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Josh Donaldson | Third Baseman | #20

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 is starting at shortstop Sunday for the Blue Jays.
It's the first time in his career that he's made a start at the position, although it's the third time he's played there this season. We can't count on Donaldson gaining fantasy eligibility there, but it'll be something worth tracking. Jose Bautista is starting at third base and Ezequiel Carrera is in right field. Aug 20 - 11:54 AM

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Josh Donaldson walloped two homers Thursday in the Blue Jays’ 5-3 win over the Rays.

Both of his home runs were solo shots off All-Star Chris Archer. Donaldson also scored the go-ahead run on Justin Smoak’s two-run homer in the eighth inning. Thursday was Donaldson’s third multi-homer game of the season. Eleven of his 20 long balls this year have come in his last 19 games. Also of note, Donaldson’s .940 OPS is a tick higher than the .939 OPS he posted during his MVP season in 2015.
Aug 17 - 8:30 PM

Josh Donaldson slapped a pair of singles in three official at-bats during Wednesday's win over the Rays.

He was also hit by a Jacob Faria pitch but stayed in the ballgame. The superstar third baseman's production is down this season, largely due to spending about six weeks on the disabled list. The perennial MVP candidate is slashing .267/.393/.520 with 18 home runs and 50 RBI in 77 games. Now that he is healthy he could be a difference-maker in the fantasy playoffs.
Aug 16 - 10:47 PM

Josh Donaldson stayed red-hot Tuesday, slugging a three-run homer and reaching base three times in a loss to the Rays.

Donaldson's blast off of Blake Snell in the fifth inning pulled the Blue Jays to within two runs, but that's as close as they got. The third baseman has now gone deep in three straight games and has reached base eight times over that stretch. Donaldson has also driven in 19 runs already in August.
Aug 15 - 10:30 PM

Josh Donaldson doubled and homered Monday in the Blue Jays' 2-1 defeat of the Rays.

Donaldson got the Jays out in front early with a two-run homer off Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi in the bottom of the first inning. He was retired in his next two at-bats but then stroked a ground-rule double to left field in the bottom of the eighth. Donaldson has eight home runs and 18 RBI over his last 16 games, and his season OPS has climbed all the way to .890.
Aug 14 - 10:22 PM

Josh Donaldson hit his 16th home run of the year Sunday in the Blue Jays' defeat of the Pirates.

Donaldson contributed a two-run shot to Toronto's five-run first inning. He also singled and drew a walk in the game, finishing 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored. The third baseman is enjoying a tremendous second half and has been especially hot here in August. Look for him to keep it up down the stretch.
Aug 13 - 4:12 PM

Josh Donaldson hit a pair of two-run homers off CC Sabathia in leading the Blue Jays to a 4-2 win over the Yankees on Tuesday.

Some questioned whether Donaldson would regain his stroke after a month-long slump, but he's been too good for too long to bet against him. This makes six homers in his last 10 games.
Aug 8 - 10:25 PM

Josh Donaldson homered, drew two walks, and scored two runs Wednesday in the Blue Jays' win over the White Sox.

Donaldson belted a 438-foot solo shot in the top of the ninth inning off White Sox reliever Chris Beck, his second-longest home run this season. He hit a 441-foot homer on Tuesday, obviously his longest. The 31-year-old third baseman looks poised for a strong finish to this injury-hampered 2017 campaign.
Aug 2 - 5:36 PM

Josh Donaldson had a solo homer, an RBI double, a sac fly and a walk Tuesday in the Jays' 8-4 defeat of the White Sox.

Donaldson seems to be coming out of his drought; he has three homers in five games after totaling one in his previous 36 games. There's still good reason to believe he'll be an elite fantasy third baseman over the rest of the season.
Aug 2 - 12:32 AM

Josh Donaldson is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

Jose Bautista is also getting a day off. The Jays have Russell Martin at third base, Miguel Montero at catcher and Ezequiel Carrera in right field.

Josh Donaldson singled and smacked a solo homer in Thursday's win over the Athletics.

After the A's plated three runs in the top of the first inning, Donaldson got one back for the Jays in the bottom of the frame with a solo shot off of Sean Manaea. It was his first dinger in 15 games and just his second since mid-June, as Donaldson has struggled to hit for a ton of power in an injury-shortened season.
Jul 27 - 4:46 PM

Josh Donaldson went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Indians.

Donaldson has struggled to get much going on offense this year, and it's been especially difficult since the break. Through Saturday, the 31-year-old is 5-for-38 with 13 strikeouts. Donaldson is hitting .237/.357/.424 in 55 games overall.
Jul 22 - 11:42 PM

Josh Donaldson was able to finish Tuesday's 15-inning game after apparently hurting his hand in the 11th.

Donaldson seemed to be in considerable pain after jamming his wrist or thumb while making a tag on Xander Bogaerts at third, but he stayed in and grounded out in his next at-bat. If he doesn't play Wednesday, it'll probably be related to what happened tonight.
Jul 19 - 1:21 AM

Josh Donaldson led the Blue Jays with two hits in Sunday’s loss to Houston.

Both hits were singles. Donaldson also reached on a two-out walk in the fifth, though the Jays would strand him at first base. The former MVP had a rough game at the hot corner, adding two errors to his season total. Donaldson will close out the first half with an underwhelming .261 average, though his on base percentage (.383) and slugging percentage (.484) are still close to his normal rates.
Jul 9 - 5:07 PM

Josh Donaldson reached base in all four of his plate appearances Saturday in Toronto’s win over the Astros.

He walked three times while giving the Jays a lift with a three-run blast off Mike Fiers in the fifth inning. Donaldson scored twice, once on his fifth-inning homer and again on Troy Tulowitzki’s three-run shot in the seventh. Donaldson had an uncharacteristically quiet first half and will need to bounce back if the Jays want to make a run in the AL East.
Jul 8 - 5:19 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Miguel Montero
3Luke Maile
4Rafael Lopez
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Darwin Barney
3Rob Refsnyder
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Steve Pearce
2Nori Aoki
3Ezequiel Carrera
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Cesar Valdez
6Nick Tepesch
7Chris Rowley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Ryan Tepera
3Aaron Loup
4Dominic Leone
5Danny Barnes
6Matt Dermody
7Bo Schultz
8T.J. House