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

Draft: 2007 | Rd: C-A, #48, Chicago Cubs | Auburn
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 543 457 73 113 26 72 0 .247 .352 .475 .827
11 Seasons 5121 4379 739 1179 251 728 38 .269 .367 .505 .872
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .247 26 72 0 .827
11 Seasons .269 251 728 38 .872

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 30 2817 499 61 12.2 92.5 113.6 10.5 31.1 .276 .538 .398 .385 .440 47.2 18.7 10.3
2016 31 2952 463 57 12.3 92.2 114.1 14.9 32.4 .275 .545 .403 .399 .431 49.9 17 15.6
2017 32 2099 306 43 14.1 90.9 113.5 14 31 .254 .539 .396 .387 .448 44.9 22.4 15.3
2018 33 883 134 14 10.4 90.2 115.5 11.6 32.8 .230 .415 .345 .329 .384 41.4 24.7 14.2
2019 34 2742 396 62 15.7 92.9 114.2 13.3 33.3 .262 .530 .377 .385 .453 50.5 23.5 15.2
2020 35 449 58 4 6.9 92.8 110.8 6.2 24.1 .210 .413 .362 .344 .369 53.4 23.5 17.6
2021 36 2125 351 61 17.4 94.1 114.7 14.6 30.2 .266 .533 .353 .385 .443 52.7 21 13.6
14067 2207 302 13.7 92.4 115.5 13 31.5 .264 .526 .383 .383 .437 48.7 20.7 14
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4




