current status: On roster
#20 3B | 6'0", 220 lbs. | Oakland
Birth Date:December 8, 1985 (28 years old) Place of Birth:Pensacola, FL Hometown:Pensacola, FL
Drafted:Drafted by Chicago Cubs in 2007 (1st round).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Chicago Cubs in 2008.
Drafted:Drafted by Chicago Cubs in 2007 (1st round).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Chicago Cubs in 2008.
.375 in last 8AB
.375 in last 8AB
|Assets:||Is a pretty solid offensive player, complete with excellent plate patience and some home-run power. Can even run a little. Also manages well defensively at more than one position (including third base and catcher).|
|Flaws:||Lacks consistency in all facets of the game. Would benefit by finding his niche defensively. As a catcher, he still needs a lot of work, especially when it comes to calling a game and handling a pitching staff.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile backup with a little upside.|
Movements & Injuries
|7/04/2014||Missed 2 games (back injury).|
|7/02/2014||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|6/15/2013||Missed 1 game (right hamstring injury).|
|6/14/2013||Right hamstring injury, day-to-day.|
|9/02/2012||Missed 1 game (hip flexor).|
|9/01/2012||Hip flexor, day-to-day.|
|8/14/2012||Recalled from Sacramento (AAA).|
|6/21/2012||Optioned to Sacramento (AAA).|
|5/12/2012||Recalled from Sacramento (AAA).|
|4/23/2012||Optioned to Sacramento (AAA).|
|4/29/2011||Optioned to Sacramento (AAA).|
|4/27/2011||Recalled from Sacramento (AAA).|
|3/30/2011||Optioned to Sacramento (AAA).|
|2/27/2011||Re-signed by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.|
|9/14/2010||Recalled from Sacramento (AAA).|
|5/16/2010||Optioned to Sacramento (AAA).|
|4/30/2010||Contract purchased from Sacramento (AAA).|
|4/06/2010||Assigned to Sacramento (AAA).|
|3/21/2010||Assigned to minor league camp.|
|3/09/2009||Assigned to minor league camp.|
|3/07/2008||Assigned to minor league camp.|
|7/08/2008||Oakland Athletics traded Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin to the Chicago Cubs for Sean Gallagher, Matt Murton, Eric Patterson and Josh Donaldson.|
|6/07/2007||Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round (48th overall) in 2007.|
Josh Donaldson delivers walkoff homer | 07/19/2014 1:01 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson hit a three-run homer off Zach Britton in the bottom of the ninth to give the A's a 5-4 win over the Orioles on Friday.
ImpactIt was Donaldson's second walkoff homer of the year and the A's seventh walkoff win. The A's had just four hits all night until picking up a couple of cheapies prior to Donaldson's bomb in the ninth. Donaldson has 21 homers this season, leaving him just three shy of his total from 158 games last year.
Josh Donaldson added to HR Derby roster | 07/10/2014 6:58 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson has been named the final participant for the American League in next week's Home Run Derby.
Jane Lee on Twitter
ImpactDonaldson gets selected after cranking his 20th homer of the season in Thursday's win over the Giants. He'll join captain Jose Bautista, Adam Jones, Brian Dozier and teammate Yoenis Cespedes. The National League will be going with Troy Tulowitzki, Yasiel Puig, Todd Frazier and Giancarlo Stanton.
Josh Donaldson returns to Oakland's lineup | 07/04/2014 1:19 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson is back in the Athletics' lineup Friday.
John Hickey on Twitter
ImpactDonaldson missed the last two contests with stiffness in his back, but it was never considered to be a big deal. The third baseman is sporting a .245/.325/.459 batting line with 18 homers and 61 RBI over 82 games this season.
Donaldson out again Thursday with stiff back | 07/03/2014 6:13 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson is out of the lineup Thursday for the second straight game due to back stiffness.
Aaron Leibowitz on Twitter
ImpactIt had been thought that Donaldson was just getting a day off Wednesday, but apparently his back is a little cranky. At this point, it doesn't sound like more than a day-to-day situation. Alberto Callaspo is getting another start at third base Thursday.
