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James McDonald

James Zell McDonald (twitter: @JamesZ53)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: October 19, 1984 in Long Beach, CA
High School: Polytechnic HS (Long Beach, CA)
School: Golden West College (Huntington Beach, CA)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 11th round of the 2002 amateur draft.
Signed May 26, 2003. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 2008 (Age 23.334)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Dodgers 2008-2013
2014 Contract Status: 2nd-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$1M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.074, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Hendricks Sports [*]
Relatives: Cousin of Darnell McDonald and Cousin of Donzell McDonald
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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
2008 23 LAD NL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2009 24 LAD NL 45 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
2010 25 TOT NL 15 23 21 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 .048 .091 .095 .186 -49 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
2010 25 LAD NL 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2010 25 PIT NL 11 22 20 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 .050 .095 .100 .195 -47 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
2011 26 PIT NL 31 63 55 3 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 29 .091 .138 .109 .247 -29 6 3 0 5 0 0 1
2012 27 PIT NL 33 63 49 8 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 23 .143 .263 .143 .406 18 7 1 0 6 0 0 1
2013 28 PIT NL 8 12 11 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .273 .333 .273 .606 75 3 0 0 0 0 0 /1
6 Yrs 136 171 145 15 16 2 0 0 4 0 0 13 75 .110 .184 .124 .308 -12 18 5 0 13 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 204 173 18 19 2 0 0 5 0 0 15 89 .110 .184 .124 .308 -12 21 6 0 15 0 0
PIT (4 yrs) 83 160 135 15 16 2 0 0 4 0 0 13 68 .119 .196 .133 .329 -6 18 4 0 12 0 0
LAD (3 yrs) 53 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 0 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
2008 23 LAD NL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2009 24 LAD NL 45 10 -3 0 -0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $400,750 1
2010 25 LAD NL 4 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
2010 25 PIT NL 11 22 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
2011 26 PIT NL 31 63 -10 -0 -1 0 8 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .490 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $443,000 1
2012 27 PIT NL 33 63 -5 -0 0 0 9 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .513 .503 0.4 0.0 4 $502,500 1
2013 28 PIT NL 8 12 -0 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .518 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 /1
6 Seasons 136 171 -23 -0 -1 0 24 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,346,250
PIT (4 yrs) 83 160 -20 -0 -0 0 22 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $945,500
LAD (3 yrs) 53 11 -3 0 -0 0 2 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .497 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 $400,750

