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Josh Donaldson
Popularity: ↑ 33%
3B | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 210LBS | Age: 35

Draft: 2007 | Rd: CA, #48, Chicago Cubs | Auburn
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 102 81 14 18 6 11 0 .222 .373 .469 .842
10 Seasons 4578 3922 666 1066 225 656 38 .272 .369 .508 .877
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .222 6 11 0 .842
10 Seasons .272 225 656 38 .877

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2015 2817 499 61 12.2 92.5 10.4 31.3 .287 .559 .397 .400 .462 46.5 18.7 10.3
2016 2952 463 58 12.5 92.3 14.8 32.4 .285 .564 .403 .412 .451 49.5 17.0 15.6
2017 2099 306 42 13.7 90.7 13.6 31.4 .264 .549 .396 .396 .465 44.4 22.4 15.3
2018 883 134 14 10.4 90.2 11.8 32.8 .240 .431 .345 .339 .400 41.4 24.7 14.2
2019 2742 396 62 15.7 92.9 13.3 33.3 .269 .539 .377 .390 .462 50.5 23.5 15.2
2020 449 58 4 6.9 92.8 6.2 24.1 .221 .423 .356 .344 .372 53.4 23.5 17.6
ALL 11942 1856 241 13.0 92.1 12.6 31.9 .273 .539 .389 .393 .452 47.6 20.6 14.1
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Fastballs 262 58.4 58 41 11 6 1 0 4 13 29 .268 .237 .585 .522 .436 .411 94.6 5 35.4 19.1
2020 Breaking 137 30.5 31 29 7 4 1 0 2 10 19 .241 .234 .483 .391 .322 .284 90.5 9 35.2 19.6
2020 Offspeed 50 11.1 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 .000 .124 .000 .137 .058 .170 92.0 4 29.6 5.3
2019 Fastballs 1642 59.9 378 299 86 46 18 0 22 73 228 .288 .284 .569 .563 .418 .418 94.4 14 24.5 17.1
2019 Breaking 776 28.3 203 183 44 19 13 0 12 58 125 .240 .260 .508 .551 .342 .368 90.5 16 38.8 22.7
2019 Offspeed 324 11.8 76 67 12 7 2 0 3 24 43 .179 .223 .343 .399 .271 .312 92.0 3 33.6 21.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Cutter -1.2 0 37 8.2 4 .333 .333 .400 46.2 0.0 0.0 .293 .322 .384 66.7
2020 Curveball 0.0 0 33 7.3 8 .250 .375 .269 22.2 50.0 28.6 .170 .195 .156 25.0
2020 Changeup -5.9 -3 50 11.1 12 .000 .000 .058 29.6 8.3 5.3 .124 .137 .171 30.0
2020 Sinker 1.9 1 70 15.6 20 .313 .688 .475 25.0 20.0 21.1 .251 .533 .396 58.3
2020 Slider 2.0 2 104 23.2 23 .238 .524 .368 37.8 26.1 16.2 .260 .470 .330 53.3
2020 4-Seamer 1.7 3 155 34.5 34 .227 .545 .434 38.2 26.5 19.1 .220 .542 .427 71.4
2019 Splitter -5.6 -2 38 1.4 10 .100 .200 .125 33.3 50.0 26.3 .064 .124 .076 40.0
2019 Cutter 1.1 2 205 7.5 57 .222 .356 .359 21.2 19.3 19.0 .247 .399 .363 41.2
2019 Changeup 0.7 2 286 10.4 66 .193 .368 .314 33.6 28.8 20.7 .251 .448 .348 50.0
