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Josh Donaldson
.297 41 123
Team: TorontoHt / Wt: 6-0 / 221 NFBC ADP: 20.78
Position: 3BBorn: 12/8/1985 Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Supplemental Round by Cubs (2007)

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Nov. 19 3:57 PM PT4:57 PM MT5:57 PM CT6:57 PM ET18:57 ET23:57 GMT7:57 4:57 PM MST6:57 PM EST7:27 PM VEN3:57 UAE (+1)5:57 PM CT-Donaldson has won the AL MVP, earning the honor after helping boost the Toronto Blue Jays back into the playoffs for the first time since 1993. The third baseman got 23 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in results announced Thursday.
Analysis: Donaldson led the AL with 123 RBIs and topped the majors by scoring 122 runs. He hit 41 home runs and batted .297.
Oct. 13 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET17:58 ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST5:28 PM VEN1:58 UAE (+1)4:58 PM CT-Donaldson hit his second postseason home run on Monday to help the Blue Jays stay alive in the ALDS.
Analysis: He is 4 for 14 with three RBIs in the series.
Oct. 8 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET17:58 ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST5:28 PM VEN1:58 UAE (+1)4:58 PM CT-Donaldson will play in Game 2 against Texas despite being kneed in the head trying to break up a double play Thursday.
Analysis: Donaldson passed concussion tests Thursday and was tested again Friday before taking part in batting practice. Manager John Gibbons said Donaldson will try running on a treadmill before the game.
Sep. 26 7:01 PM PT8:01 PM MT9:01 PM CT10:01 PM ET22:01 ET2:01 GMT10:01 7:01 PM MST9:01 PM EST9:31 PM VEN6:01 UAE (+1)9:01 PM CT-Donaldson hit his 40th home run Friday against Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Donaldson has made quite the case for MVP with a .950 OPS and 121 RBIs through 151 games.
Sep. 19 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET16:52 ET20:52 GMT4:52 1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST4:22 PM VEN0:52 UAE (+1)3:52 PM CT-Donaldson was 2 for 4 on Friday.
Analysis: Donaldson entered in a 2-for-18 slump.
Sep. 18 2:25 PM PT3:25 PM MT4:25 PM CT5:25 PM ET17:25 ET21:25 GMT5:25 2:25 PM MST4:25 PM EST4:55 PM VEN1:25 UAE (+1)4:25 PM CT-Donaldson drilled his 39th dinger Thursday.
Analysis: Donaldson boasts a .948 OPS and is an MVP candidate after he helped Oakland reach the postseason a year ago.
Sep. 12 11:54 AM PT12:54 PM MT1:54 PM CT2:54 PM ET14:54 ET18:54 GMT2:54 11:54 AM MST1:54 PM EST2:24 PM VEN22:54 UAE1:54 PM CT-Donaldson added to his MLB-leading RBI total by belting a two-run homer in Friday's rout of the Yankees.
Analysis: The MVP candidate now has 38 homers and 117 RBIs along with a .308 average. Donaldson hasn't slowed down in September either, as he's 10 for 19 over his last five games.
Sep. 8 9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET12:05 ET16:05 GMT0:05 9:05 AM MST11:05 AM EST11:35 AM VEN20:05 UAE11:05 AM CT-Donaldson shined again Monday.
Analysis: Donaldson was 3 for 4 with his 115th RBI - a total that leads the majors.
Sep. 3 3:29 PM PT4:29 PM MT5:29 PM CT6:29 PM ET18:29 ET22:29 GMT6:29 3:29 PM MST5:29 PM EST5:59 PM VEN2:29 UAE (+1)5:29 PM CT-Donaldson bolstered his MVP credentials Wednesday.
Analysis: Donaldson went 3 for 4 with three RBIs, raising his major league-leading total to 111.
Aug. 31 2:59 PM PT3:59 PM MT4:59 PM CT5:59 PM ET17:59 ET21:59 GMT5:59 2:59 PM MST4:59 PM EST5:29 PM VEN1:59 UAE (+1)4:59 PM CT-Donaldson continued his incredible season Sunday, going 2 for 3 with his 36th home run against Detroit.
Analysis: Donaldson has been amazing this August with a 1.131 OPS, recording 11 homers and 33 RBIs in 26 games.
Aug. 29 3:11 PM PT4:11 PM MT5:11 PM CT6:11 PM ET18:11 ET22:11 GMT6:11 3:11 PM MST5:11 PM EST5:41 PM VEN2:11 UAE (+1)5:11 PM CT-Donaldson drilled his 35th dinger Friday.
Analysis: Donaldson leads the majors with 35 RBIs and is a legitimate MVP candidate.
Aug. 23 8:46 AM PT9:46 AM MT10:46 AM CT11:46 AM ET11:46 ET15:46 GMT23:46 8:46 AM MST10:46 AM EST11:16 AM VEN19:46 UAE10:46 AM CT-Donaldson went 4 for 5 with a three-run homer, driving in a career-high six runs and propelling Toronto to its 18th victory in 22 games, 15-3 over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
Analysis: Donaldson is the first major leaguer to 100 RBIs this season.
