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 97 350 40 78 38 110 23 0 12 47 2 2 .223 .307 .391 10 28 .284 41/21/38 7 7
Career 12yrs 1298 4729 779 1257 687 1133 277 12 263 775 40 10 .266 .363 .496 12 21 .295 n/a
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Greg Joyce in the New York Post:

The way the Yankees have been hitting lately, their games have largely lacked drama because their lineup has not posed much threat of a comeback.

They made up for that in emphatic fashion Wednesday night.

After wiping out a four-run deficit to force extra innings and then falling behind by three runs in the top of the 10th, Josh Donaldson pulled the Yankees from the depths of despair with a walk-off grand slam for a stunning 8-7 win over the Rays in The Bronx.

“Just a great fight all night,” manager Aaron Boone said. “Obviously [it’s] not easy for us right now, but we’re in the fight and we’ve just got to keep fighting. Great to see that level of at-bats to finish off a game when it looked like it was stripped from us.”

The win snapped a three-game losing streak and spared the Yankees (73-45) from a sweep by the Rays (62-54), who returned to 10 games back in second place of the AL East.

On a day that began with calling up Oswaldo Cabrera and Estevan Florial for a youthful injection to their lineup, the Yankees won for the third time in their last 14 games and showed signs of rediscovering their mojo.

With Aaron Judge the automatic runner on second base to start the bottom of the 10th, a Gleyber Torres single and an Anthony Rizzo walk against Rays reliever Jalen Beeks loaded the bases for Donaldson, who had been stuck in a 3-for-28 slump. He shot an 0-1 pitch to the opposite field and it landed in the short porch to set off a wild celebration.

“I definitely think that was probably a release of some joy and some frustration over the past couple weeks,” Donaldson said.

An emotional Josh Donaldson gets a hug from Gleyber Torres after belting the game-winning grand slam in the 10th inning of the Yankees' 8-7 comeback win over the Rays.
An emotional Josh Donaldson gets a hug from Gleyber Torres after belting the game-winning grand slam in the 10th inning of the Yankees’ 8-7 comeback win over the Rays.
N.Y. Post: Charles Wenzelberg
Alex Patton Alex

Apparently the Yankees have the 2nd best runs saved ranking at 3B in the majors.  Who knew?

First are the Cardinals, but you would have guessed that.

Mike Landau ML-
Jul 15

Josh Donaldson (3B) NY-A - May. 22
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=9862

Donaldson isn't starting in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Donaldson will get a chance to reset after he went 0-for-4 in Sunday's matinee. 

Alex Patton Alex
May 23

The Post today:

Donaldson admitted after the Yankees’ 7-5 win in The Bronx that he jokingly called Anderson “Jackie” — as he has in the past, he said — referring to a 2019 Sports Illustrated story in which Anderson described himself as “today’s Jackie Robinson.”

Though Donaldson insisted that the two had laughed about it before, Anderson, who is black, did not take it as a joke on Saturday. He said Donaldson asked him, “What’s up, Jackie?” multiple times.

clearing incident with Josh Donaldson (right) who said he jokingly called Anderson "Jackie" for Jackie Robinson during the Yankees' 7-5 win over the White Sox.

Tim Anderson (left) is held back by Jose Abreu during a bench clearing incident with Josh Donaldson (right) who said he jokingly called Anderson “Jackie” for Jackie Robinson during the Yankees’ 7-5 win over the White Sox.
Corey Sipkin; Getty Images
Alex Patton Alex
May 22

No love lost between Tim Anderson and Josh Donaldson. Lots of pushing and shoving when Donaldson comes to the plate in the fifth inning. Grandal says something to him. Donaldson looks surprised. Grandal keeps saying whatever it is he has to say. Anderson comes in from shortstop to add his two cents.

No punches thrown, no one tossed, but this game is far from over.

Alex Patton Alex
May 21

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