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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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Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 24, 2014 5:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1011. Fred Carroll… #1012. Tito Francona… #1013. Gus Zernial… #1014. JOSH DONALDSON… #1015. Chris Hoiles… #1016. Milt Thompson… #1017. Brandon Crawford… 

Standard Batting

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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
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
162 Game Avg. 162 676 597 87 160 34 2 25 91 7 1 67 125 .268 .347 .458 .805 125 274 15 7 0 4 3

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 158 695 21 0 0 20 2 43 5.1 24 67 7.4 .530 .529 5.0 2.7 47 $500,000 *5/D AS
4 Seasons 405 1691 53 0 0 35 6 94 10.8 60 155 16.6 .525 .525 12.5 4.9 120 $1,472,500

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

Standard Fielding

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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 150 146 141 1320.2 482 131 328 23 43 .952 22 20 20 18 3.13 3.06 .956 2.56 2.55 AS
2014 OAK AL 28 DH 9 9 AS
3 Seasons 3B 376 372 357 3327.1 1113 327 735 51 79 .954 39 36 14 12 2.87 2.82 .956 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 391 381 363 3409.2 1192 396 742 54 80 .955 38 35 13 12 3.00 2.91 .959 2.67 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

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

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

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

Offensive WARs c a p y
2013 AL  6.6 (5th)
2014 AL  5.0 (9th)

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)

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

Games Played s c a p y
2014 AL  158 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2014 AL  695 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2014 AL  93 (8th)

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

Home Runs s c a p y
2014 AL  29 (9th)

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

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)

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  62 (10th)

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

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)

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

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)

Errors Committeds c a p y
2013 AL  16 (5th)
2014 AL  23 (1st)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2014 AL  21 (3rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
2013 AL  155 (3rd)
2014 AL  150 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
2013 AL  143 (1st)
2014 AL  131 (2nd)
Active  327 (19th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
2013 AL  255 (5th)
2014 AL  328 (1st)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
2013 AL  16 (1st)
2014 AL  23 (1st)
Active  51 (23rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
2014 AL  43 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
2012 AL  10 (2nd)
2013 AL  7 (3rd)
2014 AL  21 (2nd)
Active  38 (7th)
Career  38 (39th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
2013 AL  2.61 (4th)
2014 AL  3.13 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
2013 AL  2.57 (3rd)
2014 AL  3.06 (1st)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
2013 AL  .961 (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 - 23 (954), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1367), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1292), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (132nd), 16.6 career WAR/16.6 7yr-peak WAR/16.6 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2012 26 Oakland Athletics $480,000 0.039 contracts
2013 27 Oakland Athletics $492,500 0.158 contracts
2014 28 Oakland Athletics $500,000 1.158 contracts
2014 StatusPre-Arb Eligible, Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015, Earliest Free Agent: 2019
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,472,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name Translations

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French: Josh Donaldson statistiques
Japanese: ジョシュ・ドナルドソン 統計
Polish: Josh Donaldson Statystyki
Slovenian: Josh Donaldson statistika

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