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Josh Donaldson
AVG HR RBI
.302 25 74
Team: TorontoHt / Wt: 6-1 / 210 NFBC ADP: 5.78
Position: 3BBorn: 12/8/1985 Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Supplemental Round by Cubs (2007)


Latest News
July 27 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET0:14 ET4:14 GMT12:14 9:14 PM MST11:14 PM EST11:44 PM VEN8:14 UAE11:14 PM CT-Donaldson homered, doubled and drove in three runs in Tuesday's 12-inning win over the Padres.
Analysis: Donaldson, who has 25 home runs, broke out of a brief four-game slump in which he was 2 for 15 with one RBI.
July 22 7:03 PM PT8:03 PM MT9:03 PM CT10:03 PM ET22:03 ET2:03 GMT10:03 7:03 PM MST9:03 PM EST9:33 PM VEN6:03 UAE (+1)9:03 PM CT-Donaldson reached base safely in his 25th straight game Friday.
Analysis: He's batting .398 with seven homers, six doubles, a triple and 25 runs scored over that stretch.
July 21 9:10 AM PT10:10 AM MT11:10 AM CT12:10 PM ET12:10 ET16:10 GMT0:10 9:10 AM MST11:10 AM EST11:40 AM VEN20:10 UAE11:10 AM CT-Donaldson continued his tear Wednesday, hitting a two-run homer into the Chase Field swimming pool and delivering an RBI double in a 10-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Analysis: It was the third straight multihit game for Donaldson, a span in which he's 7 for 14 with six RBIs and four runs scored. He has a .511 OBP in his last 18 games with seven homers and 22 RBIs.
July 20 9:45 AM PT10:45 AM MT11:45 AM CT12:45 PM ET12:45 ET16:45 GMT0:45 9:45 AM MST11:45 AM EST12:15 PM VEN20:45 UAE11:45 AM CT-Donaldson singled three times, drove in a run and scored one in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks.
Analysis: The reigning AL MVP is batting .381 with seven RBIs in his last five games. He has a 1.180 OPS in his last 23 games.
July 18 9:16 AM PT10:16 AM MT11:16 AM CT12:16 PM ET12:16 ET16:16 GMT0:16 9:16 AM MST11:16 AM EST11:46 AM VEN20:16 UAE11:16 AM CT-Donaldson was 2 for 5 with the tiebreaking, two-run double in the ninth inning of Toronto's 5-3 win over Oakland on Sunday.
Analysis: Donaldson owns a robust 1.230 OPS over his last 16 games, hitting six homers and driving in 18 runs. He's reached base in half of his plate appearances in that span.
July 10 6:38 PM PT7:38 PM MT8:38 PM CT9:38 PM ET21:38 ET1:38 GMT9:38 6:38 PM MST8:38 PM EST9:08 PM VEN5:38 UAE (+1)8:38 PM CT-Donaldson was again a factor in the Blue Jays' latest win, as the reigning AL MVP clubbed a three-run homer and finished 2 for 4 Sunday against Detroit.
Analysis: The All-Star third baseman has been raking for nearly a month, generating a mighty .423 average, nine homers and 26 RBIs in 25 games since June 14.
July 6 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Donaldson remained red-hot Tuesday, going 3 for 4 with a pair of homers and four runs scored in a win over the Royals.
Analysis: Donaldson, who set a Blue Jays record for runs before the All-Star break with 77, has scored 28 times in his last 20 games while batting .450 with eight homers and 23 RBIs. He has a 1.426 OPS in that span.
July 5 5:10 PM PT6:10 PM MT7:10 PM CT8:10 PM ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST7:40 PM VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 PM CT-Donaldson was named an All-Star for the third straight season Tuesday.
Analysis: The reigning AL MVP is batting .298 with 20 homers and 58 RBIs in 83 games.
July 4 6:50 AM PT7:50 AM MT8:50 AM CT9:50 AM ET9:50 ET13:50 GMT21:50 6:50 AM MST8:50 AM EST9:20 AM VEN17:50 UAE8:50 AM CT-Donaldson matched a season high with four hits as Toronto pounded Cleveland 17-1 on Sunday.
Analysis: Donaldson has been red hot, batting .438 with six home runs and 19 RBIs over his last 18 games.
July 2 6:10 PM PT7:10 PM MT8:10 PM CT9:10 PM ET21:10 ET1:10 GMT9:10 6:10 PM MST8:10 PM EST8:40 PM VEN5:10 UAE (+1)8:10 PM CT-Donaldson helped rally the Jays in Saturday's 9-6 win over Cleveland, launching a game-tying solo homer in the seventh inning and adding a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth.
Analysis: It's the third homer in four games for the reigning AL MVP, who's hitting a torrid .406 with six homers, 18 RBIs and 20 runs scored over a 17-game stretch.
June 30 7:09 PM PT8:09 PM MT9:09 PM CT10:09 PM ET22:09 ET2:09 GMT10:09 7:09 PM MST9:09 PM EST9:39 PM VEN6:09 UAE (+1)9:09 PM CT-Donaldson homered for the second straight game Thursday.
