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Josh Donaldson

Joshua Adam Donaldson (twitter: @BringerOfRain20)

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 210 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, 17,327th 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 2010-2016
2017 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 2 yrs/$28.65M (16-17) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2017): 4.158, Arb Eligible: 2018, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: MVP Sports Group [*]
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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 .798 127 277 16 7 0 4 5 *5/D AS,MVP-8
2015 ★ 29 TOR AL 158 711 620 122 184 41 2 41 123 6 0 73 133 .297 .371 .568 .939 151 352 16 6 2 10 0 *5/D AS,MVP-1,SS
2016 ★ 30 TOR AL 155 700 577 122 164 32 5 37 99 7 1 109 119 .284 .404 .549 .953 152 317 16 9 2 3 6 *5D AS,MVP-4,SS
6 Yrs 718 3102 2690 461 748 158 12 141 450 30 4 350 565 .278 .365 .503 .868 137 1353 69 33 5 24 13
162 Game Avg. 162 700 607 104 169 36 3 32 102 7 1 79 127 .278 .365 .503 .868 137 305 16 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 (2 yrs) 313 1411 1197 244 348 73 7 78 222 13 1 182 252 .291 .387 .559 .946 151 669 32 15 4 13 6

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 158 711 45 3 -2 11 2 60 6.5 24 84 8.8 .540 .539 7.7 1.5 73 $4,300,000 *5/D AS,MVP-1,SS
2016 ★ 30 TOR AL 155 700 45 3 -1 2 1 49 5.2 24 73 7.4 .532 .531 7.2 0.4 71 *5D AS,MVP-4,SS
6 Seasons 718 3102 140 7 -3 48 9 200 22.0 108 308 32.5 .529 .529 27.0 6.8 260 $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 (2 yrs) 313 1411 90 6 -3 13 3 109 11.6 48 157 16.3 .536 .535 14.9 1.9 144 $4,300,000

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
2015 29 TOR AL ALDS TEX W 5 21 18 5 4 1 0 2 4 0 0 3 4 .222 .333 .611 .944 11 0 0 0 0 0
2015 29 TOR AL ALCS KCR L 6 27 23 4 6 2 0 1 4 1 0 3 6 .261 .370 .478 .849 11 0 1 0 0 0
2016 30 TOR AL ALWC BAL W 1 5 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .600 1.000 3 0 0 0 0 0
2016 30 TOR AL ALDS TEX W 3 14 13 4 7 4 0 0 3 0 0 1 3 .538 .571 .846 1.418 11 0 0 0 0 0
2016 30 TOR AL ALCS CLE L 5 20 18 1 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 3 .333 .400 .556 .956 10 1 0 0 0 1
5 Yrs (8 Series) 31 133 120 17 35 10 0 4 13 1 0 12 31 .292 .361 .475 .836 57 2 1 0 0 1
2 ALWC 2 11 10 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .400 .455 .500 .955 5 0 0 0 0 0
4 ALDS 18 75 69 10 19 6 0 2 7 0 0 6 19 .275 .333 .449 .783 31 1 0 0 0 0
2 ALCS 11 47 41 5 12 3 0 2 6 1 0 5 9 .293 .383 .512 .895 21 1 1 0 0 1

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,MVP-8
2014 OAK AL 28 DH 9 9 AS,MVP-8
2015 TOR AL 29 3B 150 150 142 1317.0 442 137 287 18 32 .959 4 11 4 10 2.90 2.83 .958 2.64 2.62 AS,MVP-1,SS
2015 TOR AL 29 DH 7 7 AS,MVP-1,SS
2016 TOR AL 30 3B 136 134 121 1188.0 361 110 237 14 27 .961 -4 2 -4 2 2.63 2.55 .959 2.66 2.63 AS,MVP-4,SS
2016 TOR AL 30 DH 19 19 AS,MVP-4,SS
5 Seasons 3B 662 656 620 5832.1 1916 574 1259 83 138 .957 39 49 8 10 2.83 2.77 .957 2.59 2.57
5 Seasons DH 40 40
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
6 Seasons TOT 677 665 626 5914.2 1995 643 1266 86 139 .957 38 48 8 9 2.90 2.82 .959 2.66 2.69 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-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 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 1930 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 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) 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 1930 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%)
2014 AL (8, 23%)
2015 AL (1, 92%)
2016 AL (4, 48%)
1 MVP
2.16 Career Shares (85th)

Silver Sluggers
2015 AL (3B)
2016 AL (3B)
All multiple winners

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
2015 May 31st AL Player of the Week
2015 Aug 9th AL Player of the Week
2016 Jun 19th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2013 AL  7.7 (3rd)
2014 AL  7.3 (3rd)
2015 AL  8.8 (2nd)
2016 AL  7.4 (4th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2013 AL  7.7 (3rd)
2014 AL  7.3 (2nd)
2015 AL  8.8 (2nd)
2016 AL  7.4 (4th)
Active  32.5 (37th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2013 AL  6.3 (5th)
2015 AL  7.7 (2nd)
2016 AL  7.2 (3rd)
Active  27.0 (49th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
2014 AL  2.7 (3rd)
Active  6.8 (49th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2013 AL  .384 (6th)
2015 AL  .371 (9th)
2016 AL  .404 (2nd)
Active  .365 (23rd)

