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Josh Donaldson
Birthdate: 12/8/1985 (31 y, 3 m, 21 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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Josh Donaldson ISO/P vs All Pitchers
Season: 2014-03-31 to 2014-09-28 | Count: All Counts | Total Pitches: 2694 | View: Catcher
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