Help Support FanGraphs



Josh Donaldson
Birthdate: 12/8/1985 (31 y, 3 m, 19 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/215     Position: 3B
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 18, Overall: 48, Team: Chicago Cubs
Contract: $28.6M / 2 Years (2016 - 2017)
RotoWire News: Donaldson is back in the Grapefruit League lineup Friday, batting third and returning to third base, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports. (3/24/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: On the surface it might not have looked as impressive, but Donaldson put together a fantastic encore performance on the heels of his 2015 AL MVP season. Donaldson dropped 20 points in slugging percentage -- thanks in part to four fewer home runs -- and drove in 24 fewer runs, but saw his numbers increase elsewhere with a career-best walk rate and still the same number of runs scored as his magical 2015 campaign. The slugging percentage drop was more than offset by the 33-point jump in OBP, which helped explain why Donaldson scored the same number of runs despite poking 20 fewer hits in 2016 than the prior season. Donaldson may be leaned on a bit more heavily in the middle of the order with the departure of Edwin Encarnacion, but there's nothing in the numbers that suggests he isn't up to the task. After three top-10 MVP finishes in a row, there's nothing to suggest a fourth isn't right around the corner. Josh Donaldson is a bad, bad man. (@Brandon_Warne)

The Quick Opinion: Donaldson is the fourth man at a top-heavy position among third basemen. He's behind Kris Bryant, Nolan Arenado and Manny Machado, with each in the quartet going -- on average -- in the top-12 picks before No. 5 (Kyle Seager) comes off the board some 56 picks later. The elder statesman of that quartet is as good a bet as any, but if you miss out -- be prepared to wait!

If you would like to make a projection for this player, please Log In or Register.




Season: 
   Dates: 
to
   

DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
Total- - -- - -- - -- - -70016432537122997115.6 %17.0 %.265.300.284.404.549.403155
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2016-10-02TOR@BOS23B51000000020.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.400.250.31494
2016-10-01TOR@BOS23B4000000000.0 %75.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2016-09-30TOR@BOS23B5200001000.0 %0.0 %.000.400.500.400.500.351119
2016-09-29TORBAL23B40000000025.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.173-3
2016-09-28TORBAL23B4110000000.0 %0.0 %.333.333.333.500.667.491215
2016-09-27TORBAL23B42001120050.0 %0.0 %1.5001.0001.0001.0002.5001.069612
2016-09-26TORNYY23B50000100020.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.400.000.28272
2016-09-25TORNYY23B51100101040.0 %20.0 %.333.500.333.600.667.483210
2016-09-24TORNYY23B4200010000.0 %25.0 %.000.667.500.500.500.439180
2016-09-23TORNYY23B51001220020.0 %0.0 %.750.000.250.4001.000.541250
2016-09-21TOR@SEA23B5210000000.0 %40.0 %.200.667.400.400.600.424169
2016-09-20TOR@SEA23B51001210020.0 %20.0 %.750.000.250.4001.000.541250
2016-09-19TOR@SEA23B4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2016-09-18TOR@LAA23B40000000025.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.173-3
2016-09-17TOR@LAA23B5000000000.0 %20.0 %.000.000.000.200.000.144-23
2016-09-16TOR@LAA2DH51000010040.0 %20.0 %.000.500.500.600.500.452188
2016-09-15TOR@LAA2DH53200200040.0 %0.0 %.6671.0001.0001.0001.667.949530
2016-09-11TORBOS23B50000200040.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.400.000.27668