Josh Donaldson getting a day off | 07/02/2014 10:27 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.
Susan Slusser on Twitter
ImpactIt's just a day of rest for the slugger. Alberto Callaspo is at third base Wednesday in Donaldson's place.
Donaldson sparks four-run sixth for the A's | 06/29/2014 4:18 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Marlins.
ImpactDonaldson put the A's on the board, tying the game up at 1-1 in the sixth inning with an RBI single. Nate Freiman immediately followed up with a go-ahead three-run home run. Despite slumping over the month of June, Donaldson is still having another productive season, slashing .250/.330/.469 with 18 home runs and 61 RBI.
Josh Donaldson hits big homer in win | 06/21/2014 1:51 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson hit a three-run homer Friday as the A's edged the Red Sox 4-3.
ImpactDonaldson's first-inning homer accounted for Oakland's only runs until the eighth, when Coco Crisp singled in Kyle Blanks to break the tie. The homer was Donaldson's 18th on the year, but first since June 6. He's still batting just .181 for the month.
Josh Donaldson gets ejected for arguing | 06/15/2014 1:16 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson was ejected from Saturday's game after seven innings for arguing balls and strikes.
ImpactDonaldson just wouldn't let it go after being called out to end the inning, and umpire Tripp Gibson finally ejected him before the start of the eighth. Jed Lowrie, who was supposed to have the night off, replaced him, with Andy Parrino moving from short to third.
Josh Donaldson in 0-for-24 slump | 06/14/2014 1:28 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson went hitless in a sixth straight game Friday, finishing 0-for-3 against the Yankees.
ImpactDonaldson's 0-for-24 slump has dropped his average from .280 to .254. He's also gone without a walk in the six games. It's probably a coincidence, but it's interesting how this dates back to the incident with Manny Machado and him getting thrown at by the Orioles' Wei-Yin Chen.
Donaldson blasts 16th homer in win over Yanks | 06/04/2014 11:00 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 3-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Yankees.
ImpactDonaldson broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh inning, going deep off of Jose Ramirez for homer number 16 on the season. Donaldson, who finished fourth in AL MVP voting last season, is having another incredible season, now slashing .284/.375/.552 with 49 RBI.
Josh Donaldson homers twice in victory | 05/31/2014 1:30 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson hit his 14th and 15th homers as the A's topped the Angels 9-5 on Friday.
ImpactBoth homers tonight came off a pretty weak lefty in Wade LeBlanc, but it's not like Donaldson hasn't taken plenty of quality starters and relievers deep this year, too. He's 11-for-23 with five homers in his last six games, raising his average from .267 to .283 during the span. Tonight's game also pushed his OPS back over .900 for the first time since late April.
3B Donaldson cracks a walkoff home run | 05/29/2014 12:53 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson belted a three-run walk-off home run in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Tigers.
ImpactDonaldson took Joe Nathan deep to end the affair. The third baseman finished 2-for-4 and is now slashing .277 /.370/.529 with 13 homers with 41 RBI, putting him on pace for 40 and 125, respectively. His .899 OPS is superior to the .883 mark he posted during last season's 8.0 WAR campaign.
Josh Donaldson belts 10th home run in rout | 05/16/2014 10:16 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson belted his 10th home run of the season on Friday as the Athletics routed the Indians in Cleveland.
ImpactIt was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night, capping the damage in an eight-run second inning against Indians starter Zach McAllister. After a breakthrough season in 2013, Donaldson continues to silence all of his doubters, slashing .266/.342/.503 with 10 homers and 31 RBI in his first 41 games.
Donaldson hits ninth homer against White Sox | 05/14/2014 7:37 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a home run in Wednesday's loss to the White Sox.
ImpactDonaldson hit a solo shot off White Sox starter Andre Rienzo to give his team the lead in the fourth inning, and he singled off closer Matt Lindstrom in the ninth to put the tying run on base. Alas, neither led to an A's victory. The homer was Donaldson's ninth of the season, and the third baseman is hitting .267/.344/.491 through 40 games.
