Josh Donaldson Minnesota Twins

Age: 36 (December 08, 1985) | 6' 1" | 210lbs. | Bats: Right 3B-92 DH-34 PH-2
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
TOR AL 2016 155 577 122 164 109 119 32 5 37 99 7 1 .284 .404 .549 16 17 .300 38/21/41 31 31
TOR A+ 2017 2 5 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .571 .400 14 29 .667 n/a
TOR AL 2017 113 415 65 112 76 111 21 0 33 78 2 2 .270 .385 .559 15 22 .289 41/17/42 21 19
TOR A+ 2018 4 10 1 4 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .400 .500 .700 17 0 .333 n/a
CLE AAA 2018 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .500 .667 2.00 33 0 0.00 n/a
TOR AL 2018 36 137 22 32 21 44 11 0 5 16 2 0 .234 .333 .423 13 28 .303 48/19/33 4 4
CLE AL 2018 16 50 8 14 10 10 3 0 3 7 0 0 .280 .400 .520 17 17 .297 48/13/40 2 2
ATL NL 2019 155 549 96 142 100 155 33 0 37 94 4 2 .259 .379 .521 15 24 .292 42/21/36 23 22
MIN AL 2020 28 81 14 18 18 24 2 0 6 11 0 0 .222 .373 .469 18 24 .231 55/10/34 7 7
MIN AL 2021 135 457 73 113 74 114 26 0 26 72 0 0 .247 .352 .475 14 21 .268 43/17/40 16 16
NYY AL 2022 31 110 13 25 17 34 7 0 4 13 0 1 .227 .341 .400 13 26 .292 38/25/37 2 2
Career 12yrs 1232 4489 752 1204 666 1057 261 12 255 741 38 9 .268 .366 .502 13 20 .295 n/a
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Yep. Matt Olson here we come.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 14

Another RH bat on the Yankees.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Mar 14

I bought Donaldson for $18 last year, and I agree with your injury risk assessment, Alex. He got hurt on his first AB, and I was on pins and needles with him the whole year. He had several injuries, despite the Twins babying him at every turn. It really was a miracle that he played as many games as he did. He's a fine player - still - when he plays, but I can tell you from experience that he's hard to trade due to the injury perception. So if you buy Josh, be prepared to sweat out every sprint on the bases for the entire year. 

Scott Shea SJS
Jan 10

Statcast xBA: .266

Statcast xSA: .533

In the Statcast theory, he should have hit almost 20 points higher and should have slugged more than 50 points higher.

In the HardHit% rankings, he's No. 17 among all hitters with at least 200 plate appearances. His EV ties for third highest (with Evan Longoria), his Barrel% ties for 13th (with Mitch Garver). Hence the high expectations.

I have to admit I'm one of the people Mike G is referring to in his pick for the Guide. Even now I worry about Donaldson calf injury. Or, if not that, something else is going to put him on the shelf.

But I agree with Mike, and Statcast, that he should not be underestimated.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10

Sneak preview of the Guide:

GIANELLA PICK: People still talk about
Donaldson’s 2017 calf injury like it happened
yesterday, but in the last two complete 
major league seasons

all the guy has done is average 145 games with 31 home runs, 85
runs, and 83 RBI. He’s not the stud he once
was but he’s far from washed up and will be
discounted way too much based on a very
outdated injury perception. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 7
2020: EV 92.8 HardHit 53% Barrel 7% HR/FB 30% LA 6.1 Pull 52% Cent 28% Oppo 21%
2021: EV 94.1 HardHit 53% Barrel 17% HR/FB 19% LA 14.6 Pull 48% Cent 32% Oppo 21%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '21