Josh Donaldson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/8/1985 (35)
Josh Donaldson Season Stats
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Josh Donaldson News
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Houston Astros. Donaldson's first blast traveled 403 feet at an exit velocity of 102.3 MPH, with the second leaving his bat at 106.9 MPH. The veteran third baseman now has three long balls in his last two games and has five in 35 June at-bats. Donaldson's actual stats are starting to look more and more like his expected ones, which have him ranked as one of the five best third basemen in the game this season. Fantasy managers should be holding onto Donaldson, despite the health risk.
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson collected a pair of runs scored and RBI along with a home run in Thursday's win over the New York Yankees. Donaldson tied the game in the ninth inning with a big, two-run homer off of Aroldis Chapman. The blast traveled 438 feet at an exit velocity of 110.3 MPH. The veteran third baseman owns a .942 OPS in 31 June at-bats, which would register as his best mark of any month this season. Donaldson is seeing a career-high number of pitches in the zone and swinging at the second-highest rate of his career, resulting in fewer strikeouts and some of the best quality of contact he's ever produced. The injury risk will always be there with him, but he should be among the top fantasy third baseman the rest of the way.
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson is getting a breather on Sunday and is not in the lineup against the Kansas City Royals. Donaldson has appeared in each of the first three games of the series, batting .416 with two home runs, a double, three runs scored, and two RBI. Willians Astudillo will get the start at third and bat fifth against Royals' righty Brady Singer.
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.