Josh Donaldson

#20, 3B, Oakland
Josh Donaldson
  • Height:
    6-0
  • Weight:
    221
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    December 8, 1985
  • Birth Place:
    Pensacola, Florida
  • College:
    Auburn
  • Draft:
    Undrafted Signed by the Chicago Cubs
  • AVG
    .255
  • HR
    29
  • RBI
    98
  • R
    93


Player Notes
Josh Donaldson said Monday that his left knee feels more stable than it has over the past couple of days.

Advice: Donaldson didn't test the knee with much running on Monday, but he's expected to be in the lineup for Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Royals. His knee has been an issue for most of the second half.

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7 hours ago Rotoworld
Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a home run in the A's loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

Advice: Donaldson was a late-insertion to the A's starting lineup after banging both of his knees on Friday and he looked gimpy running the bases on Saturday night in Texas. But his production at the plate remained unchanged. He slugged a solo shot in the top of the first inning and later added two singles. The star third baseman is batting .257/.344/.459 with 29 homers and 98 RBI in 157 games this season.

Mon, Sep 29 Rotoworld
Josh Donaldson (knee) is in the Athletics' starting lineup Saturday versus the Rangers.

Advice: Donaldson banged up both of his knees in a victory against the Rangers Friday, but he is obviously feeling better. The third baseman is batting .253/.342/.452 with 28 home runs and 97 RBI this year for the A's.

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Sat, Sep 27 Rotoworld
Josh Donaldson said after Friday's game that he banged his knees during a victory over the Rangers, but that his hamstring is fine.

Advice: Donaldson appeared to suffer a re-aggravation of his hamstring injury when diving for a ball on Friday, so it's encouraging news to hear that he merely banged his knees. Look for him to be back in the A's lineup on Saturday.

More: Susan Slusser on Twitter

Sat, Sep 27 Rotoworld
Josh Donaldson went 0-for-2 with three walks and a run scored in Monday's 8-4 win against the Angels.

Advice: He has reached base seven times across 11 plate appearances, and scored four runs, over the past 48 hours. He won't come close to matching the raw efficiency of last year's breakout season (.301/.384/.499), but Donaldson totes a solid .254/.341/.457 slash line and will reach the 100-RBI plateau if he can drive in three more by sundown on Sunday. His WAR (currently 7.1) isn't even going to finish one game below 2013's total of 8.0; the A's have a keeper.

Fri, Sep 26 Rotoworld
Josh Donaldson came up big for the A's Sunday, hitting a two-run, walk-off homer in the 10th inning to defeat the Phillies 8-6.

Advice: Donaldson had singled twice and scored twice in the game prior to coming up with a man on in the 10th inning. He proceeded to take Phillies reliever Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez deep to send everyone home happy. Donaldson now has 28 home runs, 97 RBI and 89 runs scored this year. Three more RBI over the final week will represent Donaldson's first ever 100-RBI season.

Mon, Sep 22 Rotoworld
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 Oak 14 32 1 5 1 0 1 4 2 12 0 0 .156 .206 .281 .487
2012 Oak 75 274 34 66 16 0 9 33 14 61 4 1 .241 .289 .398 .687
2013 Oak 158 579 89 174 37 3 24 93 76 110 5 2 .301 .384 .499 .883
2014 Oak 158 608 93 155 31 2 29 98 76 130 8 0 .255 .342 .456 .798
Totals 405 1493 217 400 85 5 63 228 168 313 17 3 .268 .347 .458 .805
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2010 Oak 7 C 5 47 44 48 3 1 0 .979
2010 Oak 2 1B 1 6 2 3 0 1 1 .667
2012 Oak 71 3B 71 633 53 217 152 12 14 .945
2012 Oak 3 C 3 24 20 23 2 1 0 .957
2012 Oak 1 1B 0 3 3 4 1 0 0 1.000
2013 Oak 155 3B 155 1373 143 414 255 16 22 .961
2013 Oak 1 SS 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1.000
2013 Oak 1 1B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2014 Oak 150 3B 146 1320 131 482 328 23 43 .952
Totals 391 C 381 3409 396 1192 742 54 80 .955