Josh Donaldson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/8/1985 (36)
Josh Donaldson Season Stats
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Josh Donaldson News
New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (foot) and third baseman Josh Donaldson are back in the starting lineup on Saturday against Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Corey Kluber. Stanton is serving as the designated hitter and is batting second after missing the last four games after he fouled a ball off his foot on Monday. Fantasy managers will want to get the power-hitting right-hander back into their lineups immediately. Donaldson was reinstated from the paternity list and will return to the lineup after missing the last three games following the birth of his child. He's starting at third base and hitting cleanup for the struggling Bombers. Hopefully for the Yankees, the return of both Stanton and Donaldson can get them going offensively.
The New York Yankees placed third baseman Josh Donaldson on the paternity list on Wednesday. The veteran is batting .220 with a .309 on-base percentage, 12 home runs, and a pair of stolen bases in 457 plate appearances in his first season in New York. The Yankees also recalled right-handed pitcher Deivi Garcia from Triple-A to take Donaldson's place on the active roster. Garcia has yet to appear in the Majors this season but made two starts for the Yankees last year. He's pitched to a 7.26 ERA, 59 strikeouts, and 25 walks in 53.1 innings, mainly as a starter, in the minors this season.
New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson (illness) is back at third base and is hitting fifth on Monday for the opener of the series against the New York Mets and right-hander Max Scherzer. Donaldson missed the last two games with a stomach issue, but he'll be back in there on Monday night. The 36-year-old is looking for his fifth straight game with a hit, but he's batting just .223/.305/.388 on the season with 12 home runs, 47 RBI, 40 runs scored and two stolen bases in 358 at-bats. In 17 career at-bats against Scherzer, Donaldson is hitting .176 with no home runs or RBI. In DFS formats, it would probably be wise to ignore the veteran third baseman.
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson has been disappointing for fantasy managers in each of his two seasons with the Twins. Last year, over 135 games, he slashed .247/.352/.475 with 26 home runs, 72 RBI and 73 runs. The year before, injuries held him to just 28 games, during which he slashed .222/.373/.469 with six home runs. Donaldson turned 36 years old this past December, and while that's an age where we often see declining stats, Donaldson's peripheral stats tell a different story. Donaldson was in elite company with his hard contact metrics last year. His 94.1 mph average exit velocity was fourth in the majors behind only Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Additionally, he ranked in the 95th percentile in both hard-hit rate (52.7%) and barrel rate (17.4%). All three of these advanced power metrics were higher for Donaldson last year than they were in 2019, when he hit 37 home runs and posted a .900 OPS with the Atlanta Braves. The veteran is a strong bounce-back candidate in 2022 and he's a steal in drafts with an ADP of nearly 200. If he can play close to a full season, he's a safe bet for around 30 home runs and he has 35-plus homer upside.