3B Donaldson cracks a home run in victory | 05/13/2014 1:19 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson launched a two-run homer in Monday's 5-4 win over the White Sox.
ImpactHe finished 1-for-3 with a walk. Donaldson's fifth inning round-tripper off John Danks broke a 1-1 tie. It was the first time he's deposited a ball in the seats since April 25. Indeed, the month of May had proven unkind to Mr. Donaldson prior to this evening, as he entered with a .194/.333/.194 slash since the start of the month. Of course, he smashed seven homers in his first 23 games.
Josh Donaldson goes hitless in nightcap | 05/07/2014 10:36 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 0-for-4 in the nightcap of Wednesday's doubleheader to finish the day 1-for-7 with an RBI.
ImpactDonaldson has hit a bit of a rough patch of late, with three hits in his last 20 at-bats. He's gone 12 games without hitting a homer after hitting seven in his first 23.
Donaldson scores twice against Red Sox Sunday | 05/04/2014 6:03 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 1-for-2 with three walks and two runs scored in the Athletics' win over the Red Sox on Sunday.
ImpactDonaldson also stole his first base of the season in the game. The third baseman is third in the American League in runs scored with 25, and he's scored 10 in his last 10 games. Donaldson has also driven in 23 runs himself on the year.
Donaldson goes deep again in win over Astros | 04/26/2014 1:36 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson launched a two-run homer and drew two walks in Friday's 12-5 win over the Astros.
ImpactHis two-run blast capped a seven-run ninth inning for Oakland. Donaldson has three home runs in the past two days and seven on the year. He's also up to 20 RBI.
Donaldson's two homers power A's to victory | 04/25/2014 12:08 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with two walks, a double, and two home runs as the Athletics routed the Astros 10-1 on Thursday.
ImpactA monster game for Donaldson, who broke out as one of baseball's best-hitting third basemen last season. He took a Brett Oberholtzer pitch out to the train tracks at Minute Maid Park for a two-run shot in the first inning, and then victimized Anthony Bass with a two-run blast in the seventh inning. Donaldson now has six home runs and a .910 OPS in 105 plate appearances.
Donaldson homers among three hits in victory | 04/20/2014 8:13 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in the Athletics' 4-1 win over the Astros on Sunday.
ImpactDonaldson hit a two-run blast, his fourth home run of the season, in the first inning. He followed with two doubles in his next three at-bats, including an RBI double in the ninth inning. The 28-year-old scuffled to start the year, but he's proving that his breakout 2013 season was no fluke with his recent hitting.
Donaldson extends hit streak with home run | 04/13/2014 7:53 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson extended his hitting streak to seven games with a home run in the ninth inning of Sunday's win over the Mariners.
ImpactIt was his only hit in five at-bats. Donaldson started slow in his follow-up to a breakout 2013 season, but the third baseman has now homered in three of his last four games. He's also driven in six runs over his past four games and has eight RBI for the year.
Donaldson homers, drives in three in win | 04/10/2014 4:22 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson finished 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI on Thursday against the Twins.
ImpactDonaldson launched a two-run shot in the third inning for his first home run of the season and later added an RBI single in the sixth. The 28-year-old also struck twice and now has a 13/1 K/BB ratio through 42 plate appearances, but at least he has three straight multi-hit games to his credit.
Donaldson has pair of singles in loss | 04/01/2014 9:51 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Monday's loss to the Indians.
ImpactDonaldson nearly hit a three-run homer to center field in the bottom of the eighth inning, but he had to settle for a 400-foot single. He should have at least had an RBI to show for it, but Daric Barton got a bad read on the ball and failed to score.
Josh Donaldson (calf) to return Wednesday | 03/18/2014 12:16 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson (calf) will return to action Wednesday.
Susan Slusser on Twitter
ImpactDonaldson was pulled from Sunday's Cactus League game with tightness in his right calf, but it's not a major concern. He should be fine for the start of the season.