2019 Curveball 0.0 0 275 10.0 79 .243 .457 .354 31.4 27.8 22.0 .248 .543 .367 37.5
2019 Slider 0.5 3 501 18.3 124 .239 .540 .365 42.6 29.0 23.2 .267 .555 .369 44.2
2019 Sinker 2.4 13 550 20.1 131 .349 .596 .462 14.9 12.2 16.3 .300 .569 .413 45.7
2019 4-Seamer 1.4 12 887 32.3 190 .262 .614 .444 30.8 24.2 16.9 .285 .610 .442 70.0
2018 Splitter 10.9 2 15 1.7 4 .250 1.000 .500 25.0 25.0 14.3 .061 .162 .097 0.0
2018 Cutter -3.4 -3 73 8.3 18 .125 .188 .197 39.4 33.3 24.0 .177 .286 .256 30.0
2018 Curveball -0.9 -1 81 9.2 19 .263 .421 .292 32.5 36.8 23.3 .261 .402 .288 75.0
2018 Changeup 0.2 0 91 10.3 29 .269 .346 .314 38.1 17.2 23.8 .238 .301 .283 19.0
2018 Sinker -1.8 -2 119 13.5 29 .231 .308 .283 20.5 20.7 26.1 .272 .421 .340 60.0
2018 Slider 0.9 2 200 22.7 53 .224 .388 .294 43.3 35.8 29.2 .182 .295 .243 26.7
2018 4-Seamer 2.2 7 296 33.5 64 .304 .717 .491 22.0 15.6 13.0 .318 .749 .508 51.4
2018 Knuckleball -3.1 0 3 0.3 0.0
2017 Splitter 3.6 2 61 2.9 8 .429 .429 .538 50.0 12.5 5.3 .315 .354 .347 33.3
2017 Cutter 1.4 2 130 6.2 27 .391 .478 .392 33.3 25.9 25.0 .264 .533 .396 31.3
2017 Changeup 1.3 2 173 8.2 37 .200 .543 .327 26.8 18.9 13.0 .220 .486 .318 39.3
2017 Curveball 2.6 6 211 10.1 56 .286 .449 .352 19.1 10.7 9.1 .332 .609 .426 36.4
2017 Slider 0.3 1 414 19.7 102 .217 .458 .354 32.6 29.4 19.9 .241 .466 .370 40.7
2017 Sinker 0.7 3 434 20.7 107 .298 .595 .445 22.8 19.6 20.2 .277 .536 .418 44.4
2017 4-Seamer 2.1 14 647 30.8 149 .270 .667 .442 26.1 24.2 18.8 .265 .641 .423 55.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 715 3017 18 -7 25 15 51
2017 486 2076 -1 -1 22 9 29
2018 228 938 -4 -5 8 4 4
2019 669 2795 -8 -6 29 13 28
2020 99 447 -2 -3 4 4 3
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2817 49.7 68.8 81.1 23.0 55.8 42.6 31.6 45.7 25.3 7.6 82.2
2016 2952 45.9 63.2 82.7 23.3 59.9 41.2 28.3 41.7 24.1 7.3 78.1
2017 2099 47.5 66.1 77.6 20.3 57.9 43.2 28.2 42.2 27.5 6.4 82.8
2018 883 46.1 64.8 75.3 22.1 50.5 42.9 25.6 41.8 31.7 7.5 80.3
2019 2742 45.4 68.8 74.1 23.1 60.1 42.7 31.1 43.9 29.9 6.6 82.2
2020 449 42.5 63.9 75.4 21.3 43.6 45.9 22.5 39.4 34.5 3.8 82.4
ALL 11942 46.9 66.5 78.6 22.5 57.4 42.5 29.3 43.1 27.3 6.9 81.1
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 28.3 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 45.3 24.4 24.0 6.2 34.7 41.7 23.6 1.0 34.1 22.4 21.0 7.0 12.2
2016 39.5 24.6 25.3 10.6 42.5 32.8 24.6 2.4 26.6 25.7 24.2 6.7 12.5
