MLB

Oakland Athletics
2014 Avg.
.257
 
Career Avg.
.275
Name  Josh Donaldson
Born  12/8/1985
Height  6-0
Weight  220
Number  20
Position  3B
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot4/13/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson has homered in three of the last four games.
Insight: His 15/1 K/BB is a little disconcerting, but he has three longballs, eight RBI and eight runs in 12 games.
 
Cold4/11/2014 10:21:00 AM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson is a career .111 hitter (2-for-18) with eight strikeouts against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Donaldson has not started out the season like last year, batting just .220 through the first nine games. Last season he was a huge fantasy surprise batting .314 in April, .330 in May and .303 in June before cooling off a bit. This unfavorable matchup isn't going to help.
 
4/10/2014 8:49:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson went 2-for-22 over his first five games this season but he's 7-for-19 with three doubles, a homer, five RBI and five runs over his last four.
Insight: Donaldson hit his first homer of the season Thursday at Minnesota. However, he also struck out two times and has a 13/1 K/BB in 41 at-bats. Donaldson's K/BB in 2013 was 110/76 and he batted .301 with 24 HRs and 93 RBI.
 
3/18/2014 6:19:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson will return to the lineup Wednesday, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Donaldson left Sunday's lineup with minor tightness in his right calf.
 
3/16/2014 8:27:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson exited Sunday's game with right calf tightness, according to John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group.
Insight: A's manager Bob Melvin said he doesn't think the injury is a big deal and that Donaldson should be in Tuesday's lineup.
 
2/27/2014 8:57:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson is likely to hit second for Oakland this season, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Insight: Donaldson was the No. 2 hitter in 23 of his last 30 starts last season and hit .326 with four homers, 15 RBI, 21 runs and a 1.003 OPS in those games. He's coming off an excellent season in which he hit .301 with 24 homers, 94 RBI, 89 runs and an .883 OPS. He hit .290 with eight homers, 26 RBI and an .844 OPS in his final 47 games of 2012, so his breakout season wasn't unfounded. He's being undervalued in fantasy drafts, especially in yahoo.com leagues where his ADP is 90.
 
Hot9/26/2013 12:19:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson has batted .400 with five homers, 15 RBI, 19 runs and a 1.201 OPS over his last 20 games.
Insight: Donaldson only hit .245 with a .717 OPS in his first 42 games after the All-Star break, but his success over his last 20 has raised his second-half splits to .296/.396/.482.
 
9/25/2013 11:03:00 AM
Description: A's third baseman Josh Donaldson is hitless in eight at bats versus Angels right-hander Jered Weaver.
Insight: The 27-year-old Donaldson is in the midst of a breakout season and is hitting .305 with a career-high 24 HR and 92 RBI. This is a poor matchup, however, to be avoided.
 
9/14/2013 10:03:00 AM
Description: A's third baseman Josh Donaldson is just 1-for-11 with seven strikeouts against Texas ace Yu Darvish.
Insight: The 27-year-old Donaldson is in the midst of a breakout season and is hitting .301 with a career-high 22 HR and 87 RBI. This is a poor matchup, however, to be avoided.
 
9/2/2013 11:16:00 AM
Description: A's third baseman Josh Donaldson could be in for a nice afternoon Monday against Texas.
Insight: Donaldson has always done well against lefthander Derek Holland (5-for-11 with a home run and two RBI). If you were one of the owners who took a flier on Donaldson in the late rounds last March, it's paying off big time. The 27-year-old is hitting .292 with a career-high 19 HR in 134 appearances in 2013.
 
Cold8/7/2013 10:11:00 PM
Description: Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson's home run Wednesday afternoon against the Reds was his first since the All-Star break.
Insight: Donaldson came into Wednesday's game hitting .186 with one extra-base hit, zero RBI, 18 K and a .537 OPS in 17 games since the break. He batted .310 with 16 homers, 61 RBI and a .900 OPS before the Midsummer Classic.
 
Cold8/2/2013 10:44:00 AM
Description: After an All-Star type first half, Oakland 3B Josh Donaldson has fallen apart in the 13 games since the "Summer Classic."
Insight: Talk about a cold streak. He's batting .196 with an ugly .557 OPS and 14 strikeouts. Remove Donaldson from your lineup until he finds his swing.
 
Cold7/28/2013 9:50:00 PM
Description: Oakland 3B Josh Donaldson is 0-for-16 with 10 strikeouts over his last five games.
Insight: Talk about a cold streak. Remove Donaldson from your lineup for the time being.
 
7/21/2013 1:36:00 PM
Description: A's third baseman Josh Donaldson is a .500 career hitter against Los Angeles righthander Jerome Williams.
Insight: Donaldson is hitting .306 against the Angels this season, which is the same as his season average. He's had an outstanding year so far and we're expecting him to have another big day Sunday in the series finale.
 
7/14/2013 9:39:00 PM
Description: Josh Donaldson drove in all three of the A's runs Sunday in an extra innings win over the Red Sox.
Insight: Two of them came on a home run in the seventh with the other coming on a single with two outs in the 11th inning. He'll head to the break with a .310 average, 16 HR and 61 RBI in 93 games. Somehow, those numbers weren't good enough to make the All-Star team.
 
7/6/2013 7:41:00 PM
Description: On the same day he was snubbed by All-Star voters, Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson delivered his 15th home run of the season Saturday in a loss to Kansas City.
Insight: That's a new career-high. Donaldson is certainly having an All-Star season with 57 RBI and a .317 batting average in 86 games. Unfortunately, he happens to play the same position as Miguel Cabrera (.360, 27 HR, 88 RBI) and Manny Machado (.315, 6 HR, 42 RBI). It's possible he could get invited to the game as an alternate if somebody gets hurt.
 
6/20/2013 8:07:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson had three singles in five at-bats Thursday against the Rangers.
Insight: Donaldson went 6-for-39 (.154) with 12 strikeouts and a .491 OPS over his previous 10 games and his average fell from .329 to .304 in that span. He's back up to .309 after Thursday's game.
 
6/15/2013 3:18:00 PM
Description: A's third baseman Josh Donaldson, missed Friday's game due to a hamstring injury, but is back in the lineup on Saturday.
Insight: Donaldson has been one of fantasy's biggest overachievers this season, collecting a .310 batting average and 42 RBI through his first 67 games.
 
6/15/2013 11:10:00 AM
Description: A's third baseman Josh Donaldson, missed Friday's game, but says he expects to be back in the lineup on Saturday.
Insight: He dealing with a sore hamstring. Donaldson has been one of fantasy's biggest overachievers this season, collecting a .310 batting average and 42 RBI through his first 67 games.
 
6/14/2013 9:27:00 PM
Description: A's third baseman Josh Donaldson says he expects to be back in the lineup on Saturday. SOURCE: Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle
Insight: He missed Friday's game with a sore hamstring. Donaldson has been one of fantasy's biggest overachievers this season, collecting a .310 batting average and 42 RBI through his first 67 games.
 

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