Donaldson (calf) to get another day off Tues. | 03/17/2014 6:57 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson (calf) will be given another day off Tuesday.
Susan Slusser on Twitter
ImpactDonaldson was pulled from Sunday's Cactus League game with tightness in his right calf. He tried to talk his way into Tuesday's lineup, but the A's want to play this safe. The 28-year-old third baseman should be fine for the start of the 2014 regular season.
Donaldson leaves early with calf tightness | 03/16/2014 6:14 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson was removed early from Sunday's Cactus League contest against the Reds due to tightness in his right calf.
John Hickey on Twitter
ImpactThe Athletics said that the injury wasn't serious, and it was purely precautionary to remove him. For now, it doesn't seem like anything for Donaldson owners to worry about, but monitor his availability closely in the coming days.
Donaldson homers against the Dodgers | 03/10/2014 6:33 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI against the Dodgers on Monday.
ImpactThe blast, a two-run shot off of Brandon League in the sixth, is Donaldson's second of the spring. It will be tough for him to replicate what he did last season for the A's, hitting 24 homers with a .301 average, but he shouldn't fall off too much and should get some extra AB's hitting second in the order.
Josh Donaldson blasts first homer of spring | 03/09/2014 7:19 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson blasted his first homer of the Cactus League season as the A's and White Sox played to a 2-2 tie on Sunday.
ImpactDonaldson's blast was of the solo variety and came off Dylan Axelrod in the fifth inning. It was his lone hit in two trips to the plate on the day. Donaldson is expected to hit second in the A's lineup this year, which will make it difficult for him to replicate his solid RBI total from a season ago.
Josh Donaldson expected to hit second | 02/27/2014 7:46 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson is expected to bat second for the Athletics this season.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactDonaldson mostly hit in the middle of the order last year, but he batted second in 23 of his final 30 starts and hit .326/.422/.581 in those games. ``I feel comfortable wherever Bob (Melvin) puts me,'' Donaldson said. ``He put me there last year some toward the end of the season and it seemed to work.'' Donaldson's RBI total will take a dip in the second spot, but he'll have the potential to score more runs.
Josh Donaldson has poor series vs. Tigers | 10/10/2013 11:38 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Tigers.
ImpactDonaldson had an incredible year, but he did very little in the ALDS, batting just .143/.182/.143 with no extra-base hits and a 1/8 BB/K ratio. The A's managed just three hits against Justin Verlander and Joaquin Benoit, falling in the fifth game of the division series yet again.
Josh Donaldson not in Wednesday's lineup | 09/25/2013 12:47 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Angels.
Susan Slusser on Twitter
ImpactDonaldson will get a rest after his streak of 28 games of reaching base safely came to an end on Tuesday. Alberto Callaspo is making the start at third base.
Josh Donaldson pokes walk-off RBI single | 09/18/2013 1:46 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson hit a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning to send the A's to a 2-1 victory over the Angels on Tuesday.
ImpactIn so doing the A's improved to 89-62 and cut their AL West-winning magic number to six. Donaldson finished 3-for-5. The third baseman won't win the MVP award, but he's generated deserved buzz by slashing .304/.384/.506 with 89 RBI.
Donaldson leads attack in win over Rangers | 09/14/2013 12:27 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson led the A's offensive attack in Friday's 9-8 victory over the Rangers, going 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI.
ImpactDonaldson also walked twice, doubled and scored a pair of runs in the game. His solo homer off Derek Holland in the third inning was one of three A's long balls in the game, joined by Yoenis Cespedes and Brandon Moss. He's been one of the biggest factors in the A's success this season, hitting .301/.379/.503 with 22 homers, 87 RBI and four stolen bases.
Josh Donaldson goes 3-for-5, homers | 09/07/2013 1:51 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and three runs scored as the A's beat the Astros 9-7 on Friday.
ImpactDonaldson has shown that his strong first half was no fluke by shaking off a July slip to hit .293 with five homers and 20 RBI since the beginning of August. Maybe he's no better than the AL's fourth best third baseman, but he's going to deserve some down-ballot MVP votes this year.