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%
2021 Fastballs 1184 55.7 292 248 70 40 11 0 19 64 187 .282 .283 .556 .593 .395 .412 96.3 17 26.6 22.7
2021 Breaking 694 32.7 174 149 26 8 13 0 5 40 112 .174 .238 .362 .459 .278 .344 92.1 14 31.8 16.9
2021 Offspeed 247 11.6 75 60 17 13 2 0 2 10 52 .283 .267 .417 .465 .359 .376 90.4 8 22.0 11.9
2020 Fastballs 263 58.6 59 42 11 6 1 0 4 13 30 .262 .224 .571 .508 .435 .410 94.9 7 36.1 19.7
2020 Breaking 134 29.8 30 28 7 4 1 0 2 10 18 .250 .227 .500 .383 .338 .288 89.7 7 34.6 19.6
2020 Offspeed 52 11.6 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 .000 .116 .000 .128 .058 .157 92.0 4 28.6 4.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 45.3 24.4 24 6.2 34.9 41.5 23.6 1.6 34.1 22.4 21.2 6.8 12.2
2016 39.5 24.6 25.3 10.6 42.5 32.8 24.6 2.6 26.8 25.9 24.2 6.7 12.3
2017 41.5 27.8 21.9 8.8 40.8 38.6 20.3 4.2 29.4 25.2 18.6 6.9 14.1
2018 47.8 21.6 23.1 7.5 36.6 39.6 23.9 3.7 32.8 23.1 21.6 7.5 10.4
2019 41.9 23.5 26.3 8.3 39.9 35.1 25 1.5 30.3 23.5 24 5.1 15.7
2020 55.2 19 20.7 5.2 44.8 34.5 20.7 1.7 41.4 20.7 22.4 5.2 6.9
2021 43.9 28.5 20.5 7.1 42.5 35.9 21.7 1.7 32.5 24.8 18.5 4.8 17.4
43.1 25.1 23.7 8.1 39.8 36.9 23.2 2.3 31.1 24.1 21.6 6.2 13.7
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 %
2021 Splitter -1 0 18 0.8 8 .286 .429 .356 12.5 12.5 12.5 .163 .185 .224 16.7
2021 Curveball -2.4 -4 179 8.4 40 .053 .105 .08 36.2 40 25.8 .163 .289 .203 56.5
2021 Cutter -0.2 0 176 8.3 42 .189 .432 .312 20.7 16.7 17.5 .23 .427 .33 33.3
2021 Changeup 1.7 4 229 10.8 67 .283 .415 .365 22.7 13.4 11.8 .281 .502 .395 45.7
2021 Sinker 2.2 8 354 16.7 99 .338 .588 .439 21.5 16.2 20.8 .328 .622 .451 60.6
2021 Slider 1.5 7 515 24.2 134 .216 .45 .354 30.4 17.9 13.8 .264 .518 .387 44.9
2021 4-Seamer -0.2 -1 654 30.8 151 .275 .573 .397 30.5 27.2 24.8 .27 .622 .412 65.9
2020 Cutter -1.7 -1 40 8.9 5 .25 .25 .32 46.7 0 0 .22 .26 .303 75
2020 Curveball 0.2 0 34 7.6 8 .25 .375 .269 22.2 50 28.6 .165 .19 .156 25
2020 Changeup -6 -3 50 11.1 12 0 0 .058 29.6 8.3 5.3 .116 .128 .157 30
2020 Sinker 0.6 0 65 14.5 19 .267 .667 .453 28 21.1 23.5 .234 .542 .398 54.5
2020 Slider 2.6 3 100 22.3 22 .25 .55 .368 37.2 27.3 16.2 .252 .46 .335 50
2020 4-Seamer 2.1 3 158 35.2 35 .261 .565 .447 36.8 25.7 19.1 .218 .529 .432 73.3
2020 Splitter 0.6 0 2 0.4 0 0
2019 Splitter -5.2 -2 39 1.4 11 .182 .273 .195 31.3 45.5 26.3 .097 .148 .103 50
2019 Cutter 1 2 208 7.6 57 .222 .356 .359 22.1 19.3 19 .236 .383 .353 41.2
2019 Changeup 0.8 2 282 10.3 64 .182 .364 .31 34.1 29.7 20.7 .24 .44 .342 50
2019 Curveball -0.1 0 277 10.1 79 .243 .457 .354 30.9 26.6 21.2 .252 .546 .37 36.7
2019 Slider 0.5 3 499 18.2 125 .237 .535 .362 42.3 29.6 23.7 .255 .535 .358 44.2
2019 Sinker 2.5 14 551 20.1 131 .358 .606 .469 14.8 12.2 16 .297 .57 .412 45.7
2019 4-Seamer 1.3 12 886 32.3 190 .255 .607 .44 30.8 24.2 17 .277 .597 .434 70
2018 Splitter 10.8 2 15 1.7 4 .25 1 .5 25 25 14.3 .06 .121 .079 0
2018 Cutter -3.5 -3 73 8.3 18 .125 .188 .197 39.4 33.3 24 .166 .265 .245 30
2018 Curveball -0.7 -1 84 9.5 20 .3 .45 .323 31.7 35 22.6 .261 .388 .279 69.2
2018 Changeup 0 0 91 10.3 29 .269 .346 .314 38.1 17.2 23.8 .212 .277 .262 19
2018 Sinker -1.7 -2 128 14.5 30 .222 .296 .273 21.7 23.3 29.2 .245 .373 .309 60
2018 Slider 0.8 2 197 22.3 52 .208 .375 .283 43.8 36.5 29.7 .175 .291 .238 27.6
2018 4-Seamer 2.2 6 287 32.5 63 .311 .733 .498 21.5 14.3 11.8 .319 .752 .511 51.4
2018 Knuckleball -3.1 0 3 0.3 0
2017 Splitter 1.3 1 60 2.9 8 .429 .429 .425 50 12.5 5.3 .326 .349 .345 33.3
2017 Cutter 1.3 2 130 6.2 27 .391 .478 .43 33.3 25.9 25 .229 .471 .349 31.3
2017 Changeup 1.4 2 174 8.3 37 .2 .543 .327 26.8 18.9 13 .209 .472 .303 39.3
2017 Curveball 2.6 6 210 10 56 .286 .449 .352 19.1 10.7 9.1 .326 .595 .416 36.4
2017 Slider 0.1 0 421 20.1 104 .212 .447 .347 33.3 29.8 20.1 .218 .437 .351 42.6
2017 Sinker 0.8 4 449 21.4 110 .299 .598 .445 23 19.1 19.3 .266 .523 .407 43.9
2017 4-Seamer 2 13 632 30.1 146 .268 .667 .442 26 24.7 19.4 .255 .632 .416 55.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2010 34 140 0 -3 0 0 -2
2012 309 1146 0 -3 2 3 3
2013 687 2770 12 -4 23 14 45
2014 696 2717 -5 0 22 11 30
2015 747 2961 18 -2 29 13 58
2016 725 3041 11 2 22 18 52
2017 489 2066 0 -2 21 9 28
2018 228 938 -4 -5 8 4 3
2019 678 2806 -8 -6 28 15 29
2020 101 449 -2 -3 4 5 3
2021 541 2125 -9 -14 23 13 13
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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 49.4 68.9 80.8 23.3 56.7 42.4 31.6 45.8 25.3 7.4 82.8
2016 2952 45.7 63.3 82.6 23.3 60.1 41.1 28.6 41.7 24.1 7.4 77.8
2017 2099 47.7 66 77.6 20.3 56.6 43.2 28.2 42.2 27.5 6.5 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 68.9 73.9 23.1 60.1 42.7 31.3 43.9 29.9 6.6 82.8
2020 449 42.5 63.9 75.4 21.3 43.6 45.7 22.5 39.4 34.5 3.8 82.4
2021 2125 47.4 70.2 77.4 22.6 57.9 39.4 33.5 45.2 27.6 7.5 83.8
14067 46.9 67.1 78.3 22.6 57.5 42 30.1 43.5 27.3 7 81.7
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 96 87 97 97 90 99 95 98 95 51 84 23 46
2016 99 83 96 95 98 96 91 95 97 68 98 38 55
2017 94 44 94 96 92 90 95 95 93 34 97 24 36 74
2018 20
2019 94 62 88 90 95 98 96 97 98 35 96 16 26 95
2020 12 38
2021 92 74 92 92 93 95 95 99 95 52 94 30 12 61
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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 37.1 1 12 32 13 34.2
2020 24 6 5.1 1 2 4 2 33.3
2021 23.9 26 30.1 -4 13 17 18 69.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 38 41 37 44 45 32 33 45 38 37 43 40 23 27 34 42 26 42 30 39 24 36 33 44 41 42 41 36 39 36 44
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
2021 26 32 32 34 33 28 30 34 28 33 33 29 22 27 27 33 22 32 32 36 23 29 28 30 30 31 31 30 35 29 31
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 92.5 92.2 -0.3 90.9 -1.3 90.2 -0.7 92.9 2.7 92.8 -0.1 94.1 1.3
Launch Angle 10.5 14.9 4.4 14 -0.9 11.6 -2.4 13.3 1.7 6.2 -7.1 14.6 8.4
Barrel % 12.2 12.3 0.1 14.1 1.8 10.4 -3.7 15.7 5.3 6.9 -8.8 17.4 10.5
Hard Hit % 47.2 49.9 2.7 44.9 -5 41.4 -3.5 50.5 9.1 53.4 2.9 52.7 -0.7
Sweet Spot % 31.1 32.4 1.3 31 -1.4 32.8 1.8 33.3 0.5 24.1 -9.2 30.2 6.1
xBA .276 .275 -0.001 .254 -0.021 .23 -0.024 .262 0.032