Analysis: The reigning AL MVP has a nine-game hitting streak and is batting .415 with six homers, six doubles, four triples, 23 runs scored and 23 RBIs in his last 21 contests.
June 30 8:53 AM PT9:53 AM MT10:53 AM CT11:53 AM ET11:53 ET15:53 GMT23:53 8:53 AM MST10:53 AM EST11:23 AM VEN19:53 UAE10:53 AM CT-Donaldson went 2 for 4 with his 18th home run in Wednesday's 5-3 win at Colorado.
Analysis: Donaldson has been on quite a roll, batting .455 with four home runs and 15 RBIs in his last 14 games.
June 27 8:23 AM PT9:23 AM MT10:23 AM CT11:23 AM ET11:23 ET15:23 GMT23:23 8:23 AM MST10:23 AM EST10:53 AM VEN19:23 UAE10:23 AM CT-Donaldson extended his outstanding stretch Sunday when he went 2 for 4 in a 5-2 loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: Donaldson is batting .431 with four homers, six doubles and 17 RBIs over his last 17 games. He's hit safely in 16 of those contests.
June 17 7:10 PM PT8:10 PM MT9:10 PM CT10:10 PM ET22:10 ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 PM MST9:10 PM EST9:40 PM VEN6:10 UAE (+1)9:10 PM CT-Donaldson continued his torrid stretch in Toronto's 13-3 rout at Baltimore on Friday, going 2 for 4 with a homer, three RBIs and three runs.
Analysis: Donaldson is batting .474 with four homers, 16 RBIs and 17 runs during a 10-game hitting streak.
June 17 11:16 AM PT12:16 PM MT1:16 PM CT2:16 PM ET14:16 ET18:16 GMT2:16 11:16 AM MST1:16 PM EST1:46 PM VEN22:16 UAE1:16 PM CT-Donaldson scored three runs Thursday as he reached in all five plate appearances with a double, two singles and two walks.
Analysis: The reigning AL MVP is 8 for 11 with two homers and four walks during Toronto's three-game win streak, totaling six RBIs and eight runs scored.
June 16 9:23 AM PT10:23 AM MT11:23 AM CT12:23 PM ET12:23 ET16:23 GMT0:23 9:23 AM MST11:23 AM EST11:53 AM VEN20:23 UAE11:23 AM CT-Donaldson went 2 for 4 with a pair of runs scored and hit his 16th home run in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.
Analysis: Donaldson has homered in back-to-back games for the first time since early April. He's hit safely in eight straight games, batting .419 with 13 RBIs.
June 14 1:51 PM PT2:51 PM MT3:51 PM CT4:51 PM ET16:51 ET20:51 GMT4:51 1:51 PM MST3:51 PM EST4:21 PM VEN0:51 UAE (+1)3:51 PM CT-Donaldson delivered a grand slam, two doubles and five RBIs in Monday's 11-3 rout of the Phillies.
Analysis: Donaldson is 11 for 27 (.407) with seven extra-base hits and 12 RBIs over his last seven games. That follows a nine-game stretch in which he hit .172 with one RBI. He's hitting .310 at home, including a current 12-game hitting streak, and is at .214 on the road.
June 8 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-Donaldson snapped out of a funk Wednesday with three hits, including a three-run homer and a triple.
Analysis: Donaldson was 0 for 10 over his previous four games.
June 5 9:06 PM PT10:06 PM MT11:06 PM CT12:06 AM ET0:06 ET4:06 GMT12:06 9:06 PM MST11:06 PM EST11:36 PM VEN8:06 UAE11:06 PM CT-Donaldson was sidelined Saturday with a sore right thumb he jammed about a week ago.
Analysis: He aggravated it in Friday's win, and the club's hoping he won't need a DL stint.
May 28 9:16 AM PT10:16 AM MT11:16 AM CT12:16 PM ET12:16 ET16:16 GMT0:16 9:16 AM MST11:16 AM EST11:46 AM VEN20:16 UAE11:16 AM CT-Donaldson broke out of his slump in a big way Friday, slugging two homers and driving in five runs while finishing 4 for 5 in Toronto's win over Boston.
Analysis: The 2015 AL MVP had just five hits in 45 at-bats over the 12 games preceding his first multi-homer effort of the season.
May 12 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT-Donaldson collected four hits and two runs scored in Wednesday's loss at San Francisco.
Analysis: Donaldson is hitting a solid .285 in his MVP follow-up, though his production has been non-existent of late. He hasn't driven in a run in 10 games after racking up 21 RBIs over his first 26.
May 2 2:57 PM PT3:57 PM MT4:57 PM CT5:57 PM ET17:57 ET21:57 GMT5:57 2:57 PM MST4:57 PM EST5:27 PM VEN1:57 UAE (+1)4:57 PM CT-Donaldson hit his AL-leading ninth homer in Sunday's win at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: The reigning AL MVP is hitting .321 with three homers, six RBIs and 10 runs scored over a productive eight-game stretch.
Apr. 28 2:49 PM PT3:49 PM MT4:49 PM CT5:49 PM ET17:49 ET21:49 GMT5:49 2:49 PM MST4:49 PM EST5:19 PM VEN1:49 UAE (+1)4:49 PM CT-Donaldson went 2 for 3 in Wednesday's loss to Chicago.
