Josh Donaldson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/8/1985 (35)
Josh Donaldson Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Josh Donaldson News
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (hamstring) could be activated from the injured list on Monday or Tuesday, according to MLB.com's Do-Hyoung Park. Manager Rocco Baldelli said that Donaldson sprinted and ran the bases on Saturday without issue, and that he'll take grounders, hit in batting practice and get some at-bats in St. Paul this weekend. Donaldson was placed on the injured list last weekend with right hamstring tightness, and signs are pointing toward it being a short stint. Managers should look for more updates, but tentatively plan for Donaldson's return early in the week.
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (hamstring) is slated to take batting practice on Tuesday after running on the treadmill earlier. Donaldson was placed on the 10-day Injured List on Saturday with right hamstring tightness- though it's a good sign that he's able to get some activity in. The 34-year-old still has to clear some hurdles before he can return to action- but is certainly heading in the right direction. Stay tuned for more updates on the status of Donaldson.
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (hamstring) has been placed on the injured list with right hamstring tightness, according to Phil Miller of the Star Tribune. Donaldson exited the Twins Opening Day matchup with what was initially believed to be a calf injury but was later determined to be an issue with his hamstring. Luis Arraez is getting the start at third on Saturday against the Brewers, and he will likely continue to get playing time there with Donaldson out. First baseman/outfielder Brent Rooker has been recalled from the alternate site in a corresponding move.
Donaldson only played 28 games in 2020, hitting .222/.373/.469. The .222 average sticks out like a sore thumb (or perhaps a sore calf, which kept him out of the postseason). The main culprit, if there was one, was a loss in launch angle from 13.3 in 2019 to 6.2 in 2020, including only being in the "sweet spot" of 8-32 degrees 24.1% of the time. That said, it was 28 games, and the overall wRC+ of 129 was similar to the 132 in 2019. His age, 35, is not a major concern yet, especially considering his exit velocity was steady around 93 mph from 2019-20. After those 28 games of hitting .222, Donaldson finds himself with a 191 ADP. Yet that seems like somewhat of an overreaction given the nature of the shortened 2020 season and of batting average, especially when his patience and power remained in character. Donaldson's RotoBaller staff ranking is 166 and that is a fairer spot for him, even in a crowded 3B field; a Donaldson rebound is a decent bet especially in leagues with a CI spot.