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Josh Donaldson
Birthdate: 12/8/1985 (31 y, 3 m, 16 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!

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DateTeamOppBOPosGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
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2012-09-09OAK@SEA63B13010004812
2012-09-05OAKLAA63B03010103811
2012-09-04OAKLAA63B03110004913
2012-08-31OAKBOS73B13011005712
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2012-09-02OAKBOS63B12010005813
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2012-05-30OAK@MIN53B12000007815
2012-05-25OAKNYY63B02100004913
2012-05-23OAKLAA83B2200000167
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2012-05-18OAK@SFG73B121000061319
2012-05-14OAK@LAA63B121000071017
2012-05-13OAKDET63B1200000156
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2012-09-28OAKSEA63B21000004913
2012-09-27OAK@TEX63B111000031316
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2012-09-19OAK@DET63B111000011617
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2012-09-13OAK@LAA63B11010004610
2012-09-12OAK@LAA63B012000031215
2012-09-03OAKLAA63B211000071118
2012-08-30OAK@CLE73B1110000151530
2012-08-29OAK@CLE73B2100100111324
2012-08-28OAK@CLE73B111000081523
2012-08-24OAK@TBR63B11100003912
2012-08-23OAK@TBR73B01000007815
2012-08-22OAKMIN73B211000031215
DateTeamOppBOPosGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2012-08-21OAKMIN73B111000051015
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2012-09-23OAK@NYY73B300020021012
2012-09-20OAK@DET73B103000061117
2012-09-18OAK@DET73B10000003811
2012-09-11OAK@LAA63B101000051217
2012-09-10OAK@LAA73B10200005611
DateTeamOppBOPosGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2012-09-08OAK@SEA73B2010000279
2012-09-07OAK@SEA63B10100007714
2012-08-25OAK@TBR73B10000007916
2012-08-16OAK@KCR73B200000061319
2012-08-14OAK@KCR83B10000007613
2012-06-13OAK@COL6C200000091120
2012-06-10OAK@ARI7C10200004711
2012-06-09OAK@ARI91B1000000257
2012-06-03OAK@KCR8C10100005914
2012-05-22OAKLAA53B3000000077
2012-05-20OAK@SFG53B30100005914
2012-05-19OAK@SFG63B20000002810
2012-04-19OAK@LAA93B100000051318
2012-04-14OAK@SEA83B2000000369
2012-04-11OAKKCR73B101000061117
2012-04-10OAKKCR53B10000004913
2012-04-09OAKKCR83B10100003710
2012-03-29OAKSEA83B2010000459