Aug. 22 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)5:12 PM CT-Donaldson hit a pair of doubles and drove in three runs in a 9-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.
Analysis: Donaldson has seven of his MLB-best 94 RBIs in the past three games and four of his five hits have gone for extra bases.
Aug. 19 12:42 PM PT1:42 PM MT2:42 PM CT3:42 PM ET15:42 ET19:42 GMT3:42 12:42 PM MST2:42 PM EST3:12 PM VEN23:42 UAE2:42 PM CT-Donaldson hit a pair of home runs in an 8-5 win against Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Donaldson now has an MLB-best 91 RBIs after driving in four runs Tuesday. He's batting .347 with nine homers and 23 RBIs in his last 19 games.
Aug. 10 2:52 PM PT3:52 PM MT4:52 PM CT5:52 PM ET17:52 ET21:52 GMT5:52 2:52 PM MST4:52 PM EST5:22 PM VEN1:52 UAE (+1)4:52 PM CT-Donaldson went 2 for 4 with his 31st home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Yankees.
Analysis: The homer was Donaldson's fifth in seven games. He's batting .383 with seven homers and 15 RBI over his last 12 contests.
Aug. 1 2:29 PM PT3:29 PM MT4:29 PM CT5:29 PM ET17:29 ET21:29 GMT5:29 2:29 PM MST4:29 PM EST4:59 PM VEN1:29 UAE (+1)4:29 PM CT-Donaldson went 3 for 5 with two doubles and four RBIs in Friday's 7-6, 11-inning win over Kansas City.
Analysis: Donaldson has heated up, going 7 for 13 in his last three games.
July 31 3:48 PM PT4:48 PM MT5:48 PM CT6:48 PM ET18:48 ET22:48 GMT6:48 3:48 PM MST5:48 PM EST6:18 PM VEN2:48 UAE (+1)5:48 PM CT-Donaldson went 2 for 3 with his 25th home run in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Royals.
Analysis: Donaldson has gone 4 for 8 over his last two games.
July 8 1:59 PM PT2:59 PM MT3:59 PM CT4:59 PM ET16:59 ET20:59 GMT4:59 1:59 PM MST3:59 PM EST4:29 PM VEN0:59 UAE (+1)3:59 PM CT-Donaldson appears to have started another home run binge, slugging his 21st of the season in Tuesday's 2-1 win at the White Sox.
Analysis: Donaldson, tied for fourth in the AL home run race, has gone deep in each of his last two games.
July 4 11:20 AM PT12:20 PM MT1:20 PM CT2:20 PM ET14:20 ET18:20 GMT2:20 11:20 AM MST1:20 PM EST1:50 PM VEN22:20 UAE1:20 PM CT-Donaldson had two RBIs Friday.
Analysis: Donaldson has 54 RBIs with five in his last three games.
July 2 12:01 PM PT1:01 PM MT2:01 PM CT3:01 PM ET15:01 ET19:01 GMT3:01 12:01 PM MST2:01 PM EST2:31 PM VEN23:01 UAE2:01 PM CT-Donaldson rocked the fantasy world as Toronto crushed the hapless Red Sox 11-2 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Donaldson was 3 for 5 with his 19th homer and 20th double. He crushes lefties to the tune of a .368 average and figures to dominate the overrated Wade Miley on Thursday.
June 29 3:35 PM PT4:35 PM MT5:35 PM CT6:35 PM ET18:35 ET22:35 GMT6:35 3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST6:05 PM VEN2:35 UAE (+1)5:35 PM CT-Donaldson was 2 for 4 with his 18th dinger on Sunday.
Analysis: Donaldson went 5 for 11 in the weekend series.
June 19 2:10 PM PT3:10 PM MT4:10 PM CT5:10 PM ET17:10 ET21:10 GMT5:10 2:10 PM MST4:10 PM EST4:40 PM VEN1:10 UAE (+1)4:10 PM CT-Donaldson was 2 for 5 with his 17th double on Thursday against the Mets.
Analysis: Donaldson also drove in his 46th run of the year.
June 13 1:48 PM PT2:48 PM MT3:48 PM CT4:48 PM ET16:48 ET20:48 GMT4:48 1:48 PM MST3:48 PM EST4:18 PM VEN0:48 UAE (+1)3:48 PM CT-Donaldson was 3 for 5 on Friday.
Analysis: Donaldson owns a 1.071 OPS against Boston pitching so take advantage of that this weekend.
June 11 1:21 PM PT2:21 PM MT3:21 PM CT4:21 PM ET16:21 ET20:21 GMT4:21 1:21 PM MST3:21 PM EST3:51 PM VEN0:21 UAE (+1)3:21 PM CT-Donaldson was 2 for 4 on Wednesday.