Analysis: Donaldson is tied for third in the AL with a .421 average off lefties and sports a .947 slugging percentage for one of baseball's best marks. He faces lefty Drew Smyly on Friday at the Trop.
Apr. 24 1:00 PM PT2:00 PM MT3:00 PM CT4:00 PM ET16:00 ET20:00 GMT4:00 1:00 PM MST3:00 PM EST3:30 PM VEN0:00 UAE (+1)3:00 PM CT-Donaldson extended his hitting streak to four games with a three-run homer on Saturday.
Analysis: He finished 3 for 4 with four RBIs and two runs scored.
Apr. 18 2:39 PM PT3:39 PM MT4:39 PM CT5:39 PM ET17:39 ET21:39 GMT5:39 2:39 PM MST4:39 PM EST5:09 PM VEN1:39 UAE (+1)4:39 PM CT-Donaldson went 2 for 5 with a double and RBI on Sunday.
Analysis: He has 13 RBIs in as many games.
Apr. 11 2:48 PM PT3:48 PM MT4:48 PM CT5:48 PM ET17:48 ET21:48 GMT5:48 2:48 PM MST4:48 PM EST5:18 PM VEN1:48 UAE (+1)4:48 PM CT-Donaldson went 2 for 4 with his fourth home run in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Red Sox.
Analysis: Donaldson has hit safely in all seven games, going 9 for 28 with nine RBIs.
Apr. 9 3:51 PM PT4:51 PM MT5:51 PM CT6:51 PM ET18:51 ET22:51 GMT6:51 3:51 PM MST5:51 PM EST6:21 PM VEN2:51 UAE (+1)5:51 PM CT-Donaldson hit his third home run on Friday, a fourth-inning grand slam.
Analysis: He has one hit in each of his first five games to go with eight RBIs.
Apr. 8 3:15 PM PT4:15 PM MT5:15 PM CT6:15 PM ET18:15 ET22:15 GMT6:15 3:15 PM MST5:15 PM EST5:45 PM VEN2:15 UAE (+1)5:15 PM CT-Donaldson is starting at designated hitter in the Blue Jays' home opener against the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
Analysis: Donaldson left in the seventh inning of Toronto's 5-3 loss at Tampa Bay on Wednesday after failing to run out a groundball. The reigning AL MVP said he did not want to risk doing further damage to a strained right calf that has been bothering him for the past week. The Blue Jays were off Thursday, and Donaldson did not participate in a team workout.
Apr. 6 12:34 PM PT1:34 PM MT2:34 PM CT3:34 PM ET15:34 ET19:34 GMT3:34 12:34 PM MST2:34 PM EST3:04 PM VEN23:34 UAE2:34 PM CT-Donaldson left Wednesday game at Tampa Bay in the seventh inning after appearing to injure a leg.
Analysis: The AL MVP was unable to run out a grounder, limped back to the dugout and was replaced at third base in the bottom of the inning by Darwin Barney, who moved over from second base.
Feb. 10 10:34 AM PT11:34 AM MT12:34 PM CT1:34 PM ET13:34 ET18:34 GMT2:34 11:34 AM MST1:34 PM EST2:04 PM VEN22:34 UAE12:34 PM CT-Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays have completed their agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract.
Analysis: Donaldson receives $11.65 million this year and $17 million in 2017 under the deal announced Wednesday. Acquired from Oakland in November 2014, Donaldson made the AL All-Star team for the second straight season in 2015. He led the majors with 122 runs, topped the AL with 123 RBIs, and hit .297 with 41 home runs to help the Blue Jays reach the playoffs for the first time since winning consecutive World Series in 1992 and `93.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 Oak 14 32 1 5 1 0 1 4 2 12 0 0 .156 .206 .281
2012 Oak 75 274 34 66 16 0 9 33 14 61 4 1 .241 .289 .398
2013 Oak 158 579 89 174 37 3 24 93 76 110 5 2 .301 .384 .499
2014 Oak 158 608 93 155 31 2 29 98 76 130 8 0 .255 .342 .456
2015 Tor 158 620 122 184 41 2 41 123 73 133 6 0 .297 .371 .568
2016 Tor 99 378 86 114 24 5 25 74 67 73 6 0 .302 .412 .590
Career 662 2491 425 698 150 12 129 425 308 519 29 3 .280 .363 .505

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 Oak Total 5 17 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .294 .333 .353
    LDS 5 17 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .294 .333 .353
2013 Oak Total 5 21 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 .143 .182 .143
    LDS 5 21 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 .143 .182 .143
2014 Oak Total 1 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .400 .500 .400
    WC 1 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .400 .500 .400
2015 Tor Total 11 41 9 10 3 0 3 8 6 10 1 0 .244 .354 .537
    LDS 5 18 5 4 1 0 2 4 3 4 0 0 .222 .333 .611
    LCS 6 23 4 6 2 0 1 4 3 6 1 0 .261 .370 .478
Career 22 84 11 20 4 0 3 8 9 24 1 0 .238 .319 .393


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