Slugging % s c a p y
2013 AL  .499 (9th)
2015 AL  .568 (2nd)
2016 AL  .549 (5th)
Active  .503 (16th)
Career  .503 (91st)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2013 AL  .883 (7th)
2015 AL  .939 (3rd)
2016 AL  .953 (4th)
Active  .868 (13th)
Career  .868 (114th)

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

At Bats s c a p y
2015 AL  620 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2014 AL  695 (7th)
2015 AL  711 (2nd)
2016 AL  700 (8th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2014 AL  93 (8th)
2015 AL  122 (1st)
2016 AL  122 (2nd)

Hits s c a p y
2015 AL  184 (5th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2013 AL  289 (9th)
2015 AL  352 (1st)

Doubles s c a p y
2015 AL  41 (4th)

Triples s c a p y
2016 AL  5 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2014 AL  29 (9th)
2015 AL  41 (3rd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2013 AL  93 (10th)
2014 AL  98 (10th)
2015 AL  123 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2013 AL  76 (7th)
2014 AL  76 (6th)
2015 AL  73 (10th)
2016 AL  109 (2nd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2013 AL  145 (7th)
2015 AL  151 (4th)
2016 AL  152 (5th)
Active  137 (11th)
Career  137 (95th)

Runs Created s c a p y
2013 AL  113 (6th)
2015 AL  133 (2nd)
2016 AL  133 (3rd)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2013 AL  38 (6th)
2015 AL  46 (3rd)
2016 AL  47 (5th)
Active  146 (35th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2013 AL  3.7 (6th)
2015 AL  4.5 (3rd)
2016 AL  4.5 (5th)
Active  14.3 (35th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2014 AL  62 (10th)
2015 AL  84 (1st)
2016 AL  74 (8th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2013 AL  256 (6th)
2015 AL  263 (2nd)
2016 AL  282 (3rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2013 AL  .693 (7th)
2015 AL  .724 (4th)
2016 AL  .732 (3rd)
Active  .670 (14th)
Career  .670 (139th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2016 AL  9 (9th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2015 AL  10 (1st)

AB per HR s c a p y
2015 AL  15.1 (9th)
2016 AL  15.6 (10th)
Active  19.1 (18th)
Career  19.1 (103rd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2013 AL  42.62 (7th)
2015 AL  58.85 (1st)
2016 AL  47.85 (3rd)
Active  177.23 (35th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2013 AL  4.6 (5th)
2014 AL  3.2 (9th)
2015 AL  6.2 (1st)
2016 AL  4.3 (2nd)
Active  18.4 (22nd)
Career  18.4 (238th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.7 (6th)
2015 AL  5.9 (2nd)
2016 AL  4.9 (2nd)
Active  16.5 (36th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2013 AL  4.2 (6th)
2015 AL  5.6 (1st)
2016 AL  4.5 (3rd)
Active  17.2 (36th)

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

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2014 AL  22 (3rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
2013 AL  155 (3rd)
2014 AL  150 (4th)
2015 AL  150 (4th)
Active  662 (16th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
2013 AL  143 (1st)
2014 AL  131 (2nd)
2015 AL  137 (1st)
2016 AL  110 (1st)
Active  574 (7th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
2013 AL  255 (5th)
2014 AL  328 (1st)
2015 AL  287 (4th)
Active  1,259 (10th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
2013 AL  16 (1st)
2014 AL  23 (1st)
2015 AL  18 (3rd)
Active  83 (11th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
2014 AL  43 (1st)
2015 AL  32 (3rd)
2016 AL  27 (5th)
Active  138 (11th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
2012 AL  10 (2nd)
2013 AL  7 (3rd)
2014 AL  22 (2nd)
Active  39 (7th)
Career  39 (40th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
2013 AL  2.61 (4th)
2014 AL  3.13 (1st)
2015 AL  2.90 (2nd)
Active  2.83 (4th)
Career  2.83 (37th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
2013 AL  2.57 (3rd)
2014 AL  3.06 (1st)
2015 AL  2.83 (2nd)
Active  2.77 (3rd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
2013 AL  .961 (5th)
Active  .957 (15th)
Career  .957 (98th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, 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 - 7 (329), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 55 (474), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 46 (438), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 18 (881), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (49th), 32.5 career WAR/32.5 7yr-peak WAR/32.5 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.5 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.1 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
2015 29 Toronto Blue Jays $4,300,000 2.158 contracts
2016 30 Toronto Blue Jays $11,650,000 3.158 contracts
201731Toronto Blue Jays$17,000,0004.158
Earliest Arb Eligible: 2018, Earliest Free Agent: 2019
Career to date (may be incomplete)$17,422,500Does not include future salaries ($17M)
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.

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