2016-09-10TORBOS23B4000010000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2016-09-09TORBOS23B4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2016-09-07TOR@NYY23B40000000025.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.173-3
2016-09-06TOR@NYY23B50000100020.0 %40.0 %.000.000.000.200.000.138-27
2016-09-05TOR@NYY33B40000000050.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.500.000.345115
2016-09-04TOR@TBR23B50000000040.0 %40.0 %.000.000.000.400.000.27668
2016-09-03TOR@TBR23B51000000020.0 %20.0 %.000.333.250.400.250.31494
2016-09-02TOR@TBR23B4210020000.0 %25.0 %.250.667.500.500.750.530242
2016-08-31TOR@BAL23B4200000000.0 %0.0 %.000.500.500.500.500.439180
2016-08-30TOR@BAL23B4100000000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22029
2016-08-29TOR@BAL23B41001110025.0 %0.0 %1.000.000.333.5001.333.676343
2016-08-28TORMIN23B53003340020.0 %0.0 %2.250.000.750.8003.0001.347804
2016-08-27TORMIN23B41000120050.0 %0.0 %.000.500.500.750.500.565266
2016-08-26TORMIN23B52001230020.0 %0.0 %.750.333.500.6001.250.717370
2016-08-25TORLAA23B5100111000.0 %20.0 %.600.000.200.200.800.403155
2016-08-24TORLAA23B5100010000.0 %0.0 %.000.200.200.200.200.176-1
2016-08-23TORLAA23B51000100140.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.600.333.452188
2016-08-21TOR@CLE23B51000010040.0 %20.0 %.000.500.333.600.333.452188
2016-08-17TOR@NYY2DH4000010000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2016-08-16TOR@NYY23B51000210040.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.600.333.452188
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2016-08-15TOR@NYY23B4100000000.0 %50.0 %.000.500.250.250.250.22029
2016-08-14TORHOU23B50000010020.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.173-3
2016-08-13TORHOU23B4100111000.0 %25.0 %.750.000.250.2501.000.504224
2016-08-12TORHOU23B4110000000.0 %0.0 %.250.250.250.250.500.31191
2016-08-10TORTBR23B5100020000.0 %20.0 %.000.250.200.200.200.176-1
2016-08-09TORTBR33B41000000025.0 %25.0 %.000.500.333.500.333.392147
2016-08-08TORTBR33B5100000000.0 %40.0 %.000.333.200.200.200.176-1
2016-08-07TOR@KCR33B4100000000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22029
2016-08-06TOR@KCR33B40000000025.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.173-3
2016-08-05TOR@KCR3DH51000100040.0 %0.0 %.000.500.500.800.500.596288
2016-08-04TOR@HOU33B4100001000.0 %50.0 %.000.500.250.250.250.22029
2016-08-03TOR@HOU33B4200222000.0 %0.0 %1.500.000.500.5002.0001.007570
2016-08-02TOR@HOU23B4100000000.0 %50.0 %.000.500.250.250.250.22029
2016-08-01TOR@HOU9PH-3B1000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2016-07-31TORBAL2DH-3B50000000020.0 %20.0 %.000.000.000.200.000.138-27
2016-07-30TORBAL23B52000100040.0 %20.0 %.0001.000.667.800.667.628309
2016-07-29TORBAL23B4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2016-07-27TORSDP23B4110000000.0 %25.0 %.250.333.250.250.500.31191
2016-07-26TORSDP23B6210113000.0 %0.0 %.667.200.333.3331.000.543251
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2016-07-25TORSDP23B4100001000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22029
2016-07-24TORSEA2DH4000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2016-07-23TORSEA23B50000000040.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.400.000.27668
2016-07-22TORSEA23B4110000000.0 %75.0 %.2501.000.250.250.500.31191
2016-07-20TOR@ARI23B52101230020.0 %0.0 %1.000.333.500.6001.500.789420
2016-07-19TOR@ARI23B5300011000.0 %0.0 %.000.600.600.600.600.527240