Donaldson goes 1-for-2 with HR, 2 BBs, 2 RBI | 08/25/2013 5:23 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 1-for-2 with a homer, steal, two walks and two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.
ImpactThe third baseman batted just .233 with three homers and eight RBI in July, but he'd picked it up in a major way until going 1-for-13 over his last three games. Batting .292, Donaldson has collected 19 homers, 74 RBI and three steals in 127 games.
Donaldson goes 0-for-4 in loss to Mariners | 08/21/2013 7:05 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 0-for-4 with a strikeout against the Mariners on Wednesday.
ImpactDonaldson had collected at least one RBI in four straight games entering the day. The third baseman batted just .233 with three homers and eight RBI in July, but came into today's game slashing .300/.391/.467 over 60 August at-bats. Hitting .295, Donaldson is on pace for 23 homers and 91 RBI.
Josh Donaldson hits 17th homer against Reds | 08/07/2013 3:51 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 2-for-4 and hit his 17th homer against the Reds on Wednesday.
ImpactDonaldson was hitting .186 with no RBI since the All-Star break before taking Homer Bailey deep today. He later added an RBI single. Donaldson and the rest of the Oakland offense could get untracked over the next week; seven games against the Blue Jays and Astros will help.
Donaldson has zero RBI in the second half | 08/02/2013 10:05 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson hasn't driven in a run in the second half.
Contra Costa Times
ImpactHe's hitting a weak .196/.339/.217 with one double, no homers, no RBI and four runs scored over 56 plate appearances. Conversely, Donaldson hit .310 with 16 homers and 61 RBI prior to the All-Star break. His average has dropped to .297. "I think I'm starting to get it back again," Donaldson said after he collected two hits on Wednesday.
Josh Donaldson has two hits, homer in win | 07/06/2013 4:58 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, and a walk Saturday against the Royals.
ImpactDonaldson had an RBI single in the third inning and connected for a solo homer in the sixth. The 27-year-old has exceeded all expectations this season by batting .317/.385/.533 with 15 home runs and 57 RBI. While the third base position is chock full of excellent candidates, Donaldson is plenty worthy of representing the American League in the All-Star Game this month.
Donaldson homers, extends hitting streak | 06/30/2013 6:55 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a home run in Sunday's win against the Cardinals.
ImpactDonaldson doubled in the fifth inning and hit a solo shot in the seventh to give Oakland a two-run lead. The performance extends his hitting streak to five games and he's now batting .400 (6-for-15) with three home runs over his last seven contests.
Donaldson slugs 12th homer, A's beat Reds | 06/26/2013 6:04 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson slugged his 12th home run of the season Wednesday in the A's defeat of the Reds.
ImpactDonaldson capped off the A's four-run fourth-inning with his three-run shot to left field. He's now batting .308/.376/.507 through 78 games this season, and he is currently on pace for 24 home runs and 103 RBI.
Josh Donaldson hits 11th homer in win | 06/26/2013 1:21 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Tuesday as the A's topped the Reds 7-3.
ImpactDonaldson's average has dipped this month, but he's not exactly slumping, not with a .276 average and 15 RBI in 87 at-bats. Miguel Cabrera, Evan Longoria and David Wright are the only third basemen with higher OPSs this year.
Donaldson homers in A's win over Mariners | 06/17/2013 8:15 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson (hamstring) went 2-for-5 with a homer in the A's win over the Mariners on Sunday.
ImpactDonaldson missed some time late last week with a hamstring issue but looked plenty healthy on Sunday afternoon, launching his 10th home run of 2013. The 27-year-old third baseman is on pace for 23 homers and 98 RBI.
Josh Donaldson (hamstring) returns to lineup | 06/15/2013 3:08 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson (hamstring) returned to Saturday's lineup.
Matt Kawahara on Twitter
ImpactDonaldson only ended up missing one game with right hamstring soreness. The 27-year-old third baseman is batting .310/.377/.500 with nine homers and 42 RBI this season, but has just one hit over his last 17 plate appearances.
