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 went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer and three strikeouts in Thursday's loss to Detroit. Donaldson gave Minnesota a 4-1 lead in the third inning after blasting a 422-foot homer at 108.2 MPH. The veteran third baseman did collect a hat trick of strikeouts, but it was nice to see him leave the yard after going nine games without a round-tripper. Donaldson has been able to stay on the field more so than in past years, delivering a solid .823 OPS with 25 homers, 70 RBI, and 70 runs scored.
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson went 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, two runs scored, and two RBI in Tuesday's 9-5 win over the Cubs. Donaldson hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning, walked and scored a run in the fourth inning, then collected a two-run single. He later ripped a 108.6 MPH double and scored his second run to cap off a productive night. Donaldson has been excellent over his last four games played, as he's gone 6-for-13 with two home runs, five RBI, and five runs scored. He's getting hot at the right time for fantasy managers, who should start him without hesitation.
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson went 2-for-5 with a double and a home run in Friday's win over the Blue Jays. Donaldson contributed to a five-run third inning, sending a ball 382 feet into the seats at 101.5 MPH. It's his 23rd homer of the year. Donaldson has been a frustrating fantasy asset, as his .813 OPS and expected statistics point to a productive player, though he's had trouble staying healthy once again. Hopefully, this game is the start of a good stretch for the slumping Donaldson.
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.