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
2009 24 LAD NL 10 11 0 0.0 102 .000 .000 .260 .000 .332 .000 .413 .000 .745 -100 .000 -2.6 -0.2 .000 .000 .000
2010 25 TOT NL 23 21 0 0.0 100 .111 .048 .259 .091 .329 .095 .409 .186 .738 -49 .000 -4.4 -0.5 .150 .095 .048
2010 25 LAD NL 1 1 0 0.0 99 .000 .257 .000 .327 .000 .405 .000 .732 -100 .000 -0.3 -0.0 .000 .000 .000
2010 25 PIT NL 22 20 0 0.0 101 .111 .050 .260 .095 .329 .100 .409 .195 .738 -47 .000 -4.2 -0.4 .158 .100 .050
2011 26 PIT NL 63 58 1 0.5 94 .192 .091 .253 .138 .320 .109 .394 .247 .714 -29 .016 -9.6 -1.0 .170 .073 .018
2012 27 PIT NL 63 49 3 1.6 97 .269 .143 .255 .263 .320 .143 .405 .406 .724 18 .135 -5.4 -0.5 .349 .163 .000
2013 28 PIT NL 12 8 1 3.4 92 .500 .273 .252 .333 .316 .273 .392 .606 .708 75 .388 -0.4 -0.0 .500 .091 .000
6 Yrs 171 147 5 0.9 96 .229 .110 .255 .184 .322 .124 .401 .308 .722 -12 .051 -22.4 -2.3 .231 .103 .014
162 Game Avg. 204 175 6 0.9 96 .229 .110 .255 .184 .322 .124 .401 .308 .722 -12 .051 -22.4 -2.3 .231 .103 .014
PIT (4 yrs) 160 135 5 1.0 96 .239 .119 .255 .196 .321 .133 .400 .329 .721 -6 .060 -19.6 -2.0 .252 .111 .015
LAD (3 yrs) 11 12 0 0.0 102 .000 .000 .260 .000 .332 .000 .412 .000 .743 -100 -2.8 -0.3 .000 .000 .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
2008 23 LAD NL NLCS PHI L 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .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
2009 24 LAD NL 10 0.0% 60.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5 30% 0%
2010 25 TOT NL 23 0.0% 52.2% 4.4% 4.4% 100% 12.00 1.8 0.50 0.80 39% 10% 0.0% 50%
2010 25 LAD NL 1 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0 0%
2010 25 PIT NL 22 0.0% 50.0% 4.6% 4.6% 100% 11.00 1.8 0.50 0.80 41% 10% 0.0% 50%
2011 26 PIT NL 63 0.0% 46.0% 4.8% 1.6% 20% 9.67 1.9 18.3 4.20 8.67 41% 6% 0.0% 0%
2012 27 PIT NL 63 0.0% 36.5% 12.7% 0.0% 0% 2.88 2.1 49.0 1.09 2.57 41% 19% 0.0% 0%
2013 28 PIT NL 12 0.0% 41.7% 8.3% 0.0% 0% 5.00 2.2 4.00 50% 17% 0.0% 0%
6 Yrs 171 0.0% 43.9% 7.6% 1.2% 13% 5.77 1.9 36.3 1.87 3.73 41% 12% 0.0% 13%
MLB Averages 2.6% 18.7% 8.4% 7.6% 33% 2.24 4.8 34.7 8.1 0.81 1.09 69% 19% 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
2008 23 LAD NL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 24 LAD NL -2.6 -0.2 10 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 .63 -0.3 -0.0 -4.2 -0.4 1.21 -3.3 0
2010 25 TOT NL -4.4 -0.5 23 -0.5 0.0 -0.5 .94 -0.4 -0.0 -4.4 -0.4 0.86 -4.7 0
2010 25 LAD NL -0.3 -0.0 1 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 1.39 -0.0 0.0 -0.3 -0.0 1.12 -0.2 0
2010 25 PIT NL -4.2 -0.4 22 -0.4 0.0 -0.5 .92 -0.4 -0.0 -4.1 -0.4 0.85 -4.5 0
2011 26 PIT NL -9.6 -1.0 64 -0.9 0.6 -1.5 1.09 -1.0 0.2 -11.2 -1.2 1.02 -10.3 0
2012 27 PIT NL -5.4 -0.5 64 -0.4 0.6 -0.9 .86 -0.6 0.1 -5.4 -0.6 0.86 -5.8 1.97 2
2013 28 PIT NL -0.3 -0.0 12 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 1.34 -0.0 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0 1.01 -0.3 2.50 1
6 Yrs -22.4 -2.3 173 -2.0 1.4 -3.4 .98 -2.3 0.3 -25.5 -2.6 0.95 -24.4 2.15 3

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
2009 24 LAD NL 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
2010 25 TOT NL 0 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
2010 25 LAD NL 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
2010 25 PIT NL 0 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
2011 26 PIT NL 0 0 38% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2012 27 PIT NL 1 0 50% 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 25% 2 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
2013 28 PIT NL 0 0 40% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33% 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
6 Yrs 1 0 48% 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 27% 5 5 0 4 2 2 2 1 1

