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Josh Donaldson | Third Baseman | #20

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Auburn
Drafted: 2007 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / CHC
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Josh Donaldson collected his 25th homer and 24th double as the Blue Jays edged the Padres 7-6 in 12 innings Tuesday.
After the Padres scored twice in the top of the 12th, the Jays came back and won it, with the final run scoring on a wild pitch. Donaldson has eight homers and 23 RBI in his last 22 games. He's right in the thick of the AL MVP race again. Jul 26 - 11:44 PM

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Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three total RBI in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Donaldson smashed a two-run dinger off Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin in the first inning. He would go on to add an RBI double in the sixth. With this impressive offensive work under his belt, the fantasy stud is slashing a beautiful .308/.421/.599 with 24 homers and an even 70 RBI over 357 at-bats. He is as good as they come.
Jul 20 - 9:41 PM

Josh Donaldson hit a go-ahead two-run double in the top of the ninth inning Sunday as the Blue Jays beat the A's 5-3.

Just an MVP doing MVP things. Donaldson also singled and scored the game's first run in the top of the first inning. He's slashing .302/.416/.589 with 66 RBI and 82 runs scored in 92 games this season.
Jul 17 - 7:36 PM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Tigers.

Donaldson's three-run blast off Anibal Sanchez with two outs in the fourth inning essentially put an end to Sanchez's afternoon. Thus is the power of Josh Donaldson, who finished off the first half of the 2016 season with a beautiful .304/.418/.598 triple-slash, 23 homers and 63 RBI over 336 at-bats. Expect to hear his name in plenty of AL MVP conversations over the next two-and-a-half months.
Jul 10 - 5:43 PM

Josh Donaldson had a big night Tuesday, clubbing a pair of solo home runs and scoring four runs in a win over the Royals.

Chris Young was throwing batting practice again and Donaldson and company took advantage. Ezequiel Carrera and Troy Tulowitzki also went deep off of the tall right-hander. Donaldson has now homered seven times over his last 20 games and is up to 22 bombs for the season, trailing Mark Trumbo by two for the American League lead.
Jul 5 - 9:55 PM

Josh Donaldson blasted his 20th home run of the season on Saturday, powering the Blue Jays to a 9-6 victory over the Indians, snapping the Tribe's 14-game winning streak.

Donaldson finished the afternoon 2-for-4 plus a walk. His solo shot in the seventh inning pulled the Blue Jays even at 6-6 and he added a go-ahead RBI single the following frame. Donaldson also stole a base in the contest, his sixth of the season. He is having another monstrous season, slashing .286/.398/.571 with 20 home runs and 55 RBI.
Jul 2 - 4:29 PM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

Donaldson connected for a solo home run off Rockies starter Tyler Anderson in the third inning. The dinger was his 18th of the season and pushed his RBI total to 52. In addition to those counting stats, the slugger is slashing a healthy .293/.401/.571 across 294 at-bats. He is as rock-solid as they come in terms of fantasy reliability.
Jun 29 - 7:08 PM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, three RBI, and three runs scored in Friday’s blowout win over the Orioles.

Donaldson connected for a solo homer in the third inning and later added a two-run triple in a seven-run fourth inning for Toronto. He now has 10 hits in his last 15 at-bats while collecting three homers, nine RBI, and 11 runs. His batting average has increased from .255 to .280 along the way.
Jun 17 - 10:17 PM

Josh Donaldson went 3-for-3 with three runs scored in a lopsided win over the Phillies on Thursday.

The third baseman also walked twice in the game to reach base in all five of his plate appearances. He oddly didn't have any runs batted in, but he continued to find his way home ahead of Edwin Encarnacion, giving him 57 runs scored on the year. That's good for second-most in the AL. A nine-game hitting streak has his overall line .276/.389/.556 with 16 home runs and 43 RBI.
Jun 16 - 11:51 PM

Josh Donaldson went deep for the 16th time on Wednesday, finishing 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored.

The reigning AL MVP is just slightly behind his 2015 pace in most stats. In addition to the 16 longballs, Donaldson is up to 54 runs, 43 RBI, five steals and a .926 OPS.
Jun 15 - 10:38 PM

Josh Donaldson slugged a grand slam and knocked in five runs in a blowout victory over the Phillies on Tuesday.

Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a walk on the afternoon and scored three runs. He hit two doubles on the day, one of them driving in a run in the second inning. He then connected for a grand slam against Zach Eflin in the third inning. Donaldson is now up to 15 home runs and 42 RBI on the year to go along with a .910 OPS. His OPS hasn’t been that high since May 13.
Jun 14 - 3:34 PM

Josh Donaldson finished 3-for-4 with a homer, a triple, three runs scored, and three RBI in the Blue Jays' 7-2 defeat of the Tigers on Wednesday.

A double short of the cycle. Donaldson singled and scored in the Jays' two-run first inning, slugged a three-run shot in the Jays' three-run third inning, and then tripled and scored in the Jays' two-run fifth. The star third baseman boosted his season OPS from .852 to .885 in the afternoon victory. He has 14 homers and 33 RBI in 59 games.
Jun 8 - 4:15 PM

Josh Donaldson (thumb) is back in the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

Donaldson sat out Saturday with a jammed right thumb, but he's ready to go now. He's in the designated hitter spot Sunday, as Matt Dominguez is at third base. Edwin Encarnacion is at first base for the Jays while Justin Smoak gets a breather.
Jun 5 - 11:40 AM

Josh Donaldson (thumb) is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup Saturday against the Red Sox.

He's out with a jammed right thumb. Darwin Barney will take over at third base and bat eighth against knuckleballer Steven Wright. The Blue Jays are calling the reigning AL MVP day-to-day. Saturday will mark only Donaldson's second absence of the year.
Jun 4 - 2:23 PM

Josh Donaldson blasted a pair of homers and drove in five runs on Friday, powering the Blue Jays to a 7-5 victory over the visiting Red Sox.

Donaldson got the scoring started in the first inning, swatting a solo homer off of Red Sox starter Joe Kelly. He gave them the lead again with an RBI double in the third inning and again in the fourth with an RBI single. After the Red Sox had tied the score at 5-5 in the top half of the eighth, Donaldson answered with an opposite-field two-run shot off of Koji Uehara to put the game away. He finished the night 4-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and five RBI and is now hitting .257/.353/.540 with 13 homers and 29 RBI on the season.
May 27 - 10:22 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
2Melvin Upton
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Aaron Sanchez
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Jason Grilli
4Joe Biagini
5Joaquin Benoit
6Franklin Morales
7Jesse Chavez
8Gavin Floyd