2017 41.5 27.8 21.9 8.8 40.5 38.9 20.6 4.2 30.1 24.8 18.6 6.9 13.7
2018 47.8 21.6 23.1 7.5 36.6 39.6 23.9 3.7 32.8 23.9 21.6 7.5 10.4
2019 41.9 23.5 26.3 8.3 39.9 35.1 25.0 1.5 30.3 23.5 24.0 5.1 15.7
2020 55.2 19.0 20.7 5.2 44.8 34.5 20.7 1.7 41.4 20.7 22.4 5.2 6.9
ALL 43.0 24.5 24.3 8.2 39.2 37.2 23.6 2.2 30.9 23.9 22.1 6.5 13.0
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 96 89 97 97 91 99 95 98 95 51 84 25 46
2016 99 86 97 96 98 97 92 95 98 68 98 38 54
2017 95 53 93 96 93 89 95 93 91 34 97 25 39 28
2018 22
2019 92 62 88 90 94 98 96 97 98 35 96 16 28 95
2020 13 36
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.2 38 35.6 2.4 14 29 13 34.2
2020 24 6 5.1 0.9 2 4 2 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 38 40 36 42 43 31 31 43 36 36 41 38 23 26 32 39 25 40 28 37 24 35 32 42 39 40 38 35 38 35 42
2020 6 5 7 5 6 5 6 6 5 3 6 6 2 5 6 6 4 5 5 5 3 5 6 4 4 6 6 5 5 4 6
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Exit Velocity 92.5 92.3 -0.2 90.7 -1.6 90.2 -0.5 92.9 2.7 92.8 -0.1
Launch Angle 10.4 14.8 4.4 13.6 -1.2 11.8 -1.8 13.3 1.5 6.2 -7.1
Barrel % 12.2 12.5 0.3 13.7 1.2 10.4 -3.3 15.7 5.3 6.9 -8.8
Hard Hit % 46.5 49.5 3 44.4 -5.1 41.4 -3 50.5 9.1 53.4 2.9
Sweet Spot % 31.3 32.4 1.1 31.4 -1 32.8 1.4 33.3 0.5 24.1 -9.2
xBA .287 .285 -0.002 .264 -0.021 .24 -0.024 .269 0.029 .221 -0.048
BA .297 .284 -0.013 .27 -0.014 .246 -0.024 .259 0.013 .222 -0.037
xwOBA .4 .412 0.012 .396 -0.016 .339 -0.057 .39 0.051 .344 -0.046
wOBA .397 .403 0.006 .396 -0.007 .345 -0.051 .377 0.032 .356 -0.021
xSLG .559 .564 0.005 .549 -0.015 .431 -0.118 .539 0.108 .423 -0.116
SLG .568 .549 -0.019 .559 0.01 .449 -0.11 .521 0.072 .469 -0.052
K% 18.7 17 -1.7 22.4 5.4 24.7 2.3 23.5 -1.2 23.5 0
BB% 10.3 15.6 5.3 15.3 -0.3 14.2 -1.1 15.2 1 17.6 2.4
Swing % 45.7 41.7 -4 42.2 0.5 41.8 -0.4 43.9 2.1 39.4 -4.5
Whiff% 25.3 24.1 -1.2 27.5 3.4 31.7 4.2 29.9 -1.8 34.5 4.6
In Zone Swing % 49.7 45.9 -3.8 47.5 1.6 46.1 -1.4 45.4 -0.7 42.5 -2.9
Out of Zone Swing % 50.3 54.1 3.8 52.5 -1.6 53.9 1.4 54.6 0.7 57.5 2.9
First Pitch Swing % 31.6 28.3 -3.3 28.2 -0.1 25.6 -2.6 31.1 5.5 22.5 -8.6
First Pitch Strike % 57 57 0 55.6 -1.4 55.7 0.1 58.4 2.7 50 -8.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 688 116 16.9 .385 .485
2017 R 489 84 17.2 .355 .580
2018 R 217 25 11.5 .333 .434
2019 R 657 79 12.0 .375 .394
2020 R 101 30 29.7 .356 .355

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