL  155 (3rd)
2014 AL  142 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
2013 AL  143 (1st)
2014 AL  127 (2nd)
Active  323 (19th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
2013 AL  255 (5th)
2014 AL  306 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
2013 AL  16 (1st)
2014 AL  22 (1st)
Active  50 (23rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
2014 AL  42 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
2012 AL  10 (2nd)
2013 AL  7 (3rd)
2014 AL  19 (2nd)
Active  37 (7th)
Career  37 (39th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
2013 AL  2.61 (4th)
2014 AL  3.12 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
2013 AL  2.57 (3rd)
2014 AL  3.05 (1st)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
2013 AL  .961 (5th)

             

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