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
2009 24 LAD NL 10 90% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 3 1 33% 4 1 25% 11 0 0% 2 0 0% 0 0 0
2010 25 TOT NL 23 65% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33% 3 0 0% 3 0 0% 16 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
2010 25 LAD NL 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
2010 25 PIT NL 22 68% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 2 0 0% 2 0 0% 15 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 PIT NL 63 73% 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 83% 9 3 33% 10 1 10% 44 3 7% 2 0 0% 0 0 0
2012 27 PIT NL 63 81% 7 1 0 2 1 0 0 1.97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 6 60% 13 1 8% 12 1 8% 30 1 3% 1 0 0% 1 1 100% 0
2013 28 PIT NL 12 50% 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 3 0 0% 3 1 33% 8 0 0% 0 0 1 0 0% 0
6 Yrs 171 74% 16 3 0 3 1 0 0 2.15 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 22 13 59% 31 5 16% 32 4 13% 109 4 4% 5 0 0% 2 1 50% 0
MLB Averages 55% 67% 11% 32% 14% 51% 56%

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
2009 24 LAD NL 10 42 4.20 29 69.0% 44.8% 6.9% 34.5% 13.8% 55.2% 0.0% 38.1% 87.5% 40.0% 0.0% 0 0 10.0% 1 1 10.0% 1 1 6 0 100.0% 0 0 0
2010 25 TOT NL 23 89 3.87 61 68.5% 45.9% 14.8% 23.0% 16.4% 54.1% 0.0% 37.1% 72.7% 26.1% 4.3% 1 0 13.0% 3 0 13.0% 3 1 5 5 41.7% 0 0 0
2010 25 LAD NL 1 4 4.00 3 75.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 75.0% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0
2010 25 PIT NL 22 85 3.86 58 68.2% 48.3% 15.5% 19.0% 17.2% 51.7% 0.0% 35.3% 70.0% 22.7% 4.5% 1 0 13.6% 3 0 13.6% 3 1 5 5 45.5% 0 0 0
2011 26 PIT NL 63 251 3.98 180 71.7% 37.8% 17.8% 27.2% 17.2% 62.2% 0.0% 44.6% 71.4% 41.3% 0.0% 0 0 4.8% 3 0 6.3% 4 1 11 17 37.9% 0 0 0
2012 27 PIT NL 63 254 4.03 168 66.1% 39.9% 17.3% 23.8% 19.0% 60.1% 0.0% 39.8% 71.3% 22.2% 3.2% 2 0 9.5% 6 1 9.5% 6 2 11 11 47.8% 0 0 0
2013 28 PIT NL 12 44 3.67 31 70.5% 38.7% 22.6% 19.4% 19.4% 61.3% 0.0% 43.2% 63.2% 25.0% 8.3% 1 0 16.7% 2 0 16.7% 2 1 1 3 20.0% 0 0 0
5 Yrs 171 680 3.98 469 69.0% 40.1% 16.8% 25.4% 17.7% 59.9% 0.0% 41.3% 71.9% 31.0% 2.3% 4 0 8.8% 15 2 9.4% 16 6 34 36 45.3% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.4% 27.8% 15.2% 27.1% 29.9% 72.2% 1.5% 45.7% 78.9% 26.7% 4.9% 14.4% 8.7% 24.5%

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
2009 24 49 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 0 0
2010 25 64 33 30 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 18 .033 .065 .067 .131 -64 2 1 0 2 0 0
2011 26 95 96 85 5 6 2 0 0 3 0 0 4 47 .071 .112 .094 .206 -42 8 4 0 7 0 0
2012 27 128 159 134 13 13 2 0 0 4 0 0 12 70 .097 .171 .112 .283 -19 15 5 0 13 0 0
2013 28 136 171 145 15 16 2 0 0 4 0 0 13 75 .110 .184 .124 .308 -12 18 5 0 13 0 0

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
2009 24 45 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 45
2010 25 15 23 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 .000 .045 .000 .045 0 15
2011 26 31 65 56 4 6 1 0 0 4 0 4 29 .107 .167 .125 .292 1 31
2012 27 33 63 49 9 7 0 0 0 1 0 8 23 .143 .263 .143 .406 2 33
2013 28 8 12 11 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .273 .333 .273 .606 1 8
5 Yrs 132 173 146 15 16 1 0 0 5 0 14 75 .110 .188 .116 .304 4 132
162 Game Avg. 162 212 179 18 20 1 0 0 6 0 17 92 .110 .188 .116 .304 5 132



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