Josh Donaldson expected to return on Saturday | 06/14/2013 8:15 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson (hamstring) indicated Friday that he is no longer experiencing knotting in his hamstring, and expects to return to the lineup on Saturday.
Susan Slusser on Twitter
ImpactHe could even be available to pinch-hit in Friday's game. The 27-year-old is in the midst of a true breakout season, hitting .310/.377/.500 with nine homers and 42 RBI, and has been one of the primary driving factors of the A's success this season.
Donaldson (hamstring) not in Friday's lineup | 06/14/2013 6:16 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson (hamstring) is not in Friday's lineup against the Mariners.
Oakland Athletics on Twitter
ImpactDonaldson left Thursday's game against the Yankees with right hamstring soreness. He was optimistic about returning soon, so it sounds like a day-to-day situation for the time being. Adam Rosales is playing third base Friday.
Josh Donaldson left game with leg cramp | 06/13/2013 9:46 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson left Thursday's game with a leg cramp.
John Hickey on Twitter
ImpactHe had to leave after 15 innings in the marathon against the Yankees. Donaldson should be considered day-to-day.
Donaldson has grand slam in win over ChiSox | 06/07/2013 11:05 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson cranked a go-ahead grand slam in Friday's 4-3 win over the White Sox.
ImpactThe sixth inning blast was the only offense of the game for the Athletics, but it was enough to put them in position for the victory. Donaldson continues to be a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners, hitting .329 with nine home runs, 41 RBI and a .929 OPS through 62 games. He should be considered a top-12 option at third base moving forward.
Josh Donaldson goes 2-for-5 in victory | 05/30/2013 2:11 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 2-for-5 with a couple of runs scored as the A's topped the Giants 9-6 on Wednesday.
ImpactDonaldson was originally credited with an RBI on his single in the ninth, only to have it subsequently removed. The ball got by Andres Torres in left field, and Seth Smith came around to score from first, but it was ruled that it was a result of an error. Donaldson also lost a hit in the game because Dan Iassogna blew a call at first base. Still, he's batting .332 and the A's won, so all is right in the world.
Josh Donaldson goes deep in Monday's win | 05/27/2013 7:20 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson stayed hot Monday, launching a two-run homer in a win over the Giants.
ImpactDonaldson's blast off of Madison Bumgarner got the scoring going in the fourth, and it's all Dan Straily and the bullpen needed. The third baseman is now batting .370 with six homers and 25 RBI over his last 33 games, as he's been an early-season waiver wire gem.
Donaldson goes 4-for-4 in A's win over Astros | 05/25/2013 10:58 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson finished 4-for-4 with a homer and two RBI as the A's beat the Astros 11-5 on Saturday.
ImpactThe magic continues for Donaldson, who boasts an outrageous .322/.398/.544 batting line in 49 games this season. He's on pace for 23 home runs and 97 RBI, which would make him a top tier third baseman (or very close to it) in standard mixed fantasy leagues. Some regression should be expected, but the 27-year-old is obviously a viable starting option in most formats right now.
Josh Donaldson goes 4-for-5, doubles twice | 05/15/2013 1:54 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 4-for-5 with a paid of doubles against the Rangers on Tuesday.
ImpactDonaldson and teammate Jed Lowrie are among the players tied for third in the AL with 14 doubles. Donaldson probably can't hit .314 all season long, but with his improved approach at the plate, he seems like a legitimate middle-of-the-order guy for Oakland.
Donaldson slugs fourth home run but A's lose | 05/09/2013 3:11 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson cranked his fourth home run of the season in the A's loss to the Indians on Thursday.
ImpactIt was a solo shot off Scott Kazmir in the top of the sixth inning. Donaldson is now batting .302/.385/.496 with 24 RBI in 35 games, and will remain worthy of a mixed-league roster spot until the hotness wears off.