2016-07-17TOR@OAK23B5210012000.0 %0.0 %.200.400.400.400.600.424169
2016-07-16TOR@OAK23B40000000025.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.173-3
2016-07-15TOR@OAK23B51000110020.0 %20.0 %.000.333.250.400.250.31494
2016-07-10TORDET2DH52001130020.0 %40.0 %.7501.000.500.6001.250.723375
2016-07-09TORDET2DH40000000050.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.500.000.345115
2016-07-08TORDET23B5100000000.0 %20.0 %.000.250.200.200.200.176-1
2016-07-07TORDET23B52100200020.0 %0.0 %.333.667.667.8001.000.706363
2016-07-06TORKCR23B40000000025.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.173-3
2016-07-05TORKCR23B4300242000.0 %0.0 %1.500.500.750.7502.2501.227721
2016-07-04TORKCR2DH41000020025.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.500.333.392147
2016-07-03TORCLE23B64100410033.3 %0.0 %.2501.0001.0001.0001.250.914506
2016-07-02TORCLE3DH52001321020.0 %20.0 %.750.500.500.6001.250.717370
2016-07-01TORCLE23B90000000022.2 %11.1 %.000.000.000.333.000.176-1
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2016-06-30TORCLE33B4100111000.0 %50.0 %.750.000.250.2501.000.504224
2016-06-29TOR@COL33B52001110020.0 %0.0 %.750.333.500.6001.250.717370
2016-06-28TOR@COL33B62010130016.7 %0.0 %.400.400.400.500.800.523237
2016-06-27TOR@COL33B4100011000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22029
2016-06-26TOR@CHW23B4200000000.0 %0.0 %.000.500.500.500.500.439180
2016-06-25TOR@CHW3DH52000110020.0 %0.0 %.000.500.500.600.500.490214
2016-06-24TOR@CHW23B52000000020.0 %0.0 %.000.500.500.600.500.490214
2016-06-22TORARI23B4110010000.0 %50.0 %.3331.000.333.500.667.491215
2016-06-21TORARI33B42000000025.0 %0.0 %.000.667.667.750.667.612298
2016-06-19TOR@BAL2DH4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2016-06-18TOR@BAL23B5110000000.0 %20.0 %.200.250.200.200.400.24849
2016-06-17TOR@BAL23B52011330020.0 %0.0 %1.250.333.500.6001.750.855465
2016-06-16TOR@PHI23B53100300040.0 %0.0 %.3331.0001.0001.0001.333.876480
2016-06-15TOR@PHI33B52001211020.0 %0.0 %.750.333.500.6001.250.717370
2016-06-14TORPHI23B53201350020.0 %0.0 %1.250.667.750.8002.0001.038591
2016-06-13TORPHI23B41000000025.0 %25.0 %.000.500.333.500.333.392147
2016-06-12TORBAL2DH51100110040.0 %20.0 %.333.500.333.600.667.525238
2016-06-11TORBAL23B5100011000.0 %20.0 %.000.250.250.200.250.176-1
2016-06-10TORBAL23B5100001100.0 %40.0 %.000.333.200.200.200.176-1
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2016-06-09TORBAL23B51010110020.0 %20.0 %.500.333.250.400.750.452188
2016-06-08TOR@DET23B4301133000.0 %0.0 %1.250.667.750.7502.0001.116645
2016-06-07TOR@DET23B50000000060.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.600.000.345115
2016-06-06TOR@DET23B30000000033.3 %33.3 %.000.000.000.333.000.23036
2016-06-05TOR@BOS2DH40000100025.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.173-3
2016-06-03TOR@BOS23B50000100040.0 %20.0 %.000.000.000.400.000.27668
2016-06-01TORNYY23B41000110025.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.500.333.392147
2016-05-31TORNYY23B4100000000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22029
2016-05-30TORNYY23B4100010000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22029
2016-05-29TORBOS23B61000000016.7 %16.7 %.000.250.200.333.200.26258
2016-05-28TORBOS23B51000000040.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.600.333.452188
2016-05-27TORBOS23B5410225000.0 %20.0 %1.4001.000.800.8002.2001.230723
2016-05-26TOR@NYY23B40000000025.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.173-3
2016-05-25TOR@NYY23B51000000020.0 %20.0 %.000.333.250.400.250.31494