Analysis: The red-hot Donaldson has eight hits in his last 18 at-bats. He hit one of four Blue Jays homers.
June 10 12:52 PM PT1:52 PM MT2:52 PM CT3:52 PM ET15:52 ET19:52 GMT3:52 12:52 PM MST2:52 PM EST3:22 PM VEN23:52 UAE2:52 PM CT-Donaldson was 2 for 4 and scored two runs Tuesday against Miami.
Analysis: Donaldson is 22 for 59 (.373) with 17 runs scored and 15 knocked in over his last 14 contests.
June 9 12:36 PM PT1:36 PM MT2:36 PM CT3:36 PM ET15:36 ET19:36 GMT3:36 12:36 PM MST2:36 PM EST3:06 PM VEN23:36 UAE2:36 PM CT-Donaldson was 2 for 5 with his 16th homer Monday against the Marlins.
Analysis: Donaldson has been quite the acquisition for the Blue Jays, batting .310 with 16 home runs and 43 RBIs in 59 games.
June 8 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET12:13 ET16:13 GMT0:13 9:13 AM MST11:13 AM EST11:43 AM VEN20:13 UAE11:13 AM CT-Donaldson was 2 for 5 on Sunday.
Analysis: Donaldson is hitting .360 over his last 14 games. He's hot.
May 30 1:22 PM PT2:22 PM MT3:22 PM CT4:22 PM ET16:22 ET20:22 GMT4:22 1:22 PM MST3:22 PM EST3:52 PM VEN0:22 UAE (+1)3:22 PM CT-Donaldson continued to amaze the baseball world Friday.
Analysis: Donaldson homered for the fourth straight game, a three-run shot off Trevor May in the fifth that tied the game. Donaldson is batting .400 with 16 RBIs in 20 career games against the Twins.
May 27 11:20 AM PT12:20 PM MT1:20 PM CT2:20 PM ET14:20 ET18:20 GMT2:20 11:20 AM MST1:20 PM EST1:50 PM VEN22:20 UAE1:20 PM CT-Donaldson put forth a fantasy effort for the ages Tuesday.
Analysis: Donaldson hit a three-run homer off David Robertson in the ninth inning, his second home run of the game, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays over the Chicago White Sox 10-9. He went 4 for 4 with four RBIs and became the first Toronto player to score five runs in a game since Orlando Hudson in 2004.
May 26 2:35 PM PT3:35 PM MT4:35 PM CT5:35 PM ET17:35 ET21:35 GMT5:35 2:35 PM MST4:35 PM EST5:05 PM VEN1:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT-Donaldson was 2 for 3 and hit his 10th home run Monday against the White Sox.
Analysis: Donaldson has 29 RBIs through 47 games.
May 2 12:45 PM PT1:45 PM MT2:45 PM CT3:45 PM ET15:45 ET19:45 GMT3:45 12:45 PM MST2:45 PM EST3:15 PM VEN23:45 UAE2:45 PM CT-Donaldson was 2 for 3 with a home run in Friday's loss in Cleveland while batting leadoff.
Analysis: The third baseman had been 0 for 8 over his previous two games, but he's batting .382 with six home runs and 14 RBIs in his last 17 games.
Apr. 16 2:30 PM PT3:30 PM MT4:30 PM CT5:30 PM ET17:30 ET21:30 GMT5:30 2:30 PM MST4:30 PM EST5:00 PM VEN1:30 UAE (+1)4:30 PM CT-Donaldson was 3 for 5 with a double and three RBIs in Wednesday's win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Donaldson's still waiting for his first home run with Toronto a season after clubbing 29 for Oakland, but he's been impressive in the last seven games with a .357 average and six RBIs.
Apr. 11 4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET19:00 ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 PM MST6:00 PM EST6:30 PM VEN3:00 UAE (+1)6:00 PM CT-Donaldson had two hits and drove in three runs in a 12-5 victory against Baltimore on Friday.
Analysis: The RBIs were his first in four games with Toronto. He's gone 4 for 14 and had two hits in each of the past two contests.
Apr. 10 2:36 PM PT3:36 PM MT4:36 PM CT5:36 PM ET17:36 ET21:36 GMT5:36 2:36 PM MST4:36 PM EST5:06 PM VEN1:36 UAE (+1)4:36 PM CT-Donaldson finally woke up Thursday.
Analysis: Donaldson went 2 for 4 after starting the year 0 for 7.
Feb. 13 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET18:02 GMT2:02 11:02 AM MST1:02 PM EST1:32 PM VEN22:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson has lost to the Toronto Blue Jays in salary arbitration. He was awarded $4.3 million rather than his $5.75 million request.
Analysis: The 29-year-old Donaldson hit .255 with 29 home runs and 98 RBIs in 158 games last season for Oakland and was traded to Toronto in December for third baseman Brett Lawrie, left-hander Sean Nolin, right-hander Kendall Graveman and minor league shortstop Franklin Barreto.

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