Josh Donaldson's homer propels A's to victory | 05/05/2013 4:53 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson's solo shot in the eighth inning lifted the Athletics to a victory over the Yankees Sunday.
ImpactBoone Logan left a ball up over the plate, and Donaldson ripped a no-doubter into the second deck in left field at Yankee Stadium. It was one of three longballs on the day for the A's, as Yoenis Cespedes and Luke Montz also went deep. Donaldson has given Oakland great production in the early going, batting .302 with three homers and 22 RBI.
Donaldson doubles again in win | 04/28/2013 9:24 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a double in Sunday's win over the Orioles.
ImpactDonaldson has been a doubles machine, with seven in his last 12 games. He already has 29 hits this season and has been among the better AL third basemen thus far with a .319/.394/.516 line with 10 RBI and a .911 OPS. If can continue to stay hot, Donaldson should keep climbing up the A's batting order.
Donaldson goes 4-for-4 in loss to O's | 04/27/2013 7:45 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson finished 4-for-4 with two RBI in the A's loss to the Orioles on Saturday.
ImpactDonaldson did his part, doubling twice, but the A's were out-pitched and out-hit. The 27-year-old third baseman now boasts a .318/.384/.511 slash line in 24 games and could keep climbing up the A's batting order.
Josh Donaldson doubles twice for A's | 04/22/2013 11:00 PM
NewsJosh Donaldson doubled twice and knocked in two runs against the Red Sox on Monday.
ImpactDonaldson also walked and scored twice. While he's not setting the world on fire with his .264 average and two homers, his value has been boosted by Oakland's fast start; he has 11 runs scored and 10 RBI in the middle of the order.
Josh Donaldson hits walkoff homer for A's | 04/13/2013 2:25 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson hit a walkoff homer in the bottom of the 12th to give the A's a 4-3 win over the Tigers on Friday.
ImpactThat's eight straight wins for Oakland. Donaldson's homer came after Ramon Santiago missed one by inches in the top of the inning, settling for a triple. He also doubled in the game. He's 8-for-19 with two homers the last four games after beginning the season 3-for-25 with no homers.
Donaldson smacks two-run homer in win | 04/12/2013 1:16 AM
NewsJosh Donaldson smacked a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Angels.
ImpactIt was his first home run of the season. Donaldson finished the night 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored and now has three straight multi-hit games under his belt. The batting average might not be there, but his pop should come in handy in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues.
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|Date||Team||Opp||POS||AB||R||H||2B||3B||HR||RBI||BB||K||SB||CS||YTD OBP||YTD SLG||YTD AVG||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2014 Game Highs
|At Bats||7||at Mia||Jun 28||7|
|Runs||4||at Cle||May 18||3|
|Hits||3||7 times-last: at NYA||last: Jun 4||4|
|Doubles||2||2 times-last: vs. Hou||last: Apr 20||2|
|Triples||1||2 times-last: at Mia||last: Jun 27||1|
|Home Runs||2||2 times-last: vs. Ana||last: May 30||1|
|Total Bases||10||at Hou||Apr 24||8|
|Extra-Base Hits||3||2 times-last: at Hou||last: Apr 24||2|
|Runs Batted In||4||2 times-last: vs. Ana||last: May 30||4|
|Base on Balls||3||2 times-last: at Cle||last: May 18||2|
|Times on Base||5||at Hou||Apr 24||5|
|Stolen Bases||1||4 times-last: vs. Hou||last: Jul 24||1|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|At Bats||579||2013 (Oak)|
|Home Runs||24||2013 (Oak)|
|Total Bases||289||2013 (Oak)|
|Extra-Base Hits||64||2013 (Oak)|
|Runs Batted In||93||2013 (Oak)|
|Base on Balls||76||2013 (Oak)|
|Times on Base||256||2013 (Oak)|
|Stolen Bases||5||2013 (Oak)|
|Caught Stealing||2||2013 (Oak)|
|Batting Average||.301||2013 (Oak)|
|On Base Percentage||.384||2013 (Oak)|
|Slugging Percentage||.499||2013 (Oak)|