2016-05-24TOR@NYY23B4000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2016-05-22TOR@MIN23B4100111000.0 %0.0 %.750.000.250.2501.000.504224
2016-05-21TOR@MIN23B1000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2016-05-20TOR@MIN23B5210112000.0 %20.0 %.800.333.400.4001.200.651325
2016-05-19TOR@MIN23B50000100020.0 %40.0 %.000.000.000.200.000.138-27
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2016-05-17TORTBR23B4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2016-05-16TORTBR23B3110000000.0 %0.0 %.333.333.333.333.667.414162
2016-05-15TOR@TEX23B50000100020.0 %20.0 %.000.000.000.200.000.138-27
2016-05-14TOR@TEX23B5000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2016-05-13TOR@TEX23B5000000000.0 %40.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2016-05-11TOR@SFG23B74100201014.3 %0.0 %.167.667.667.714.833.653326
2016-05-10TOR@SFG23B4100000000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22029
2016-05-09TOR@SFG23B51000100020.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.400.250.31494
2016-05-08TORLAD23B4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2016-05-07TORLAD23B4100000000.0 %50.0 %.000.500.250.250.250.22029
2016-05-06TORLAD23B40000101050.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.500.000.345115
2016-05-05TORTEX23B51000300040.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.600.333.392147
2016-05-04TORTEX23B4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2016-05-03TORTEX23B51000000040.0 %20.0 %.000.500.333.600.333.452188
2016-05-02TORTEX23B4100000000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22029
2016-05-01TOR@TBR23B41001210025.0 %0.0 %1.000.000.333.5001.333.676343
2016-04-30TOR@TBR23B40000100050.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.500.000.345115
2016-04-29TOR@TBR23B41001210025.0 %0.0 %1.000.000.333.5001.333.676343
2016-04-27TORCHW23B42100000025.0 %0.0 %.333.667.667.7501.000.703361
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2016-04-26TORCHW2DH4000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2016-04-25TORCHW2DH5110010000.0 %40.0 %.200.333.200.200.400.24849
2016-04-24TOROAK23B51100200020.0 %20.0 %.250.333.250.400.500.387143
2016-04-23TOROAK23B5300124000.0 %0.0 %.750.667.750.8001.500.899495
2016-04-22TOROAK23B51000000020.0 %20.0 %.000.333.250.400.250.31494
2016-04-21TOR@BAL23B4110011000.0 %50.0 %.250.500.250.250.500.31191
2016-04-20TOR@BAL23B5100111000.0 %40.0 %.600.000.200.200.800.403155
2016-04-19TOR@BAL23B50000000040.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.400.000.27668
2016-04-18TOR@BOS23B50000100040.0 %20.0 %.000.000.000.600.000.420167
2016-04-17TOR@BOS23B5210011000.0 %0.0 %.200.400.400.400.600.424169
2016-04-16TOR@BOS23B4201010000.0 %25.0 %.500.667.500.5001.000.612298
2016-04-15TOR@BOS23B4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2016-04-14TORNYY23B4210113000.0 %25.0 %1.000.500.500.5001.500.814437
2016-04-13TORNYY23B4110010000.0 %50.0 %.250.500.250.250.500.31191
2016-04-12TORNYY23B41000101025.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.500.333.392147
2016-04-10TORBOS2DH4200121000.0 %50.0 %.7501.000.500.5001.250.723375
2016-04-09TORBOS2DH4210020000.0 %25.0 %.250.667.500.500.750.530242
2016-04-08TORBOS2DH5100114000.0 %20.0 %.600.000.200.200.800.403155
2016-04-06TOR@TBR23B41001130025.0 %0.0 %1.000.000.333.5001.333.676343
2016-04-05TOR@TBR23B5100000000.0 %60.0 %.000.500.200.200.200.176-1
2016-04-04TOR@TBR23B41001110025.0 %25.0 %1.000.000.333.5001.333.676343
2016-04-03TOR@TBR23B5100010000.0 %60.0 %.000.500.200.200.200.176-1